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D. H. Hill, Jr., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 4, North Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 13 1 Browse Search
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rgaret Long of Orange county. Brigadier-General Lawrence O'Brian Branch Brigadier-General Lawrence O'Brian Branch was born in Halifax coBranch was born in Halifax county, N. C., November 28, 1820. Five years later his mother died, and his father, who had removed to Tennessee, died in 1827. He was then brought back to his native State by his guardian, Gov. John Branch, and was taken to Washington when the governor was appointed secretary of the 1,250 men killed and wounded, out of a total strength of 3,000. General Branch bore himself throughout this bloody campaign with undaunted couharged them, retook McIntosh's guns, and drove them back pellmell. Branch and Gregg, with their old veterans, sternly held their ground, and ent a bullet into the group, which crashed through the brain of General Branch, and he fell, dying, into the arms of his staff-officer, Major ve intrusted the command of the division, with all confidence. General Branch left one son, W. A. B. Branch, who has served in Congress from