Date of Birth:
Unknown Day, 1819
Date of Death:
June 18, 1864
U.S. Civil War
33rd N.C. Infantry, Lane's Brigade, Wilcox's Division, A.P. Hillís Corps, Army of Northern
Avery was awarded his bachelor's degree from the University in 1839. He was wounded at the Wilderness on May 6, 1864, and died on June 18, 1864, at Orange Court House, Va. (Roster, volume IX, page 118)
"Colonel Avery walked up and down our lines encouraging our men with both actions and words" (Clark, volume II, page 570).
Sources: GAA Alumni Records; North Carolina Troops 1861-1865: A Roster, N.C. Office of Archives and History; and Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, edited by Walter Clark, 1901.