{⋆★⋆} BG Bratton, John

John Bratton
Born: March 7, 1831
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Birthplace: Winnsboro South Carolina

Father: Dr. William A. Bratton 1773 – 1850
(Buried: Sion Presbyterian Cemetery, Winnsboro, South Carolina)​

Mother: Isabelle J. Means 1789 – 1858
(Buried: First United Methodist Cemetery, Winnsboro, South Carolina)​

Wife: Elizabeth Porcher DuBose 1838 – 1875
(Buried: Saint Johns Episcopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, South Carolina)​

Children:

Dr. William DuBose Bratton 1860 – 1897​
(Buried: Saint Johns Episcopal Cemetery Winnsboro South Carolina)​
Bishop Theodore DuBose Bratton 1862 – 1944​
(Buried: Cedar lawn Cemetery Jackson Mississippi)​

Education:

1850: Graduated from South Carolina College​
1853: Graduated from South Carolina Medical College​

Occupation before War:

1853 – 1861: Medical Doctor and Planter in Winnsboro, South Carolina​

Civil War Career:

1861: Private Company C, 6th South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Captain Company C, 6th South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 6th South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded and Captured Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862: Released as Prisoner of War on August 31st
1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Temporary Brigade Commander at Siege of Suffolk, Virginia​
1863: Served in Garrison Duty in Richmond during Gettysburg​
1863: Served in the Chattanooga, Tennessee & Knoxville, Tennessee Campaigns​
1863: Led a night attack at the Battle of Wauhatchie​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Served in the Battles of Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor​
Served in the Defense of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Wounded in the Shoulder at the Battle of Darbytown Road​
1865: Surrendered his regiment one of the largest at Appomattox​

Occupation after War:

Cotton Farmer and Livestock Importer in Winnsboro South, Carolina​
Supporter of Conservative Democrats led by General Wade Hampton​
1865: Member of South Carolina State Constitution Convention​
1866: South Carolina State Senator​
1876: South Carolina Delegate Democratic Party National Convention​
1880: South Carolina Delegate Democratic Party National Convention​
1880 – 1882: South Carolina State Comptroller General​
1884 – 1885: United States Congressman from South Carolina​
1885 – 1898: Planter at his home in Winnsboro, South Carolina​

Died: January 12, 1898

Place of Death: Winnsboro, South Carolina

Cause of Death:
Unknown

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Burial Place: Saint John’s Episcopal Cemetery, Winnsboro, South Carolina

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Polloco

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I read somewhere that He took over for the recently killed General Jenkins. The biography doesn"t state which General Jenkins but I'm assuming Micah as Albert was Cavalry.
 

bschulte

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I read somewhere that He took over for the recently killed General Jenkins. The biography doesn"t state which General Jenkins but I'm assuming Micah as Albert was Cavalry.

You are correct. Bratton led this South Carolina Brigade at the Siege of Perersburg.
 
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