Debusk, Joseph E.

PhotoCSAflagAge at Enlistment:  18

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  Tennessee and Virginia

Rank:  Pvt

Unit:  21st VA Cavalry Regiment; 5th TN Cavalry Regiment

Service RecordEnlisted at Lee Co., VA in the 21st VA Cav in Mileham’s Co. on 17 Sep 1861; Enlists in Co. G of the 5th TN Cavalry on 22 Sep 1862 with his brothers with his own horse; Sept & Oct 1862: Gone Home sick with leave Oct 19, 1862; Nov 1862 – Apr 1863 record lists he was mounted “159 days”: Present; Mar 12, 1864: Tunnel Hill, GA on detached service; listed as prisoner of war; no union prison is identified: paroled at Cumberland Gap 27 Apr 1865.  (see John E. Debusk’s record for POW for Joseph)

Survived War:  Yes

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

Soldier Info:  Born in Washington Co., VA in 1843; Died in Lee Co., VA in 1924.

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