Message Board and Photos of Soldiers
The message board is provided for the sharing of
information and for requesting specific
that is additional to information provided in the H.E. Howard, Inc.
series. Any information is important and can range from a picture
of a soldier, service record, and family anecdote to a simple citation
in a book.
Shelby Foote, the noted Civil War historian, died
in Memphis, Tennessee, on June 28, 2005. He was 88 years old, and is best known for his three-volume, 3,000-word history of the Civil War, as well as his insightful commentary on the PBS-TV Civil War series.
John M. Ashcraft, Jr., author of the 31st Virginia Infantry,
died Memorial Day 2001. Victor Thacker writes that Ashcraft's research
materials will eventually be donated to West Virginia University, his
Alma Mater. Those of us that seek to honor those that served with the
31st are grateful that Ashcraft dedicated considerable time, long hours
of research, and expense in developing the history and roster of the
31st Virginia Infantry. The 31st Virginia Infantry is published as part
of the H.E. Howard Virginia Regimental History Series.
Custom Tours of West Virginia and western Virginia
Civil War sites involving the 25th, 31st, and 62nd Virginia Regiments
are available. Such tours could be in conjunction with fall colors,
historical sites, and historical preservation. Contact "Step On Tour
Service" to discuss customized tour interests and opportunities: Ruth
Taylor, HC 64 Box 423, Hillsboro, WV 24946, (304) 653-8563.
- May 9, 1863: As part of the Jones-Imboden Raid, William L. Wilson
reported "a good many of the 25th reg't" were on leave at
Glenville, WV, many at home for their first visit of the war. A
Borderland Confederate. 1962. University of Pittsburgh Press, Page
- "Friday 13th  on picket yet. Still looking for the Yankees.
Relieved at one o'clock and came up on this side of New Market and
heard the Yankees coming." Diary of Harvey Kiser, Co. K, 62 VA Mtd.
Inf., MWIA battle of New Market (5/15/64), died 5/18/64.
- 31st Virginia: Walbrook D. Swank's compilation
and editing of George Quintus Peyton's diary is a commendable volume
and provides valuable information regarding the 13th
Virginia and other regiments of Pegram's Brigade. The volume was
published in 2001 by Burd Street Press as Stonewall Jackson's
Foot Cavalry, Company A, 13th Virginia Infantry. An
example of the diary's value lies in an enlistment entry for Thursday,
February 18, 1864, Pegram's Brigade composed of the 13th, 31st,
49th, 52nd, and 58th Virginia Infantry
Regiments, south of Culpeper: Cold southwest wind blew all day. About 9
a.m. the regiment fell in and marched to the house of Mr. William
Walker for the purpose of trying to get the men to enlist for the
balance of the war. All of the 49th and all except 29 of the
13th went over. None of the 31st, half of the 52nd
and 58th, and all of the 31st were willing to
enlist, but they wanted to be transferred to the Northwest where they
lived. The portion of the quotation dealing with the 31st
appears contradictory but possibly it indicated an initial reluctance,
wanting to make the point that they wanted the transfer with
L. Armstrong is searching for information (letters, diaries,
of the Battle of McDowell, Highland County, VA, May 8, 1862,
the 25th VA, 31st VA, and other regiments. Also
and the Summer 2003 issue of Blue and Gray containing his "The
Battle of McDowell, May 1862."
Allison is seeking information, letters, and pictures about Samuel
Fontaine Ginger of the Bath Grays.
Samuel was in the Bath Grays, which were the 18th
Virginia Cavalry, Company G. He was exchanged 8-16-62. He also served
Co. A, 62nd VA. Mtd. Inf. and 2nd Co. G, 18th VA. Cav. As far as I
Bath Grays surrendered all of the Company after the battle of Rich
July 1861...and after their exchange, the Bath Grays were assigned to
Virginia Mounted Infantry and later to the 18th Virginia Cavalry. Any
information about any or all of these units would be greatly
Norman Collier is seeking information on
Captain John A. Robison,
25th VA Inf.
