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TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, NORTH CAROLINA & INDIANA BOYS

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer
father of
Richard J. DeVer
father of
Lewis Singleton
father of
Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer
father of
Richard J. DeVer
father of
Nathaniel DeVer
father of

James C. DeVer - private
3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Lillard’s), CSA
~Company unknown (possibly C)
~enlisted 5/16/1861 for 1 year
~Re-enlisted 3/24/1862
~born August 3, 1842 in Buncome County, NC
~When his regiment was ordered to Vicksburg he was left in TN sick
~in Hospital 8/1862
~Captured at Bill Hill, KY on 7/31/1863
~Sent to the military Prison in Louisville, KY
~Transferred to Camp Chase, OH and thence to Fort Delaware on March 4, 1864
~Took oath of allegiance to the U.S. in 4/1865

William Cass DeVer - private
Tennessee Cavalry/Light Artilery, CSA
~Captain
A.L. Huggin’s, Baxter & Freeman Co. – Light Artillery
~Attached to Nathan B. Forest in raids on Nashville
~Enlisted 10/15/1864 age 15 at Fayetteville, NC
~born July 29, 1849 in Polk County TX

Gabriel P. DeVer - Private
3rd Tennessee Mounted Infantry, CSA

~Company C - Captain Emmons P. Douglass
~Lillard's Regiment
~enlisted May 16, 1861 at Benton, Tennessee for 1 year
~born September 1, 1810 in Buncombe, NC
~present through December 1861
~March 1 - 3, 1862 - in C.S.A. General Hospital in Charlottesville - complaint was spinal irritation
~deserted at Vicksburg 4/1863

Elijah Lafayette DeVer - private
62nd Tennessee Infantry/80th Mounted Infantry, CSA
~Company E - Rowan's Regiment
~Captain W. F. Lowrey
~enlisted Sept 25, 1862 for 3 years at Cleveland, Bradley Co, TN
~born March 22, 1833
~in French's Hospital Division, Enterprise, MS 2/28 - 6/30/1863
~took Amnesty Oath March 11, 1864 at Chattanooga, TN
~description given on Amnesty Papers: dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, 5'9" tall

John Hamilton DeVer - private
62nd Tennessee Infantry/80th Mounted Infantry, CSA
~Company E - Rowan's Regiment
~Captain W. F. Lowrey
~enlisted Sept 25, 1862 for 3 years at Cleveland, Bradley Co, TN
~born March 9, 1839
~listed sick in hospital March 1863
~captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863
~paroled and exchanged at Vicksburg July 8, 1863
~took Amnesty Oath April 13, 1864 at Chattanoga, TN (on roll of deserters)
~description given on Amnesty Papers: dark complexion, black hair, hazel eyes, 5'8" tall

                     

Roland Nathaniel DeVer  - Corporal
5th Tennessee Cavalry (Mckenzie’s)
~Company E
~enlisted 11/13/1861 for 12 months, aged 19
~born 1843 near Bradley Co. Tennessee
~Came with his own horse – valued at $19.50
~AWOL 11/8/1862 – 1/10/1863
~Present in February
~Taken prisoner June 18, 1863 near Big Creek Gap, KY
~Moved to Camp Chase, OH – 6/24/1863
~Transferred to Johnson Island – Kemper Barracks
~Transferred to Point Lookout MD - 11/30/1863
~Took oath of allegiance and released 4/11/1864

Richard Albert DeVer - private
24th Tennessee Sharpshooters
(Tennessee Volunteers)
~Maney's Battalion
~
Company B - Captain Robertson Garrett
~became 1st Consolidated Regiment Tennesse Infantry April 1865
~enlisted on December 13, 1862
for 3 years in Waverly, Tennessee
~born 1828 near Bradley Co. Tennessee
~Deserted September 18, 1863 NFR

