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Summers County WV
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Soldiers from Summers County

From the "History of Summers County, West Virginia"
by James H. Miller, pub. 1908
Pgs. 210 - 219

Transcribed by K. Torp

Confederate soldiers in Talcott District:

W.W. Jones, Co. B, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
John B. Thompson, Co. H., 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
T. C. Maddy, Co. F, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
C. R. Crawford Co. F, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
T. J. Holstine, Co. F, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
Wilk Meadows, Co. F, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
Calvin Meadows, Co. F, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
Mason Altair, Co. B, 26th Virginia, Battalion, Edgars.
A. P. Lowry, Co. B, 26th Virginia, Battalion, near the close of the war.
E. D. Alderson, Co. Lowry's Battery.
W. C. Hedrick, Co. Lowry's Battery.
A. P. Pence, Co. Lowry's Battery.
John C. Mann, Co. Chapman's Battery.
James Kirby, Co. Chapman's Battery.
John Coiner, Co. Chapman's Battery.
A. J. Wallace, connected with no company; on detailed service.
J. C. Burnes, Co. C, 17th Virginia Cavalry.
H. J. Davis, Co. G, 23d Virginia Battalion.
James Cooper, Co. H. 60th Virginia Regiment.
A. C. Kesler, Thurmond's Company.
J. B. Hedrick, Thurmond's Company.
Wallace Keller, Thurmond's Company.
George Keller, Thurmond's Company.
Lewis B. Meadows, Thurmond's Company.
M. M. Warren, Thurmond's Company.
Joseph Huffman, Thurmond's Company, and afterwards captain of his company.
D. D. Rhodes, Thurmond's Company.
E. P. Huston, Co. A, 62d Virginia Kegiment.
Wm G. McCorkle, Co. A, 22d Virginia Regiment.
David Washington, Co. D, 51st Virginia Regiment.
A. J. Blake, Co. A, - Virginia (McCausland's) Regiment.
J. A. Houchins, Co. I, 50th Virginia Regiment.
Thomas Shoemaker, Co. G, 17th Virginia Cavalry (Jenkins').
David W. Leftwich, Vawter's Co., Clark's Battalion.
Conrad B. Pack, Co. A, 60th Virginia Regiment; now dead; died in Kansas.
Samuel D. Pack, Co. H, 27th Virginia Cavalry; died in Kansas.
John A. Pack, Co. H, 27th Virginia Cavalry; lives in Oklahoma.
Allen C. Pack, Co. A, 60th Virginia; lives now in Kansas.
These Packs were sons of Anderson Pack, and born and raised on New River. Their grandfather was Captain Mat. Farley, a scout in General George Washington's Army.

Confederate soldiers of Jumping Branch District:

J. E. C. L. Hatcher, 23d Va. Cay., Breckingbridge's Div.
Jack Vest, 23d Va. Cav., Breckingbridge's Div.
Josiah Lilly, 23d Va. Cav., Breckingbridge's Div.
John W. Moye, 23d Va. Cav., Breckingbridge's Div.
Mathew Adkins, 23d Va. Cav., Breckingbridge's Div.
R. W. Lilly, Sr.. 23d Va. Cav., Breckingbridge's Div.
Joshua Harvey, Capt. George, Gen. McCausland's Div.
Wm. Basham, Capt. George, Gen. McCausland's Div.
Isaac Mann, Capt. George, Gen. McCausland's Div.
Austin Harvey, Capt. George, Gen. McCausland's Div.
J. Calvin Harvey, Capt. George. Gen. McCausland's Div.
Ab. Birchfield, Thurmond's Rangers.
John Hinton, Sr., Thurmond's Rangers.
John Wayne Hinton, Thurmond's Rangers.
Wm. Hinton, Jr., Thurmond's Rangers.
Capt. White G. Ryan, James W. Pack, Wm. Hinton, Wm. Lilly ("One-arm Bill"), Joseph Lilly, Mathew A. Hedrick, M. A. W. Young, Allen H. Meador, Geo. W. Plumley, Simeon Lilly, Louis
Lilly, Andy Lewis Lilly, Granville C. Lowe, Thomas E. Ball, Levi M. Neely, Sr., Wm. T. Meador, J. J. Charlton.
White G. Ryan. Captain of Co. I, 60th Virginia.
Thos. E. Ball, wounded.