Bill Hendrick is seeking information on and a
photo of his
ggrandfather, Adam Hedrick, who served with Co. K, 62nd VA Mt. Inf.
R.C. Hooker is seeking copies of records or
references on his
ggrandfather John Norris, 25th Virginia Infantry Regiment. Photo
courtesy and reproduced with permission of R.C. Hooker.
First Sgt. John Norris, 2 Co. A, 25th Virginia Infantry
captured North Mountain Station 9/12/62;
exchanged Vicksburg 11/l/62;
captured Spotsylvania Courthouse 5/12/64.
L.A. Hunnewell is seeking copies of reports or
pictures of his ggrandfather Thomas S./E. Oliver, Co. H, 25 VA Inf. and
Co. F, 7 VA Inf.
Jones is seeking information on the following:
- Noah Haskins, my great-great uncle, was in Company B of the
25th Virginia Infantry. He was elected color bearer in 1862. He was
captured on May 10, 1864 at The Wilderness. Looking for any additional
information or photographs.
- Noah's younger brother and my gggrandfather was Thomas
Jefferson Haskins. Was he in the 25th VA Infantry? I know he was
captured and escaped during the Civil War, but I have no additional
details at this time. Looking for any information and photographs.
Wilfong Kennedy is looking for any written references, letters, or
photographs of Jonas Wilfong of the 31st Virginia.
Kennedy is seeking copies of reports, references, or photographs of
his gggrandfather Josiah Wilson PVT., 25th VA, 2nd Co. F.
Kiser is seeking information and photographs of the members of the
2nd Co. K, 62nd VA mounted infantry, especially Harvey, Daniel, and
Larry McClemons is seeking information,
references, and photos on
Edgar Howard Parsons, hospital steward with 2nd Co. E, 25th VA,
Ritchie is seeking additional information on the Civil War service
of his gggrandfather Ephraim Wimer.
Ephrain Wimer, Second Lt., Co. I, 62nd VA,
captured at Fisher's Hill (9/22/64)
and exchanged at Dutch Gap near Richmond, March 1865.
Prior service as 1st Sgt. being paroled at Beverly, WV, July 1861.
Described as 5'6", light complexion, blue eyes, and auburn hair.
Post war merchant at Blue Grass (Crabbottom), VA.
(photo copyright © Mike Ritchie; reproduced with permission).
T.H. Shrader is seeking copies of reports or references and photographs
of the following ancestors:
- Ammi Shrader (Schrader), Co. K, 25th VA Inf. Reg.
As a private, was involved in 40 engagements and battles. Captured at
the Salient, Spotsylvania Courthouse, May 12, 1864. Paroled March 1865
- Benjamin Franklin Shrader (Schrader), 2nd Co. I, 25th VA Inf.
Wounded at West Woods, Sharpsburg, September 17, 1862. Died of febris
typhoidis at Stanton Hospital, October 18, 1862.
- Ezra Samuel Shrader (Schrader), Co. K, 25th VA Inf. Reg.
Possibly wounded at Sharpsburg. Promoted to First Corp. March 1, 1863,
and later wounded in the thigh at Culp's Hill, Gettysburg, and captured
following retreat of the ANV. Died of pneumonia in prison and buried at
Brooklyn National Cemetery.
- Solomon Shrader (Schrader), 1st Co. E, 2nd Co. C, 62nd VA Mnt.
Possibly wounded at Williamsport, July 6, 1863. Died of unrecorded
cause at Mount Jackson, VA, hospital August 11, 1863.
- George Wimer, 1st Co. E and 2nd Co. C, 62 VA Mt Inf.
MWIA at the battle of Williamsport, MD, July 6, 1863.
- Benjamin F. Wimer, 2nd Co. E, 25 VA Inf.
Drafted as a private in 1862. MIA (assumed died in service).
