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Atkins Bromley Carnell

Obituary of John J. Bromley, Flatwoods, Tennessee.

John J. Bromley, son of John and Edith Hurst Bromley, was born October 31, 1838, and died at his home, at Flatwoods, Tenn., February 21, 1916, aged seventy-seven years. He enlisted in the Confederate army in March, 1863, serving until the close of the war and surrendering with his command at Charlotte, N. C., on May 3, 1865. He belonged to Company F, 9th Battalion of Tennessee Cavalry. His brother, W. L. Bromley, was his captain; J. A. Atkins, major. He traveled over most of the Southern States during the war, was considered one of the bravest of his command, and when Major Atkins wanted men to go where there was danger John Bromley was selected as one to go. After the surrender he, like the rest who battled for the Southern cause, helped to make the South what it is to-day. By his industry and perseverance he accumulated quite a compentency, which he divided among his surviving children, five sons and two daughters, all living at Flatwoods.

Comrade Bromley was a member of the Methodist Church, and next to his Church was his devotion to the cause for which he so valiantly fought. It was an appreciated pleasure to meet and partake of his hospitality last summer. It was his delight to recite his experiences in following the flag of the Confederacy, and these reminiscences he had put in written form that they might be preserved as sacred treasures. I shall never forget his kindness and that of his dear family while in their midst.

God hallow him and the memory of every Confederate soldier! The younger sons and daughters of our beloved Southland should hold their names sacred. Peace to their dust!

Reddick C. Carnell.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, September, 1916.

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