MOCCASIN RANGERS ROSTER INCLUDES MANY PROMINENT CALHOUN EARLY COMERS

(03/21/2017)

The Moccasin Rangers, organized in Calhoun WV, was an band of southern sympathizers who were blood-letting marauders who roamed the region during the Civil War creating mayhem and committing murder, often used by some of "county leaders" to reign over early settlers.

The roster list will likely include names of many modern day descendants still living in Calhoun County.

Today they would be labeled as radicalized terrorists, who, while clinging to a cause, where more often self-serving criminals following violent leaders.

BALL, Emery (Emory, Emerey) Madison, 4th Sergeant, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Private Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Calhoun (Lewis) Co.1841-1843. Age 17, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Enlisted in 20th Virginia Cavalry, Company H, at Camp Northwest, W.Va. on 1 June 1863. Elected 1st Lieutenant 4 June 1863. Commanding Company H, 2 Oct. 1863. Absent in arrest 31 Oct. 1863-31 Aug. 1864. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864) in arrest. Absent 15 Dec. 1864, listed as prisoner of war since 31 Oct. 1863. Deserted. Reported to U.S. Forces 25 Dec. 1864, took the oath of allegiance and gave his bond. He lived in Center District, Calhoun County. Age 27, farmer, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 39, farmer, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Cenus. He died in 1918 and is buried in Sand Ridge Cemetery, W.Va. (9' South of Perry Hall's grave). C.S.A.

BELT, Jasper N., Served in Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 8 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. "Absent without leave or dead" per 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A., 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Wirt Co., W.Va. about 1843. He appears on postwar rosters only which show he is a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 27, farmer, Sheridan District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. C.S.A.

BRANNON, Henry, Co. A., 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Nov. 1862 in Nicholas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A., 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 15 Sep. 1831 in Jackson Co., W.Va. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W. Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Witnessed the killing of Alva L. Laughlin, Union soldier, by Confederate soldiers in Pocahontas Co. on or about the 24th day of July 1863. Deserted. Captured 30 Oct. 1863 in Calhoun Co. Confined at the Atheneum Prison 20 Nov. 1863. Transferred to Camp Chase 20 Nov. 1863. Confined at Camp Chase 21 Nov 1863. Desires to take the oath of allegiance 10 June 1864. Statement at Camp Chase 25 Jan. 1865 lists his age as 33 and from Calhoun County. He says he went to the store of Absalom Knotts (a rebel recruiting officer) who tried to persuade him to enlist in his company. Brannon refused and went home. Several days later he was taken by a guard of three men and sent to Monroe Co., W.Va. Deserted during the night of 30 Oct. 1863 and went home. Asks now that he be released. Released by order of the Secretary of War, 17 Feb. 1865, after taking the oath of allegiance. Petition submitted for his release. Description, age 33, 5' 7", dark complexion, black hair and blue eyes, farmer, resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Buried with second wife, Jane, in the Cottrell Cemetery in Beech. C.S.A.

BROOKS, Andrew T., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 Aug. 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Detailed on 9 Dec. 1862 as Commissary Sergeant. Private Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Pa. Resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. Enl. Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Employed as a laborer at Warm Springs, on extra duty, 1 Jan. 1864-31 Mar. 1864. Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864, 23 Feb. 1864, 21 May 1864, and 17 June 1864. Captured Loudoun County near Harper's Ferry 16 July 1864, and sent to Washington, D. C. 20 July 1864. Confined at the Old Capitol Prison, 20 July 1864. Transferred to Elmira, NY, 23 July 1864. Confined at Elmira Prison, 25 July 1864. Desires to take the oath of allegiance, 3 Sep. 1864, states that he volunteered 28 Feb. 1863, and has lived in Ohio, where he now wishes to go. Died of disease, Elmira, NY, 31 Jan. 1865, chronic diarrhea. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, grave #1758 (1775). Born in Pa., resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

BRYAN, James B., Co. ?, 3rd Virginia State Line. Enlisted on 1 Aug. 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. in the Moccasin Rangers. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Later served as 2nd Corporal Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war records only which show he was from Calhoun Co., W.Va. Post war records also show he was killed in action near the old Mack Fowler farm, near Mt. Zion, by Union home guards, while home visiting his sick wife. Buried old section, Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville, W.Va. C.S.A.

BURNER (BEEMER, BUNNER, BRENNER), John E., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1834. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster roll March 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. (also called Camp Miller) 19 July 1863. Returned to Co.A, 19th. about Sep. 1 to 31 Oct. 1864. Listed as John P. Burner in 20th Virginia Cavalry. Postwar rosters show him a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Married in Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1 Feb. 1868 to Mary Bell Goff, living in Barbour Co., W.Va. at time of his marriage. Lived in Pocahontas Co., W.Va. in 1880 Census, age 46, farm laborer, Green Banks District, listed as Beemer. C.S.A.

BURSON, Joseph W., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Gilmer Co. Killed in action at Arnoldsburg, Va. on 6 May 1862. Resident of Calhoun Co., Va. C.S.A.

CONNOLLY/CONLEY, Perry D., Sr. 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Led the 'outlaw' portion of the Moccasin Rangers. Captain, Calhoun Co. Home Guards. Killed in action Webster Co. at the battle of Welch Glade, 2 Jan. 1862. Badly wounded in action, he continued to fight until he was beaten to death by gunbutts. He was Captain of a partisan company. Post war rosters list him as a member of Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha (Lewis) Co., Va, 1837. Age 23, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Buried Bobbitt farm, near Cowen, W.Va. His brothers Cornelius and James were U.S. soldiers. Said to be 6' 3" tall. C.S.A.

DENT, Alpheus, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Wounded in action 22 June 1862 and died on 17 July 1862. Residence Calhoun Co., Va. C.S.A.