- Emanuel Wimer, served in both 25th and 62nd VA Inf.
Captured Mine Run, VA, 1863.
- Ruben Hoover, 2nd Co. K, 62nd VA Mt. Inf.
KIA at battle of New Market, VA, May 15, 1864.
- John Hoover, 1st Co. A and 2nd Co. K, 62nd VA Mt. Inf.
WIA May 15, 1864, Battle of New Market.
is seeking information on and a photo of James M. Steuart, Co. B, 31st
VA, KIA at the battle of Port Republic, VA, June 9, 1862.
Jim Williams is seeking information on his
Regor, Co. H or K, 62nd VA Mt. Inf. Joel's brother Ezra apparently
served with the unit, dying of disease in 1864.
found this information in the History of Highland Co. (except for the
info on James Crawford Wiley that was found in the family history
document concerning Conrad Kramer and his descendants). He could use
any information, including portraits, names referred in reports, etc.
These names are all related to him.
|Jame Crawford Wiley
||Jackson’s Calvary as courier.
||F Company, 25TH Va Infantry. Died in prison as a POW.
||F Company, 25TH Va Infantry. Briefly held as a POW.
||Jackson’s Calvary. Killed in action during the Wilderness
||F Company, 25TH Va Infantry. POW.
||E Company 31St Va Infantry. Discharged in 1864.
||I Company, 19TH Va Cavalry.
is seeking information and pictures of Ballard and William Rucker, both
of whom served in 2nd Co. A, 62nd VA Mtd Inf.
and Mary Hedrick
are seeking information on ggrandfather Adam Hedrick, Co. K, 62 VA Mtd
is seeking information on Jacob Given Ratliff of Highland County, who
served in the 31st and 62nd VA infantry regiments.
is seeking information on and pictures of his ggg-grandfather, Private
Peter Harter, 2nd Company K, 25th VA Inf. He was killed on Culps Hill,
July 2-3, 1863, and an after war roster listed him as a color bearer.
Roy Vandevander is seeking information on his
ancestors (or variants Vandevander, Vandvanter etc.) of the 62nd VA
Inf. He may be reached at the following address, which he has granted
permission to publish on this site: Roy Vandevander, 1727 Brookview
Road, Baltimore, MD 21222-1207.
is seeking additional information on Private Elijah Leach, Second
Company B, 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment. Wounded Port Republic June
9, 1862 and later brigade ambulance driver.
||Tag with photo is inscribed "Elijah Leach, McDowell, VA,
Lillian Leach Levy. Was in the Civil War."
is seeking information on the Civil War service of Erazmus F. Williams
of Randolph County, WV. Has photo of him in later life.
is seeking information on the locations and burials of CSA soldiers
killed during the battle of the Wilderness.
is seeking photo and information on great-grandfather Adam Hedrick who,
while living in Pendleton County, Virginia, enlisted in Co. F 66th VA,
later being assigned to the second Company F, 62nd VA Mounted Infantry.
He was wounded and captured at Gettysburg, consequently serving out the
remainder of the war in Camp Chase, Ohio.
is seeking information on her great grandfather, William Calhoun Byrd,
Company E, 31st Virginia. His origin was Highland County, VA, and a DAC
certificate attests to his service.
is seeking information on his 3Ggrandfather, Isaac Gregory of Webster
County, who served in Company G, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. Family
records indicate he enlisted August 1862, captured that year and served
as a POW until April 1864.
is seeking information on his ggrandfather John Henry Cammack who
served as a corporal, Company C, 31st Virginia. He was also author of
Personal Recollections of John Henry Cammack, published by Marshall
University Press. Also looking for records of Camp Garnett, CSA
Veterans of West Virginia.
is writing about Jubal Early's 1864 Valley Campaign and is seeking
information about the 62nd Virginia's role, especially its splendid
work at Ashby's Gap.
is seeking a photo and information about her great-grandfather, Irwin
W. Bragg, who while serving with the 25th Virginia was wounded at
Allegheny Mountain, December 13, 1861, loosing his left leg to
amputation the same date.
is seeking information on his great-grandfather, William Taylor Smith,
31st Virginia. He was appointed to VMI and saw action with the Corps at
New Market. Seeking confirmation of his appointment as a Colonel with
the 31st Virginia.
is seeking information and pictures on the following soldiers of the
- Third great-grandfather, William H. Hogan, Private, Co. F.
