BROWN, ALEXANDER (1842 - 1862)

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Santa Cruz The Early Years, Leon Rowland

"Two young Santa Cruzans, Alexander Brown and Asa Anthony, Son of George Anthony, died at Camp Alert and were brought home to be buried, the city's first war losses." (p. 154)

Editor's Note: Outside of Holy Cross, Evergreen was the only cemetery in Santa Cruz at the time and would most likely have been his burial place.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 27, 1862)

Died: At Camp Alert March 18th of inflammation of the bowels, Alexander Brown of Co L 2nd Cavalry CV, aged 20 years. He had by strict attention to his duties and many good qualities, won the respect of both officers and men. He was born in Alexandria Virginia, and had been for some years a resident of Santa Cruz.

Date of Birth: 1842

Date of Death: 1862

Available records used to obtain information:

Creator: Nelson, Robert L.
Source: Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004.
Date: Undated
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Reproduced by permission of Robert L. Nelson.
Identifier: OS-0113

Citation

Nelson, Robert L. “BROWN, ALEXANDER (1842 - 1862).” Old Soldier: the story of the Grand Army of the Republic in Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz, CA: The Museum of Art & History, c2004. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/133089. Accessed 20 Aug. 2019.