Thornton Fleming Brodhead

Thornton Fleming Brodhead

Newmarket, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 2 Sep 1862 (aged 41)
Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section N, Lot 107
Memorial ID 7294921 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A veteran of the Mexican War, he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Cavalry on August 21, 1861. He was mortally wounded leading his men to the charge during the 2nd Battle of Bull Run in August 1862, dying a few days after the battle. He was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers, for "gallant and meritorious services", which was back dated to August 30, 1862.


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Gravesite Details mortally wounded at Bull Run.


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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thornton Fleming Brodhead (5 Dec 1820–2 Sep 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7294921, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .