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A. F. Devereux

A. F. Devereux

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Arthur Forrester Devereux

(1838 - 1906)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Regimental Lt Colonel

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was Captain, Company J (Salem Zouaves), of the 3-month 8th Massachusetts Infantry until August 1861, when he was appointed Lt Colonel of the 19th Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment after Col Hinks fell wounded on the 17th, but was ill, and soon left command to the senior captain, H.G.O. Weymouth, who wrote the after-action report.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Colonel 1 May 1963, and was in command of the Regiment at Gettysburg (July 1863). He resigned from the service 27 February 1864 to "establish himself in business in Baltimore."

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth

1838

Death

1906; burial in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH