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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Peter Brennan

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He appears in the 1860 Federal Census for Quitman County, GA as a 19 year old merchant. He enrolled 15 August 1861 and was Captain of Company F, 7th Battalion Georgia Infantry. That unit became Company F of the 61st Georgia Infantry.

On the Campaign

He probably commanded the 38th Georgia Infantry at Sharpsburg on 17 September after all their officers were down.

The rest of the War

He was elected Major on 1 March 1863, but killed in action at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863.

References & notes

His last name also spelled Brenan, Brannon and Branan. Service data online by Fincham1, from Lilian Henderson's Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, l86l-l865, Hapeville: Longino & Porter (1959-1964), Vol. 6. Further details from research posted on Gettysburg Daily.

Birth

c. 1841 in IRELAND

Death

07/01/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA

Notes

1   Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /infantry/rosters/roster2/61st_inf_regt_rost_f.html  [AotW citation 13253]