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Arthur F. Devereux
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Born April 27, 1838
Salem, Massachusetts
Died February 13, 1906(1906-02-13) (aged 67)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Place of burial
Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Years of service 1861 – 1864
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Commands held
  • Salem Light Infantry company
  • 19th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
  • Second Brigade, Second Division, II Corps
Battles/wars American Civil War
Awards Brevet Brigadier General
Other work Ohio state representative

Arthur Forrester Devereux (April 27, 1838 – February 13, 1906) was a captain in the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia prior to the Civil War and a colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. He is notable for his expertise and proficiency in the instruction of military drill. During the Battle of Gettysburg, the 19th Massachusetts Infantry, under his command, played an important role in filling a breach in the Union lines during Pickett's Charge. After his active service had concluded, Devereux was awarded the honorary rank of brevet brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by appointment of President Andrew Johnson on February 21, 1866, to rank from March 13, 1865, and confirmation by the U.S. Senate on April 10, 1866.

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