Col. Broyles, 36th GA Infantry regiment
I would like to know more about Charles Edward Broyles, born 26 Mar 1826 Pendleton, SC (son of Ozy R. Broyles & Sarah Ann Taliaferro). I know that he was an attorney in Whitfield Co, GA, and became commanding officer of the GA 36th Infantry Regiment, often called "Broyles' Infantry" (on the monument at Vicksburg and in many histories). Sometimes this unit is called "Glenn's Infantry" because the first commanding officer was Jesse A. Glenn, but Col. Broyles took over command soon afterwards, and seems to have been the real leader. Broyles' Infantry contained over 900 men, organized into 11 companies. My ancestor Dillingham Horton Elledge was Captain of G Company under Col. Broyles. I found info. that Charles E. Broyles died 13 Oct 1906 in Antonito, Conejos Co, Colorado and is buried there. He is listed in the Colorado archives website of veterans' gravesites. My ancestor D.H. Elledge also (he is buried in Manassa, Conejos Co, CO).Could anyone provide me with more info. about C.E. Broyles, his military career and other activities, including when and why he went to the San Luis Valley of Colorado? This is a very remote area! I am planning to travel there next summer and take photos of the graves of the Confederate soldiers who are buried in the area. I would really appreciate more information on Broyles and his family.