John C. Broatch(1843 - 1904)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Connecticut Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
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 remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.
|Place of Birth: Middletown, CT |
Burial Place: 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]
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