3rd Sergeant Cuyler Nevill, I Company



Graciously submitted by his GGGrandson, Wade Barr
His record as it appears in Lillian Henderson's "Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865":

Nevill, Cuyler----- private June 10, 1861 . Appointed 3d Sergeant December 1862 . Discharged at Savannah, Ga. October 24, 1863 . Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 22d Battn. Ga. Heavy Artillery May 20, 1864 . Roll for October 1864 , last on file, shows him absent, sick. No later record.

.......additional info submitted by Wade Barr, his Great,great,grandson;
According to family tales he ran away from home and joined at 15 yrs. old. In the fall of 1863 his mother caught up with him and got his officers to discharge him because of his age. The story goes that on his 18th birthday he went to Savannah and signed up again and served another year until he got sick and was brought home and the war was over before he had gotten well enough to go back.

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