DOUGLAS, Martin Van Buren, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 Sep. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. 3rd Corporal, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Roane Co., W.Va., 1840 (1835). Post war rosters only. Wounded Arnoldsburg, W.Va. 6 May 1862, crippled for life. Age 35, farmer, Washington Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 47, farmer, Washington District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

DOWNS, George, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Tried and imprisoned by a Federal court for leading a raid on the Post Office at Ripley, W.Va., 19 Dec. 1861. Major/Captain, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., W.Va. 7 Apr. 1820. Age 39, miller, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Captured at Big Bend, W.Va. 2 July 1862. Confined at Parkersburg and Camp Chase. Sent to Camp Chase as "guerillas, 1st Va. Rangers." Then age 42, 5' 10', dark complexion, grey eyes, sandy hair, occupation: miller. Exchanged at Vicksburg Miss. on 22 Nov. 1862. Re-recruited his command among exchanged prisoners at Vicksburg in early December 1862. This unit was originally recruited in Calhoun Co., Va. as partisan rangers and was recognized as Co. I Virginia State Rangers. Called a band of robbers and plunderers on 4 Apr. 1962 when they were stationed at Lewisburg. Greenbrier Co., Va. This unit was incorporated into the 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line. On E. T. Davis' list of Virginia State Line Officers dated 28 Feb. 1863. Commissioned Captain of Rangers by Gov. John Letcher, 19 Mar. 1863, to rank from 15 July 1861. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Appointed Captain 1 Mar. 1863. Absent, sick, 2 July 1863. Mentioned for "brave bearing" by Col. W. L. Jackson at the Battle of Droop Mountain, W.Va. 6 Nov. 1863. Commanding regiment April 1864. Was one of two men considered for promotion to Major, Feb. 1864. Col. W. L. Jackson promoted him to Major at Warm Springs, 22 Apr. 1864, " on account of his qualifications, his marked gallantry on several occasions, his influence in the Regiment." Appointed Major 28 June 1864, to rank from 26 Feb. 1864. Accepted the appoinment 18 Aug. 1864 . His appointment was confirmed 5 Jan. 1865. Absent F&S MR 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864. Wounded Lynchburg, 17 June 1864. Applied for a furlough at Staunton, 9 July 1864. Admitted General Hospital No. 1, Lynchburg, there on 14 July 1864, returned to duty. Absent 25 Oct. 1864, wounded, now on 120 day leave. Absent 15 Dec. 1864, wounded 19 June 1864, no steps have been taken to replace him; absent by order of Gen. J. A. Early. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 50, farmer, Center Township, Calhoun County 1870 Census. Age 60, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Post war rosters list him as being a resident of Marion Co., W.Va. Died 18 Mar. 1899. Buried Sturm Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

DUSKEY, ANDREW, Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Killed in action in Jackson Co., W.Va. on 17 Jan. 1863. Born in Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1842. Age 18, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Brother of George W. Duskey, son of Daniel Duskey. C.S.A.

DUSKEY(DUSKY), Daniel, Captain, Co. C, 186th Va. militia, 1856. Recruited and commanded one section (company) of 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Alleghany Co., Pa. 1809. Age 51, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Justice of the Peace, Calhoun Co., W.Va. Captured Wirt Co., W.Va. 15 Dec. 1861 with 33 of his men. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, under heavy guard. Indicted for treason and turned over to the U.S. Marshal for the western division of Va. by 28 Mar. 1862. Tried by U.S. Court in Western Virginia, 14 Apr. 1862, for robbing the Post Office at Ripley, W.Va.; convicted and sentenced to four years in prison; imprisoned at Albany, N.Y. before 11 June 1863. Released by Presidential Pardon, 17 June 1863. Returned to the Little Kanawha Valley, not on muster rolls. Captured Webster Co., W.Va. 9 Feb. 1864. Sent to Cumberland, Md., then to Wheeling, W.Va. Confined at the Atheneum Prison 21 Feb. 1864. Description: age 55, 5' 7", fair complexion, brown hair and gray eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Charged with being a bushwhacker. Escaped from military prison 18 July 1865. It is said that he boasted that "he had a little graveyard of his own in which he buried a considerable number of Union men." Post war source lists him as Captain. Father of Andrew and George Duskey. C.S.A.

DUSKEY (DUSKY), George W., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Commissioned Captain of Infantry on 18 Sep. 1862. On August's list of Virginia State Line Officers prepared on 27 Jan. 1863. On T. E. Davis' list of Virginia State Line Officers dated 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. C, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1840. Age 20, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Captured Wirt Co., W.Va. 15 Dec. 1861. Confined at the Atheneum Prison under heavy guard. Pretended to be ill and was sent to the Sprigg Hill Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va. While there he escaped with a few of his men, including Josiah Parsons, and returned to Calhoun Co., W.Va. and there reorganized the Moccasin Rangers. Enlisted Pocahontas Co., W.Va. 1 Apr. 1863. Absent 31 Dec. 1863 to 31 Aug. 1864. Has one horse; captured Roane Co., W.Va., 20 June 1863. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864, $100 enlistment bounty due. Was reported on 29 Nov. 1864 that Duskey and Lieutenant William A. Gandy were being held in solitary confinement , and to be sent to Ft. Monroe for exchange, 21 Jan. 1865. Reported as being held in the Wheeling City Jail which served as a State prison, 25 Jan. 1865. Duskey being held by civil authorities, under indictment for treason and robbing the mail (Ripley, W.Va. Post Office). Captured 2 Feb. 1865, no place stated. (This is probably their release date from prison and the time that the military took control of them again.) Confined at Baltimore, Md., then sent to Camp Hamilton. Transportation to Ft. Monroe for Duskey and William Gandy ordered 4 Feb. 1865. Confined at Camp Hamilton, Va. military prison awaiting exchange 6 Feb. 1865. Released 11 Feb. 1865. Post war rosters show service in Co. A. Duskey, apparently an officer at some point during the war was not considered as such by the U.S. Son of Daniel Duskey and brother of Andrew Duskey. C.S.A.

