Research Lieut- Colonel George Delavergne Union 8th Tennessee Infantry (photo)?

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Hoping someone might have access to a war-time or post-war photo of the Colonel. He began the war a Private in the 47th NY. He came south to Camp Nelson, Ky. at the request of "Parson" Brownlow to drill and organize East Tennessee Union Volunteers. He ended the war Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Tennessee Infantry. He returned a Veterans Questionnaire to the State of Tennessee years after the war. He was born in Washington County, Ohio. After the war, he lived at 239 W 41st St, Los Angeles, CA. His parents were, George W. & Mary De La Vergne.

Many Thanks,
Glenn
 
Joined
Dec 31, 2010
Location
Kingsport, Tennessee
Hoping someone might have access to a war-time or post-war photo of the Colonel. He began the war a Private in the 47th NY. He came south to Camp Nelson, Ky. at the request of "Parson" Brownlow to drill and organize East Tennessee Union Volunteers. He ended the war Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Tennessee Infantry. He returned a Veterans Questionnaire to the State of Tennessee years after the war. He was born in Washington County, Ohio. After the war, he lived at 239 W 41st St, Los Angeles, CA. His parents were, George W. & Mary De La Vergne.

Many Thanks,
Glenn
George DeLaVergne (De La Vergne) Enlisted as a Private on 5/27/1862 at Brooklyn, NY a 22-year-old farmer. He mustered into "G" Co. NY 47th Infantry on 5/27/1862. He mustered out on 9/1/1862 at Brooklyn, NY. On 5/1/1863 he was commissioned Captain into "I" Co. TN 8th Infantry. Promoted to Major 8/10/1863, promoted to Lt. Colonel 10/1/1863. Wounded on 6/15/1864 at Kennesaw Mountain, GA. Born in Washington County, OH. After the war, he lived in Los Angeles, CA.

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The following is taken from the Colonel's Tennessee Civil War Veterans' Questionnaire.


On April 29, 1922, 82-year-old George Delavergne of Los Angeles California, former Lieutenant Colonel of the 8th Tennessee Infantry, Union Volunteers completed the Tennessee Civil War Veterans' Questionnaire and returned it to Nashville. He was one of only 120 or so Federal Army Veterans from Tennessee units to complete and return the form, compared to numerous former Confederates. He was the son of George W. & Mary Yates of Dutches, New York. During his lifetime he lived in New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, and Colorado. His father, a farmer, and miller had been a member of the Honor-Guard that escorted Marquis de Lafayette into NY on his second visit in 1824.

George enlisted May 27, 1862, in the 90-day 47th New York Infantry. The regiment left the State (eight companies) May 30, 1862, and was mustered in the service of the United States, for three months, from May 27, 1862, at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md., it served until September 1, 1862, when it was mustered out at Brooklyn.

"At Parson Brownlow's Solicitation, I came to Kentucky, drilled and organized refugees from East Tennessee. My first act was to cast my first ballot for the State to remain in the Union. After this, I was treated as an outlaw and was obliged to go north. I served in the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. I was in the siege of Knoxville and other battles in upper East Tennessee, in near all the battles between Chatanooga and Kennesaw Mountain, near which place I received a severe battle injury and hospital stay in Detroit, Michigan until 1865. I was ordered to report to General Hooker in Cincinnati, Ohio. He gave me a Dep (Department)? Court over which I presided while under his command. I later served in the same capacity under General Ord until I mustered out. Two notable men I knew during the war, Secretary Salmon P. Chase and Colonel Felix A. Reeves, 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry".
 
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