Elias Prevatt was Richard White's great great great great uncle..
Elias Prevatt was the uncle of my great great grandmother Clarissa Prevatt Davis. He was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, on 16 February 1817. He was enrolled as a private in Company E, 51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, at Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina on 28 February 1862. "This company, known as the "Clay Valley Rangers," was raised in Robeson County, and was organized at Lumberton on February 28, 1862. It was mustered into Confederate service at Wilmington, North Carolina, on April 10, 1862." Elias Prevatt was captured at Cold Harbor on 1 June 1864, was imprisoned in the Union Prisoner of War Camp at Point Lookout, Maryland. on 11 June 1864. He was transferred to the Union Prisoner of War Camp at Elmira, New York, on 12 July 1864, and died there on 13 December 1864 from “chronic diarrhoea..”
Company E, 51st North Carolina State Troops