Well, I guess just when you think the Chickamauga Campaign and players can't get any madder, here is something straight from the National Enquirer. But actually this is on page 296 of David Powell's book, "Chickamauga: A Mad Irregular Battle" "Just before the war, Brannan lived through an unusual personal tragedy that resolved itself in a rather bizarre twist. In 1850 he married Eliza Crane and the couple had a daughter the next year. On July 20, 1858, his wife "mysteriously disappeared from the residence of her mother." A distraught Brannan spent the next two years searching for her. In the spring of 1860, he finally discovered what happened: she had eloped with a fellow officer, Powell T. Wyman, and the duo fled to Paris and opened a brothel. Eliza married Wyman, despite her already wedded status. A newspaper explained the tragic case: It appears that General Brannan--and this is the most painful feature of the whole case--regarding his wife with confidence and affection, and supposing her to have committed suicide in a paroxysm of insanity, or to be wandering about in a demented state, exhibited the greatest anxiety and agony at her mysterious disappearance and expended his time and money in raking the lakes and advertising in the highways to ascertain her whereabouts, and if possible, recover her... During all this time, it appears she was coolly speculating in prostitution on the other side of the Atlantic; that knowing of this great anxiety and agony on the part of her kindred and husband, she refused to disclose her whereabouts. Brannan was granted a divorce and retained custody of his daughter. Eliza's family sympathized with Brannan and cared for his daughter while he was in the army fighting the Rebels." I rooted around on this in Google and found that Wyman received good recommendations for a commission as a volunteer colonel of the 16th Massachusetts and was killed on 6/30/1862. Some later writers (but still late 1800s) said there had been a "cloud" over his name. Others asserted, on Wyman's say so that Brannan had been cruel to his wife. But I do wonder how a supposedly sheltered young woman got the idea to flee to Paris and open a brothel AND leave her child!