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Name:John Grammer Brodnax
Affiliation:Class of 1848
Biography & Genealogy:John Grammer Brodnax, Class of 1848. Genealogy: Born- April 14, 1829, Dinwiddie Co. Va. Father- Gen. William Henry Brodnax; Mother- Ann Elizabeth Withers. Pat. Grandfather- William Brodnax; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Walker No information on Mat. Grandparents. Married- 1st- Mary W. Brodnax [maiden name unknown] Oct. 1, 1856; 2nd- Ella Preston Burch, April 24, 1866. Children- 1- (From 1st marriage) Nannie Brodnax Yates, who married J. Austin Yates of Ft. Wadsworth, NJ.; 2- (From 1st marriage) Mary Withers Brodnax Glenn, who married Gen. James Dodge Glenn. 3- (From 2nd marriage) John Grammer Brodnax, Jr. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Aug. 15, 1845; Graduated July 4, 1848 standing 20 in a class of 24. Attended University of Va. 1848-49. Also studied at Jefferson Medical College and in France. Civil War Record: Appointed Surgeon at an unknown date; In charge of South Carolina Hospital, Petersburg in the spring and summer of 1862; Moved to North Carolina Hospital, Petersburg, Oct. 15, 1862 and remained there through at least Aug. 1863; Surgeon in charge of General Hospital, Petersburg, spring- summer of 1864; On sick leave with Typhoid Fever Jul.-Sep. 1864; In Oct. 1864 assigned to ambulance and other special duty; Jan. 11, 1865 transferred to North Carolina and assigned as Surgeon in charge of General Hospital No. 14 in Wake Forest, NC. At Greensboro, NC when war ended. Careers: Physician. Died- Nov. 9, 1907 in Greensboro, NC.
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