A Texan First: Color Sgt. George A. Branard of the 1st Texas Recalls the Civil War (Joseph L. Owen & Scott L. Mingus, Sr. - CA)

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"The color sergeant of the 1st Texas Infantry, George Branard, carried the Lone Star Flag from Eltham's Landing in May 1862 through Chickamauga in September 1863. A jovial and humble man, Branard was fearless and heroic in battle. His adventure started in 1861 when he took part in a daring oceanic expedition to capture U.S. forces near Indianola, Texas. Wounded multiple times, including at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, Branard's story is a microcosm of all the color bearers, Union and Confederate, who served in the Civil War."