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Peter James Bracken
Birth: Oct. 31, 1833
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 26, 1909
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Confederate Figure. Born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvainia, he was most noted for being the engineer of Western and Atlantic Railroad's locomotive the Texas. During the Civil War, he ran the fifty mile railroad freight line between Macon and Atlanta, Georgia. On April 12, 1862, in the Great Locomotive Chase involving Union spy James Andrews' raid on the Confederacy, Bracken played a prominent part. As engineer of the locomotive Texas, he ran down the stolen locomotive the General which resulted in the capture of James Andrews and a party of his raiders. He died at age 75 in Macon, Georgia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louisa Sewell Bracken (1845 - 1909)*
 
 Children:
  Louis L. Bracken (____ - 1862)*
  John Wiley Bracken (1858 - 1929)*
  Lucy Bracken Benson (1863 - 1955)*
  Loula Bracken Smith (1866 - 1937)*
  Leah Bracken Middlebrooks (1875 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Macon
Bibb County
Georgia, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 32.84916, -83.63551
 
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Record added: May 05, 1998
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For service rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 26, 2016

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Nov. 20, 2015

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