Thomas B Broomhall

BirthDec. 1, 1844
DeathSept. 7, 1934
CemeteryFullerton (Fullerton)
PostLive Eagle (Fullerton)
Unit9th Iowa Cavalry, Company L

Private Thomas B Broomhall

Company L, 9th Iowa Cavalry

Broomhall was born in Indiana on December 1, 1844. He was residing in Jasper County, Iowa when he enlisted in the regiment on August 1, 1863. He was mustered on August 3, 1863 and went on to serve about 30 months. He was discharged on February 3, 1866 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

The 9th Iowa Cavalry was organized and mustered at Davenport, Iowa on November 30, 1863. The regiment served in several southern states (including Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas) during the Civil War. A notation in the “Find-a-Grave” website indicates that the unit “saw rigourous duty curtailing mounted roving bands of outlaws, deserters and guerillas, including the notorious William Quantrill.

Broomhall died on September 7, 1934 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Fullerton Cemetery in Fullerton (Nance County), Nebraska. Broomhall was a member of the Live Eagle Post (#147) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fullerton.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.