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Submitted by Carol Graley
Napoleon B. Brooks was born about 1837, the son of Lawson and Catherine Brooks. He was living with his parents and brother Robert in the 1860 Kanawha County census. In the 1880 Kanawha County census he is listed as a 42 year old druggist living with his wife, Louse; children, Katie, 11 and Ivy, 1; and father, Lawson S, 70.
Napoleon enlisted with The Kanawha Riflemen July 10, 1861 at Coalsmouth, Kanawha County. He is listed as being ill at White Sulphur Springs, August 1861; a captain while serving at Winchester, VA September 19, 1864; and a prisoner of war at Lookout, MD September 24 1864.