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Forgotten Officer Friday - Colonel William S. Devane


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Born: March 24, 1828

Birthplace: Sampson County, North Carolina

Father: Stewart DeVane 1793 – 1861

(Buried: DeVane Family Cemetery, Sampson Co., North Carolina)


Mother: Eliza Whatley 1803 – 1889

(Buried: DeVane Family Cemetery, Sampson Co., North Carolina)


Wife: Laura Murphy 1837 – 1906

(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)


Children:
 

William Stewart DeVane Jr. 1861 – 1884
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)
Eliza “Lizzie” DeVane Faison 1863 – 1935
(Buried: Faison Cemetery, Faison, North Carolina)
Franklin Faison DeVane 1868 – 1947
(Buried: Faison Cemetery, Faison, North Carolina)
Rev. Thomas Wyatte DeVane 1872 – 1950
(Buried: Faison Cemetery, Faison, North Carolina)
Laura DeVane 1874 – 1891
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina)
Nell Stewart DeVane Hines 1877 – 1962
(Buried: Faison Cemetery, Faison, North Carolina)


Occupation before War:
 

Attorney in Sampson County, North Carolina


Civil War Career:

1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 61st North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 61st North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1865: Acting Brigade Commander, Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina
1865: Wounded during the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina
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1865: Paroled by the Union Army on May 2nd in Salisbury, North Carolina


Occupation after War:
 

1865 – 1879: Attorney in New Hanover County, North Carolina


Died: February 24, 1879

Place of Death: New Hanover County, North Carolina

Age at time of Death: 50 years old

Burial Place: Oakdale Cemetery, Wilmington, North Carolina

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