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Confederate (CSV)


Alonzo Robert Broome

(1844 - 1872)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 16 year old living with his parents and siblings on the family farm at Utica in Hinds County, MS. He enlisted 1 April 1862 at Richmond, VA as a Private in Company C, 16th Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg, MD on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to Fort Delaware, transferred for exchange to Aikens Landing, VA on 2 October, and in a Richmond, VA hospital by 16 October. He was furloughed home on 22 October and declared formally exchanged on 10 November 1862. He returned to duty by February 1863, was promoted to 3rd Corporal on 15 April, and captured at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was again held at Fort Delaware to 30 September 1864, then sent to Aikens Landing, VA for exchange. He was still away from his Company to the end of 1864, the last record in his military file.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. He is also in a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as A.R. Brome. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave.

His brother Cyrus was also wounded and captured at Sharpsburg.


03/29/1844; Utica, MS


07/22/1872; Utica, MS; burial in Matthew Broome Family Cemetery, Hinds County, MS


1   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 29613]