629. Lt. Col. James Sullivan9 Fillebrown (James8, James7, James6, Thomas5, Thomas4, Thomas3, Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(7076) was born in Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine August 7, 1828.(7077) James died April 15, 1884 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, at 55 years of age.(7078) He died at the home of his daughter, Fannie. His body was interred April 1884 in Sparkill, Rockland Coonty, New York.(7079) Burial was at Rockland Cemetery however his birth year was actually 1828 not 1829 as indicated on the tombstone.

James married Anna Louise Ladd October 18, 1849 in Farmington, Franklin County, Maine.(7080) Anna was born November 15, 1829 in Hallowell, Kennebec County, Maine.(7081) The "Genealogy of the Fillebrown Family" indocates the birth year to be 1830. Anna(7082) was the daughter of Gen. Samuel Greenleaf Ladd and Caroline De Oliver Vinal.

Anna died August 14, 1898 in Silver Lake, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, at 68 years of age.(7083) Death occured "at the summer home of her daughter."

When Anna was age 20 and Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown was age 21 they became the parents of Fannie Fillebrown August 6, 1850 in Maine.(7084) When Anna was age 24 and Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown was age 26 they became the parents of Florence Louise Fillebrown October 2, 1854 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(7085) When Anna was age 28 and Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown was age 29 they became the parents of Henry Walter Fillebrown July 10, 1858 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.(7086) When Anna was age 29 and Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown was age 30 they became the parents of Horatio L. Fillebrown May 15, 1859 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.(7087) Anna was listed as a member of Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown's household on the 1870 Census in Whittemore Township, Darlington County, South Carolina.(7088) James' Personal estate was reported as being $4000. As he did not report a value for Real Estate it was assumed that the home was rented. James' age was reported to be 40 but he was 40. Anna's age was reportedto be 39 but she was 39.

Anna applied for a military pension April 1, 1898 in New York.(7089) She filed for a pension a the widow of a Civil War veteran application number 486398 and certificate number 367091. He applied for a Civil War pension application number 192151. His service was indicated "Adjt. 1 ... 10 ME Inf."

When James was age 21 and Anna Louise Ladd was age 20 they became the parents of Fannie Fillebrown August 6, 1850 in Maine.(7090) James was employed at his brother's business as a clerk in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine circa 1853.(7091) He may have been a partner with his brother, John B. Fillebrown. The business was located at 204 Fore Street. "He was a promising young man, full of life and full of business. He was a genial fellow, omnipresent, and all-wise, and contributed no little to the success of the business."

When James was age 26 and Anna Louise Ladd was age 24 they became the parents of Florence Louise Fillebrown October 2, 1854 in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine.(7092) When James was age 29 and Anna Louise Ladd was age 28 they became the parents of Henry Walter Fillebrown July 10, 1858 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.(7093) When James was age 30 and Anna Louise Ladd was age 29 they became the parents of Horatio L. Fillebrown May 15, 1859 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine.(7094) James served in the military April 29, 1861 in Maine.(7095) "He was commissioned Adjutant of the famous old First Maine, a three-months regiment, organized in answer to the call for 75,000 volunteers to put down the Rebellion. From the beginning Adjutant Fillebrown became the best known and most trusted of all the officers. He had been in the Maine Militia previously, and had good ideas of military service. It was noticeable that the subordinates came to him as if they considered him the chief, while all of the superior officers came for counsel. He was honorably discharged by reason of expiration of term of service August 5, 1861. It was only in the natural course of events that he was made Lieutenant-Colonel when the First Maine was reorganized as the Tenth Maine, October 3, 1861. In the Battle of Cedar Mountain he was absent from his command, though by no fault of his own. At Antietam he was unfortunately disabled by being run over and kicked by Colonel Beal's horse, after the Colonel had been wounded."

This is a bit of history.(7096) Lt Col James S Fillebrown's Official Report Report of September 25, 1862

HEADQUARTERS TENTH MAINE REGIMENT, Maryland Heights, September 25, 1862.

Colonel J. F. KNIPE, Forty-sixth Pa. Vols., Comdg. First Brig., Banks' Army Corps.

COLONEL: In the absence of Colonel Beal, who is away on account of wounds, and the illness of Major Walker, it devolves upon me to forward a report of the acts performed by the Tenth Maine Regiment in the recent engagement with the enemy near Sharpsburg, Md., on Wednesday, September 17, 1862, and which is respectfully submitted.

The regiment went on to the field in column by division, closed in mass on first division, right in front, and was ordered to deploy while under fire, by General Mansfield, the only general officer present, to the left of the Forty-sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers, and, before we were in line, had some few men killed or wounded. Before we received orders to commence firing, we were obliged to oblique to the left the length of our regiment, and at once commenced the engagement with a regiment of the enemy, which afterward proved to be the Twentieth Georgia. The men went into the woods some few rods, when I was knocked from my horse by Colonel Beal's horse, which had been twice mortally wounded, and, returning, gave me a severe kick in the stomach, entirely disabling me for three days. Colonel Beal received a shot, after his horse was twice wounded, in the legs, passing through one and entering the other slightly. Leaving the field at so early a stage of the fight, I am unable to give a more exact detail of the subsequent proceedings, but our officers are uniform in ascribing to their men may acts of coolness and personal courage, conspicuous among them being Corpl. Reuben Viel, of Company K, who, with other men, rushed upon the enemy, and took, among other prisoners, the colonel and a second lieutenant of the Twentieth Georgia Regiment, and after conducting them to the rear, again returned to the contest, where they remained till after the regiment had exhausted its ammunition, and being relieved by General Greene's command, was ordered to retire.

