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Captain James H. Tevis of the Arizona Rangers.

Tevis was a native of Virginia who came to Arizona in 1857, where he served as an agent for the Butterfield Overland Stagecoach Company at Apache Pass. On the outbreak of war in 1861 he enlisted in the Arizona Guards, a Confederate militia company raised at Pinos Altos, in what is now New Mexico. He later transferred into Company A, Baylor's Regiment of Arizona Rangers, commanded by Captain Sherod Hunter. Tevis served with this company until the end of the war. In May 1863 he was elected captain of the Arizona Rangers, a post he held until he surrendered the company at Hempstead, Texas, in May 1865. In 1880 he settled with his family along the newly-constructed Southern Pacific Railroad in southeastern Arizona, and was one of the founders of a town that was initially called "Teviston" in his honour (the town was later renamed and became the present day town of Bowie, Arizona). He became a successful businessman in Cochise County, was involved in mining and ranching, owned a hotel and restaurant, and promoted railroad development. In 1891 Tevis was elected to the Arizona Territorial Legislature as a representative for Cochise County, where he served one term. He died at Tucson in 1905.

Article on him here: http://azrebel.tripod.com/page23.html

His Find A Grave memorial: https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=18769574

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At one time I was doing some search for information on their uniforms. I don't remember what I found and would have to see where I put the information I did find.
 
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