John Mercer Brockenbrough

John Mercer Brockenbrough

Birth
Richmond County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Aug 1892 (aged 62)
Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 7014760 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 16 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7014760
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Mercer Brockenbrough (1 Aug 1830–25 Aug 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7014760, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .