Debusk, John Wesley

Photo:  John Wesley Debusk likely in 25th VA Cavalry uniformConfederate uniform, John Wesley DebuskAge at Enlistment:  29

Length of Service: 1862-1865

State:  Tennessee and Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:  5th TN Cavalry Regiment and 25th VA Cavalry Regiment

Service Record: Enlisted at Cumberland Gap in Co. G of the 5th TN Cav on 26 Sep 1862 bringing his own horse; record in 1862 and early 1863 states “mounted 159 days”; listed on detached service at Tunnel Hill, GA in Mar 1864, but likely he was sent to VA; enlisted in 25th VA Cavalry (or 5th TN became the 25th VA Cav) on 28 Feb 1864; final record states paroled at Cumberland Gap, KY on 27 Apr 1865; record does not state union prison he was held in; pension approved at age 76 in 1909 and lists final unit as Co. H 25th VA Cavalry.

Survived War:  Yes

Cemetery / Burial:   Hounshell Cemetery, Rose Hill, Lee Co., VA

Soldier Info:  Born in Washington Co., VA in 1833; Died in Lee Co., VA in 1925.

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