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J.C. Broatch

J.C. Broatch

Federal (USV)


John C. Broatch

(1843 - 1904)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Middletown, he was a machinist and member of the Mansfield Guards militia company before the War. He mustered in as First Lieutenant, Company B, 14th Connecticut Infantry on 20 August 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Captain, Company A on 1 January 1863. Appointed Major of the Regiment 22 October 1864. Wounded 27 October 1864 in action at Boydton Plank Road, VA. Discharged on disability 4 February 1865. Honored by brevets to Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel 13 March 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Goddard1. Service data from Page2. His photograph from a CDV posted online by reenactors of Company G, 14th Connecticut. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.


1843; Middletown, CT


1904; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Middletown, CT


1   Goddard, Henry Perkins, and Calvin Goddard Zon, editor, The Good Fight That Didn't End, Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2008, pp. 52 - 58  [AotW citation 9336]

2   Page, Charles D., History of the Fourteenth Regiment, Connecticut Vol. Infantry, Meriden (CT): The Horton Printing Co., 1906  [AotW citation 9348]