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 George Albert Branard Sr.

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George Albert Branard Sr.

Birth
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Death 7 Aug 1909 (aged 66)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Plot Sec B Lot 147
Memorial ID 24099467 View Source

Sgt. George A. Branard, color-bearer of the 1st Texas Infantry.
Born on Galveston Island on January 5, 1843, Branard enlisted in Co. L, "Lone Star Rifles" of the 1st Texas Infantry. He was said to have been one of the bravest men in the regiment. At Gettysburg, Branard famously planted the First's colors at the summit of Houck's Ridge on July 2, 1863. After being wounded by a shell, he refused to pass on the flag until he fell unconscious and was carried to the rear by his comrades. He was wounded a second time in the Knoxville Campaign, losing his arm. Afterward, he was reassigned as sergeant in the ambulance corps, and remained in that position until the end of the war. He returned home to Texas, married and had ten children, and never missed a Texas Brigade reunion.


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