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J. M. Brockenbrough
J. M. Brockenbrough

Confederate (CSA)

Colonel

John M Brockenbrough

(1830 - 1892)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Field's Brigade

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
At Second Mannassas General Field was wounded resulting in his brigade coming under the command of Colonel John M. Brockenbrough of the 40th VA.

The remainder of the War:
Originally in command of the 40th Virginia regiment, he led Brockenbrough's "Virginia" Brigade for the rest of the War.

After the War:
He spent "several years" in Chicago, then retuned to Virginia and farmed. He was also employed in the Land Office of Virginia at Richmond.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: 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]


Death Date: 8/25/1892    Death Place: Richmond, VA    

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