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G.A. Branard

G.A. Branard

Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

George Albert Branard

(1843 - 1909)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An 18 year old mechanic, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as 4th Corporal, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA. He was appointed regimental Color Sergeant on 11 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He may have been wounded in action at Sharpsburg while carrying the flag on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded by a shell at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was wounded again, at Knoxville, TN on 27 November 1863 and disabled. He served as Sergeant in the Brigade Ambulance Corps until retired for disability in February 1865.

After the War

He returned to Galveston and moved to Houston in 1872. He was a plumber, steam-fitter, and collector for the Houston Gas Light Company. He was active in Hood's Texas Brigade Association.

References & notes

Service information from Simpson.1 Gettysburg and personal details from the Buseys.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here from a photograph from Patricia (Branard) and Sal Gambino and posted online by the reenactors of the Texas Brigade.

Birth

01/05/1843; Galveston Island, TX

Death

08/07/1909 Harris COunty, TX; burial in Washington Cemetery, Houston, TX

Notes

1   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 13  [AotW citation 1565]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 1415  [AotW citation 21036]