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General John McCausland

©1997 Steven R. Teeft, all rights reserved

General “Tiger” John McCausland was born in St. Louis, Mo. On September 13,1837. He was the son of John McCausland. who lived in Lynchburg, Virginia and married Harriet Kyle Price. His father became a prominent merchant and finally resided in St. Louis, where he rendered valuable service as commissioner of taxation. John and Harriet had three children: Robert, John, and Laura.

General McCausland’s parents died in 1843. John and Robert lived with his Aunt Elizabeth until her death in 1849. In 1849 Johns Uncle Alexander took John and his brother to their Aunt Jane Smith’s home in Henderson, Virginia. Henderson was a small village, across the Kanawha river from the county seat of Point Pleasant in Mason County, Virginia. John attended the Buffalo Academy in Putnam County, where he received a preparatory education. Upon completing his academy schooling in 1853, he applied for admission to the VMI (Virginia Military Institute) in Lexington. Cadet John McCausland’s special field of study was mathematics and engineering. John was a exemplary student, and became squad Marshall of the Cadet Corp. He graduated 1st in his class in 1857 majoring in Engineering. After the VMI, he traveled to Charlottesville where he earned a graduates degree from the University of Virginia. In 1859, John returned to the VMI as a honored graduate. John joined the faculty of the VMI and became Assistant Professor of mathematics, as well as assistant professor of artillery tactics under Professor Thomas Jonathan Jackson. In 1859, John lead the cadets, commanded by Thomas J. Jackson, to Charlestown, Virginia to guard John Brown during his trail and execution. John McCausland’s daughter recalls the general saying, he was so close that, “he could reach out and touch him….”.

Upon the secession of Virginia, early in 1861, he organized the famous Rockbridge Artillery, of which John McCausland was elected commander. By the authority of Governor John Letcher, McCausland was commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was responsible for the organization of troops in the military Department of Western Virginia. He gathered about 6,000 men for General’s Floyd and Wise, and operated through out the region of the Kanawha Valley. John McCausland made his headquarters in Charleston, Virginia and formed the 36th Virginia Infantry Regiment, which he took command, with commission of Colonel. The Colonel was involved with all the battles of the regiment from their first battle at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia in September 1861 to their Shenandoah campaign in May 1864 when he was promoted to General. John McCausland never owned slaves nor did he believe in slavery. A young negro named “Burns”, stayed with John throughout the war as his body servant. The Colonel did not own Burns and Burns chose to stay with him. Burns was living in Charleston, West Virginia at the time of the Colonel’s death.

On May 15th 1864 he took command of General Jenkins Brigade, when General Jenkin’s fell mortally wounded at the battle of Cloyd’s Farm, Virginia. There John McCausland was promoted to Brigadier General.

The men called him “Tiger John”, he lead several invasions into Maryland, raiding and holding towns and cities for ransom. General McCausland joined in the demonstrations at Washington, DC. The daring commander actually penetrated into the town of Georgetown, Afterwards, he continued raiding Federal supply lines and held two major cities in Maryland, Fredrick and Hagerstown, for ransom. Seeking retribution for the burning of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, by General “Black” David Hunter, General McCausland continued his collection service as far north as Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where the town refused to pay (believing he would not torch the town). Tiger John is most famous for putting the town of Chambersburg to the torch as retribution for the Shenandoah. Later, the General was in command of a Brigade of Lomax’s Division, and participated in the campaigns against General Sheridan. He was attached to Rosser’s Division, fought before
Petersburg, Virginia. And Finally, cutting his way through the Federal lines at Appomattox, Virginia. He brought a fragment of his cavalry to Lynchburg, Virginia where he again saved the city from stragglers and thieves that infested the suburbs.

The General never returned home until after the war. General McCausland was 29 years old at wars end. He could never bring himself to surrender to the hated Yankees. John returned to Charleston, West Virginia for a short time to see his brother Robert, who was a physician. There General McCausland set plans to leave the country, because of discussion on Chambersburg. So, John left to tour the world. He made his way to British Columbia, Canada then to the British Isles. He spent time in England and Ireland where he paid a visit to his relations. Then he traveled to France and finally to Mexico. John stayed in Mexico for two years. Being a engineer. He helped survey the colony of Carlta (a place for Ex-Confederate soldiers in Mexico). By 1868, John was back home in West Virginia. President Andrew Johnson’s Christmas “Blanket” amnesty for all former Confederates, made John breath easier now. John was only 33 years old.

