Brodhead, Thornton F.

About the Author Thornton F. Brodhead was born on December 5, 1820 in South Newmarket, New Hampshire. He was residing in Grosse Isle, Michigan when he enlisted as a Colonel in the 1st Michigan Cavalry Field and Staff on August 22, 1861. He was mustered into service that same day at the age of 40. Brodhead was promoted to Brigadier …

Forbes, Carey – January 14, 1862

Michigan Civil War Collection Letters

1862 Camp Broadhead Fredrick Jan 14th Tuesday afternoon. Dear Father and Mother I have just received your very kind letter and as I have nothing to this afternoon I thought that I would try to write you a few lines in reply to yours. I am well at present and in good Spirits I do not want to be discharged. what makes you think that I want my discharge