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Confederate (CSA)

Willoughby Farquhar Trezevant

(1846 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: South Carolina College (later U of SC)

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Evans' (Independent) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He was a Cadet at South Carolina College, Class of 1864. The school closed in June 1862 for the War. He volunteered as a courier to General Evans, date not given.

On the Campaign

From General Evans' Report:

To my general and personal staff I am much indebted for their bravery and fidelity in carrying my orders ... My faithful courier, Mr. Farquhar Trezevant, was shot down near me [on 17 September at Sharpsburg] by a shell, inflicting a wound from which he has since died. His loss was severe to me, both personally and in his official capacity.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds at Shepherdstown, VA on 24 September 1862. He was 16 years old.

References & notes

His gravesite is on Findagrave. Detail from the Roll of Students of South Carolina College, 1805-1905 (1905) and family genealogists.


01/19/1846; Columbia, SC


09/24/1862; Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery, Columbia, SC