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Confederate (CSA)


John Bowyer Brockenbrough

(1836 - 1901)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Baltimore (MD) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

A native of Lexington, Virginia, he had attended Washington College and graduated from the University of Virginia and the Washington College Law School, and then practiced in Lexington. At the start of the War he was an organizer of the Rockbridge Artillery. In August 1861, while serving with that battery, he was slightly wounded and resigned.

In 1862 he was elected Captain of the Baltimore Artillery.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in the arm at Fredericksburg in December 1862, while serving as a gunner, although he was on the staff of General Taliferro. He was promoted to Major in 1863 but he retired in 1864.

After the War

He was a lawyer in Lynchburg, Virginia, until 1886, when he was appointed special agent for the Department of the Interior by President Cleveland. He moved to Baltimore in 1900.

References & notes

Sources: Notes to the diary of Michael Reid Hanger, online, from the Augusta Archive - an online resource from the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) at the University of Virginia; and
Biographical notes compiled by S. Bassett French between 1890 and 1897. This collection is housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia [catalog listing online]


4/6/1836; Lexington, VA


11/17/1901 Evenston, Wyoming