- Third granduncle, George E. Hogan, Private, Co. F.
- Third granduncle, Andrew Hevener, Private, Co. F, killed
September 13, 1861.
- Third granduncle, Adam Hevener, Private, Co. F.
- Third granduncle, Levi Hevener, Private, Co. F.
- First cousin x5, John W. Folks, Private, Co. F, killed at the
Wilderness, May 6, 1864.
- First cousin x5, Adam E. Folks, Sgt-Corp, Co. F.
- Third grandaunt's husband, Enoch Wamsley, Co. F.
- Third grandaunt's husband, Washington Riggleman, Co. F.
is seeking pictures and information on the following soldiers of the
- GG grandfather John Spaur
- GGG grandfather Anthony R. Spaur, Co. I.
- Leonard Bowyers, Co. G.
is seeking additional information and photographs of ggreat uncle
Captain Joseph French Harding, Co. C, 31st Virginia Infantry and 20th
Virginia Calvary. Dr. Thacker published the Civil War memoirs of French
Harding. The cover of the memoirs is provided below (with permission)
and ordering information is available through Other Civil War Links.
||Captain French Harding was elected commander of Company F
County), 31st Virginia Infantry, and served until Colonel Hoffman
arrested him. In February 1864, he resigned and joined Company C (also
of Randolph County) of the 20th Virginia Cavalry. He later served in
the 1872 Constitutional Convention of West Virginia, as Sheriff of
Randolph County, and twice in the State Legislature. The cover collage
depicts Captain Harding circa 1862 and circa 1900.
(Dr. Thacker's sharing of this information on
Captain Harding and
permission to reproduce the cover of the published memoir (in the third
printing) are much appreciated.) Copies of the book can be obtained at
$15.95 (plus $6.00 shipping and handling) from: McClain Printing
Company; P.O. Box 403; Parsons, WV 26287; 800-654-7179.
is seeking information on his second great grandfather, Private Isaac
T. Miller of Co. A, 18th Virginia Calvary.
is seeking information on her ggggrandfather, Captain James M. Berry,
Company G, 25th Virginia Regiment.
is seeking information on great grandfather, Daniel Hamilton who
possibly served in the 25th Virginia. He was wounded and lost an arm
near Cumberland Gap, indicating possible service with a different unit.
is seeking documents relating to information about his great
grandfather, William Jefferson Linger of Randolph County, Stone Coal
Creek VA (WV). He is known to have served in the 31st Virginia.
is seeking information about his ancestor Enis/Enoch Peck, Co. D, 62nd
Virginia, known to have died at Camp Washington, January 1862. He also
would like to know of the location and history of Camp Washington. This
web site (www.alleghenymountain.org) would also appreciate the same
information for posting.
is seeking any documentation regarding ancestors that served in the
24th and 62nd Virginia Regiments. She is especially seeking references,
diaries, and photos regarding:
- GG Grandfather John Eye who served with the 62nd VA and was
Beverly, WV, in October 1864 and eventually sent to Camp Chase. He took
the oath at the end of the Civil War. He left Pendleton County, WV,
with his family in 1870 and eventually settled in Jones County, Iowa,
where he is buried.
- Daniel Felix Propst served in both the 25th and 62 VA
was the brother of John Eye's wife.
is seeking available information on private Benjamin Franklin
Suddarth, who served in Company B of the 25th VA Infantry Regiment.
is seeking references (e.g., rosters, diaries, documents) and
photographs of three GGGGGrand uncles that served in Company E,
"Pendleton Rifles," 25th VA Infantry.
