James Pinkney Prevatt

James Pinkney Prevatt was Richard White's first cousin, four times removed.

James Pinkney Prevatt was the first cousin of my great great grandmother Clarissa Prevatt Davis.  He was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, on 23 October 1833.  He was enrolled as a private in the "Clay Valley Rangers", Company E, 51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment in Robeson County, North Carolina, on 28 February 1862.  He was reported as absent without official leave in November-December 1862, but returned to duty by January-February 1863.  He was captured near Globe Tavern on 19 August 1864 and was imprisoned in the Union Prisoner of War Camp at Point Lookout, Maryland,on 10 February 1865 .  He was received at Cox's Wharf on the James River for exchange on 15 February 1865 and was hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, on 16 February 1865, with "chronic diarrhoea".  He was furloughed for 60 days on 7 March 1865 and survived the war.  James P. Prevatt died in Robeson County on 6 January 1907.

                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.