|Birth||Nov. 3, 1848|
|Death||Aug. 24, 1930|
|Cemetery||Evergreen (Loup City)|
|Post||Shiloh (Loup City)|
|Unit||6th Illinois Cavalry, Company D|
Private Henry W Brodock
Company D, 6th Illinois Cavalry
Brodock (also spelled Brodeck) was born in Rome (Oneida County), New York on November 3, 1848. He was living in Marion County, Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment for 1 year. Illinois enlistment records indicate that Brodock was 18 years old at the time of his enlistment. He enlisted and was mustered on February 27, 1865. Based on his date of birth and enlistment date, Brodock was 16 years old. He served about 8 months before being mustered out on November 5, 1865 at Selma, Alabama.
Private Brodock was considered as a replacement soldier. In the final stages of the Civil War many regiments (including the 6th Illinois Cavalry) had lost many of their veterans. Most of the original enlistees had volunteered for 3 years and their tour of duty had expired. The 6th Illinois Cavalry lost 399 men during the War. Of that number, 5 officers and 60 enlisted men were lost in combat. The regiment lost 6 officers and 328 enlisted men due to disease.
Brodock joined the regiment in the final months of the War. It was assigned to duties in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The regiment was mustered out at Selma, Alabama and received its’ final discharge on November 20, 1866 at Springfield, Illinois.
He died on August 24, 1930 at the age of 81 years. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City (Sherman County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Shiloh Post (#124) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Loup City.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.