Private Homer Broxton, Co. E, 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry
Homer Broxton, son of Louis and Margaret Ann Royal Broxton, was born ca 1840 in Georgia. He appears on the 1850 U.S. Federal Census for Burke County, Georgia, with his family.
On April 26, 1861, Homer Broxton enlisted in Company E, known as the “Governor’s Guards,” 3rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, CSA. He enlisted in Houston County, Georgia.
The 3rd Georgia Infantry became a part of the Army of Northern Virginia under the command of Robert E. Lee. It served in this assignment until war’s end, participating in more than fifty engagements before surrendering at Appomattox.
Homer Broxton was wounded at Dowman’s Hill, Virginia, on May 4, 1863. Two months later, on July 21, 1863, he fell captive at Manassas Gap, Virginia. His poor health necessitated a transfer to the Kalorama U. S. General Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he died of disease on October 13, 1863. Private Broxton was interred in Arlington Cemetery.  1850; Census Place: District 68, Burke, Georgia; Roll: M432_62; Page: 325; Image: 212.
 Henderson, Lillian, compiler, Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861 – 1865, printed in the USA by Longing & Porter Inc. Hapeville, GA: 1959; excerpt available online at http://www.3gvi.org/ga3rostere.html
Courtesy of Robert L. Meeks, Carthage, Missouri: November 2006
- CO E 3RD GA INF CSA
- BURIED AT: SECTION 16 SITE 184
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