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Faces of the Sixth

The Photographic History of original members of the

6th North Carolina State Troops

Copyright (C) 1999-2013, compiled by Historian, Rick Walton

The following photographs are of original members of the "Bloody Sixth". We are honored to include their images here.

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Private Rufus Henry Beavers

Post war photo age about 35

Contributed by descendant Philip Snell

Private Rufus Henry Beavers

Company I- "Cedar Fork Rifles"

brother of Sidney, Charlie and G.T. Beavers.

Born: 3 Feb. 1830

Occupation: Farmer

While fighting in the upper Shenandoah Valley under General Early, Beavers was captured at Halltown, West Virginia on August 22, 1864, and confined at Camp Chase, Ohio, until transferred to Point Lookout, Maryland, March 18, 1865. Exchanged at Boulware's Wharf, James River, Virginia, March 27, 1865. Descendants recall him saying he was imprisoned in Illinois before being sent to Pt. Lookout.

Married Louise Lewter (b. Dec. 29, 1834 - d. June 7, 1879) together they had fourteen children.

Died in 12 Mar 1909 and buried at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Chatham County, NC





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