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Granville Blevins is the only Confederate Soldier buried at the Carnifax Ferry battlefield. He actually died 3 days before the battle of fever. His friends and brother Haywood buried him at the spot.
Plaque located at the burial site of Pvt. Blevins at Carnifax Ferry battlefield in West Virginia.

Age at Enlistment: 19

Length of Service: 1861

State: Virginia

Rank: Pvt

Unit: 45th VA Infantry Regiment

Service Record:   Enlisted in Co. C at Wytheville 29 May 1861 with his friends and brother Haywood; sent to Camp Gauley on Patterson Farm in Aug 1861; Died of fever 3 days before the battle of Carnifax Ferry (now WV) while at Camp Gauley 6 SEP 1861 by his brother and fellow soldiers. His is the only CSA Soldier’s grave at the battlefield and there is a marker and plaque dedicated to him.

Survived War: No

Cemetery/Burial: Carnifax Ferry Battlefield State Park, Summersville, Nicholas Co. , WV

Fence surrounding Pvt. Granville Blevins

Soldier Info:  Born in Virginia in 1841; Died in Virginia (WV) 1861

Relationship to Author: 2nd cousin 5x