b. 06/10/1841 Jefferson County, Iowa. d. 24/06/1923 Florida.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08/04/1865 Battle of Spanish Fort, Alabama.
Bras was born on 6 October 1841 in Jefferson County, Iowa. He enlisted at Louisa County, Iowa into the 8th Iowa Infantry. On 8 April 1865, during the Battle of Spanish Fort, one of the efforts by Union forces to capture the forts protecting the city of Mobile, Alabama, Bras charged through the Confederate camp, capturing a flag from a color-bearer. It is for this act of bravery that he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Following the Civil War, Bras pursued farming, dwelling in several states, including Florida. His wife, Mary E. Bras, died a few years before him.
Capture of flag.
BURIAL LOCATION: EVERGREEN CEMETERY, FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA.
Block 20, Lot 9
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