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Major Genl. Brown. U.S. Army.


  • PUBLISHER: No artist or engravers name given.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple engraving,

    DATE: Undated c.1821.

  • EDITION SIZE: Circular, 3 3/16 x 3 3/16" (81 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Major General Jacob Jennings Brown (1775-1828) was a talented U.S. Army officer whose successes during the War of 1812 were as celebrated as those of Andrew Jackson. He was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the son of Samuel Brown and Abi Wright and the grandson of Joseph Wright, a noted Quaker preacher. Jacob Brown's military career began in 1809 in the New York State militia and upon the outbreak of war in 1812, he led a brigade in the region of his hometown. Successfully defeating the British forces against seemingly insurmountable obstacles at Sacket's Harbor in 1813, he was made a Major General of the regular U.S. Army. His victories continued and during the following year, American forces under Brown's command seized Fort Erie, defeated the British at Chippawa and survived a counter-attack at the battle of Lundy's Lane in which he sustained a serious wound. He was rewarded with a congressional gold medal in November 1814. He was appointed Commander General of the US Army in 1821.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.


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