James Read Branch was a Confederate artillery officer and banker who
helped reestablish Richmond's struggling economy after the American Civil War (1861–1865). Branch fought in the
battles of Malvern Hill,
Fredericksburg, and Plymouth. He resigned from the army in
1865, after he was slow to recover from a severe leg injury. After the war he revived
Thomas Branch and Sons, the banking house he had founded with his father and bro. . .
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