James G. Broach Papers

The Broach family lived in Person County, North Carolina. The head of the family, Richard Broach, Sr. was born in Virginia ca. 1787. His wife, Lucy, was born in NC ca. 1795. At the time of the 1860 census, they had eight grown children living at home. Three sons, Richard Jr. (b. ca. 1830), Pleasant (b. ca. 1833), and John (b. ca. 1829) served as privates in Co. A, 50th NC. Inf. Another son, Vincent, served as a private in Co. D, 13th North Carolina Infantry. Two of the letters were written by Pleasant Broach while he was in the army, one to his father and one to his older brother, James G. Broach (b. ca. 1816), who remained at home on the family farm.The first letter is written by another brother, Augustin, about whom little can be learned except that he moved to Arkansas before the beginning of the war.

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ID Letter Datesort descending Author Recipient From To
8794 Broach1 November 3, 1861 Augustin V. [Vincent?] Broach Richard Broach Sr. School Creek, Johnson County, AR Person County, NC
8795 Broach2 January 18, 1863 Pleasant W. Broach James G. Broach Goldsboro, Wayne County, NC Person County, NC
8796 Broach3 April 11, 1863 Pleasant W. Broach Richard Broach Sr. Rice Patch Church, Beaufort County, NC Person County, NC
8797 Broach4 July 18, 1863 James G. Broach Pleasant W. Broach Person County, NC
8798 Broach5 August 1, 1863 James G. Broach Pleasant W. Broach Person County, NC

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