son of James Broyhill Jr.
was born Sept. 21, 1839, probably in Tazewell County, Illinois.
During the Civil War, he served in the 8th Illinois Regular Infantry.
His records are at the Federal Achieves in Washington, D.C. they
tell an interesting story.
He was wounded in the Battle of Fort Donnellson
and given several months leave. In August of 1862, he was busted
from Sergeant for refusing to obey an order. The following February his
unit moved out of Memphis, but Alex apparently decided to stay behind as
he carried as AWOL (absent without leave) for several months. It
has been suggested that a man only goes AWOL for a woman. Maybe
she refused him, but whatever the reason he rejoined his outfit and was
killed a few weeks later at the Battle of Vicksburg. Is there a
moral to all this?
About the Kids
|No record of Alex every being married. Perhaps the records for
Memphis should be searched.
Broyhill Family Tree
Introduction | Organization |
with James | Index