The three were sons of John Pitsenbarger, a farmer in Pendleton County,
and are named Abraham, Harrison, and Benjamin. Abraham Pitsenbarger
also served in the 79th Militia.
[Armstrong lists Abraham as probably KIA while Benjamin and Harrison
were transferred to Niter Bureau, working in Highland County niter
would appreciate information on his gggrandfather, William Cole, who
served with 2nd Co. I of the 25th VA and was wounded at Manassas No. 2.
William was born in Bath County and lived in Pocahontas County from
1855 until his death in 1918.
He was the grandson of Revolutionary War soldier Richard Cole of
Greenbrier County. Mark would like to meet other Cole descendants of
CSA soldiers from Bath, Augusta, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties.
Mark is also seeking additional information and descendants of:
- GGGGrandfather John Friel, CSA service on Allegheny Mountain,
seeking burial location. [Armstrong lists a John T. Friel of 2nd
Company A, 25 VA Infantry; probably wounded in the abdomen at Port
Republic June 9, 1862, later died of wound, UVA Hospital,
Charlottesville, VA June 11, 1862]; seeking burial site.
- Grand Uncle Josiah Franklin Friel, died battle of Port
seeking burial site.
- Grand Uncle William Thomas Friel drowned Valley River near
1879; desires to contact descendants. [Armstrong lists a William T.
Friel as being transferred to the 25th VA Infantry in 1862 with later
duty as a detached teamster.]
- GGGrandfather James Twyman Friel, seeking photo.
is seeking information on ggrandfather James Buchannan McLaughlin, 25
VA Infantry, serving from 1861 until capture in 1864. Seeking picture
of ggrandfather and other members of the 25th VA.
is trying to verify a story in Lang's Loyal West Virginia 1861--1865
concerning a CSA Captain Christian Roberts being killed May 27, 1861,
on the B&O Rail Road at Glover's Grove in Marion County. He could
be the first CSA casualty of the Civil War.
is looking for information on Private Benjamin Franklin Suddarth of 2nd
Company B, 25th VA Infantry.
Tom Bohon provided the following photographs
of his gggrandfather
Billy T. Ware.
||William T. Ware of 2nd Co. I, 25 VA Infantry, enlisted
Valley Head May
21, 1861, serving until captured at battle of the salient, Spotsylvania
Courthouse, May 12, 1864. Took the oath, claiming to have opposed
secession, May 1865 and released. Resident of Beverly, WV, and
described as 6' 2.5", dark complexion, dark hair, and blue eyes.
Awarded Cross of Honor and died in 1929, with burial at Marple
Cemetery, Valley Head, Randolph County, WV.
is seeking information on David N. Spaur and his brother Gideon Spaur.
served with the 31st Virginia Infantry. David was killed during the
is seeking photos, letters and other information regarding his
ggggrandfather Joseph Curtis and Stephen Gibson, the father of Curtis'
wife. Both initiated their service as members of the Bath County Grays.
Joseph Curtis was captured and paroled at Beverly, VA (now WV) and was
part of Mooman's company, 25th Va, at McDowell. Later petitioned for
permission to join General Imboden's command. Stephen Gibson, age 69,
was also captured and paroled at Beverly as member of 25th Va. He later
served in the 62nd VA and 18th VA cavalry.
Allers is seeking photos of and written documents dealing with:
- Jeremiah Strother Helms, Sgt., 2nd Co. B and E, 31st VA and
- James Helms, brother of Jeremiah, teamster for the same units
- Joseph W. Burns, 1st VA Partisan Rangers and 18th VA cav.,
- Franklin Crawford Burns, Co. G, 18th VA Cav.
- Robert D. McAvoy, Co. G, 18th VA Cav.
- John W. Carpenter, Co. G, 18th VA Cav.