John brought and worked the land with help from Burns his negro friend, and conducted farming. He traveled from time to time to Greenbrier County which he loved and to White Sulphur Springs where he met Emmette Charlotte Hannah. They had a brief courtship and were married on October 3rd, 1878. They lived on his farm in Mason County. They had four children: John Jr., Samuel H., Charlotte E. and Alexander. After the birth of their 3rd child, John began constructing a castle like structure outside the town of Pliny in April 1885, this beautiful 19 room house was completed in October the same year. It was built by a local black laborer named Jesse Lewis. He named his estate “Grape Hill”, because of the abundance of wild grapes.

His wife Emmette Charlotte Hannah McCausland was the daughter of Samuel Hannah, a cashier of the Kanawha Valley Bank in Charleston. Her family home was in Cliffside, Charlotte County, Virginia. Emmette was regarded by all who knew her as “a great beauty and a person of fine accomplishments.” She attended a women’s collage in Hillsboro, N.C. When she met John it was “Love at First sight”, and they were married on October 3rd, 1878. Emmette Hannah McCausland died of Tuberculosis on August 25th, 1891 at the age of 40, John was a widower at 55 years .

General McCausland had blue-gray eyes and stood 5’11” tall. He was raised a Methodist, and comes from a Scots-Irish descent. His enjoyed the romantic poets like Byron and Scott. John had a great sense of humor. He was a pipe and cigar smoker, but not a drinker. His favorite drink was tea. John seldom slept more than five hours. He loved to read the Saturday Evening Post, his favorite book was the Official Records (of the War Between the States), and he had a sizable library.

He never turned away a Confederate soldier from his door without helping him. Everyone addressed him as “General”. John took his children on trips often and once took his boys to a Confederate reunion in Richmond to show them “what kind of people he used to run with”. When his sons were of military age, the dress uniform was blue, and the General didn’t want his son’s to be soldiers saying, “ I rather see my boys dead, than to wear the blue uniform….”.

General McCausland had strong political views, he always voted Democratic, but said, “ Whenever the democrats get in the act a fool..”. When President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York at the Pan-American Exposition by Leon F. Czolgosz on August 6th, 1901, McCausland said “ I’m glad of it ! He was one of General Hunters Staff !….” In 1919, the U.S Congress officially restored the citizenship to John McCausland. At this time the Ex-Confederate General was one of two surviving Generals still alive, the other was Brigadier General Felix H. Robertson of Texas. Until then, John never talked about the war, or granted interviews. When asked why he stated, “ I didn’t want to give them a chance to crow over me…”. When he was about 90 years of age, the general attended reunions, dedications and had several interviews. In 1922 he was guest of honor in Charleston for unveiling of the Kanawha Rifleman monument. John also was a member of the United Confederate Veterans Camp Garnett (Presently SCV Camp Garnett #1470 of Huntington, WV).

On January 23rd, 1927 on a a crisp winters morning, John McCausland suffered a stroke and died while sitting in his favorite rocking chair, facing out the window towards the Kanawha River. He was not quite 91 years old. They buried him in his dress suit that he had made in England, which he wore at his wedding. At his death, he was strongly remembered. Tributes were sent to Grape Hill from all over the country, the flag flew at half mast, his coffin was draped with a Confederate battle flag from the Daughters of the Confederacy. The General had a brief military funeral and was buried near Henderson, West Virginia in the Smith Graveyard, beside his beloved wife Emmette Charlotte. A obelisk monument five feet high, inscribes their names overlooking the Kanawha Valley.

Ever to the end of his life, he remained “UNRECONSTRUCTED”.

For further reading / sources: 

  • Unreconstructed Rebel – Michael j. Pauley **
  • Civil War Memories of two Rebel sisters – William D. Wintz ** 
  • General “Tiger John” McCausland-The man who
    burned Chambersburg – Shirley Donnelly – from the West Virginia History. Vol. XXIII. Jan. 1962. **
  •  Confederate Veteran Magazine – Vol. 1-40, 1932-1940.  

