Blevins, Edward Armstrong

Photo:   Remnants of the 58th NC flag which was never surrendered58th NCT flag

Age at Enlistment: 27

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt / Sgt / Lt

Unit:    58th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. L (Palmer’s) 66th Battalion NC Partisan Rangers, but combined to form 58th NC Infantry (State Troops); Enlisted 20 July 1862 at Jefferson, Ashe, NC; on 21 Nov 1862 resigned his 2nd Lt officer position for unbecoming conduct; wounded 20 Sep 1863 and sent to Floyd House Hosp, Macon, GA; furloughed 7 days till 27 Sep 1863; promoted from Pvt to Sgt, then to 3rd LT of Co. L; furloughed 40 days by Gen Johnston on 13 Apr 1864; mustered out about 1865 (See Thornton Pennington also for Co. L; Edward appears as wounded in Fayetteville Observer article)

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Burial Unknown

Soldier Info:   Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1835; Died in Danville, Knox Co., OH in 1895

Relationship to Author:  1st Cousin 5x