Santa Cruz County History - People

Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

BROWN, ALEXANDER (1842-1862)

Santa Cruz The Early Years, Leon Rowland

"Two young Santa Cruzans, Alexander Brown and Asa Anthony, Son of George Anthony, died at Camp Alert and were brought home to be buried, the city's first war losses." (p. 154)

Editor's Note: Outside of Holy Cross, Evergreen was the only cemetery in Santa Cruz at the time and would most likely have been his burial place.

Santa Cruz Sentinel (March 27, 1862)

Died: At Camp Alert March 18th of inflammation of the bowels, Alexander Brown of Co L 2nd Cavalry CV, aged 20 years. He had by strict attention to his duties and many good qualities, won the respect of both officers and men. He was born in Alexandria Virginia, and had been for some years a resident of Santa Cruz.

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