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Crown Hill
July 2021
Crown Hill

Honoring Crown Hill’s American
War Heroes 

This month we are highlighting two Revolutionary War veterans and three Civil War Medal of Honor recipients buried at Crown Hill.

John Morrow, Revolutionary War Veteran and Methodist Preacher
(November 27, 1760 – August 24, 1835)
John Morrow
John Morrow enlisted in December 1776 at age 16 in the Pennsylvania Militia to fight in the American Revolutionary War, where he served for three months. He enlisted again in 1778 and ’79, again serving three months each time.
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Hezekiah Smith, Revolutionary War Veteran
(April 18, 1763 – August 26, 1824)
Hezekiah Smith
Born in Delaware in 1763, Smith enlisted to serve in the American Revolutionary War in Granby, Massachusetts and served as a private in Col. Marshal’s Fourth Hampshire County Regiment with the Massachusetts Militia.
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Charles Brouse, Civil War Veteran and Medal of
Honor Recipient

(December 30, 1839 – October 26, 1904)
Charles Brouse
Charles Brouse was born in Indiana in 1839 to Rev. John A. and Mary C. Brouse (buried in Section 5, Lot 3). During the American Civil War, Brouse was commissioned as a Captain of Company K, 100th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on September 24, 1862, and was discharged due to disability on January 16, 1865. He served alongside his father, the Company’s Chaplain.
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Jacob (Swanson) Johnson, A Swedish Immigrant Awarded the Medal of Honor
(1840 or 1842 – June 13, 1923)
Jacob Johnson
Jacob (Swanson) Johnson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1840. After making his way to America, he volunteered for service in the United States Navy during the American Civil War. On January 15, 1865, while assigned to the U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba, he took part in an assault on the Confederate’s Fort Fisher in North Carolina.
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John McKenzie, Quick Actions Lead to the Medal of Honor
(1842 – 1904)
John McKenzie
Born in 1842 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, John McKenzie (aka John Kinsey) enlisted into Company B of the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry during the American Civil War. He became a hero during the Battle of Spotsylvania in Virginia on May 18, 1864.
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