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Bromley, Joseph B.
At mention of Quartermaster Joseph B. Bromley, of Norwich, a smile infallibly overspreads the countenance of every member of the Thirteenth. His inexhaustible wit and humor were irrepressible on all occasions, and many good jokes and amusing incidents are related of him. He was not less funny than his younger brother "Ike," editor of the Norwich Bulletin. Those who only knew of his mirth and facetiousness, however, only half knew him. He had a vein of serious thought, a keen conscience that never allowed him to do wrong with impunity, and an unwavering belief in the great doctrines of the Christian religion. His heart was as pure and warm as ever beat in human breast. Whatever conduct seemed questionable was the result of his desire to make his regiment comfortable, or to gratify the fun-loving propensities of his associates. His services ended with his resignation on the 29th of December, 1863. He was afterwards located at Thibodaux, La., as a special agent of the Treasury Department, or, as he termed it, "A snapper-up of unconsidered trifles." He was a valuable member of the Union Convention to form the new constitution for the reconstructed State of Louisiana, and was also a candidate for Congressional honors. He has since been engaged in planting near New Orleans in company with Colonel Charles L. Norton, of Farmington, Conn.*
*The generous and genial Bromley died of fever at New Orleans, Sept. 3d, 1866, at the age of 39.
History of the 13th infantry regiment of Connecticut volunteers, during the great rebellion. By Homer B. Sprague. Hartford: Case, Lockwood & co., 1867, pages 13-14