A list of casualties has already been forwarded to brigade headquarters, and recent returns of company reports prove it to have been nearly correct.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

J. S. FILLEBROWN, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Tenth Maine Regiment Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Pages 488 - 489

He was released from active duty in the Tenth Maine Militia by being mustered out May 8, 1863.(7097) This is a bit of history. 10th Maine Battalion

The monument to the Tenth Maine Battalion is south of Gettysburg on the east side of Baltimore Pike near Hunt Avenue. (39.811509 N, 77.220723 N; see map arrow) It was erected by the Sate of Maine in 1889. Most of the 10th Maine mustered out early in 1863 at the end of their enlistments, but enough men had signed up for three years service to reorganize as a three company battalion. It was commanded at Gettysburg by Captain John Davis Beardsley, a sawmill owner from Woodstock who had enlisted along with all his mill hands. Assigned to provost guard duty, it had no casualties among its 170 men. From the monument: 10th Maine Battalion. Provost Guard 12th Corps, Hd. Qrs. Maj. Genl. Slocum

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10th Maine Infantry Regiment

The 10th Maine Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 74 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 53 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861 October 4 Organized at Portland and mustered in under Colonel George L. Beale and Lt. Colonel James S. Fillebrown

October 6 Left State for Baltimore, Md.; Attached to Dix's Division at Baltimore

November 4 At Relay House attached to the Railroad Brigade, Army Potomac

November 27 At Baltimore

1862 February 27 Guard duty by detachments along Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Martinsburg and Charleston, W. Va.

March 28 Co. A at Opequan Bridge, Co. B at Martinsburg, Co. C at Van Obeiseville; Cos. D and F at Harper's Ferry; Co. E at Halitown, Cos. G and I at Charleston, Co. H at Duffield's; Co. K at Kearneysville

April, 1862 Attached to 1st Brigade, Williams' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah

May 9 Cos. D, E, F, G and I moved to Winchester

May 24 Cos. A, B, C, H and K moved to Winchester

May 15-June 17 Operations in Shenandoah Valley

May 24 Middletown

May 25 Winchester

May 25-27 Retreat to Williamsport

May 28 Reconnaissance toward Martinsburg

June, 1862 Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia

June 29-30 Reconnaissance to Luray Court House

August 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 16 - September 2 Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia; Guarding trains during Bull Run Battles

September Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 16-17 Battle of Antietam Colonel Beale was wounded in both legs. His mortally wounded horse kicked Lt. Colonel Fillebrown in the stomach so hard he was disabled for three days. With Major Walker absent due to illness the regiment was without its field officers for most of the battle but performed well, charging the 20th Georgia and capturing a number of its officers and men. After the regiment expended its ammunition General Greene ordered it to retire.

October 3 - December 10 Duty at Berlin, Md.

December 10-14 March to Fairfax Station and duty there

1863 January 19-23 March to Stafford C. H. and duty there

April 27 Ordered to rear for muster out

May 8 Old members mustered out

April 26 Three-year men formed into a Battalion of three Companies and assigned to duty at Headquarters 12th Army Corps

April 27 - May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville

June 13-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3 Battle of Gettysburg Commanded at Gettysburg by Captain John D. Beardsley, the battalion was assigned to provost guard duty and had no casualties among its 170 men.

August 1 - September 24 Along the Rapidan

September 24 - October 2 Moved to Nashville, Tenn.

October 5 To Murfreesboro, Tenn. then to Shelbyville and Wartrace

October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River

November 1 Transferred to 29th Maine Infantry

James was employed at his own business as a tradesman in Maryland before April 1865.(7098) James was employed at organization unknown as occupation unknown in Virginia before April 1865.(7099) This is a bit of history.(7100) "After the close (April 1865) of the war he went to South Carolina, and engaged in business and politics, and became conspicuous in the attempt to restore civil government to that State."

James was employed at the Internal Revenue as a Collector in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina circa 1868.(7101) He held this position until 1872.

James was employed at organization unknown as a Trial Justice in Whittemore Township, Darlington County, South Carolina circa 1870.(7102) James was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Whittemore Township, Darlington County, South Carolina.(7103) James' Personal estate was reported as being $4000. As he did not report a value for Real Estate it was assumed that the home was rented. James' age was reported to be 40 but he was 40. Anna's age was reportedto be 39 but she was 39.

James applied for a military pension November 4, 1874.(7104) He applied for a Civil War pension application number 192151. His service was indicated "Adjt. 1 ... 10 ME Inf."

Lt. Col. James Sullivan Fillebrown and Anna Louise Ladd had the following children:

child + 1041 i. Fannie10 Fillebrown was born August 6, 1850.

child 1042 ii. Florence Louise Fillebrown(7105) was born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine October 2, 1854.(7106) Florence died June 4, 1863 in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, at 8 years of age.(7107) She "was drowned in the Androscoggin River at Auburn, Me., while her father was at the seat of war."

child 1043 iii. Henry Walter Fillebrown(7108) was born in Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine July 10, 1858.(7109) Henry died circa 1875.(7110) Henry was not shoiwn on the 1870 US Population Census so his death may have occurred before 1870 rather than in 1875..

child + 1044 iv. Horatio L. Fillebrown was born May 15, 1859.

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