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20323 General John M. Brannon CDV of Brannon in his uniform with
a hand in his jacket. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Brannan was
appointed a brigadier general of volunteers and placed in command of
the Department of Key West. In October 1862, he fought in the Battle
of Saint John's Bluff where he led infantry troops in the expedition on
the St. Johns River against Confederate positions for control of
Jacksonville, Florida. At Chickamauga, Brannan lost 38 per cent of
his command. He was in the Battle of Missionary Ridge and in the
Atlanta Campaign where he participated in the Battle of Resaca, the
Battle of Dallas and the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. He was also at
the siege and surrender of Atlanta. He was appointed a brevet major
general in both the regular army and in the volunteer forces for
Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Atlanta Campaign and in the
Field during the Rebellion. Back marked E&HT Anthony from Brady’
s National Portrait Gallery, New York.   $185