{⋆★⋆} BG Branch, Lawrence O.

Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
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Born:
November 28, 1820

Birthplace: Enfield, Halifax County, North Carolina

Father: Joseph Branch Unknown – 1827

Mother: Susan Simpson O'Bryan

Wife: Ann Haywood Blount 1817 – 1903

Children:

Susan O'Bryan Branch Jones 1845 – 1920​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
William Augustus Blount Branch 1847 – 1910​
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina)​
Ann Haywood Branch Jones 1849 – 1928​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Josephine Lawrence Branch Craige 1853 – 1884​
(Buried: Old English Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina)​

Education:

1838: Graduated from Princeton College​
Studied law in Nashville, Tennessee​

Occupation:

Owner and Editor of a newspaper in Nashville, Tennessee
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Attorney in Tallahassee, Florida​
Participated in the Seminole War in Florida​
Attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina​
President of Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Company​
1852: Democratic Party Presidential Elector​
1855 – 1861: United States Representative from North Carolina​
1860: Declined the office of U.S. Secretary of Treasury​

Civil War Service:

1861: Private in Raleigh Riffles in the North Carolina Infantry​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 33rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Hanover Court House​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Cedar Mountain​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of the Chantilly​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Harper's Ferry​
1862: Killed by sharpshooter while conversing with other generals
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Died: September 17, 1862

Place of Death: Sharpsburg, Maryland

Cause of Death: Wounding of bullet that went into right cheek and exited behind his left ear.

Age at time of Death: 41 years old

Burial Place: City Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina

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Polloco

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From what I've read about Branch,His brigade was one of the bunchs of troops that A.P.Hill rushed from Harper's Ferry to Antietam to "rescue Lee". And if it was after the Confederate right was restored that Branch was struck by a sharpshooters bullet, killing him on the battlefield, why is Antietam not listed as one of his battles?
 

ErnieMac

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From what I've read about Branch,His brigade was one of the bunchs of troops that A.P.Hill rushed from Harper's Ferry to Antietam to "rescue Lee". And if it was after the Confederate right was restored that Branch was struck by a sharpshooters bullet, killing him on the battlefield, why is Antietam not listed as one of his battles?
Sharpsburg = Antietam, Sharpsburg was the Confederate name of the battle.
 
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