Bratton, John

Life Span
to
Full name
John Bratton
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
South
Origins
Slave State
Education
University of South Carolina
Other
Other Education
South Carolina Medical College, Charleston, SC
Occupation
Politician
Farmer or Planter
Doctor, Dentist or Nurse
Church or Religious Denomination
Episcopalian
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Military
Confederate Army

John Bratton (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
BRATTON, John, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, S.C., March 7, 1831; attended the Academy of Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro; was graduated from South Carolina College at Columbia in 1850 and from South Carolina Medical College at Charleston in 1853; engaged in the practice of medicine in Winnsboro from 1853 to 1861; also engaged as a planter; volunteered in the Confederate Army as a private and served throughout the Civil War, attaining the rank of brigadier general; member of the State constitutional convention in 1865; served in the State senate in 1866; chairman of the South Carolina delegation in the Democratic National Convention in 1876; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880; elected comptroller general of South Carolina by the legislature, to fill a vacancy, in 1881; elected to the Forty-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John H. Evins and served from December 8, 1884, to March 3, 1885; was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; retired from active politics and again engaged in planting at “Farmington,” near Winnsboro; died in Winnsboro, S.C., January 12, 1898; interment in the Episcopal Cemetery.
"Bratton, John," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000772.
Chicago Style Entry Link
Austin, J. Luke, ed. General John Bratton: Sumter to Appomattox, in Letters to His Wife. Sewanee, TN: Proctor’s Hall Press, 2003. view record
How to Cite This Page: "Bratton, John," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/5185.