David Jon Broadhurst(1844 - 1916)
Home State: North Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 20th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E, 10th NC Volunteers on 27 April 1861, later reorganized as Company E of the 20th North Carolina Infantry. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 31 November 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
He transferred to Company K and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in the Fall of 1862, and was Captain in March 1863. He was wounded at Chancellorsville in May 1863 and lost the use of his right hand. He resigned that Summer due to disability for further service.
After the War:
He lived in Goldsboro, Wayne County and was Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1887 - 1893, and served a term as Mayor of Goldsboro, NC.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Biographical information and his presence at Sharpsburg from the Military History1. Service dates from Moore2. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 03/01/1844 Place of Birth: Goldsboro, NC |
Death Date: 08/19/1916 Death Place: Goldsboro, NC
1 Evans, Clement Anselm, editor, Confederate Military History, 12 Volumes, Atlanta: The Confederate Publishing Company, 1899, Vol. 4, pg. 403 [AotW citation 10099]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pg. 157 [AotW citation 10100]
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