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Confederate (CSV)


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 at Red Hill (or Charleston), SC as a Private in Company I, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant on 13 May 1862 at the reorganization.s

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 Fort McHenry in Baltimore. He was sent on to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange and 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 Swain2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1930. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Catherine Amanda Martin (1842-1880) in March 1868 and they had 5 children. He married again, Sabina Ann Moore (1838-1922) in about 1884.

His younger brother Patrick Henry Broadwater (1843-1868) was also in the 7th Infantry and was slightly wounded at Fredericksburg, VA in December 1862.

Great-great-grandson Phil McLane graciously provided a c. 1868 photograph of Nicholas and his first wife Catherine.


06/14/1840; Edgefield District, SC


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


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, 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]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29830]