Thanks for the reply. I've since found out that John Landrum Brown was definitely born in Gallatin Co., KY, in 1847. Son of Daniel and Nancy (perhaps his stepmother and not natural mother, her name may have been Mary). He enlisted underage from Piatt Co. Illinois where the family had relocated by the 1860 census. He was only 15 at the time of his enlistment with the 73rd ILLINOIS INF. REG ("Preachers' Regiment" -- so called because almost every company commander and higher officer was a Methodist minister). He was wounded at the battle of Chicamauga, GA, but served through most of the engagements of that unit before his wound and after his recovery.
He had a brother, David, and (I believe younger step-siblings) Samuel, Abner, and Minerva.
Farmed near Bement, Piatt Co., IL most of his later life/d. there in 1905
I'm hoping that some BROWN and/or LANDRUM connections from Gallatin (or environs) can fill in more details.
Best Regards, Frank Coffman ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
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