Confederate soldiers of Pipestem District:

E. V. Neely, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
R. Hopkin's, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
Joel Farley, Co. 1, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
J. R. Farley, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
Crawford Wood, Co. I, Smith's Br. 60th Va. lnft., Harton's Div.
Squire Meador, Co. I, Smith's Br. 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
Ballard Houchins, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
J. J. Vest, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
A. P. Farley, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
J. W. Ryan, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
John Petry, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
John Anderson, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
A. T. Clark, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
James Clark, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
W. R. Neely, Co. I, Smith's Br., 60th Va. Inft.,Harton's Div.
A. G. P. Fancy, Co. B, Echols' Br., 23d Va. Batl. lnft.
H. C. Farley, Co. B, Echols' Br., 23d Va. Inft.
M. Cook, Co. B, Echols' Br., 23d Va. lnft.
J. A. Martin, Co. B, Echols' Br., 23d Va. Inft.
R. A. Wood, Co. B, Echols' Br., 23d Va. Inft.
J. A. Williams, Co. H, Smith's Br., 36th Va. Inft., Harton's Div.
Ben Becket, Co. H, Marshall's Br., 4th Va. Inft.
Jackson Farley, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
A. J. Williams, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
S. D. Hopkins, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
W. C. Keaton, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
J. D. Anderson, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
Wm. Brown, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
J. F. Wood, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
Jas. Butler, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
J. R. Newkirk, 17th Va. Cav., McCausland's Br.
S. A. Meador and A. G. Lilly belonged to Jonathan Lilly's Co., and John Dore was wagoner.
Robert Gore, Capt. Co. D, 17th Va. Cav.
Gordon L. Wilburn was a member of McComas' Battery, from Giles County. He was for many years a citizen of Pipestem, and now resides at Beckley, in Raleigh County.

Confederate soldiers of Greenbrier District:

M. N. Breen, gunner
J. M. Ayres
Wm. M. Cottle
Carl A. Fredeking
Joseph Hinton
W. D. Thurmond's Co., Echols' Brigade
Wm. Hinton
W. D. Thurmond's Co., Echols' Brigade
Thos. W. Townsley
C. P. Browning
Samuel Pack (son of Wm.)
Evi Ballengee
Dr. Wm. L. Barksdale
B. B. Burks
Lafayette BalIengee
Wm. Hinton, Sr.
Erastus H. Peck
Henderson Garten
Andy Bennett
Parker J. Bennett
John F. George
John M. Carden
James W. Miller
R. T. Dolin
"Jack" Hinton, the founder of the family in this county, was before the war a captain of the Monroe Guards, and Eber Willey was first lieutenant.

Thomas Mustain, Co. 1, 60th Virginia.
Wm. Mustain, Co. 1, 60th Virginia.

Confederate soldiers of Green Sulphur District:

John Cox was one of the brave men who received a saber wound in the head in the Battle of the Wilderness captured and sent on to Fort Delaware as a prisoner of war.
James Walker. Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment, was a corporal of his conipanv. and a son of _JoeI Walker.
William Duncan, a son of Nathan L. Duncan, Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment, died of fever on being brought home from Monroe draft by his father.
Marion Fink, son of Joseph Fink, also died of fever, being brought home by his father from Monroe draft, Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment.
James Sedley Duncan, Co. B, 60th Va., under Captain Baxter, fought under Generals Hill and Pemberton; was guard of General R. F. Lee's headquarters on Sewell Mountain and at other points; was shot through the shoulder, and, after lying two months in the hospital, started for home. He was wounded at Caine's Farm, in the Seven Days' Fight. It took him thirteen days to reach home from Richmond.
John L. Duncan was in Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment, and later with Thurmond's Rangers.
Nathan A. Duncan was a son of Charles Duncan; first eighteen months in Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment, and later first lieutenant in Phil. Thurmond's Rangers.
John Hunter Duncan, son of John Duncan Phil. Thurmond's Rangers.
Andrew Hix, 60th Va., and later Edgar's Battalion; badly wounded at Battle of Lewisburg.
Henry Logan Miller, son of Ervin Miller, Co. B, 60th Va. Regiment, died at Brook Church from fever.
Sam Henry Fox, Phil. Thurmond's Rangers and 60th Va.
Perry Fox, Thurmond's Co., died a prisoner of war in Camp Chase.
Joseph Martin, son of Shadrach Martin, in Co. K, 22d Va. Regiment, was shot at Cedar Creek; bomb exploded, and a piece struck him on the left side of the face. He still lives on his farm in Green Sulphur District. He was shot on the 19th of October, 1864.
Daniel L. Keeler, in Lowry's Battery; now lives on Laurel Creek, in Green Sulphur District.
Harrison Gwinn, Co. B, 26th Va. Regiment, Edgar's Battalion.
Augustus Gwinn. Thurmond's Rangers.
M. Gwinn, Thurmond's Rangers.
William E. Miller, James W. Miller, John A. Miller, Thurmond's Rangers.
Logan Miller, 26th Va. Regiment.
Charles R. Fox, Thurmond's Rangers.
John L. Duncan, Thurmond's Rangers.
James M. Hix, Thurmond's Rangers.
James H. Martin, Thurmond's Rangers.
Irvin Bowles, Thurmond's Rangers.
Andrew A. Foster, Thurmond's Rangers.
John K. Withrow, Thurmond's Rangers.
Michael Hix, Thurmond's Rangers.
Thos. D. Lusher, Thurmond's Rangers.
John Ellis, Thurmond's Rangers.
John L. Duncan ("Curly Jim"), Thurmond's Rangers.
John H. Dunbar, Thurmond's Rangers.
Samuel Gwinn, Thurmond's Rangers.
Jas. S. Duncan, 22d Va. Regiment, Col. Patton, commanding.
Perry Fox, died a prisoner of war in Camp Chase, Ohio. Thomas Fox is a son of Perry Fox, and resides on Lick Creek.
Joseph Martin, 2d Va. Regiment, shot wound.
J. S. Hite, under General Floyd.
Thomas A. George and John A. George, Edgar's Battalion.
Peter Maddy, who died in the army at Union.
William Patterson died a prisoner of war in Camp Chase, Ohio, during the Civil War. Before his death and during his last illness in the war prison, he executed his last will within the prison walls.

