Nathan Williams Brown – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Nathan Williams Brown, who was born in New York on January 15, 1819, entered the regular army on the frontier and was in the evacuation of Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1861. During Civil War he was in the West and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Paymaster General, April 4, 1864 (he was a Major since 1849).

He retired as a Brigadier General, United States Army, Paymaster General of the Army, having been breveted Brigadier General, United States Army, in 1866 for services during the war.

General Brown died on March 4, 1893 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.


Courtesy of Michael T. Stein

Brigadier General Nathan Williams Brown

  • 1819-1893
  • Major Paymaster September 5, 1849
  • Lieutenant Colonel Deputy Paymaster General April 4, 1864.
  • Colonel Assistant Paymaster General July 28, 1866
  • Brigadier General & Paymaster General June 8, 1880.
  • Retired, February 6, 1882
  • Brevet Colonel March 13, 1865
  • Brevet Brigadier General October 15, 1867
  •  He served mainly on the frontier

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