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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Nicholas Lowe Broadwater

(1840 - 1933)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A farmer at Cold Spring, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 13 May 1862 at the reorganization.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the face and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 12 and 13 October 1862, then transferred to Baltimore, probably for exchange. He returned to duty about December 1862. He was on furlough in April 1863 and again in April 1864, was surrendered 26 April 1865, and paroled at Greensboro, NC on 2 May 1865.

After the War

By 1880 he was farming in Pickens, Edgefield County, and was still there in 1930.

More on the Web

Hospital detail from the Patient List,1 as N.L. Broadwher or Bradish. His service from Swain.2 Personal details from the US Census for 1860 - 1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

06/14/1840; Edgefield District, SC

Death

10/03/1933; Mecklenburg County, NC; burial in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery, Johnston, SC

Notes

1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #991  [AotW citation 24236]

2   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 447  [AotW citation 24438]