Submitted by Tom Branning
Name: Samuel Andrew Jackson BRANNING
Birth: 1831 in Alabama
Military Service: 26 APR 1862 C. S. A. -Company I, 40th Regiment,
S. A. J. Branning joined the military service for the Confederate States Of America Company I, 40th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers, in Kemper Co., Mississippi, on April 26, 1892 for a period of three years. Samuel was mustered as a Privet in W. B. Colbert's regiment on the 14th May, 1862 with a salary of $25 per month. His confederate files states he served from May 14, 1862 until his last documented company muster roll in August, 1864. Samuel A. J. Branning fought in the Battle of Vicksburg. He was present when the city fell on July 4th, 1863. He was subsequently released as a prisoner of war on July 7, 1863 on condition that he would not bare arms against the United States. On record is a document he signed upon his release which is written in it's entirety below.
VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, JULY 7TH, 1863.
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, KNOW YE THAT I S. A. J. Branning a Private of Co. ?, 60 Reg't Miss Vols. C. S. A. being a Prisoner of War, in the hands of the United States Forces, in virtue of the capitulation of the City of Vicksburg and its garrison, by Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. A., Commanding on the 4th day of July, 1863, do in pursuance of the terms of said capitulation, give this my solemn parole under oath.
That I will not take up arms again against the United States, nor serve in any military police, or constabulary force in any Fort, Garrison or field work, held by the Confederate Sates of America, against the United States of America nor as gard of prisons, deposts or stoves, nor discharge any duties usually performed by Officer or soldiers, against the United States of America, until duly exchanged by the proper authorities.
S. A. J. Branning
Sworn to and subscribed before me at Vicksburg, Miss, the 7th day of July 1863.
Geo (SP) W. Goddson (SP) Capt Co C, 31 Regt and parolling
William P. Culbertson, Capt., died August 5, 1864
Erasmus D. Gamblin, 1st Lt., r. December 11, 1863
Wiley G. Daws, 2nd Lt., r. November 19, 1864
F. M. McDonald, 2nd Lt., r., October 7, 1862
Joseph W. Terry, 2nd Lt.
Leonidas F. McAdory, 2nd Lt., died August 31, 1863
Stationed at Meridian, April 10-June 30, 1862.
Stationed at Saltillo, July-August 1862.
Stationed at Camp Rogers, Mississippi, September-October 1862.
Stationed at Vicksburg, November-December 1862.
Stationed at Camp Timmons, Mississippi, January-February 1863.
Stationed at Enterprise, Mississippi, [March]-October 1863.
Stationed at Resaca, Georgia, November-December 1863.
Stationed at Demopolis, Alabama, March-April 1864. Stationed at Atlanta, Georgia, July-August 1864.
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