|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1899, Philippines|
San Francisco Call, Volume 86, Number 13, June 13, 1899:
"Deaths of Troops in the Philippines. Washington, June 12.— General Otis reports the following additional casualties (list of killed and wounded) … General Otis has notified the War Department of the following deaths since his last weekly report from wounded in action … June 8, Patrick Brannigan, private. Company C. Fourth Cavalry …"
Patrick Brannigan, Company C, 4th U.S. Cavalry, died June 8, 1899. [We believe the Intermemt Control Form is in error. (added by Carol)] His remains were repatriated and received in San Francisco on the (USS) Hancock, February 24, 1900.
San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 133, April 2, 1900:
"Honors to Soldier Knights. Pythians Bury Remains of Comrades Who Died in Philippines.
Another funeral procession wound up the road to the National Cemetery at the Presidio yesterday. It was led by three caissons bearing the bodies of three members of the Fourth Cavalry, who died in the Philippines.
The men were all members of the order of the Knights of Pythias, and it was under the auspices of their old lodge. Mars Lodge No. 202, that they were buried. The men were sergeant Major Robertson, Sergeant Craig, of troop C and Private Branigan, [sic: Brannigan] of Troop B. Their bodies have been in the Y.M.C.A. building until such a time as the lodge could get together and hold suitable ceremonies at their interment.
The column of knights with a band met the caissons at the Lombard-street gate. An escort and firing party of twelve men from the Third United States Artillery had been provided from the garrison. The pall bearers were Past Chancellors Robert G. Barton, Eugene J. Sullivan, Theodore Dormer, R. M. Beach and Fred S. Holland. Grand Prelate Albert S. Morrison of Mars Lodge officiated.
At the grave Past Supreme Representative George H. Morrison delivered the funeral oration. It was an eloquent tribute to the memory of his gallant comrades. They had been held high in the esteem both of their brother knights and their comrades in the regiment, and of the hundreds who followed the flag-draped caissons there were few who had not been their friends.
The full ritual of the Pythian burial service was rendered and then the three volleys and taps gave them their last farewell."
[courtesy of Adriana (#47328225)]
NOTE: Three burials occurred on the same date, with the three grave spaces side-by-side.
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco County
Plot: Section ES, Site 483
Created by: Carol
Record added: Apr 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25727613
Added: Jul. 8, 2012