Henry C. Prevatt

Henry C. Prevatt was Richard White's second cousin, four times removed.

Henry C. Prevatt was the second cousin of my great great grandmother Clarissa Prevatt Davis.  He was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, in 1835, and married Flora Warwick on 28 June 1860.  He was enrolled as a private in the "Clay Valley Rangers," Company E , 51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, at Camp Holmes, near Wilmington, North Carolina, on 10 May 1862.  He was wounded at Drewry’s Bluff, Virginia on 16 May 1864 and was captured at Cold Harbor, Virginia on 1 June 1864.  He was imprisoned in the Union Prisoner of War Camp at Point Lookout, Maryland, on 11 June 1864, was transferred to the Union Prisoner of War Camp at Elmira, New York, on 12 July 1864.  He was transferred to City Point on the James River for exchange on 20 February 1865, and died in a Confederate hospital in Richmond just before its fall, on 27 March 1865.  That he was exchanged during that period of the war strongly suggests that Henry C. Prevatt's condition was viewed as terminal by Union Army doctors before he was released from "Hellmira".

                Company E, 51st North Carolina State Troops

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This page was created by Richard White on 2 August 2000 and was last changed on 29 May 2005.