Blevins, George Douglas

Photo: 58th NC Infantry battle flag remnants

George Douglas Blevins and Celia58th NCT flag

Age at Enlistment: 19

Length of Service: 1863-1865

State:  North Carolina

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:    58th NC Infantry Regiment

Service Record:  Enlisted in Co. B on 13 May 1863 in Saltville, VA; Known in CSA as “Douglas Blevins”; Sick at Dalton, GA (Rubella) May 1864 by order of regimental surgeon; POW at Marietta, GA, July 1864 and sent to military prison in Louisville, KY then to Camp Morton, IN 13 Jul 1864; Exchanged March 1865 after sent to Pt. Lookout, MD; released at end of war.

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:  Testerman Family Cemetery – Lansing, Ashe Co., NC

Soldier Info:   Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1844; Died at Helton, Grassy Creek, Ashe Co., NC in 1918

Relationship to Author:  4th Great Uncle