Western VA Co. and C.S.A Regiments

Here we developed a listing of each County in West Virginia, with each known Federal and Confederate regiment from that county.
©1997 Steve Teeft / Jeff Weaver – All rights reserved

BARBOUR COUNTY
Link: Barbour County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.H, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Albert G. Reger’s Co.
Co.K, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Henry Strum’s Co.
Co.E, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Hanibal Hall’s Co.
139th Va. Militia
169th Va. Militia

BERKELEY COUNTY

Wise’s Artillery
Co.B, 1st Va. Cav., Capt. John Blair Hoge’s Co.
Co.A, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. George W. Myer’s Co.
Co.D, 2nd Va. Inf., Berkeley Border Guards
Co.E, 2nd Va. Inf., Hedgesville Blues
67th Va. Militia

BOONE COUNTY

Co.F(1), 14th Va. Cav., James Bright Morgan’s Co.
(Became Co.E, 36th Bn.Va. Cav.)
Co.I, 22nd Va. Inf., Boone Company
Co.B(2), 36th Va Inf., Boone Rangers
Co.A, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Joel E. Strollings Co.
Co.B, 1st VSL, Capt. Daniel Elkins Co.
Co.K, 2nd VSL, Capt. William S. Chandle’s Co.
187th Va. Militia

BRAXTON COUNTY

Co.I, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. John T. Bland’s Co.
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co.
(Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.B, 36th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Clinton Duffield’s Co.
Co.C(2), 25th Va Inf., Braxton Blues, Capt. Willis T. Lawerce’s Co.
Co.G(2), 25th Va Inf., Capt. William H. Mollohan’s Co.
Co.G, 62nd Va Inf., Capt. Conrad Currence
150th Va. Militia

BROOK COUNTY

Link: Brooke County West Virginia Genealogy Page

103rd Va. MilitiaLink:

CABELL COUNTY

Co.D(2), 8th Va. Cav., Capt. William Richmond Gunn’s Co.
Co.E, 8th Va. Cav., Border Rangers
Co.D, 16th Va Cav., Capt. Joseph W. Morris’ Co.
Co.C, 36th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Morris Kirkley’s Co.
Co.F, 1st VSL, Capt. George W. Hackworth’s Co.
Co.H, 2nd VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrison’s Co.
Co.G, 4th VSL, Capt. William P. Hensley’s Co.
120th Va. Militia

CALHOUN COUNTY
Link: Calhoun County, WV Genealogy Page

Co.E, 14th Va. Cav., Capt. Absalom Knott’s Co.
Co.A, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. George Down’s Co.
(Previously, Co.A, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph R. Kessler’s Co.
(Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.H, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph Hayhurst’s Co.
186th Va. Militia

DODDRIDGE COUNTY
Link: Doddridge West Virginia Genealogy Page

180th Va Militia
Co.A, 14th WV Infantry

FAYETTE COUNTY

W.D., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
P.J., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
J.D., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.K(3), 22nd Va. Inf., Fayetteville Rifles
Co.C, 60th Va. Inf., Dixie Rifles
Company #10, 142nd Va. Militia
GILMER COUNTY
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co.
(Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.E, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. James W. Ball’s Co.
(Previously Co.E, 3rd VSL)
Co.D, 31st Va. Inf., Gilmer Rifles
165th Va Militia

GRANT COUNTY
Link: Grant County West Virginia Genealogy Page

GREENBRIER COUNTY
Link: Greenbrier Co, WV Genealogy Info

Co.A, 14th Va. Cav., White’s Co., Mounted Rifles
Co.D, 14th Va. Cav., Capt. Jenkins’ Guards
Co.K, 14th Va. Cav., Greenbrier Cavalry, No.2
Amick’s Partisan Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Joseph MuClung’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
W.D. Huffman’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Robert B. Gwinn’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
P.W. Snider’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
V.W. Hawvel’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Capt. Baumgardner’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.B, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Edmund S. Read’s Co.
Co.D, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. George M. Edger’s Co.
Co.E, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. William D. Hefner’s Co.
Co.G, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., White Sulphur Rifles
Co.E, 27th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Rifles
Co.F, 27th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Sharpshooters
Co.B, 60th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Mountain Rifles
Co.E, 60th Va. Inf., Bruce Rifles
Co.K, 60th Va. Inf., Osceola Guards
79th Va Militia
135th Va MilitiaLink:

