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 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg

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Edward Stuyvesant Bragg

Birth
Unadilla, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 20 Jun 1912 (aged 85)
Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section OG, Lot 196
Memorial ID 5894224 View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General, US Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was a Wisconsin District Attorney when commissioned a Captain in the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in July 1861. He participated in numerous battles and was promoted Colonel in command of the 6th Infantry known as the "Iron Brigade" in 1863. He led the assaults on Petersburg and made an heroic advance at FitzHugh's crossing, where his troops crossed the Rappahannock under enemy fire and captured the Confederate works. For this action, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in June 1864. After the war, President Andrew Johnson appointed him Postmaster of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1866 and he was a member of the State Senate in 1868 and 1869. In 1885, he was elected as a Democratic to the Forty-ninth Congress, serving until 1887. He also was the Minister Plenipotentiary to Mexico in 1888, consul general at Habana, Cuba in 1903 and consul general to Hong Kong, China, 1903 to 1906.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Oct 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5894224/edward-stuyvesant-bragg : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Stuyvesant Bragg (20 Feb 1827–20 Jun 1912), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5894224, citing Rienzi Cemetery, Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .