Photo: 26th NC Infantry battle flag
Age at Enlistment: 22
Length of Service: 1861-1865
State: North Carolina
Rank: Pvt / Cpl
Service Record: Enlisted in Co. A on 17 May 1861 in Ashe Co., NC, age 22. Taken POW at New Bern, NC 14 Mar 1862, paroled 25 Mar 1862, RTD prior to 14 Aug 1862. Wounded in action by gunshot wound to the forehead at Gettysburg 1 Jul 1863 and sent to Hosp in Richmond. RTD Nov 1863. Promoted to Cpl 6 Mar 1864. Served to end of war.
Provided by Barbara Taylor 30 Nov 2015:
Source: From newspapers.com – The Weekly Standard, Raleigh, NC July 29, 1863 page 2 – from a list of Causalities of the Battle of Gettysburg, PA (this is just one small snip of a very long list – almost 3 full columns. See “Horton Blevins”
Survived War: Yes
Cemetery / Burial: Exact death date or cause unknown. According to family stories, he was best man at his sister Joyce’s wedding on 14 Mar 1866; no further records on Horton have been found to date. There is no 1870 census for him, so likely died between 1866-1870.
Soldier Info: Born in Ashe Co., NC in 1839; Died likely between 1866-1870
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x