HAMSHIRE COUNTY
Link: Hampshire County, West Virginia Genealogy Page, WV GenWeb

Co.F, 7th Va. Cav., Capt. George Sheetz’ Co.
Co.D, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. Edward H. McDonald’s Co.
Co.B, 18th Va Cav., Capt. George W. Stump’s Co.
Co.18th Va. Cav., Mathias Ginevan’s Co.
Co.F, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert Bruce Muse’s Co.
Co.H, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Francis Marion Imboden’s Co.
Co.I, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob Warden’s Co.
Co.K, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Alexander W. Monroe’s Co.
Co.I, 13th Va. Inf., Frontier Rifles
Co.K, 13th Va. Inf., Hampshire Guards
Co.A, 33rd Va Inf., Potomac Guards
Co.H, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Mortimer C. Johnson’s Co.
77th Va. Militia
114th Va. Militia

HARDY COUNTY
Link: Hardy County West Virginia Genealogy Page

John H. McNeill’s Co., Partisan Rangers
Co.B, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. William H. Harness’ Co.
Co.B, 18th Va. Cav., Capt.George W. Stump’s Co.
Co.H, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Francis Marion Imboden’s Co.
Co.H(1), 25th Va. Inf., Hardy Blues
(Became Co.B, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.K(1), 25th Va. Inf., South Branch Rifleman
(Became Co.E(2), 18th Va. Cav.)
Co.F, 33rd Va. Inf., Independent Greys
Co.B, 62nd Va. Inf., Hardy Blues
14th Va. Militia

HANDCOCK COUNTY
Link: Hancock County, WV Genealogy Page

163rd Va. Militia

HARRISON COUNTY
Link: Harrison County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.B, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Thomas D. Armesy’s Co.
Co.K, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. A.B. Pifer’s Co.
Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John Righter’s Co.
(Previously Co.C, 3rd VSL)
Co.E, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. John W.Young’s Co.
Co.F, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Asbury Lewis’ Co.
Co.C, 31st Va. Inf., Harrison Rifles, Capt. Uriel M. Turner’s Co.
11th Va. Militia
119th Va. Militia
137th Va. Militia
138th Va. Militia
Co.B, 6th WV Cav
Co.F, 6th WV Cav.
Co.G, 6th WV Cav.
Co.B, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.F, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.G, 3rd WV Inf.

JACKSON COUNTY
Link: Jackson County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.G, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Frederick F. Smith’s Co
Co.H, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Wilson W. Parson’s Co.
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co
(Presiously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John Righter’s Co.
(Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph R. Kessler’s Co.
(Previously Co.D,3rd VSL)
Co.B, 22nd Va. Inf., Border Rifles

JEFFERSON COUNTY

Ashby Horse Artillery (Chew’s/Thomson’s/Carter’s)
Co.F, 1st Va. Cav., Shephardtown Troop
Co.A, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. James W. Glenn’s Co.
Co.B, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert W. Baylor’s Co.
Co.D, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. Henry Walper Kearney’s Co.
Co.A, 2nd Va. Inf., Jefferson Guards
Co.B, 2nd Va. Inf., Hamtrack Guards
Co.G, 2nd Va. Inf., Botts Grays
Co.H, 2nd Va. Inf., Letcher Rifleman
Co.K, 2nd Va. Inf., Floyd Guards

KANAWHA COUNTY
Link: Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy

Kanawha Artillery (Hale’s/Jackson’s)
Co.I, 8th Va. Cav., Kanawha Rangers
Co.G, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Henry Daniel Ruffner’s Co. (Previously Co. F, 3rd
VSL)
Co.D, 36th Bn.Va. Cav., Capt. Edwin G. Zane’s Co.
Co.A, 22nd Va. Inf., Border Rifles
Co.E, 22nd Va. Inf., Elk River Tigers
Co.H, 22nd Va. Inf., Kanawha Riflemen
Co.K(2), 22nd Va. Inf., Kanawha Rangers
Co.A, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Charleston Sharpshooters
Co.E, 4th VSL, Capt. John E. Love’s Co.Link:

LEWIS
Link: Lewis County WV GenWeb Page

Co.C, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. William C. Tavenner’s Co.
Co.I, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob Warden’s Co.
Co.K, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Edward Norris’ Co. (Previously Co.I, 3rd VSL)
Co.I, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Alfred H. Jackson’s Co.