Mr. Allers has proposed a "reunion" (cyber or otherwise) of the
descendants of soldiers that served in the 31st VA and 18th VA Cavalry.
Please respond to Mr. Allers per his email link with your interest in
sharing the history of your ancestors.
is seeking any documentation and photos of Richard Madison Mabry (or
Mabry) who served in Co. E, Pendleton Rifles, 25th VA. It is believed
he served during 1863-65, later drawing a pension.
Jean (Hiner) Ricketts
is seeking information and photographs of her gguncles who lived in
Highland County, VA, and apparently served in VA units. Their last
names were Hiner, Samples, or Pullins.
is looking for pictures or other information on Absalom H. Nelson. He
was Captain of Co. E and second Co. C, 62nd Virginia Infantry.
Day is seeking service vita, pictures, and more on his:
- GGG Grandfather William Henry Harrison Stinespring, probably
- GGG Uncle James W. Stinespring, private 1st Co. G, 25th VA
and Co. F,
11th VA Cav.
W. Reger III
is seeking information or photographs of his GG Uncle Major Albert
Gallatin Reger, 25th VA Regiment.
is seeking information on the possible Civil War service of his
great grandfather Andrew Rexrode (b. 5-28-1848, d. 10-28-1912) and GG
grandfather, both of Highland County.
is seeking Confederate service information and pictures of the
following Gum (Gumm) ancestors:
- Charles W., Jehu, John D., Thomas G., and Washington W. Gum
of the 25th
- George W., James H., James K., W.G., and William J. Gum of
the 62th VA
- Adam F., George M., James F., James H., Josiah, McBride
(GGGrandfather), and Robert N. Gum of the 31st VA Inf.
- Adam L., Amos, James E., Jehu, John E., John H., Josiah,
Warwick, and William C. Gum of the 162nd VA Militia.
is seeking information and pictures of her ancestor George W. Cooper
who was reported as missing with Co. A, 31st VA Inf. during action at
Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864, and GGGrandfather Daniel Cooper of the
is seeking information about the following Couch ancestors:
- Joseph L. Couch, private, Co H., 62 VA Inf.
- James T. Couch, private, Co. H., 62 VA Inf.
- George E. Couch, private, Co. G, 102 ?
is seeking information on his GGGrandfather Captain Robert E. Miles,
who is thought to have been the oldest living Confederate Virginian at
the age of 102.
and Joan Beitzel
are looking for information on GGGrandfather Hezekiah McClintic (b.
1/19/1831, d. 1/27/1927), a doctor in Bath County who may have served
in the Civil War. His brothers Henry and George McClintic were known to
have served in Confederate service, and information is sought on such
Chris Wampler is looking for any information
on his gggUncle
Nimrod Dove, who served with the 62nd VA Inf. Also inquires about any
reenactment groups and activities.
is looking for photographs and service information on his gggrandfather
Jefferson Polk Coffman, 2nd Co. B., 62nd VA Mounted Inf. Also
inquiring about interest in a reunion of descendants of soldiers of the
62nd VA Inf.
seeking any information on her gggggrandfather John Sharp who
served in the 62nd VA Inf.
is seeking information and pictures of his ggrandfather Cpt.
Alpheus Haymond of Marion County and the 31st VA Inf.
Bill Caracoff requests any information on
- Capt. James A. Caracoff, Co. F, 25th VA Inf.
- Capt. James Henry Carickhoff, 62nd VA Mounted Inf.
- Third Sgt. George R. Carickhoff, 28th VA Inf.
- Lewis A. Carickhoff, Co. K, 62nd VA Mounted Inf.
- Peter Carickhoff, 10 VA Inf., "Valley Guards."
- Dr. Susan Crites is
compiling a book on Civil War soldiers from Pendleton County, WV, and
would like to obtain information from descendants and historians. Any
information on such soldiers would be very helpful.
is seeking information pertaining to his gggrandfather Lawrence
Anderson Smith, Company B, 25th Virginia Regiment, and member of the
Thornton Pickett Camp No. 19 UCV.
is seeking information on Sgt. and Capt. Nathan Clawson, Company I,
31st Virginia Regiment.