ELLISON (ELLYSON), Franklin, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Absent without leave on 20 Dec. 1862 per C.S.A. Arrested on 29 Nov. 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. per Federals and paroled. Then a resident of Calhoun Co., Va, age 23, blue eyes, 5' 8-1/4", sandy whiskers, auburn hair. C.S.A.

FERRELL, Thomas F., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 Sep. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Absent without leave on 20 Dec. 1861. Aarrested and paroled in Calhoun Co., W.Va. on 29 Nov. 1862. Fair complexion, light hair, 5' 9", age 20, black whiskers. Private, Co A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co. about 1843. Age 17, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Brother of Robert Ferrell. Age 36, farmer, Sherman District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. (May be same as Thomas F. Ferrell, Union soldier) C.S.A.

GAINER, Sylvester, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Sep. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Absent without leave on 20 Dec. 1862. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born. Barbour Co., W.Va. about 1844. Age 16, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. C.S.A.

GIBSON, David, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 Jul. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Killed in action in Calhoun Co., Va. on 8 June 1862. Previously believed to have been killed in last eight days of fighting in the war. Born about 1804 in Louisa Co., Va. Farmer, age 56, in 1860 Calhoun Co., W.Va. Census. Believed buried near where he was killed in the Big Bend area. Father of George W. Gibson. C.S.A.

GIBSON, George W., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Member of Daniel Duskey's section of the Moccasin Rangers. Enlisted 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Captured Wirt Co., W.Va. 15 Dec. 1861. 2nd Lieutenant Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Bath Co., Va., 30 Nov. 1840. Resident of Wirt Co., W.Va. Captured 31 Dec. 1861 and imprisoned at Camp Chase. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. 2nd Lieutenant by 1 Jan 1864. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va. 11 May 1865, listed as 2nd Lieutenant, no description. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Son of David Gibson. Died Calhoun Co., W.Va. 11 Aug. 1923. Buried Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

GOFF, Alexander B., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Arrested 13 June 1862 in Ritchie Co., Va. Sent to Camp Chase, Ohio via Wheeling. Age 35, dark complexion, black eyes, hair and whiskers. Co. A, 22nd Va. Infantry. Private, Co. A., 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1827. Not on muster rolls. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va., 10 May 1865, listed as belonging to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Signs oath by X. Description, age 38, 6', dark complexion, dark hair, and dark eyes. Post war resident of Calhoun and Ritchie Counties, W.Va. Age 61 (?), farmer, Murphy District, Ritchie Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

GOFF, Thomas M., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. B, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Nicholas Co., W.Va. about 1843. Age 17, farmhand, Webster Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., 7 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. A, 46th Battalion Virginia Cavalry and Co. A, 26th Virginia Cavalry. Post war resident of Webster Co., W.Va. Post war rosters show him as a member of Co. A, resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 37, farmer, Glade, Webster Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

GREATHOUSE, Samuel William, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha County, Va. (W.Va.) about 1816 (1814). Age 44, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, Va. (W.Va.) 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Deserted. Captured Webster Co., W.Va. 10 Feb. 1864. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 21 Feb. 1864. Description, age 50, 5' 9", fair complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. Occupation farmer, residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase 4 Mar. 1864. Confined at Camp Chase 5 Mar. 1864. Desired to take oath of allegiance 10 June 1864. Gave statement at Camp Chase 25 Jan. 1865, listed as age 52, a resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. Shown as a member of Company A, Swann's Infantry Battalion. Says he enlisted 28 Feb. 1863 in Swann's Battalion under threats of violence. Described as "deplorably ignorant and easily misled." Took the oath of allegiance and released by order of the Secretary of War 17 Feb. 1865. Father of Jesse Greathouse. Age 66, work hand Reedy District, Roane County, W.Va. in 1880 Census. C.S.A.

HAMRICK, Asa (Ase), Private, Co. G, 10th Regt. West Virginia Infantry. Special muster roll on 18 Aug. 1862 shows him absent with remarks, "captured by guerrillas 1 July 1862." The next two muster rolls show him absent and listed as captured. January, February, March and April show, "deserted 1 July 1862 at Glenville. Union Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 June 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1824. Age 31, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864, 21 May 1864 and 17 June 1864. Post war rosters show him as a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 46, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. C.S.A.

HANNAH, Joseph W., 3rd Sergeant, Co. A/D, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 1 Apr. 1863. 2nd Lt. Co. C, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1828. Age 32, constable, Pocahontas Co., Va. 1860 census. Enlisted Mill Point, Pocahontas Co., Va. 1 Apr. 1863. Present, 3rd Sergeant, 1 Jan. 1863-1 Apr. 1863, had one horse. Absent, 2nd Sergeant 31 Dec. 1863-31 Aug. 1864, had one horse. Promoted to 2nd Sergeant 15 Feb. 1864. Post war rosters show service in Co. A and that he was a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Post war rosters show he was killed in action, Winchester, 1863/died 10 Aug. 1864. C.S.A.