LOGAN
Link: Logan Co, WV, Homepage

Co.B, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. William Stratton’s Co.
Co.D, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Barnett Carter’s Co.
William B. Watkins’ Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.B(1), 36th Va. Inf., Logan County Riflemen.
Co.C(1), 36th Va. Inf., Chapmanville Riflemen
Co.D(2), 36th Va. Inf., Capt. James M. Lawson’s Co.
Co.H(1), 36th Va. Inf., Capt. Louis Lechenet’s Co.
Co.B, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.D, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Benjamin Justice’s Co.
Co.E, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Lloyd Ellis’ Co.
Co.A, 1st VSL, Capt. Green W. Taylor’s Co.
Co.E, 1st VSL, Capt. William A. Dempsey’s Co.
Co.H, 1st VSL, Capt. Benjamin H. Justice’s Co.
Co.I, 1st VSL, Capt. John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.K, 1st VSL, Capt. Robert Lawson’s Co.
Co.H, 2nd VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrion’s Co.
Co.A, 4th VSL, Capt. Peter M. Carpenter’s Co.
Co.A, 5th VSL, Capt. Lorenzo Dow Chamber’s Co.
Co.E, 5th VSL, Capt. Melvin B. Lawson’s Co. (Later became Part of Rebel Bill
Smith’s Bn.)
Co.I, 5th VSL, Capt. P.K. McComas’ Co.

MARION

Co.A, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Dudley Evans’ Co.
Co.B, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. W. W. Arnett’s Co.
Co.A, 31st Va. Inf., Marion Guard
Co.H, 14th WV Inf.

MERCER

Co.A, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. William H. French’s Co.
Co.D, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert Gore, Jr.’s Co.
Co.E, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob C. Straley’s Co.
Co.K, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. James T. Sweeney’s Co.
Jonathan Lilly’s Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.B, 23rd Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. John R. Dunlap’s Co.
Co.G, 24th Va. Inf., Capt. Robert A. Richardson’s Co.
Co.C, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Thomas W. Thompson’s Co.
Co.H, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. James Dunlap’s Co.
Co.B, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Napoleon B. French’s Co.
Co.H(2), 60th Va. Inf., Capt. John A. Pack’s Co.
Capt. A.B. Calfee’s Co. Provost Guard, Va. LDT.
Co.D, 11th Bn. VA Res., Mercer Res.
151st VA Militia

MONONGALIA
Link: Monongalia County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.A, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Dudley Evans’ Co.
Co.A, 1st WV Cav.
Co.A, 3rd WV Cav.
Co.A, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.H, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.A, 6th WV Cav.
Co.H, 6th WV Cav.
Co.C, 14th WV Inf.
Co.I, 14th WV Inf.
Co.K, 14th WV Inf.

MONROE

Bryan’s Battery
Monroe-Dixie Artillery (Chapman’s)
Centerville Rifles Artillery (Lowry’s)
Co.F, 26th Va. Cav., Capt. John B. Lee’s Co.
W.D. Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
P.J. Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.B, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Edmund S. Read’s Co.
Co.F, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters
Co.D, 27th Va. Inf., Monroe Guard
Co.C, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Western Artillery, (Previously Western Artillery)
Co.D, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Charles E. Vawter’s Co.
Co.A, 60th Va. Inf., Beirne Sharpshooters
Co.I, 60th Va. Inf., Capt. White G. Ryan’s Co.
Co.C, 10th Bn. Va. Res., Monroe Res.
Co.E, 10th Bn. Va. Res., Monroe Res.Link:

NICHOLAS

Co.I, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. John T. Bland’s Co.
Co.D, 22nd Va. Inf., Nicholas Blues
Co.F, 36th Va. Inf., Mountain Riflemen

OHIO
Link: Ohio Co Genealogy

Co.G, 27th Va. Inf., Shriver Greys
Co.C, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.C, 5th WV Cav.

PENDLETON

Co.A, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. William Hammond Taylor’s Co.
Co.G(2), 18th Va. Cav., Capt. William Dickinson Ervin’s Co.
Co.E(1), 25th Va. Inf., Pendleton Rifles, (Became Co.I, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.E(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt. George H. Smith’s Co.
Co. F(1), 25th Va. Inf., Franklin Guards (Became Co.F, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.K(1), 25th Va. Inf., South Branch Riflemen, (Became Co.E(2), 18th Va. Cav.)
Co.K(2), 25th Va. Inf., Pendleton Minute Men, (Previously Co.B(1), 31st Va. Inf.)
Co.C, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Absalom H. Nelson’s Co.
Co.D, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Solomon Flesher’s Co.
Co.F, 62nd Va. Inf., Franklin Guards
Co.I, 62nd Va. Inf., Pendleton Rifles
Co.K, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. James H. Carrickhoff’s Co.