The witnesses to that will were George W. Wetsel, another Confederate soldier from Lewisburg, who died a few years ago at Gauley Bridge, having married a daughter of Colonel Muncie, an old sheriff of that county, and Hon. Benj. F. Harlow, the founder and veteran editor of the Greenbrier "Independent." This will was, after the war, admitted to probate in Greenbrier County and proven by these witnesses. William Patterson, by this will, devised his interest in the lands on the waters of Meadow River and Slater's Fork of Lick Creek, at the top of Patterson's Mountain. He left a family of very small children, who grew to maturity on this farm.
A. G. Patterson, who still owns the Patterson plantation at the foot of this mountain on the Meadow side, and a very intelligent citizen, resides thereon.


Confederate soldiers of Forest Hill District:

Lewis A. Ellison, Co. A, 60th Va. Regiment.
S. T. Shumate, Co. A, 60th Va. Regiment.
W. V. Foster, Co. A, 60th Va. Regiment.
G. C. Meadows, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
E. H. Michel, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
James M. Allen, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
J. R. Webb, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
Thos. G. Lowe, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
Jos. J. Christian, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
Thos. Frazier, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
Harvey Young, Co. F, Edgar's Battalion.
V. M. Meadows, Co. C. Edgar's Battalion.
U. F. Wesley, Co. C. 45th Va. Regiment.
J. D. Martin, Co. C, 51st Va. Regiment.
R. S. Rudd, Mosby's Command.
Hugh M. Hill, 28th Va., Pickett's Div.
Ferdinand Hoback. Co. C, 21st Va. Cavalry.
Wm. L. Redmond, 17th Va. Cavalry.
Richard Mowry, 17th Va. Cavalry.
John Roles, Co. C, 36th Va. Regiment.
Stephen Davidson, 22d Va. Regiment.
A. P. Bonham, Co. D. 30th Va. Battalion.
C. B. Mann, Co. D, 30th Va. Battalion.
A. Newton Mann, Co. D, 30th Va. Battalion.
A. F. Brown, Thurmond's Rangers.
Jos. N. Haynes. Thurmond's Rangers.
Richard McNeer, Lowry's Battery.
E. C. Woodson, Lowry's Battery.
Henry Smith, Lowrys Battery.
A. M. Hutchinson, Lowry's Battery.
I. C. Carden, Lowry's Battery.
Richard Woodrum. Major in Edgars Battalion.
Elbert Fowler, Va. Cavalry.
John M. Carden, Lowry's Battery.
Allen A. Carden, Lowry's Battery.
Dr. Thomas Bray, who died at Talcott in 1880, was in Co. F, 59th Va. Regiment, from Mercer County.
M. A. Manning, who died at Talcott in 1901, was a soldier throughout the war in a company from Nicholas County.

These lists of the soldiers from Summers County are practically correct, of those living: but there is no doubt a number of those dead whose names we have not been able to secure. A complete list of all soldiers from the territory of the county is now being secured by Camp Allen Woodrum, for preservation to posterity.


CONFEDERATE CAMP

A movement for the organization of a camp of Sons of Confederate Veterans was started in October, 1907, in Summers County, and is in the hands of C. L. Miller.

A. D. Smith, Jr., of Fayetteville, is the commandant for his section; Mr. Miller has the matter in charge. This is a worthy movement, and will be taken hold of with enthusiasm by the younger generation.

In 1907 steps are being taken to organize a camp of Confederate Veterans in Hinton, Summers County, to be named "Camp Allen Woodrum," for that humble but gallant and patriotic soldier, Allen Woodrum, who so gloriously fought and died for a "lost cause." He was a native of our soil, and his memory should always be green and his name remembered by future generations for his greatness, bravery and heroism. The children of future generations should be taught to revere his heroic, honorable though humble career.

This movement was put on foot by that patriotic citizen who was a corporal in Thurmond's Rangers, Hon. M. M. Warren. The first and preliminary meeting was held at the court house on the 7th day of October, 1907, on a call published by Mr. Warren in the "Independent Herald" newspaper. About fifty of the old veterans met and perfected a temporary organization, with Andrew P. Pence as chairman. They adjourned to meet again on the 21st of October, to perfect the camp and elect officers.



FEDERAL SOLDIERS.

Robert Atkins was a member of Co. G, 2d Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry, and was under the command of Captain Joseph Ankrum, the chivalrous army officer of Fayetteville. He was shot in the right shoulder and his eye put out by the explosion of a caisson in a fight at Dinwiddie Court House. Some time after the war he undertook to secure a pension, which required him about ten years to accomplish. When he did succeed, he drew fifteen hundred dollars.

Eber Willey was a member of Co. G, 2d West Virginia Cavalry, and was present at the battle when Robert Atkins was shot and wounded. When the gun fell from Atkins' hands, it was picked up by Mr. Willey.

William Crook was a member of the 9th Va. Infantry.
Creed Meadows was also a member of Co. G, 2d W. Va. Cavalry.
David Harris was a member of Co. G, 2d W. Va. Cavalry.
Pleasant Lilly, 2d W. Va. Cavalry.
Thomas F. Ratliff, Co. G, 6th W. Va. Cavalry.
Isaac Siers was at one time a member of this same company, but deserted and joined the rebels.
William Meadows was a member of the same company; also John Lane.
R. H. Maxwell, 11th W. Va. Infantry, General Crook.
J. A. Maxwell, 11th W. Va. Infantry, General Crook.
Green Wadle, 11th W. Va. Infantry, General Crook.
John Upton, 11th W. Va. Infantry, General Crook.
James Upton, 11th W. Va. Infantry, General Crook.
Peter Cales, Co. H, 7th W. Va. Cavalry.
James Cales, Co. H, 7th W. Va. Cavalry.
John Rudisill, Co. H, 7th W. Va. Cavalry.
James Beasley, Co. H, 7th W. Va. Cavalry.
Alma Willey, Co. F, 91st Ohio Infantry.
John Dawson, Co. F, 91st Ohio Infantry.




SOLDIERS IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR FROM SUMMERS COUNTY.


Co. C, First Brigade, Second Division, Second Army Corps:

Captain- E. F. Smith.
First Lieutenant- James R. Dolan.
First Sergeant- Charles A. Price.
Quartermaster Sergeant- Charles W. Parr.
Sergeant- Richard A. Dameron.
Corporal- Malcolm R. Price.
Alfred C. Atkins was company cook. William L. Barksdale, John Henry Field, Robert M. Ormdorff, Charles F. Heyes, Edward G. Dameron, H. B. Campbell.
Artificer- James Garten.
Wagoner- William E. Lynch.
Company Clerk- John B. Gayer.
Thomas M. Harrington, Samuel B. Bazarea, James W. Burger, John H. Caldwell, Marvin H. Chambers, Peter B. DeLung, James J. Eary, Geo. Gast, John C. Huddleston, Dexter W. Keadle, Samuel W. Meador, Alfred F. Meadows, John S. Meadows, Alfred M. Moore, Jas. J. Roach, Samuel Shuff, Jr., Bert T. Snead, Edgar Thomas, Luke Tigret, Ras Turner, Garrett G. Wise, Henry D. Wise.

This company was organized at Hinton and mustered into the United States service at Camp Atkinson, Charleston, West Virginia, June 29, 1898. We give the names of only those men and officers who were from this county. Others soldiers from the county in other companies and commands were Cyrus C. Hobbs, William Fisher, Cleve Prince, Jack Stover, Harrison Lawrence. These were in the First Regiment.

Other soldiers in the Spanish-American War from this county were: Chas. B. Armstrong, a son of Riley Armstrong; William Fisher, Harry Lawrence. They were all members of the same company with Sergeant Hobbs, Company A, First Regiment.




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