Saturday, June 19, 2010

James Brown

See the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society, Volume 7, Number 5, 2003, page92, an article entitled THE NEGRO HISTORICAL SKETCH OF LEWISBURG, WEST VIRGINIA, Through the Looking Glass by M.J. Cabell which states in part that James Brown "won the Croix de Guerre for his capture of 23 Germans single handed in World War I".

Also see THE CIVIL WAR IN GREENBRIER COUNTY by Tim McKinney which states that "the jailer of Mason County" notified Mr. Robert Dickson that several of his slaves were being held there & "also a man taken with them by the name of James Brown that says he is free .. he is about 40 ..." ("with crooked legs so as to make him very lame").

I have 23 entries for men named James Brown.

No comments: