General John M. Brannon
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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.
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