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Thomas Elliott Bramlette
Birth: Jan. 3, 1817
Death: Jan. 12, 1875
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer, 23rd Kentucky Governor. A native of Kentucky, he studied law and practiced as an attorney in Louisville. He became a member of the State Legislature in 1841 and was appointed by Governor John J. Crittenden as the Commonwealth's Attorney in 1848. He resigned in 1850 to resume his law profession. He was an unsuccessful candidate on the Democratic ticket for a seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1853. In 1856, he was appointed as a state court judge to represent the 6th Judicial District of Kentucky and served until Kentucky abandoned its neutrality during the Civil War. Bramlette received a Colonel's commission to raise, organize, and command the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He led his regiment in the Siege of Corinth, and the Battles of Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River. He resigned in 1863 to accept an appointment by President Abraham Lincoln as the United States District Attorney for Kentucky. Later in 1863, he was elected as Kentucky's 23rd Governor and served until 1867. While Governor, he enforced Kentucky's wartime laws against Confederates and sympathizers and dealt harshly with guerrillas and raiders. By 1864, he strongly opposed the tactics of the Union Army, and especially disapproved of the enlistment of African-Americans as soldiers. When the war was over, he sought to restore harmony in war-torn Kentucky and issued pardons to Confederate veterans. He died in Louisville in 1875 when he was 58 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Sallie Lean Travis Bramlette (1819 - 1872)*
  Mary E Graham Bramlette (1832 - 1886)*
 
 Children:
  James Thompson Bramlette (1839 - 1872)*
  William L Bramlette (1841 - 1872)*
  Simeon Eugene Bramlette (1851 - 1888)*
  Corinne B. Bramlette Walworth (1854 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 244
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Oct 18, 2002
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