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The Celebrated Brannon divorce case

--From our late Northern files we learn that the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia has granted a divorce to General John M. Brannon from his wife, Eliza Brannon. --The parties were married at Fort Columbus, New York, in 1850, and in 1858 Mrs. Brannon mysteriously disappeared from the residence of her mother, Mrs. Col. Crane, on Staten Island. It was generally supposed at the time that she had been either outraged and murdered, or that she had committed suicide by drowning, and her friends were in mourning for her death; but in 1860 it was ascertained that she was living in Florence, Italy with Powell T. Wyman, of the United States army. Subsequently Dr. C. H. Crane, U. S. A., a brother of Mrs. Brannon, received a letter from Wyman, dated Paris, stating that he had married his paramour. After this Wyman resigned his commission in the army and returned with Mrs. Brannon to Boston, but his friends persuaded him to accept another commission, and he took command of one of the Massachusetts regiments, and was killed at Seven Pines, below Richmond, a Confederate bullet passing directly through his heart.

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