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John Mercer Brockenbrough
Birth: Aug. 1, 1830
Death: Aug. 25, 1892
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Organized the 40th Virginia Infantry in 1861 and was commissined Colonel of the regiment. Becoming brigade commander in 1862, his troops saw action at Second Manassas, Antietam and Fredericksburg. In 1863, his brigade would suffer a fifty percent casualty rate while driving back the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville, and, down to 500 men, would crumble at Gettysburg. Passed over for promotion, he resigned, despite receiving great support from his men and other officers. He finished his service in the war as a Colonel of the Second Regiment Virginia Reserves. (bio by: Garver Graver) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Kate Cornelia Mallory Brockenbrough (1838 - 1907)
  Austina Brockenbrough Brockenbrough (1837 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Austin Brockenbrough (1863 - 1937)*
  Jonathan Mercer Brockenbrough (1864 - 1930)*
  Edward Brockenbrough (1868 - 1950)*
  Jane Tyler Brockenbrough Mallory (1872 - 1937)*
  Samuel Richardson Brockenbrough (1878 - 1938)*
  Mary Mallory Brockenbrough Anderson (1883 - 1958)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hollywood Cemetery
Richmond
Richmond City
Virginia, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Garver Graver
Record added: Dec 16, 2002
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