Avents in the Civil War

 

Here are the 53 Confederate Avents:

. Avent, A. J Gidding's Battalion, Texas Cavalry
Avent, B.F. 3rd Regiment, Confederate Engineer Troops
Avent, B.F. Engineers, CSA
Avent, B.L. 14th Battalion, Mississippi Light Artillery
Avent, B.L. Merrin's Battery, Mississippi Light Artillery
Avent, Ben 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Avent, Benjamin 1st Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Feild's)
Avent, Benjamin W. General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA
Avent, Benton M. 3rd Regiment, Alabama Cavalry
Avent, C.B. 18th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, E.O. 53rd Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Avent, Evander O. 5th Battalion, Virginia Infantry (Wilson's) (Archer's)
Avent, Ferdinand 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry
Avent, George W. 35th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Avent, George Washington 22nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, Glover 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry
Avent, H. Hutton's Company, Louisiana Artillery (Crescent Artillery Company A)
Avent, Henry C. 31st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, Henry E. 5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry
Avent, J.A. 6th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, J.J. 1st Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry Reserves
Avent, J.N. General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA
Avent, James H. 12th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Avent, James T. 13th Battalion, North Carolina Infantry
Avent, James W. 47th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
Avent, John 5th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
. Avent, John A. 18th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, John H. 17th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Avent, John H. 16th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
Avent, John J. 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, John L. 18th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry
Avent, John W. 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves
Avent, Joseph 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Avent, Joseph L. 7th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, Joseph L. 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Partisan Rangers
Avent, Joseph L. 15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, Patrick H. 15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, Robert 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Avent, Samuel H. Chappell's Company, Virginia Local Defense (Pickett Guards)
Avent, T.E. 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, T.E. Hughes' Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry
Avent, Thomas E. 15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (wounded, Battle of Shiloh)
Avent, Thomas V. 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Artillery
Avent, W.F. General and Staff Officers, Non-Regimental Enlisted Men, CSA
Avent, W.R. 3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)
Avent, W.T. 22nd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Freeman's)
Avent, Wallace 1st Regiment, North Carolina Junior Reserves
Avent, Wallace W. 3rd Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry
Avent, William 45th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Avent, William E. 2nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, William E. 22nd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, William J. 15th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
Avent, William J. 31st Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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There was also at least one Avent in the Confederate Navy (the three names below may refer to the same person):

J.J. Avent, Landsman, CSS Albemarle, and Halifax Station, 1864. [ORN 2, 1, 274.]

J.W. Avent, Landsman, CSS Albemarle, and Halifax Station, 1864. [ORN 2, 1, 274.]

James T. Avent (middle initial also shown as J.), enlisted in Nash County, North Carolina, December 13, 1861, as sergeant, company B, 13th Battalion North Carolina Infantry; later served in the 32nd Regiment North Carolina Militia and in the Confederate States Navy; served as landsman on the CSS Albemarle and at Halifax Station, 1864. [NCT 5, 253 & 681; ORN 2, 1, 274.]

(ORN: "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion." 31 volumes. US Government Printing Office, 1914; 

NCT: "North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster." Issued by the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina)

And here are the 5 Yankee Avents:

Avent, George E.

9th Regiment, New York Infantry

(George E. Avent was born in England and applied for naturalization in New York on 20 April 1861, so he obviously was not a descendant of Col. Thomas Avent.)

Avent, John United States Colored Infantry
Avent, John 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Avent, William R. 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)
Avent, William R. 7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry

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