Ruben L. DeVer - Private
33rd Arkansas Infantry
~
Company I
~
enlisted June 24, 1862, aged 24 years, at Montgomery Co. Ark.
~born 1838 near Bradley Co. Tennessee
~absent sick Oct 1862 NFR

Archibald Singleton DeVer - Private
5th Regiment, Tennesse Mounted Infantry USA
~Company F - Captain James A. Davidson
~mustered in October 1864, aged 17
~unit created in September through February 1, 1865
~born in 1846 near Bradley Co. Tennessee

Unit Flag of the 3rd Tennessee

Battle Flag of the 3rd Tennessee

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
Richard J.  DeVer
father of
Eli F. DeVer
f
ather of

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
 William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
Richard J. DeVer
father of

Rufus Lafayette DeVer - Private
25th North Carolina Infantry - State Troops, CSA
~
Co.  F transferred to Co. C. 5/1/1862
~enlisted 5/31/1861
~born in 1843 in North Carolina
~Nov-Dec 1861 – sick in hospital
~Present 1/1862 – 3/1862
~Admitted to Richmond Hospital 7/8/1862 for rheumatism
~Discharged back to duty 7/18/1862
~Sick 9/1862 – 2/1863
~On sick muster roll – 10/21/1862
~Furloughed from Richmond Hospital 11/15/1862 for 30 days
~Present 5/1863
~Deserted from the march Feb 1,1864
~Captured May 22,1864 listed as a Rebel deserter
~took the oath to the U.S. on May 23, 1864 and was sent north to Indiana
enlisted in the Federal Army -  Private
~
Company C

143rd Indiana Infantry/146th Indiana Infantry, USA

James P. DeVer - Sergeant/2nd Lieutenant/1st Lieutenant
25th North Carolina Infantry - State Troops, CSA
~
Company E - Captain F. W. Johnstone
~enlisted 6/15/1861 from Brevard, NC, aged 17
~born 1845 in North Carolina
~Promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lt. 4/28/1862 – elected from among the enlisted men
~Took Command of his company 4/30/1862
~Promoted to 1st Lt. June 22, 1862
~Discharged 7/16/1862 having served 13 months because legally he was minor
~Reenlisted as a private 9/3/1862 from VA
~Promoted to 3rd Lt. March 12, 1863
~Detached service 10/7/1862 – duty for Quartermaster
~Detached to Henderson County 4/29/1863
~Detached to western NC Oct 16, 1863

William N. DeVer - Private/Corporal
25th North Carolina Infantry - State Troops, CSA

~Company C & F - Captain Samuel C. Bryson

~enlisted 5/31/1861 for 1 year in Waynesville, NC aged 21
~born 1841 in North Carolina
~In hospital – 11/1861
~Promoted to Corporal – 7/1/1862
~Present Sept-Oct 1862
~Nov 1862 -note on rolls reads: Has not been tired as a deserter since pardoned
~Present Jan-Feb 1863
~July - Nov 1863 – on detached service
~Absent - sick – Jan. 1864
~Captured 5/22/1864 as a Rebel deserter – took the oath to the U.S. on 5/23 and was sent north to Indiana

Lewis Singleton DeVer - private
5th Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie’s)

~Company D

~enlisted 12/15/1862 at Cleveland, TN aged 50
~born 1812-1814 in Buncome Co. NC
~enlisted as a substitute
~present as of April 1863
~Deserted 9/1963

Nathaniel DeVer - Private
5th Tennessee Cavalry (McKenzie's)

~Company D

~enlisted Dec 15, 1862 at Cleveland, TN aged 53 years
~born 1809-1811 in Murphy, Cherokee Co. NC
~enlisted as a substitute

~Absent March 5, 1863 sick per Major Blackwell
~Deserted January 1,1864

Flag of the 25th North Carolina -  the only one known to still exist

25th Infantry Reunion Photo 1890
taken in the Upper Hominy Community of Buncombe County

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
William John DeVer, Jr.
father of
Elijah DeVer
(b. 1807)
father of
Calvin Alexander DeVer
Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
Thomas DeVer
father of
Reubin Keith DeVer
(b. 1809)
father of
Levi Jackson DeVer - private
32nd North Carolina Infanty (Lenoir Braves), CSA
~Company K - Captain Sutton
~enlisted 6/9/1861 for the war
~born 1845 Lenoir County, NC
~captured at Cape Hatteras, NC Aug 29, 1861
~POW to Ft. Monroe, VA to Ft. Warren, Boston, Mass.
~exchanged Feb 3, 1862
~CSA Military Hospital, Wilmington NC Aug 5, 1862
~died Aug 9, 1862 of typhoid fever
~description given: dark complexion, dark hair, black eyes, 5'7" tall, age 18
~pay went to father Calvin Deaver 11/1863 - $103.76

 

William Hamby DeVer - private
Walker’s Battalion, Thomas’ Legion of Indians & Highlanders North Carolina Troops, CSA

~Company B
~transferred to Company E
~
enlisted Dec. 1, 1862 at Cherokee, NC for 3 years
~description on enlistment record: fair complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, 5'10" tall, occupation-farmer, aged 34 years
~born Oct 11, 1832 in Blount Co., TN
~transferred from Company
~at home sick, Jan 1863
~absent March 1863-sick
~Deserted June 20, 1863

Thomas Shepard DeVer - private
Walker’s
battalion, Thomas’ Legion of Indians 7 Highlanders North Carolina Troops, CSA
~Company E
~enlisted Dec 1, 1862 at Cherokee, NC for 3 years
~description from enlistment record: dark complexion, black eyes, dark hair, 5'10" tall. occupation-farmer, aged 27 years
~Transferred from Capt. Nelson’s Company (Co. A)

Ephraim Moore - private
2nd Tennessee Cavalry, USA
~Company F - Captain James Walker

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer
father of
Thomas DeVer
father of
John DeVer
father of

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
Thomas DeVer
father of
Thomas Shephard DeVer
father of
Reuben Keith DeVer - Private
64th North Carolina Infantry
(11th battalion) Allen's Regiment, CSA
~Company F/G - Captain W. Keith
~enlisted July 22, 1862 at Marshall, NC for 3 years, aged 22
~Born Nov 8, 1840
~absent Nov 25, 1862 on sick furlough
~deserted April 11, 1863 at Clinton, TN

George W. DeVer  - Private
5th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA
~Company K - Captain D. C. Ghormely
~transferred in Dec 1862 to

Walker's Battallion Thomas’ Legion of Indians & Highlanders North Carolina Troops, CSA
~Company F - Captain D.C. Ghormley
~Provost Guard for Monroe, Blount and Sevier Counties
~enlisted July 4, 1862 in Cherokee, Co. NC
~description on muster roll: fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, 6'3" tall, aged 27 years, occupation-farmer
~born Nov 15, 1834 in Blount Co. NC NFR

Thomas S. DeVer - Private
1st Regiment Thomas’ Legion of Indians & Highlanders North Carolina Troops, CSA
~Company H - Captain Cooper
~enlisted July 23, 1862 in Cherokee, NC for 3 years

~description on muster roll: fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, 6'4" tall, aged 25 years, occupation-farmer
~born Dec 28, 1836 in Blount Co. TN
~present Jul 1862-Feb 1863
~deserted April 6, 1863 from Sevier Co. TN
~present May 1863
~absent Sept 1863 -sick in hospital
~present Dec 1863 NFR

Adolphus Ervin DeVer - Private/2nd Lieutenant
16th North Carolina Infantry, CSA
~Company B
~enlisted July 17, 1861 at Marshall, NC for 1 year
~transferred to
64th North Carolina Infantry
(11th battalion) Allen's Regiment, CSA
~Company H
~enlisted July 22, 1862 for 3 years at Marshall, NC
~born May 8, 1840 at Mars Hill, NC

