Reed P Bracken

BirthOct. 17, 1842
DeathDec. 13, 1936
CemeteryMinden (Minden)
PostStrickland (Hastings)
Unit92nd Ohio Infantry, Company G

Corporal Reid P Bracken

Company G, 92nd Ohio Infantry

Bracken was born in Pennsylvania on October 17, 1842. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 12, 1862. Bracken enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal during his tour of duty. He served nearly 3 years before being discharged on June 10, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 92nd Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Marietta and Gallipolis, Ohio between August and September 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863).

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Bracken died on December 13, 1936 at the age of 94 years. He is buried in the Minden Cemetery in Minden (Kearney County), Nebraska. Bracken was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings.

Doc – Bracken(92OHIO).doc

Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.