Blevins, Ephraim

Photo:   37th NC Infantry Regt. battle flag

Ephraim Blevins
Ephraim Blevins, 37th NC Infantry Regt.

37th NC infAge at Enlistment: 20

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    37th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. K on 15 Aug 1862; (from Brady photo, he’s man on the left) was about 21 yrs old when Brady took photo on July 4, 1863 , day after the Battle of Gettysburg. He was also wounded in the ankle and captured. An Andrew Blevins, 30th NC, is the man on the right and John Baldwin (50th VA) center. (This is likely NOT Andrew Z. but Ephraim’s uncle Andrew F.?), Ephraim was sent to Ft. Delaware as POW and took oath of allegiance on 19 June 1865. (spent 2 yrs as POW)

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Azen Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Konnarock,
Washington County, Va.; Confederate plate at graveephraim blevinsPhoto by: author

Soldier Info:   Born in Wilkes Co., NC in 1842; Died in Smythe Co., VA in 1919

Relationship to Author:  2nd cousin 5x