Alfred R. Prevatt was Richard White's second cousin, four times removed.
Alfred R. Prevatt was the second cousin of my great great
Clarissa Prevatt Davis. He was born in Robeson County, North
in 1841. He was enrolled as a private in Company E, 51st North Carolina
Infantry Regiment in Robeson County on 28 February 1862. He was
reported on company rolls as a deserter as of 15 June 1862 but returned
to duty sometime in July or August 1862, was reported absent without
leave in September and October, was again listed as a deserter by March
& April of 1863 and was dropped from the rolls in 1863. As he
seemed intent on doing, Alfred R. Prevatt survived the war. He
may have found refuge with those deserters and draft resisters who
tended to accumulate in remote parts of Robeson County in the last year
or two of the war, and were in an organized state of hostility with
Confederate authorities there.
Company E, 51st North Carolina State Troops