G. Jordan is seeking information and photo
gggrandfather Harmon Hiner of the 31st VA.
is seeking information/photographs of John Josiah Spencer, Co. G,
31st VA Infantry Regiment. He was born 1844 and died 1913, and his wife
Elizabeth Wilfong (1857-1904).
is seeking information on two ancestors: 1. Private Samuel Lynch, Co.
B, 25th VA, mortally wounded at the Wilderness while saving a wounded
comrade, and 2. Private John W. Cox, Co. E., Mosby's Calvary. Any
records and photos would be most welcome.
indicates that a picture and biography of his 2nd
ggrandfather, Theodore E. Davis, Company A, 31st Virginia,
may be found at Idaho
County Biographical Index. Theodore Davis served from the spring of
1861 through the surrender of the ANV at Appomattox.
is seeking information on Capt. Nathan Clawson, 31st VA.
is aware that his gggrandfather Capt. William Harrison Mollohan was
killed at Camp Allegheny on December 13, 1861, but is not aware of
where he may have been buried. Information as to his service and burial
would be much appreciated.
is looking for information on her gggrandfather, Robert Godwin, who
served in Co. K, 31st Virginia Infantry. He was captured and
imprisoned, via Point Lookout, at Elmira.
seeking information and photo on her ggggUncle John Kuhl who served
with Co. D, 31st Virginia; being wounded at McDowell and later dying of
his wounds. Also seeking information on Christian Kuhle who served in
the same company and regiment. He was in 33 battles and engagements,
receiving four wounds. Any information on John and Christian will be
is seeking information on the locations of and recovery of artifacts at
Camp Washington and Fort Edward Johnson. The two sites were close by or
could have been the same location with different names over time. Camp
Washington might have been at or near the breastworks at Ramsey’s Draft
Trail east of Route 250 between West Augusta and Head Waters.
Confirmation or clarification would be appreciated.
is seeking descendants and information on Samuel Carpenter who enlisted
at Allegheny, Virginia, on March 17, 1862, and mustered into service
with Co. G, 31st Virginia Infantry. She and her husband have preserved
the Widow Pence farm at Cross Keys, VA, where Samuel Carpenter was
They have in their possession an apparent footstone with the initials
S.C. Information as to Samuel and descendants would be appreciated.
is working on the location and preservation of graves associated with
the Battle of the Greenbrier River, Pocahontas County. WV.
Information regarding the identification of CSA dead and possible
location of graves is requested.
is seeking information, picture, engagements, etc. on her
ggggrandfather, Pvt. Leonard R. Howell, Co. D, 62nd VA Mounted
Infantry. His tombstone lists Company E but he may have been in both
is seeking information, picture, etc. on his ggrandfather, John Wesley
Moye, who was known to have served, at one time, in the 23rd Battalion
Nancy Shrader is seeking information on her ggrandfather David Shrader who served at
times with the 25th and 31st VA Infantry Regiments.
is looking for information/photographs on her ggggrandfather, John
Stewart Cromwell. John did not server with any Virginia regiments but
his service was with the 1st and 9th Battalion Mississippi Sharp
He was killed at the Battle of Pickett's Mill near New Hope Church,
Georgia, on May 27, 1864.
is seeking information on her GGGrandfather James G. Yancey who served
with the 62nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. Delauter lists James G.
Yancey as being conscripted and assigned to the regiment in April 1864,
but little additional information is lacking.
PC is seeking information, that is additive to Ashcraft, on Jacob
S. Bennett, who served in Company K, 31st VA Infantry. Information is
lacking on his whereabouts following his exchange in 1862. Rumor has
him dying in New York harbor. (Also see the entry below.)
Bennett is also seeking information on the fate of Jacob S.
