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 William Felix Brantley

William Felix Brantley

Birth
Greene County, Alabama, USA
Death 2 Nov 1870 (aged 40)
Montgomery County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Grady, Webster County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 10839 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when he began his military career as Captain of "The Wigfall Rifles" in the 29th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. He rapidly advanced to the rank of Colonel, commanding the 29th at the battles of Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain. At Resaca, Georgia he was commended for gallantry, after leading a charge on the enemy that repulsed Federal assaults three times. In July, 1864, at the Battle of Ezra Church, Georgia, he took command of the Brigade when General Samuel Benton was killed. He was promoted Brigadier General for his actions and remained in command of the Brigade until the close of the war. After the war he resumed legal practice and in an attempt to bring to justice the parties responsible for the death of his brother, he was shot and killed by unknown assssins.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10839
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Felix Brantley (12 Mar 1830–2 Nov 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10839, citing New Greensboro Cemetery, Grady, Webster County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .