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Lieutenant Colonel William H. DeBevoise



"Our organization is currently in the process of having the Colonel's headstone righted."

Born: 1826.

Died: Oct 2,1886

Enlisted: April 18, 1861 at Brooklyn, NY to serve 3 years (35 years of age).

Mustered In: May 23, 1861 as Captain in Company H.

Commissioned: Captain in 14th Militia on May 12, 1860.
With Rank from February 4, 1859.

Promoted: Major on February 20, 1862.

  • Not commissioned

    Promoted: Lieutenant-Colonel on October 1, 1862.

    Commissioned: Lieutenant-Colonel on October 24, 1862.
    With Rank from October 1, 1862.

    Replaced:
    E.B. Fowler (promoted to Colonel).
    Took over command of the 14th New York Militia at the Battle of Second Bull Run.

  • Colonel Fowler wounded.
    Led the 14th New York Militia at the Battles of South Mountain & Antietam Creek, Maryland.
  • South Mountian - September 14, 1862.
  • Antietam Creek - September 17, 1862.

    Discharged: For Disability on May 11, 1863.

  • Colonel of the 14th Regiment, New York National Guard, 1869 - 1878.

  • Lieutenant Colonel William H. DeBevoise and his wife Mary are buried in
    Section 151 Lot 15039,Greenwood Cemetery Brooklyn, NY

  • Source:
    The History of the Fighting Fourteenth by Tevis & Marquis.
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