Blevins, Eli Bartlett

Photo:   26th NC Infantry battle flag26 NC Battle flag

Age at Enlistment: 17

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    26th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted on 24 Mar 1862 in Co A; became POW 14 OCT 1863 at Bristoe Station, VA; Confined on 16 OCT 1863 at Old Capitol Prison, Washington DC; sent to Point Lookout, MD 27 Oct 1863; Then transferred on 25 February 1864 at Boulware’s Wharf, VA. Then exchanged on 03 March 1865. (26th NC saw 80% casualties at Gettysburg)

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Baptist Chapel Cemetery, Helton, Ashe Co., NC; Confederate Headstone

Eli Bartlett Blevins

Soldier Info:   Born in Ashe Co., NC abt 1844; Died in Ashe Co., NC in 1907; After the war his second wife Rhoda Brinegar Blevins received Eli’s war pension after his death; Was also married to Evaline Carter, his first wife.

Relationship to Author:  4th Great Uncle