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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 1 1 Browse Search
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Griffin, Charles 1826- (search)
26- Military officer; born in Licking county, O., in 1826; graduated at West Point in 1847, and entered the artillery. He was made captain of artillery in April, 1861, and with his battery fought bravely in the battle of Bull Run. He was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in July, 1862; served under General Potter in the campaign against Richmond, and was active in the Army of the Potomac until the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court-house, where, as. commander of the 5th Corps, he received the arms and colors of the Army of Northern Virginia. In March, 1865, he was brevetted major-general, United States army, and received other brevets for meritorious services during the Rebellion. In the winter of 1865-66 he was placed in command of the Department of Texas, with headquarters in Galveston. On Sept. 5, 1867, when that city was scourged with yellow fever, he was given a temporary command in New Orleans, but he refused to leave his post, and died of the fever on the 15th.
Joseph T. Derry , A. M. , Author of School History of the United States; Story of the Confederate War, etc., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 6, Georgia (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical (search)
nists from the public shops of Augusta, convalescents from hospitals and detailed men from various quarters, showed that the confidence of Mr. Davis in his aptness for this kind of work had not been misplaced. After the close of the war General Browne engaged in planting near Athens, Ga., at the same time editing and publishing a periodical called The Farm and Home. He was a member of the first political State Democratic convention held after the surrender. It met in Macon on the 5th of September, 1867. He was also a member cf the Democratic convention of 1870, and was appointed on the executive committee of which Linton Stephens was chairman. General Browne was about this time elected professor of history and political economy in the university of Georgia, which chair he filled at the time of his death at Macon in 1884. He was a journalist of note and the author of an interesting biography of Alexander H. Stephens. Brigadier-General Goode Bryan Brigadier-General Goode Bry