Photo: John Wesley Debusk likely in 25th VA Cavalry uniformAge at Enlistment: 29
Length of Service: 1862-1865
State: Tennessee and Virginia
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.
Relationship to Author: 1st cousin 5x