The Grave Of Thornbury Bailey Brown-First Union Dead In American Civil War

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Thornbury Bailey Brown a Union private was shot and killed on May 22,1861 at Grafton, West Virginia. Brown became the first Union soldier to die at the hands of a Confederate. He is buried at the National Cemetery in the town of Grafton, Taylor County, West Virginia. He was 32 years old, married with 7 children. You have to wonder what in the world he was doing in the Union Army.

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