(1845 - 1902)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Giving his age as 18, from Chowan County, he enlisted as Private, Company A, First North Carolina Infantry on 18 May 1861 at Edenton.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was absent, wounded, to the end of 1862, then back on duty. He was sick with pleuritis in hospitals in Richmond, VA from March and May 1863, and again late in 1864.
After the War
By 1867 he was a fireman (ship's?) in Baltimore and he served four years in the US Navy 1876-1880 in the engineering department aboard USS Despatch. In 1900 he was a marine engineer, still in Baltimore.
References & notes
His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records, online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1870 and 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
He married Martha Elizabeth Standin (1845-1923) in December 1865 and they had 7 children.
His father John Lesley Bratten (1818-1893) was 2nd Lieutenant of Company A but resigned in November 1861. He died in 1893 at the Confederate Soldiers Home, Pikesville, MD.
03/20/1845; Edenton, NC
09/21/1902; Baltimore, MD; burial in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
1 Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966- [AotW citation 26277]