~Admitted to General Hospital at Charottesville Sept 12, 1862
~Moved to General Hosptal, Camp Winder, Richmond Sept 15, 1862
~Admitted with a concussion
~Returned to duty Oct 15, 1862
~Resigned his commission Aug 6, 1863

I Reuben Manning DeVer - private/1st Lieutenant/Captain
16th North Carolina Infantry, CSA
~Company B
~enlisted May 1, 1861, aged 22 in Madison Co. NC
~transferred to (promoted)
64th North Carolina Infantry
(11th battalion) Allen's Regiment, CSA
~Company K  - Captain W. M. Keith
~enlisted August 4, 1862 for 3 years or the war
~born July 20, 1838 at Mars Hill, NC
~November 25, 1862 on detached service by order of General Smith
~wounded at Ganes Mills
~Resigned his commission Aug 6, 1863

Squire Osborn DeVer - private
5th North Carolina Cavalry (Allen's regiment)
~Company A - Captain Alfred H. Baird
~enlisted May 31, 1862 at Marshall, NC for 3 years
~born Oct 26, 1831at Mars Hill, Buncombe Co. NC

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer
father of
Thomas DeVer
father of
J. Harvey DeVer
father of

Gilbert DeVer I
father of
William DeVer
father of
William John DeVer, Sr.
father of
William John DeVer, Jr.
father of
Reubin Keith DeVer
(b. 1807)
father of

William Thomas Shepard DeVer - private
64th North Carolina Infantry, CSA
~Company F - Captain W.M. Keith
~Enlisted July 22, 1862 at Marshall, NC for 3 years
~March 1863 sick in hospital in Knoxville
~May 1863 absent, sick at home
~Court Marshall remitted Jan 4, 1865
William Harrison DeVer - Major/Lt. Colonel
60th North Carolina Infantry
, CSA
~Company A
~enlisted April, 1862
~elected to rank October 1, 1862
~Wounded at Murfreesborough, North Carolina
~certified unable to perform his duties by W. H. Lilliard, Surgeon
~resigned his commission May 14, 1863
~Died 7/14/1864 at his sister’s home from his wounds

John DeVer (brother of Gilbert I)
father of
Richard DeVer
father of
John DeVer
father of
James DeVer
father of
William DeVer
father of

 

William DeVer - private
1st Arkansas Volunteers, CSA
~Company D - Captain Thos. Simington
~Enlisted for 30 days - 11/23/1861in Randolph County
~born 1838

Jacob DeVer - private
1st Arkansas Volunteers, CSA
~Company D - Captain Thos. Simington
~Enlisted for 30 days - 11/23/1861in Randolph County
~born 1840

John DeVer - private
1st Arkansas Volunteers, CSA
~Company D - Captain Thos. Simington
~Enlisted for 30 days - 11/23/1861in Randolph County
~Born 1843

A variation on the Confederate National Flag - this was used by the Arkansas Volunteer Infantry


1 - National Archives – Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Tennessee
2 -
Men of Mark of Rockingham County
3 -
National Archives – Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of North Carolina
4 -
Rockingham County Census 1850-1860-1870
5 -
The knowledge of my father Christopher D. DeVier and his two elder brothers, Clinton M. DeVier and Charles W. DeVier, Jr.
7 - 1912 History of Rockingham County by John Wayland
8 - LIfe Under Four Flags by C.E.May
9 - The DeVer and Related Families
10 - The knowledge of William Cass/ grandson - Henry Taylor
11 - Field Officers and Staff of the 33td Arkansas Infantry by Edward C. Gerdes
12 -
National Archives – Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who served in Organizations from the State of Arkansas
13 - McKenzie's Fighting Fifth - Reports and Rosters of the 5th Tennessee Cavalry CSA

14 - The 25th North Carolina Infantry: History and Roster of a Mountain-Bred Regiment in the Civil War by Carroll Jones

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