William H deBevoise(1826 - 1886)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 84th New York Infantry/14th Brooklyn
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Enlisted April 18, 1861 at Brooklyn, NY to serve 3 years (35 years of age) and mustered in May 23, 1861 as Captain in Company H.
Promoted to Major on February 20, 1862, he took over command of the Regiment at the Battle of Second Bull Run.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He led his regiment in the early hours of the 17th as part of the spearhead of the Federal I Corps attack through the Cornfield.
The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on October 1, 1862, he remained in command of his Regiment until discharged for disability on May 11, 1863.
After the War:
He was Colonel of the 14th Regiment, New York National Guard, 1869 - 1878.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic facts and background from the 14th Brooklyn site and from Marquis1. His photograph from that volume, also, on page 61.
Death Date: 10/2/1886 Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery Brooklyn, NY
1 Marquis, D R, and C.V. Tevis, The History of the Fighting Fourteenth, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Eagle Press, 1911, pp. 61, 279 [AotW citation 925]
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