HAYS, Peregrine G. "Perry", Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Feb. 1863. Status not stated on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Harrison Co., W.Va., 7 Oct. 1819. Post war rosters only. Moved from Lewis Co., W.Va. to Gilmer Co., W.Va. then to Arnoldsburg, Calhoun Co., W.Va. about 1840. Postmaster, Arnoldsburg, 1849. Represented Gilmer and Wirt Counties in the Va. House of Delegates, 1855-56. Partner with George W. Silcott in the mercantile and land business. Major, Va. Militia, on Gov. Wise's staff. Wealthiest man in Calhoun Co., W.Va., 1860. Served as Sheriff of Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1861. Helped organize the Moccasin Rangers in 1861, along with George W. Silcott. Became disgusted with the actions of the company, and returned to Arnoldsburg, W.Va. Captain Daniel Duskey ordered his arrest for desertion. U.S. forces arrested him, and he was confined at Camp Chase. Paroled, and went to Monroe Co., W.Va. There he served as a purchasing agent for the Confederate States Quarter Master Department. Despite his commission as Major, Hays enlisted as a Private in Captain George Downs Company of Moccasin Rangers. Entered Spencer, W.Va. with George W. Silcott under a flag of truce and secured a cease fire for eight days from Col. J. C. Rathbone, so Captain Downs' men could visit their homes unmolested. Commissioned as Major by Gov. John Letcher. Captured Big Bend, Calhoun Co., W.Va., 1862. Confined at Camp Chase. Paroled for exchange. Served in the W.Va. Legislature, 1866 and 1877. Age 51, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 59, farmer, Glenville, Gilmer Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 6 Jan. 1905. Buried Glenville, Gilmer Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

HEATER, Thomas B., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 Dec. 1862 at Vicksburg, Miss. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. He had been taken prisoner in Gilmer Co., Va. on 27 Dec. 1861 and charged with being a bushwhacker and sent to Johnson's Island where he was held until exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss. Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavarly. Enlisted Williamsburg, Va, 1 Mar. 1863. Taken prisoner in Calhoun Co., W.Va. 12 Dec. 1864. Sent to the Atheneum Prison, 23 Dec. 1864, age 34, 5' 11", dark complexion, brown hair and blue eyes, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase 27 Dec. 1864. Desired to take the oath of allegiance. Took the oath, released, 12 June 1865, age 34, 5' 11", light complexion, dark hair and blue eyes, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

HECKERT (HACKERT), Adam A., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

HECKERT (HACKERT), Henry H. (W.), Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 2 Feb. 1864 and 21 Mar. 1864. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

HEFNER (HEFFNER), John W., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Oct. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Taken prisoner on 24 Dec. 1862 in Calhoun Co., sent to Camp Chase via Wheeling. Age 27, 5' 7", florid complexion, grey eyes, black hair, farmer. Transferred to Alton, Ill. and to City Point, Va. for exchange on 1 Apr. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Greenbrier Co., W.Va. about 1833 (1837). Age 23, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Not on muster rolls. Paid on 18 Oct. 1864 for service from 1 Nov. 1862-28 Feb. 1863. Clothing issued 18 Feb. 1864. Clothing issued at Staunton General Hospital, 18 Oct. 1864. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va., 11 May 1865. Description, age 32, 5' 11", dark complexion, black hair, blue eyes and black whiskers. Post war resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

HOUCHINS (HONCHIN), John, 2nd/1st Lieutenant, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant on 17 Feb. 1861. Elected 1st Lieutenant on 14 Feb. 1862. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. 1st Lieutenant Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863, Private. Post war rosters show him as a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

JACKSON, Edward, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Sep. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. 25 July 1840. Age 19, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 29 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864). Transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864. Admitted General Hospital, Charlottesvile, Va., 12 June 1864, acute rheumatism. Returned to duty 18 June 1864. Post war roster shows him as a resident of Pocahontas Co., W.Va. Age 39, farmer, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 18 Dec. 1918. Buried Nobe Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

KEARNS (KERNS), Elisha, Co A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 8 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1841. Captured Braxton Co., W.Va. 2 July 1862 (also as Clay Co., W.Va. 25 July 1862). Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 9 Aug. 1862. Description: Age 21, 5' 11", dark complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. Occupation farmer, residing in Taylor Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 12 Aug. 1862. Confined at Camp Chase, 12 Aug. 1862. Exchanged at Vicksburg, Miss., 6 Dec. 1862. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. (Camp Miller), 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864) Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864, 11 Apr. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Signs by X. Post war rosters show him as a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

KELLY (KELLEY), James, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 Sep. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Randolph Co., W.Va. about 1823 (1825). Age 35, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. (Camp Miller), 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Surrendered at Clarksburg, W.Va., 5 May 1865, and was paroled for exchange. Description: Age 43, 5' 7", fair complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Age 47, farmer, Sherman Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 55, farmer, Sherman District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

LEESON (LEASON), John Jr., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Feb. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Taken prisoner on 28 May 1862, confined and exchanged. Private, Co A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., W.Va. about 1834. Age 26, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. (Camp Miller), 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864). Clothing issued 11 Apr. 1864. Age 35, farmer, Sheridan Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 46, farmer, Sheridan District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. (Could be John Seeson, CSA, buried United Brethren Cemetery, Pennsboro, Ritchie Co., W.Va.). C.S.A.

LEESON (LEASON), Nathaniel G., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Apr. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Taken prisoner on 28 May 1862. Confined and exchanged. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., W.Va. about 1830. Age 30, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va. (Camp Miller), 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Feb. 1864), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Captured Alleghany Co., Va. 25 Aug. 1863. Confined at the Atheneum Prison 6 Sep. 1863. Description, age 22 (?), 6' 1", fair complexion, red hair and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 7 Sep. 1863. Confined at Camp Chase 8 Sep. 1863. Transferred to Rock Island, Illinois, 22 Jan. 1864. Confined at Rock Island Prison, 24 Jan. 1864. Took the oath of allegiance and was released 16 June 1865. Description, age 25, 5' 11", fair complexion, sandy hair and blue eyes, a resident of Big Bend, Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 40, farmer, Sheridan Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 47 (?), farmer, Sheridan District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A

LOWERS, Abraham (Abram), Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Mar. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. E, 14th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted in Calhoun Co. 26 Feb. 1863. Present thru April 1863. Private, Co. A 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha Co. about 1839. Age 21, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Reported absent without leave on last roll. He was a prisoner of war at the time, escaped and rejoined his company. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if he was present or absent on the muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Age 41, farmer, Washington District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Father of William H. Lowers. C.S.A.

LOWERS, William H., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Mar. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Wounded in action in 1862. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. E, 14th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted in Calhoun Co., Va. 26 Feb. 1863. Present thru 30 Apr. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha Co., W.Va. 23 Feb. 1843. Age 18, farmer, Calhoun Co., Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W. Va. 15 Mar. 1863 (Pocahontas Co., W.Va. 1 Apr 1863). Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Present 1 Jan. 1863-1 Apr. 1863, has one horse. Present 31 Dec. 1863-31 Aug. 1864, had his own horse since 1 July 1864. Clothing issued, 25 Apr. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Present 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864, has one horse, enlistment bounty due. Captured at Parkersburg, W. Va. 21 Apr. 1865. Confined at Clarksburg, W.Va., 22 Apr. 1865. Description, age 21, 5' 10_", fair complexion, black hair and brown eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Wood Co., W.Va. Paroled for exchange and released, 2 Apr. 1865. "He was a good soldier and a good citizen." Son of Henry Lowers. C.S.A.

McCUNE, Daniel W., Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Previously enlisted in Calhoun Co., Va. 6 May 1861. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1834. Age 26, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Not stated if present or absent on hospital muster roll, Warm Springs, 1 Apr. 1863-1 Jan 1864, attached to hospital as a nurse since 1 Nov. 1863; his enlistment shown as Calhoun Co., W.Va. 6 May 1861. Brother of John H., Paulser B., and Timothy McCune. Died Calhoun Co., W.Va., 1910. C.S.A.

McCUNE, Paulser (Paulson, Paulcer) B., Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 (6 Dec. 1862) in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1832. Age 28, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864, (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864). Clothing issued 17 Jan. 1864 and 30 Apr. 1864. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va., 11 May 1865. Description, age 32, 5' 10", light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes and light whiskers. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 37, farm laborer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 49, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Brother of Daniel W., Timothy, John H. and Daniel McCune. Buried McCune Cemetery near Hur, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A. (Read Hur Herald stories about McCune, AWOL incident, hiding in cave)

McCUNE, Timothy, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 (Dec. 1861) in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Calhoun Co., 11 Nov. 1838. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Also shown as having enlisted in Co. E at Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 13 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Also shown as having enlisted in Co. H in Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W. Va 19 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Lurty's Battery, transferred from 3rd Virginia State Line by George Downs, 1 Oct. 1863. Served in Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, 19 July 1863. Not stated if present of absent on muster roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864, (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864). In battles or skirmishes at Spencer, Roane Co., Webster Glades, Huntersville, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Jackson’s Bridge, the Wilderness, Cedarville, Lynchburg, Milford, Waynesburg, Mt. Piedmont, Salem, Harpers Ferry, Frederick City, Rockville, Cedar Creek, Winchester, Woodstock, Fisher’s Hill, Currans, Bunker Hill, Shannon’s Mill. Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, 9 Apr. 1865. Name does not appear on Appomattox Parole List. Post war rosters show he enlisted Dec. 1861. Brother of Daniel, John H, and Paulser B. McCune. Post war miller and resident of Lee District, Richardson, Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 31, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 42, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. May be buried in the Wright Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

MACE, Peter P., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Jan. 1862 in Nicholas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1842. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 30 Apr. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Signs by X. Post war resident of Nicholas Co., W.Va. Age 28, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Buried Mace Cemetery, Calhoun Co. W.Va. (6 'North of Martin Schregengost’s grave). C.S.A.

MARKS, John Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 Dec. 1862 in Vicksburg, Miss. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Also listed as being a resident of Gilmer Co., Va. Arrested and confined by 15 Mar. 1862. Charged with destroying Unionists’ property. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born in Lewis Co., Va. about 1838. Age 22, Calhoun Co., Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. C.S.A.

MARTIN, George, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Jan. 1862 in Webster Co. Status not stated on 28 Feb. 1862 roll. Private, Co A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Marion Co., W.Va. about 1837. Age 23, carpenter, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Post war rosters only. C.S.A.

MARTIN, Joseph (J.), Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Private, Co. B, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born about 1814. Captured Calhoun Co., W.Va. 24 Oct. 1862. Description, age 49, 5' 9", dark complexion, black hair and dark eyes. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 28 Oct. 1862. Description, (same as above) farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 1 Nov. 1862. Confined at Camp Chase, 2 Nov. 1862. Transferred to Cairo, Ill. 20 Nov. 1862. Exchanged. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 12 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Enlisted in Co. A, Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Private, Co. F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, W.Va., (Camp Miller), 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863 to 31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865), transferred to Co A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864). Paroled Farmville, Va. April 1865, as a member of Co F, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Clothing issued as a member of Co A, 19 Feb. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va., 11 May 1865. Description, age 52, 5' 10", dark complexion, dark hair and dark eyes. Age 56, farm laborer, Center Township, Calhoun Co, W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 64, farmer, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

MARTIN, Joshua H., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Born in Marion Co., Va. about 1842. Age 18, Calhoun Co., Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted on 1 Sep. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Prisoner of war record shows his enlistment as Calhoun Co., Va. July 1862. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Deserted. Took the oath of allegiance 5 Dec. 1863. Apparently returned to duty. Present 27 Feb. 1864. Clothing issued 21 May 1864 and 17 June 1864. Captured at Beverly, W.Va. 29 Oct 1864. Sent to Clarksburg, W.Va. then to Wheeling, W.Va, 2 Nov. 1864. Description: age 19, 5' 10", dark complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 2 Nov. 1864. Transferred to Camp Chase 22 Nov 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, 23 Nov. 1864. Took the oath of allegiance and was released 15 May 1865. Description: age 20, 5' 10", florid complexion, dark hair and dark eyes, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 38, farmer, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

MAZE (MAYS), Alford, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line, (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co. Killed in action 8 June 1862 in Calhoun Co. per Virginia State Line records. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only, which show he was a member of this unit. Buried Maze Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. (6' North of S. B. Maze’s grave). C.S.A

MAZE, Andrew C., Private, born 16 May 1839, died 8 Jan. 1904, buried Maze Cemetery. Company H, 17th Virginia Cavalry, Jenkins's Brigade for three years eighteen months. He was a Federal prisoner at Rock Island, Ill. In battles of Winchester, Jones Cross Roads, Gettysburg, and others. C.S.A.

