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Brown’s Corner

Cenotaph of 2nd Lt. Hilton Utimus Brown, Jr.

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
1. Brown’s Corner Marker
Inscription.  
In proud and loving memory of Hilton U. Brown, Jr. 2nd LT. U.S. Field Artillery. Who played at Mimic Warfare on these grounds.

The last lines of comic verse, composed in France while on a far-flung battlefield, reflect his cheerful disposition toward all men.

Put on my tomb my humble name
and let below these words proclaim:
“He fought against gloom”.
The fight resume,
go, make some others happy.

Killed in Action
November 3, 1918
in the Argonne

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWar, World I. A significant historical date for this entry is November 3, 1918.
 
Location. 39° 46.219′ N, 86° 4.999′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Memorial is at the intersection of East Washington Street (U.S. 40) and Emerson Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Washington Street. The marker is in Brown’s Corner Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5050 E Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Forsyth (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic National Road
Brown’s Corner Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
2. Brown’s Corner Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Marion County Girl Scouts (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grace Julian Clarke (approx. 0.7 miles away); Washington Irving (approx. ¾ mile away); Kile Oak (approx. 1.1 miles away); Willard Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); Woodruff Place (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
Brown's Corner Park is a trailhead for the Pleasant Run Trail. image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, June 1, 2021
3. Brown's Corner Park is a trailhead for the Pleasant Run Trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 5, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 5, 2021, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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