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Pvt William M. DeForrest
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov., 1864

Private, 8th Illinois Cavalry, Co. K

Son of J. & Elizabeth A. DeForrest

William was from Alton, Illinois when he enlisted in the 8th Illinois Cavalry on Oct. 4, 1864 at Marengo, Ill. He was mustered in there on Oct. 8, 1864. The following personal characteristics were recorded about him: he was a 28 year old farmer, standing 5'9" and with brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. He was born in New York.

There are several differences between the gravestone and the records. One is the spelling of his surname, another is his age. He died at Camp Stoneman in Washington DC on Nov. 22.

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Jan 09, 2008
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Pvt William M. DeForrest
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Pvt William M. DeForrest
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