Private Stephen Jacob Revell was born on December 6th, 1843 at Darlington County, South Carolina. In 1860 he was living with his father and mother near Blue Creek, Liberty County, Florida.
He enlisted for state service on September 14th, 1861 with Captain Wilk Call’s Concordia Infantry.
He reenlisted in Davidson’s Company on April 6th, 1862 at Rico’s Bluff, Liberty County, Florida; he stated his age as 17.
He was present with the company from the date of enlistment until December 19th, 1862 when he was detached for service with the city police at Knoxville, Tennessee. He performed his detached service until June 22nd, 1863 when he was granted a furlough of 40 days in Florida due to illness. He was reported absent without leave from November 1st, 1863 through February 29th, 1864.
He did eventually return to the company; he was captured at Nashville, Tennessee on December 16th, 1864, and sent to the military prison at Louisville Kentucky where he arrived on December 22nd. He was transferred to the military prison at Camp Chase, Ohio, where arrived on January 4th, 1865.
He was released from Camp Chase on June 12th, 1865 after signing the Oath of Allegiance. His description was given as dark complexion, dark hair, brown eyes, 5’ 8” tall, 20 years old, and place of residence as Liberty County, Florida.
After the war, he returned to Liberty County and became a minister. He married Mary Savannah (née Strickland) ca. 1866; they had seven children together. Stephen applied for and was awarded a Florida Confederate pension.
Mary Savannah passed away on January 20th, 1920. He married his second wife, Etta (née Eubanks) on February 15th, 1921.
Stephen died on April 13th, 1924 at Bristol, Liberty County, Florida. He is interred at Lake Mystic Cemetery, Bristol, Liberty County, Florida.