Superb signed cdv of Union General John Brannan. He was active in the Tennessee and Georgia campaigns, fighting with distinction in most of the
battles of each.
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Brannan, John M., brigadier-general, 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, vol. 8