{⋆★⋆} MG Brown, John C. - Gov. of TN

John Calvin Brown
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January 6, 1827

Birthplace: Giles County, Tennessee

Father: Duncan Brown 1780 – 1848
(Buried: Bethany Cemetery, Bryson, Tennessee)​

Mother: Margaret Smith 1782 – 1864
(Buried: Bethany Cemetery, Bryson, Tennessee)​

1st Wife: Ann E. Pointer 1830 – 1858
(Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee)​

2nd Wife: Elizabeth Childress 1842 – 1919
(Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee)​


Marie Brown McMillan 1865 – 1887​
(Buried: Maplewood Cemetery Pulaski, Tennessee)​
Daisy Brown 1868 – 1885​
(Buried: Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee)​


1846: Graduated from Jackson College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Pulaski, Tennessee​
1860: Constitution Party Presidential Elector​

Civil War Career:

1861: Private in 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment
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1861 – 1862: Colonel of 3rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Prisoner of War held at Fort Warren, Massachusetts​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Perryville​
1863: Wounded during the Battle of Chickamuga​
1864: Participated in the Atlanta Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Infantry​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​
1865: Participated in the Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Surrendered at Bennett Place with General Joseph Johnston​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Pulaski, Tennessee​
Tennessee State Representative​
1871 – 1875: Governor of Tennessee​
Vice President of Texas & Pacific Railroad​
President of Texas & Pacific Railroad​
President of Tennessee Coal, Iron, and Railroad Company​
President of Bon Air Coal Company​

August 17, 1889

Place of Death: Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Cause of Death: Stomach Hemorrhage

Burial Place: Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Tennessee

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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
I'm assuming His capture was at Fort Donelson. He was colonel of a brigade in Buckner's Division at the time and was sent to reinforce that garrison. It was after his exchange, Aug. 27 1862, and he received his first star as general on Aug. 30,1862.