William W. Prevatt

William W. Prevatt was Richard White's second cousin, four times removed.

William W. Prevatt was the second cousin of my great great grandmother Clarissa Prevatt Davis.  He was born in Robeson County, North Carolina, in 1841, and married Amanda Mitchell there on 17 January 1866.  He was enrolled as a private in the "Clay Valley Rangers," Company E, 51st North Carolina Infantry Regiment, in Lumberton, Robeson County, North Carolina, on 28 February 1862.  He was reported as absent without leave in March-June 1862, returned to duty during July-August 1862, was reported absent-sick in January-February 1863, and returned to duty March-April 1863.  He was promoted to corporal in May-August 1864, wounded in Virginia in June 1864, and wounded again slightly in the finger (most likely it was shot off!) at Fort Harrison, Virginia, on 30 September 1864.  He was promoted to sergeant in November-December 1864, was present through the last existing report, that of November-December 1864, and survived the war.  William W. Prevatt died in Robeson County, North Carolina, on 11 March 1908.

                Company E, 51st North Carolina State Troops

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This page was created by Richard White on 3 August 2000 and was last changed on 29 May 2005.