James Brown (sailor)

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James Brown
Born Rochester, New York
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Rank Quartermaster
Unit New York (state) United States Navy
Awards Medal of Honor

Quartermaster James Brown (born 1826) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Brown received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action aboard the USS Albatross at Fort DeRussy on 4 May 1863. He was honored with the award on 16 April 1864.[1][2]


Brown was born in Rochester, New York in 1826. He enlisted into the United States Navy.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Served on board the U.S.S. Albatross during action against Fort DeRussy in the Red River Area on 4 May 1863.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 29 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "James Brown". Retrieved 29 November 2013.