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Civil War Soldiers - Brannan
|Brannan, John M., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was
born in the District of Columbia, in 1819, and was graduated at the
United States military academy at West Point in 1841. He served at
Plattsburg, N. Y., during the border disturbances in 1840-41, and in
the Mexican war as 1st lieutenant of the 1st artillery. He took part
in most of the important engagements of the Mexican war, was severely
wounded in the assault on the City of Mexico, and came out of the
contest with the brevet of captain. He served in the Seminole war in
Florida in 1856-58, and entered the Civil war as brigadier- general of
volunteers. He was made brevet lieutenant-colonel in the regular army
for gallantry at the battle of Jacksonville, Fla., in 1862, and in
Sept., 1863, won the brevet of colonel for meritorious service at the
battle of Chickamauga. On Jan. 23, 1865, he was brevetted
major-general of volunteers and on March 13, 1865, was given the
brevet of major-general in the regular army for services at Atlanta.
He was active in the Tennessee and Georgia campaigns, fighting with
distinction in most of the battles of each. He was mustered out of the
volunteer service in 1866, and, after a short leave of absence, was
placed in command of Fort Trumbull, Conn. Subsequently he served at
Ogdensburg, N. Y., during the Fenian disturbances of 1870, and at
Philadelphia, in 1877, during the railroad riots, commanding United
States troops in both places. He was retired from the active service
in 1882 and died Dec. 16, 1892.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908