MAZE (MAIZE, MAYS), George Washington, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 Aug. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only. Born Greenbrier Co., W.Va. about 1841. Age 18, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Post war member of W.Va. Legislature. Age 38, farmer, Sheridan District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 18 Jan. 1923. Buried Maze Cemetery, Calhoun Co., Va. (2' North of C. W. Maze’s grave). C.S.A.

MAZE (MAYS), Joseph, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Feb. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Absent without leave on 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1838. Age 22, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. C.S.A.

MAZE (MAYS), Thomas S., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Aug. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Went absent without leave on 1 Sep. 1862 per 28 Feb. 1863 roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only. Born Harrison Co., W.Va. about 1816 (1814). Age 46, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Age 54, farmer, Sheridan Township, Calhoun Co., 1870 Census. C.S.A.

MONROE, Asa A., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Feb. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Taken prisoner in Wirt Co., Va. on 22 Oct. 1862. Then was age 31, 6' 3", grey eyes, dark hair and complexion, occupation, farmer. Sent to Camp Chase and then to Cairo, Ill. where he was exchanged on 20 Nov. 1862. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 11 Apr. 1831. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 2 Feb. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Post war records show he was a U.S. soldier. Age 39, farmer, Sheridan Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Died 21 Jan. 1899. Buried Sixteen Cemetery, near Industry, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A. & Union.

MOORE, Jehu (John), Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only, which show he was from Calhoun Co., W.Va. Captured 14 Oct. 1864. Died in hands of the enemy. C.S.A.

MOORE, Jonathan, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 July 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Randolph Co., W.Va., 18 Mar. 1838. Captured in Calhoun Co. 1862. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Captured Calhoun Co., W.Va., 1 Nov. 1863. Wounded, probably at time of capture. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 20 Nov. 1863. Description: age 25, 6', light complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 20 Nov. 1863. Confined at Camp Chase, 21 Nov. 1863. Records also show prisoner at Johnson Island and Vicksburg. Took the oath of allegiance and was released, 13 May 1865. Description: age ?, 6', florid complexion, dark hair and gray eyes, a resident of Roane Co., W.Va. Post war farmer and resident of Hamlin, Lincoln Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

MOORE, Samuel, Private, Co. A, 3rd Cavalry and Infantry “Moccasin Rangers”, Virginia State Line (later 19th Virginia Cavalry). Enlisted July 15, 1861. On Company muster rolls July 15, 1861 to February 28, 1862, March 1 to Aug 31, 1862, and October 31, 1862 to February 28, 1863. "Prisoner in hands of the enemy. Captured on 14 October, 1862" on an undated document. C.S.A.

NUTTER, Levi, Co. A., 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha Co., W.Va., 1825. Age 35, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Post war rosters show he enlisted 6 Dec. 1862. Age 55, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 1912. Buried Winner-Ball Cemetery near Rocksdale, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

RAFFERTY, Patrick “Pat,” Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 Dec. 1862 at Vicksburg, Miss. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Latram, Ireland about 1822. Age 38, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 21 Mar. 1864. Paroled at Charleston, W.Va., 11 May 1865. Description, age 43, 5/10", dark complexion, black hair, gray eyes and brown whiskers. Post war roster shows he was captured during the war by Captain Simpson’s detachment a few miles east of Grantsville, W.Va. Age 50, farmer, Sherman Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. C.S.A.

ROANE, David, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Killed in action on 20 Aug. 1862 in Calhoun Co. Resident of Calhoun Co., Va. C.S.A.

ROGERS, Seth, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 17 July 1861 in Calhoun Co. Resident of Calhoun Co., Va. He was taken prisoner, imprisoned, exchanged and died at Jackson, Miss. 20 Sep. 1862. C.S.A.

SAURBOURN (SAURBURN), Peter Augustus, Captain, Co. _, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Recruited men for the Moccasin Rangers. Listed as Captain on post war roster. Killed in action 15 Dec. 1861 in a running fight with Union troops on the Lower West Fork near Sinking Springs, his head decapitated. On post war roster, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry, but obviously never served there. Born Andernack, Rheinland, Prussia about 1818. Moved to the United States about 1840. Age 42, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Owned and operated a tannery, was a Deputy Sheriff and Postmaster at Big Bend, Va. May 1859; July 1860. Believed to be buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Grantsville, W.Va. C.S.A.

SILCOTT, George W., [See PHOTO], Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 Feb. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Private, Co.G, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Captain Assistant Commissary of Subsistance. Born Fauquier Co., Va., 29 Nov. 1830. Age 29, Clerk of Court, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Captain of prewar militia. Partner of Peregrine Hays in the mercantile and land business. Helped Peregrine Hays organize the Moccasin Rangers. Became disgusted with the way the company was acting, and returned to Arnoldsburg. Virginia State Line records lists as having deserted in October 1862. Captain Daniel Duskey ordered his arrest as a deserter. U.S. forces arrested him, and he was confined at Camp Chase. Paroled and returned to Calhoun Co., W.Va. Entered Spencer, W.Va. with Peregrine Hays under a flag of truce and secured a cease fire from Col. J. C. Rathbone for 8 days so Downs’ men could visit their homes unmolested. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 12 Mar. 1863 (Bath Co., 1 Mar. 1864). Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863, Private. Absent F&S muster roll 1 Sep. 1864 to 31 Oct. 1864, Quartermaster Sergeant on leave; $100. bond due. Acting Assistant Adjutant, Gen. Jackson’s Cavalry Brigade, 30 Apr. 1865. Paroled at Staunton, 1 May 1865, as Captain Assistant Commissary of Subsistance. Description: age 34, 5' 7_", fair complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Post war roster shows he was commissioned as a Captain by Gov. John Letcher. Post war County Clerk, Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 50, Clerk of Court, Center District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 6 May 1903. Buried Bethlehem Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

