Grafton in Taylor County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Grave of Thornsbury Bailey Brown
Dedicated by Reno Post No. 7 G.A.R. in memory of T. Bailey Brown of Co. B. 2nd W. Va. Vol. Inft. Capt. Geo R. Latham, Comdg. The first union soldier killed in the civil war at Fetterman, W. Va., May 22, 1861 by Daniel Knight of Co. A 25th Va. C.S.A. Capt. John A. Robinson, Comdg."
T. Bailey Brown
Born May 15, 1829
Died May 22, 1861
Erected 1928 by Reno Post No. 7 Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the The Grand Army of the Republic series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 22, 1861.
Location. 39° 20.214′ N, 80° 1.814′ W. Marker is in Grafton, West Virginia, in Taylor County. Memorial can be reached from Walnut Street west of Armstrong Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Grave is located in the center, rear portion of Grafton National Cemetery in Section F, Site 1266. The 12-foot obelisk is the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grafton National Cemetery (about 300 feet away); A National Cemetery System (about 300 feet away); Grafton Military Hospital (approx. Ό mile away); B&O Freight Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Latrobe Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grafton Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Forcella Buildings (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grafton.
Regarding Grave of Thornsbury Bailey Brown. Brown is generally considered the first Union soldier killed by a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.