POCAHONTAS

Co.F, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.William L. McNeil’s Co., (Previously McNeil’s Co.,
Fontaine’s Regt., VSL.)
Co.I, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Jacob Williamson Marshall’s Co., (Previously Marshall’s
Co., Fontaine’s Regt., VSL.)
Co.I(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.Daniel A. Stofer’s Co.
Co.G, 31st Va. Inf., Capt.James Arbogast’s Co.

PRESTON
Link: Preston County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph R. Kessler’s Co. (Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.D, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.C, 6th WV Cav.
Co.D, 6th WV Cav.
Co.B, 14th WV Inf.

PUTNAM

Co.D, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph W. Morris’ Co.
Co.A, 36th Va. Inf., Buffalo Guards
Co.C, 36th Va. Cav. Bn., Capt.Morris Kirtley’s Co.
P.M. Carpenter’s Co., Swann’s Bn.

RALEIGHLink:

Co.A, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Stephen Adams’ Co.
Co.C(2), 36th Va. Inf., Raleigh Rangers

RANDOLPH
Link: Randolph County GenWeb

Co.G, 5th Va. Cav., Randolph Cavalry
Co.A, 18th Va. Cav., Capt.William Hammond Taylor’s Co.
Co.C, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.Elihu Hutton’s Co.
Co.F, 31st Va. Inf., Capt.Jacob Currence’s Co.

RICHIE
Link: Ritchie County, WV Genealogy Page

Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John Righter’s Co. (Previously Co. C, 3rd VSL)
Co.H, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph Hayhurst’s Co.
Co.E, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.K, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.K, 6th WV Cav.
Co.G, 14th WV Inf.

ROANE

Co.G, 10th Va. Cav., Jackson’s Rangers
Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.H, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.William P. O’Brien’s Co. (Previously Co.G, 3rd VSL)
Co.F, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.L.C. Armstrong’s Co.
Co.E(2), 36th Va. Inf., Western Riflemen
Co.G, 60th Va. Inf., Roane Rangers
Co.B, 9th WV Inf.Link:

TAYLOR
Link: WVGenWeb Page for Taylor County WV

Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John Righter’s Co. (Previously Co.C, 3rd VSL)
Co.A(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.John A. Robinson’s Co.
Co.B, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.E, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.B, 5th WV Cav.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.E, 6th WV Cav.
Co.F, 6th WV Cav.

UPSHUR
Link: Upshur Co., WV. WVGenWeb Page

Co.B(2), 25th Va.Inf., Upshur Grays
Co.E, 3rd WV Inf.

WAYNE

Co.K, 8th Va. Cav. Fairview Rifle Guards
Co.A, 34th Va. Cav. Bn., Capt.Vincent A. Witcher’s Co.
Co.E, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Hurston Spurlock’s Co.
Co.G, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Robert H. Parks’ Co.
Co.H, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Elisha M. Kendrick’s Co.
Elias Vincent’s Co., Swann’s Bn.
Co.F, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.William B. Hensley’s Co. (Previously Co.G, 4th
VSL)
Co.C, 1st VSL, Capt.William Chaffin’s Co.
Co.G, 1st VSL, Capt. John Rundell’s Co.
Co. H, 1st VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrison’s Co.,

WEBSTER

Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John S. Sprigg’s Co. (Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.K, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Edward Norris’ Co. (Previously Co.I, 3rd VSL)
Co.G(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.William H. Mollohan’s Co.

WIRT

Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph R. Kessler’s Co. (Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)

WOOD

Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.G, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.John Dexter Neal’s Co.
Co.K, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.H, 3rd WV Cav.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.K, 9th WV Inf.
Co.G. 10th WV Inf.
Co.A, 11th WV Inf.
Co.D, 14th WV Inf.
10th WV Militia (Previously 113th Va. Militia)

WYOMING

William J. Sweeney’ Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.G, 22nd Va. Inf., Wyoming Riflemen
Co.B, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.C, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Russell Cook’s Co.
Co.D, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Benjamin Justice’s Co.
Co.H, 1st VSL, Capt.Benjamin H. Justice’s Co.
Co.G, 2nd VSL, Capt.James Russell Cook’s Co.
190th Virginia Militia