{⋆★⋆} BG Brantley, William Felix

William Felix Brantley

Born: March 12, 1830
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Birthplace: Greene County, Alabama

Father: William Brantley 1800 – 1839

Mother: Marina Jolly 1805 – 1862
(Buried: Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Mississippi)​

1st Wife: Cornelia S. Medley 1837 – 1863
(Buried: Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Mississippi)​

2nd Wife: Julia Cunningham 1845 – 1888

Children:

Mary Thomas Brantley Knight 1858 – 1943​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Bel – Nor, Missouri)​
Joseph Ransom Brantley 1859 – 1869​
(Buried: Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Mississippi)​
Infant 1861 – 1861​
(Buried: Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Mississippi)​
Infant 1869 – 1869​
(Buried: Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Mississippi)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Greensboro, Webster County, Mississippi​
Attorney in Choctaw County, Mississippi​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Mississippi State Secession Convention​
1861: Captain in Mississippi State Militia​
1861 – 1862: Captain Company D, 15th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captain in the 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded in Shoulder during Battle of Stones River​
1863: Regiment Commander Battle of Chickamauga​
1863: Regiment Commander Chattanooga, Tennessee Campaign​
1864: Regiment Commander Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Brigade Commander Franklin – Nashville, Tennessee Campaign​
1865: Brigade Commander during Carolina's Campaign​
1865: Paroled by the Union Army on May 1, 1865 Greensboro, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1870: Attorney in Webster County, Mississippi​

Died: November 2, 1870

Place of Death: Wiona, Mississippi

Age at time of Death: 40 years old

Cause of Death: Shot and Killed while driving his buggy home

Burial Place: New Greensboro, Cemetery Grady, Mississippi
 
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nc native

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His untimely death as the result of a family feud reminds me of another Confederate general who was ambushed and killed by personal enemies after the war. Bryan Grimes of North Carolina was killed while riding in his buggy by a shotgun blast in 1880. He was to testify in a trial in favor of deporting some immigrant workers in the area where he lived. His assassin was brought to justice however unlike the person who killed William Brantley.
 

Polloco

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During the Atlanta Campaign Brantley led the consolidated 29th and 30th Mississippi right up to the actual battle of Atlanta. He then took over brigade command for the mortally wounded Samuel Benton and was then named brigadier general 4 days later. It seems both Benton and Brantley were commissoned brigadier generals on July 26, 1864.
 

Polloco

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During the Atlanta Campaign Brantley led the consolidated 29th and 30th Mississippi right up to the actual battle of Atlanta. He then took over brigade command for the mortally wounded Samuel Benton and was then named brigadier general 4 days later. It seems both Benton and Brantley were commissoned brigadier generals on July 26, 1864.
 

Polloco

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I just read that He joined the army as captain of the Wigfall Rifles. How was a Mississippi Unit named after a Texas Senator who was born in South Carolina?
 

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