SLIDER, Joseph, [See PHOTO], Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A and H, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Tyler Co., W.Va. 10 June 1843. Age 16, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 19 Mar. 1863 in Co. H. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 3 Mar. 1863. Clothing issued 1 Apr. 1864, 30 Apr. 1864, July 1864, and August 1864. Signs by X. Captured Parkersburg, W.Va., no date. Sent to Clarksburg, W.Va. by 20 Apr. 1865. Confined at Clarksburg, W.Va. 22 Apr 1865. Description: age 21, 5' 11", florid complexion, brown hair and gray eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 27, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 37, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1880 Census. Died 31 May 1914. Buried in Slider Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

SMARR (SMOR), Jesse V., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 17 June 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. E, 14th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted in Calhoun Co., Va. 26 Sep. 1862 Absent on detached duty in Calhoun Co. January to April 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 1843. Age 17, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. C.S.A.

SMITH, Amos G., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Captured on 17 Nov. 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Sent to Wheeling. Then age 22, 5' 11", fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair, occupation, farmer, resident of Calhoun Co., Va. Exchanged at Cairo, Ill. on 2 Dec. 1862. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1839. Age 21, farmer, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Transferred to Lurty’s Battery from the 3rd Virginia State Line by Captain Downs 1 Oct. 1863. Brother of Joshua Smith. C.S.A.

SMITH, Barnes N., Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 Nov. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Wounded in action in Webster Co., Va. on 11 June 1862. Absent with leave on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Ritchie Co., W.Va. about 1848. Age 12, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Post war rosters only, which show he was wounded in Webster Co., W.Va. 11 June 1863. Post war resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 23, farmer, Washington Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Brother of Henry B. Smth, C.S.A. Barnes was a Private, in Captain Hodard's [Stoddard's] Company F, 11th Regt., West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled 20 Aug. 1863 for three years, discharged 1 June 1865 at Grafton, W.Va., by reason of wounds received in action at Cedar Creek 19 Oct. 1864. Born in Ritchie Co., age eighteen when discharged, 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, hazel eyes, light hair, farmer, discharged at U.S.A. General Hospital, Grafton, W.Va. Discharge on file in Miscellaneous Record Book, Calhoun County Clerk’s Office, Grantsville, Calhoun County, W.Va. Receiving $4.00 per month for gunshot wound to head and loss of right eye on 1883 Pension Roll; address, Grantsville. Union.

SMITH, Joshua, 4th Corporal Co A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Detached service on 20 Dec. 1862. Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born in Lewis Co. about 1844. Age 16, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Post war rosters show he was on detached duty 20 Dec. 1862. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Transferred to Lurty's Battery from the 3rd Virginia State Line by Captain Downs, 1 Oct. 1863. Son of Amos G. Smith [Error reported by Gloria Kennedy: Joshua was the s/o Joshua & Phebe Smith, and brother of Amos G., who also served in the Moccasin Rangers.] C.S.A.

SMITH, Samuel S., Co. A. 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Born Harrison Co., W.Va. about 1826 (1817). Age 34, farmer, Calhoun Co.,W.Va. 1860 Census. Captured Calhoun Co.,W.Va, 24 Oct. 1862. Confined at the Atheneum prison 28 Oct. 1862. Description: age 44, 5' 8", dark complexion, bald, blue eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Charged with being a volunteer in the Confederate States Army. Transferred to Camp Chase 1 Nov 1862. Confined at Camp Chase 2 Nov 1862. Transferred to Cairo, Ill. 20 Nov. 1862. Exchanged. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Served in Co. B, 46th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry. C.S.A.

SMITH, Thomas J., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Harrison Co., about 1837. Age 23, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Deserted. Took the oath of allegiance 25 Dec. 1863 and gave his bond. Age 49 (?), farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co., 1880 Census. C.S.A.

SMITH, William J., Co. A., 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1841. Age 19, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Deserted. Took the oath of allegiance 25 Dec. 1863 and gave his bond. C.S.A.

STALLMAN, Alfred, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Absent without leave on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Lewis Co., W.Va. about 1841. Age 19, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Post war rosters only. Brother of William Stallman. C.S.A.

STALLMAN, George Washington, Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Mar. 1862. Born in Lewis Co., Va. about 1837. Age 23, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1860 Census. Arrested and confined at Wheeling, Va. Released on his oath and bond by 13 Mar. 1862. Post war rosters show he died in Greenbrier Co., Va. on 15 Nov. 1862. (Residence also listed as Gilmer Co., Va.) C.S.A.

