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James Sanks Brisbin
Birth: May 23, 1837
Boalsburg
Centre County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1892
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevetted Major General. When the Civil War broke out, he was a lawyer in practice when commissioned a Captain in the First Dragoons, Union Army in 1861. Known in Pennsylvania as an antislavery orator, he was promoted Colonel and organized the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry, serving in the major theaters of the war, as a line officer, elevating to the rank of Brigadier General. For his contributions to Union war effort, he was brevetted Major General of US volunteers in 1865. After the war he remained in the regular army, aiding in the establishment of other colored regiments and served in the northwestern United States as an officer in several cavalry regiments. He retired form active service in 1882. He was also a prolific writer, known for his works on the Army Indian Wars, the West and Montana Territory. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Children:
  Winfield Brisbin (1870 - 1949)*
  Alfred Terry Brisbin (1883 - 1907)*
  Alfred Terry Brisbin (1883 - 1907)*
  Kathryn King Brisbin Power (1884 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Red Wing
Goodhue County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5892343
James Sanks Brisbin
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
James Sanks Brisbin
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 2, 2013
In Memory of James, thank you for your service. Rest in Peace!
- Dave Weiss
 Added: Sep. 4, 2011
Cousin,Thanks for your service to our country and for making many generations of Brisbin's proud.
- Robin
 Added: Jan. 26, 2011
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