Noah Deaton papers 1862-1864
Noah Deaton was born on October 26, 1838, in North Carolina. He enlisted as a private in Company H of the 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment on June 6, 1861, and served the Confederacy in the Gettysburg Campaign until his capture at Bristoe Station on October 14, 1863. He was sent to Old Capitol Prison and Point Lookout before his release in February 1865; he was formally exchanged in March 1865. After the war, he married Sarah Jane McDonald, and the couple had 8 children. Deaton died on March 24, 1922.