Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
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June 17, 2023: Premier Americana – Day Two

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2035


Estimate: $200 - $300

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$200 $25
$500 $50
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$3,000 $250
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VIRGINIA CONFEDERATE (C.S.A.) PORTRAIT OF DR. JOHN SCOTT DEYERLE (1835-1890), oil on canvas, three-quarters length depiction of the sitter in his Confederate uniform with a sword at his side, no signature located. Housed in likely original gilt and gesso frame. Fourth quarter 19th century. 17 5/8" x 21 5/8" sight, 23 5/8" x 27 5/8" OA. 
Catalogue Note: John Scott Deyerle was born on June 1, 1835 in Roanoke Co., Virginia to parents Joseph S. Deyerle (1799-1877) and Anna "Annie" Crawford (1800-1871). John was one out of a total of 13 children, eventually serving along with some of his brothers in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Prior to the war, he attended Roanoke College, Hampden-Sydney, and the University of Virginia and received his medical degree from the University of the City of New York in 1860.
In October of 1861, John enlisted as captain in the Roanoke Guard of the 54th Virginia Infantry, and he was promoted to major in November of the next year. He resigned his position in April of 1863 and became a surgeon in the 21st Cavalry Battalion, his highest rank in the Confederate Army Medical Department was Assistant Surgeon.
After the war, John practiced medicine in Salem, VA, living with his father, mother, and a few siblings at the family residence of Pleasant Grove. In 1878, he was elected as a delegate for the Salem District to the Conservative Party of Virginia Convention and was elected as Treasurer for Roanoke Co. At age 52, he married Annie Maggie Garrett (1864-1921) on July 5, 1887, and they had three daughters. John suffered a stroke in 1888 and died about two years later on July 5, 1890 at age 55 and is buried at East Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA in the Deyerle/Barnett burial plot. 


Very good condition, pinhole to his proper right eye and proper left cheek. Frame with small loss and some flakes/chips.

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Property from the Hammond, Revercomb, and Deyerle families, Covington, Virginia.