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Lieut Gaston Broughton
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Birth: Aug. 22, 1838
Death: Aug. 15, 1907

Civil War Confederate Officer. Broughton was a native of Wake County, North Carolina. He enlisted as a Sergeant on May 29, 1861 into the 26th North Carolina Infantry. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on April 21, 1862. The junior officer saw tremendous action on July 1, 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He assumed the command of Company D after Captain James T. Adams fell with a wound. He was at the fore of his company during “Picket’s Charge” on the third day of the battle and made it to the stone wall. He was felled and was laying at the outer limits of the wall when Federal forces captured him (he recalled that the 25 men that he led, only 8 made it through unharmed). Broughton was transferred to Fort Delaware, Delaware to begin the life of a prisoner-of-war. Subsequently, Union authorities relocated him to Johnson’s Island, Ohio and Point Lookout, Maryland before re-sending him back to Fort Delaware. He was released on June 12, 1865 after taking the Oath of Allegiance. He returned to his native Wake County and farmed. He later gained employment in Raleigh as the custodian of the State Supreme Court building. At the age sixty-eight years old, the old warrior was “wholly incapacitated” after suffering the effects of a stroke. He died August 15, 1907.  
Oakwood Cemetery
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Dec 06, 2005
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Lieut Gaston Broughton
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Lieut Gaston Broughton
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Your sacrifice has not been forgotten! CSA, 2th NC Infantry
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