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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II
p86
1081

(Born D. C.)

John M. Brannan

(Ap'd Ind.)

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John Milton Brannan: Born Jul. 1, 1819, Washington, DC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Served: on the Northern Frontier, at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1841‑42,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 16, 1842)

during Canada Border Disturbances; in garrison at Hancock Barracks, Me., 1842‑43, — Ft. Adams, R. I., 1843‑45, — and Ft. Wood, La., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish at La Hoya, June 20, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco,

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Aug. 20, 1847, — and Assault of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13, 1847, where he was severely wounded, at the Belen Gate; as Adjutant, 1st Artillery, Apr. 17, 1847, to Nov. 4, 1854; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848‑50, — New Orleans Barracks, La., 1850‑51, — Pensacola, Fla., 1851, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1852‑53, — Pensacola, Fla., 1853, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1853‑1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians,

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Nov. 4, 1854)

1856‑57, 1858; and in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1858, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 28, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov.‑Dec., 1861; in command of the Department of Key West, Fla., Jan. 10 to Mar., 1862; in the Department of the South, June, 1862, to Jan. 24, 1863, — in command of Port Royal, S. C. (and on Court-martial duty), June to Sep. 5, 1862, and temporarily of the Department, Sep. 5‑17, 1862, — in command of Expedition to St. John's River, Fla., Sep. 25, 1862, resulting in the Reduction p87of the Rebel Batteries on St. John's Bluff, and Evacuation of Jacksonville,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 25, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Jacksonville, Fla.)

— engaged in the Combat of Pocotaligo, S. C., Oct. 24, 1862, driving the Rebels to Pocotaligo Bridge, and successfully retreated to Broad River before a large force of the enemy, — and again in temporary command of the Department, Oct. 30, 1862, to Jan. 24, 1863; in the Tennessee Campaign, in command of Division (Army of the Cumberland), Apr. to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Action of Hoover's Gap, June 26, 1863, — Rebel Evacuation of Tullahoma, July 1, 1863, — Passage of Elk River, July 3, 1863, — and Battle of Chickamauga,

(Major, 1st Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

Sep. 19‑20, 1863; as Chief of Artillery of the Department of the Cumberland,

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 20, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga.)

Oct. 10, 1863, to June 25, 1865, — at Chattanooga, Oct., 1863, to May, 1864, being engaged in arranging the Armament of its Defenses, Oct.‑Nov., 1863, — in the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863 (in charge of the Artillery of the combined Armies of the Tennessee and Cumberland), and in reorganizing the Artillery of the Army of the Cumberland, Dec., 1863, to May, 1864; in the Invasion of Georgia (Army of the Cumberland), May 4 to Oct. 1, 1864, being engaged in Operations around Dalton, May 7‑13, — Battle of Resaca, May 14‑15, 1864, — Battle of Dallas, May 25‑28, 1864, — Battles of Kenesaw Mountain, June 20 to July 2, 1864, — Passage of the Chattahoochee River, July 12‑17, 1864, — Combat of Peach Tree Creek, July 19‑21, 1864, — Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864, — Assault of the enemy's intrenchments at Jonesborough, Sep. 1, 1864, — Surrender of Atlanta, Sep. 2, 1864, — and Occupation of the place, arranging the Artillery for its Defense, Sep. 2 to Oct. 1, 1864; at Chattanooga, Nashville, and on Inspection Tour of the Department of the Cumberland, Oct., 1864, to June, 1865; in command

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 23, 1865)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign against Atlanta, Ga.)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

of the District of Savannah and 1st Division, Department of Georgia, July 10 to Sep. 25, 1865, — and of the District of Savannah, Oct. 5 to Dec. 19, 1865, — and temporarily of the Department of Georgia, Dec. 19,

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 31, 1866)

1865, to May 31, 1866; and on leave of absence, May 31 to Nov. 6, 1866.

Lieut.‑Col., 22d Infantry, July 28, 1866: Declined.

Served: in command of Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Nov. 6, 1866, to Feb. 15, 1870, — of Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Feb. 23, 1870, to Nov., 1872, — of U. S. troops at Ogdensburg, N. Y., May 25 to June 4, 1870, during threatened Fenian raids into Canada, — of Ft. Barrancas, Fla<SPAN CLASS="emend">., Nov. 26, 1872, to Dec. 17, 1874, — of Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Dec. 29, 1874, to Oct. 23, 1876, — of Edgefield, S. C., Oct. 27 to Nov. 11, 1876, — of Tallahassee, Fla., Nov. 12 to Dec. 9, 1876, — and Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Dec. 19, 1876, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Artillery, Jan. 10, 1877)

Dec. 8, 1880, except while in command, July 23 to Aug. 16, 1877, of

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Mar. 20, 1877)

troops at Philadelphia, Pa., during Railroad Disturbances, and while, Oct. 29 to Nov. 15, 1877, on a Court of Inquiry; on leave of absence, p88Dec. 8, 1880, to Jan. 20, 1881; on Court Martial to June 10, 1881; and

(Colonel, 4th Artillery, Mar. 15, 1881)

on sick leave of absence, June 10, 1881, to Apr. 19, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, Apr. 19, 1862, he being over 62 Years of Age.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
p56
Died, Dec. 16, 1892, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 74.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


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