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William H. DeBevoise

William H. DeBevoise

Federal (USA)


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 Antietam

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.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Basic facts and background from the 14th Brooklyn site and from Marquis1. His photograph from that volume, also, on page 61.




10/2/1886; burial in 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]