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Felix Brannigan
Birth: 1844
Death: Jun. 10, 1907

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company A, 74th New York Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 2, 1863. His citation reads “Volunteered on a dangerous service and brought in valuable information”. Three other 74th New York soldiers had volunteered to perform the dangerous reconnaissance, which was requested by Union General Hiram G. Berry, and was done in the night after Stonewall Jackson had crushed the Union Army of the Potomac’s Right Flank. Without the Rebels discovering them, the four soldiers heard the accidental shooting of General Jackson by his own men, and were able to return with that information, as well as information about the location of the Confederate troops. When they returned to Union lines they had heard the General Berry had been mortally wounded, and one of his last request were that the scouting party be rewarded. His Medal was issued on June 29, 1866. The three other 74th New York scouts were Private Joseph Gion, Sergeant Major Eugene P. Jacobson and Sergeant Gotlieb Luty, all of whom were awarded the CMOH for this act as well. Private Brannigan subsequently received an officer’s commission, and finished the War as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 103rd United States Colored Troops. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Sarah Pegram Brannigan (1846 - 1913)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Grave 1642
 
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Feb 14, 2002
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 Added: Jun. 10, 2014

- James Snow
 Added: Jun. 10, 2014
Sir,Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
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