Private Joseph W. Trevett, Co. G, 24th South Carolina Infantry, CSA

1834

  • Joseph was born to parents Lewis and Felicity Trevet in South Carolina.

1850

  • The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Richland County, SC showed 16 year old Joseph living with his parents Lewis and Felicity Trevett (Trevet) and his younger sister Mary, 6 yrs. Lewis was a French born painter of modest means.

1862

  • March 19: Joseph enlisted in the C.S. Army in Columbia, SC.
  • April 15: Company Muster-In Roll/Camp Johnson.
  • March 19-April 30: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Detailed for the Regiment Band.”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer.”

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Musician”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Musician. Absent on furlough.”
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Musician, member of band.”
  • July to October: Company Muster Rolls. Present. Remarks “Drummer”

1864

  • January to August: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Drummer in the Regt.”
  • November 30: Joseph was wounded in the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 17: Captured in Franklin on the Confederate retreat.
  • December 27: Transferred from Franklin and admitted to U.S. General Hospital No. 1 in Nashville, TN. Diagnosis. Convalescent.

1865

  • January 3: Transferred from hospital to Provost Marshall.
  • January 4: Roll of Prisoners of War/Nashville, Tn. “Captured by forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas, commanding Dept. of the Cumberland, and forwarded to Capt. S. E. Jones, Add’l A. D. C., Louisville, Ky.”     He was then forwarded onto Camp Chase, OH.June 13: Oath of Allegiance to the United States, subscribed and sworn to at Camp Chase, OH.
  • Info given:
  • Place of residence: Richland Co. S.C., Complexion: Fld (?)   Hair: Lt.   Eyes: Blue  Height: 5 ft. 11 ½ in.  Age: 31
  • ***between the years 1865 and 1867 the Trevett family moves to Tennessee***

1867

  • June 21: The local newspaper, The Public Ledger, in Memphis, TN included the name J. W. Trevett on the “List of Letters Remaining in the Postoffice”
  • September 13: The local newspaper, The Public Ledger, in Memphis, TN included the name J. W. Trevett on the “List of Letters Remaining in the Postoffice”

1870

  • August: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated Somerville, Fayette County, TN showed Joseph, a painter , and Mary living with their children: Eugene, age 10, Joseph, 9, and Carrie, 3.

1880

  • June 4: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Memphis, Shelby County, TN showed Joseph, a grainer, and Mary, living with their children: Joseph (a painter) 18 yrs, Carrie, 13, Charles, 9 and Willie, 6. (transcribed version also lists Gladys, 4 yrs)  

***Joseph showed up on the Memphis City Directories until 1896. He died sometime between then and 1900.***