Saturday, October 26, 2013

General Edward S. Bragg

From Wikipedia. //// Earlier this week I was writing about Camp Bragg on Oshkosh, Wisconsin, named for General Edward S. Bragg (probably no relation to Confederate General Braxton Bragg from North Carolina.) . I'd never heard of him. Born Feb. 20, 1827. Died June 20, 1912. //// Member of the US House of Representatives from Wisconsin 1877-1883 and 1885-1887 and foreign diplomat. Born in Unadilla, New York and one of the charter members of Kappa Alpha Society, considered the first collegiate fraternity formed at Union College in Schenectaty, NY. //// In 1850, he moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. //// When the Civil War started, he became a captain in the 6th Wisconsin which became a part of the famous Iron Brigade. Became a Lt. Col June 21, 1862 and colonel of the rehiment March 10, 1863. Missed the Battle of Gettysburg because of wounds received at the Battle of Chancellorsville. //// Became brigadier general of volunteers June 25, 1864. He is interred at Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac. //// --Old Secesh

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