Robert B. Brown
|Robert B. Brown|
October 2, 1844|
New Concord, Ohio
|Died||July 30, 1916
|Buried at||Zanesville, Ohio|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Unit||Company A, 15th Ohio Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Missionary Ridge|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Private Robert Burns Brown (October 2, 1844 – July 30, 1916) 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 during the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Tennessee on November 25, 1863. He was honored with the award on 27 March 1890.
Medal of Honor citation
Upon reaching the ridge through concentrated fire, he approached the color bearer of the 9th Mississippi Infantry (C.S.A.), demanded his surrender with threatening gesture and took him prisoner with his regimental flag.