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Civil War Soldiers - Bramlette
|Bramlette, Thomas E., brigadier-general, U.S. Army,
was born in Cumberland county, Ky., Jan. 3, 1817. He was educated in
the county schools, studied law and was admitted to the bar, and in
1848 became state's attorney, resigning that office in 1850 in order
that he might devote himself to his private practice. In 1856 he was
elected district judge, but resigned in 1861 to enter the Union army.
He raised the 3d Ky. infantry, was elected its colonel, and in April,
1863, became brigadier-general of volunteers. He resigned his
commission the same year to become governor of Kentucky, to which
office he had been elected on the Union ticket. He remained in office
until 1867, and then resumed his law practice at Louisville. He died
in Louisville, Jan. 12, 1875.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908