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Lieutenant Colonel William H. DeBevoise
"Our organization is currently in the process of having the Colonel's headstone righted."
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:Colonel Fowler wounded.
E.B. Fowler (promoted to Colonel).
Took over command of the 14th New York Militia at the Battle of Second Bull Run.
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
The History of the Fighting Fourteenth by Tevis & Marquis.
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