Bennett, Co. K, 31st VA Infantry. Has conducted an exhaustive search of
official records but has not found any reference to his final resting
place. (Also see the entry above.)
is looking for photos, articles etc. regarding Captain Stump's 1st Co.
G, 62nd VA Inf. and Co. B, 18th VA Cavalry.
Eubank seeks contact with someone knowledgeable about burials at
Kevin Eaton is seeking information
and confirmation on his gggrandfather Joseph Francis Eaton.
Family tradition has Joseph seeing action at Second Manassas and
Gettysburg and having served in the 62nd VA. Confirmation and
additional information on his service is sought.
Ron Curtis desires to find out more
about the service of the following relatives:
- R.E. Cassel, pvt, Co. C, 62nd VA Mt. Inf: died as a POW at Camp
Chase in 1862.
- Stewart Cassel, probably Co. C, 62nd VA Mt Inf: KIA near
Riverton, Pendleton Cy, date unknown.
- Cullom Cassel, pvt, Co. C, 62nd VA Mt Inf: known to have survived
the war, no service record known.
- Moritz Hartman, pvt, Co. K, 62nd VA Mt Inf: known to have died in
<>Allen C. Cassel, pvt, Co. C, 25th VA Inf: survived the
war. Confirmation regarding the preceding
information is also requested. (2/05)
Clint has the uniform of his
chaplain ancestor T. B. Huskey, who, it is thought, served in the 31st
VA Inf. He has not been able to find T. B. Huskey on unit rolls
and inquires if anyone knows about his service in the Civil War.
Steven Russell informs
alleghenymountain.org that Champ W. Pattie, a First Lt., 2nd Co. B,
62nd VA Mt. Inf., is the only known Confederate veteran buried in
northern Iowa. Russell is gathering information on Champ for an
article on his life. Also, Russell states that Champ was
apparently well liked in Iowa since, when Champ died in 1913, the GAR
veterans attended his funeral en-masse. Champ(e) is buried at Clear
Lake Cemetery, Iowa.
- Rick Lank is seeking
information on descendents of soldiers wounded at Gettysburg and
retreated with General Imboden in July 1863. An Imboden descendent is
recognized at Forest Glen
Monica Lorenzano is seeking
information/photo on her ggggrandfather, Evan Alltop, who served in the
31st VA Inf. and later in the 19th VA cavalry.
Jane Greatorex is seeking
information on Jacob S. Bennett, who served in Co. K, 31st VA Inf. Records indicated that he was discharged with disabilities on June 14, 1862. He was arrested later and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio; sent to Vicksburg; sent to Jackson; and then declared exchanged at Aikens Landing, November 11, 1862. No further information after that time, but rumored that he died in New York City.
Dennis Miller indicates that his 2nd great grandfather, Isaac T. Miller, of Pendleton Co., West Virginia, and later Randolph Co., Indiana, served with the 18th Virginia Cavalry Co. A. He has provided two photographs. Each of which shows Isaac on the right side. The individuals on the left of each photo are unknown. He inquires if anyone can identify them.
Dennis indicates that Isaac is listed as being 5'8", while the unknown taller
individual looks to be about 6'1".
Scott Rowe is trying to obtain information on and a picture of his gggrandfather, John Wesley Rowe, who was a private in Co. B 2nd, 31st Virginia Infantry. He was taken prisoner on July 13, 1861, on retreat from Laurel Hill at the Rich Mountain battle.
Mike Sanderson is looking for information on his ggrandfather, Allen C. Weese.
He indicated that in French Hardings Memoirs book there is a picture of a group of men that served the Confederacy in the 31st Virginia Infantry and 20th Cavalry.
The picture has no particular notation of who is who, but A.C. Weese is listed in the index as being on that page the picture is on. He wonders if this is his ggrandfather. Allen was born in February 1852 and passed away in August 1926. He was born in Randolph Co., VA/WVA.
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