91st PA: Thomas Deveraux

Thomas Deveraux

Before the war

He was born in 1840/41 (8 [19 in 1861, 22 probably when he reenlisted]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 3-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair (8). He had 'M.D.' in blue on his right arm, and had heavy eyebrows (8).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 16 September 1861 (1, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Smith (8). He was a private, in company C (1, 11, 12, 13).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (10).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer (1).

On 5 November 1864, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 November 1864 (4, 9).

He may be the Michael Deveraux who went on a furlough on 18 January 1865, which ended on 28 January 1865 (6).

He saved the regimental colors on 6 February 1865 at Hatcher's Run, Virginia, by 'stripping them from the staff and concealing them on his person' (2).

On 26 March 1865, he was promoted from corporal to sergeant, effective 1 March 1865 (1, 5, 7).

He mustered out on 10 July 1865 with his company (1). He was a sergeant, in company C (11, 12, 13).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 'Address of Chaplain Joseph Welch'. In Pennsylvania at Gettysburg. Volume 1: 1914, Pages 500-507, at page 506.

3 Advance the colors, p.314.

4 special order 104, HQ 91st PA, 5 November 1864

5 special order 22, HQ 91st PA, 26 March 1865 (Thomas Deveraux)

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Michael Deveraux)

7 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, sergeants (Thomas Deveraux)

8 company C, descriptive roll, entry 27 (Thomas Devraux)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st Pennsylvania, 7 November 1864 (Privt Devereux)

10 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Thomas Deveraux)

11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Devaraux)

12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Deveraux)

13 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Thomas Devraux)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed December 2006)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 26 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Devaraux Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Devraux Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 27 March 2014]

Deveraux Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Devraux Thomas

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 3, transcribed 27 March 2014]

Devraux Thomas
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Sgt
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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