STALLMAN, William, Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Gilmer (Lewis) Co., about 1843. Age 17, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Prisoner of war records show he enlisted in Greenbrier Co. in June. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. 20th Virginia Cavalry: Enlisted Camp Northwest (Camp Miller), W.Va. 19 July 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated 20 July 1863. Absent 1 July 1863-31 Aug. 1864 (dated 6 Jan. 1865). Transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Absent 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864) Clothing issued 21 Mar. 1864, 25 May 1864, and 17 June 1864. Captured Beverly, W.Va., 29 Oct. 1864. Sent to Clarksburg, W.Va., then to Wheeling, W.Va., 2 Nov. 1864. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, ? Nov. 1864. Description, age 22, 5' 4", fair complexion, light hair and brown eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase 29 Nov. 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, 30 Nov. 1864, desires to take the oath of allegiance. Took the oath of allegiance and was released, 5/15/65. Description, age 23, florid complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Brother of Alfred Stallman. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Alfred, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Co. F, 46th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., W.Va. about 1834. Age 26, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Hezekiah (Hesskia) H, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Taken prisoner on 17 Nov. 1862 in Calhoun Co., sent to Wheeling, Va. Then age 21, 5' 9", fair complexion, grey eyes, light hair, occupation, farmer. Sent to Camp Chase, then to Cairo Ill. for exchange on 2 Dec. 1862. Private, Co. A and H, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., W.Va., 25 Feb 1840. Age 18 (?), Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Enlisted Frankfort, Greenbrier Co. 19 Mar. 1863 in Co. H. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued as a member of Company A, 23 Feb. 1864, 1 Apr. 1864, 30 Apr. 1864, 17 June 1864, and 6 July 1864. Signs by X. Age 29, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co. 1870 Census. Age 40, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Died 1 Oct. 1919, buried Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Henry, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. No status stated on 28 Feb. 1862 roll, but present on 28 Feb. 1863. Taken prisoner on 13 Apr. 1863 and sent to Wheeling. Then age 21, 5' 10-1/2", light complexion, blue eyes, light hair, occupation, farmer, resident of Calhoun Co., Va. Exchanged at City Point, Va. on 13 May 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Webster Co., W.Va., 1834. Post war rosters only, which show service from 1861 to 1865. Died 16 Mar. 1915. Buried in Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Isaac Jr, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas, Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha Co., W.Va. 2 June 1842. Age 16 Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864, 30 Apr. 1864, 17 June 1864, and 6 July 1864. Captured Parkersburg, W.Va., no date given. Sent to Clarksburg, W.Va. and confined in the post guard house. Paroled 22 Apr. 1865. Description, age 23, 6', fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes. Occupation farmer, residing in Calhoun Co., W.Va. Age 29, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co. 1870 Census. Age 38, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Died 5 Oct. 1930. Buried Hur Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va. (7' South of Sarah Starcher’s grave). C.S.A.

STARCHER, Jacob P., Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. 3rd Corporal, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson County, about 1844. Age 16, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863, 3rd Corporal. Clothing issued as a Private, 21 Mar. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Signs by X. Post war rosters show he was at Gettysburg, Pa. Post war resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. Witnessed killing of Alva L. Laughlin, Union soldier, by Confederate soldiers in Pocahontas County on or about the 24th day of July 1863. Moved to the mouth of Big Run of the Gauley River, Webster Co., W.Va. in the 1870s. Died Webster Co., W.Va. Buried in an unmarked grave, Sand Run Cemetery, Bolair, Fort Lick District, Webster Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Jehu (Jehue, Jahue), Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Sergeant, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Kanawha Co., W.Va., 20 Sep. 1845. Age 16, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Not on muster rolls. Clothing issued 19 Feb. 1864, 30 Apr. 1864, 21 May 1864, and 17 June 1864. Signs by X. Captured Parkersburg, W.Va., no date given, listed as a Sergeant. Confined in the Post guard house, Clarksburg, W.Va. Paroled 22 Apr. 1865. Description, age 26 (?), 5' 9", fair complexion, yellow hair, and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. . Brother of Peter and Thomas Starcher. Died 14 Aug. 1874, buried Gibson Cemetery, Calhoun Co., W.Va C.S.A.

STARCHER, Josiah P., Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 6 Aug. 1830. Post war rosters only which show he enlisted 6 Dec. 1862. Died 21 May 1915. Buried Wayne Cemetery, Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Peter, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Calhoun (Kanawha) Co., about 1841. Age 19 Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Employed as a laborer at Warm Springs, W.Va. 15 Jan. 1864-29 Feb. 1864. Signs by X. Captured Arnoldsburg, Calhoun County, 30 Oct. 1864. Sent to Cumberland, Maryland, then to Wheeling, W.Va., 2 Nov. 1864. Description, age 22, 5' 10", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 29 Nov. 1864. Confined at Camp Chase, 30 Nov. 1864, desires to take the oath of allegiance. Gave a statement at Camp Chase, 30 Jan. 1865 as being 22 years of age, a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Says he enlisted June 1862 for twelve months, to avoid conscription. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, he was not permitted to go home or be discharged. He was detailed to procure horses while in the Valley of Virginia, his being disabled. He went home with the intention of deserting. Took the oath of allegiance and was released, 18 Feb. 1865, by order of the Secretary of War. Age 28, farm laborer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., W.Va. 1870 Census. Age 38, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Brother of Jehu and Thomas Starcher. Died near Bolair, W.Va. 12 Sep. 1896. Buried Webster Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Philip, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Apr. 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., W.Va. about 1832 (1836). Age 24, farmer, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Arrested and confined at Wheeling, W.Va. Released on oath and bond by 13 Mar 1862. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Captured Roane Co., W.Va. 17 Jan. 1864. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 1 Feb. 1864. Description, age 32, 6', dark complexion, dark hair and hazel eyes. Occupation, farmer, residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Cumberland, Maryland, 27 Apr. 1864. Clothing issued 30 Apr. 1864, 21 May 1864, 17 June 1864, July 1864 and August 1864. Signs by X. Age 34, farmer, Lee Township, Calhoun Co., 1870 Census. Age 46, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Veteran of Bull Run where he said the blood ran to the skirts of his saddle. May also have been a U.S. soldier. C.S.A.

STARCHER, Thomas, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line(Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry Enlisted on 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Born Kanawha Co., W.Va. about 1832 (1835). Age 25, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Employed as a laborer at Warm Springs, W.Va. 15 Jan. 1864-29 Feb. 1864. Signs by X. Clothing issued 21 Apr. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Believed to have been killed in action. Brother of Jehu and Peter Starcher. C.S.A.

STUMP, George G, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 29 Aug. 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Taken prisoner on 27 Nov. 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. and sent to the Atheneum Prison and then to Camp Chase and to Cairo, Ill. on 8 Dec. 1862. Sent to Alton, Ill. on 10 Jan 1863. Exchanged on 1 Apr. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 18 Apr. 1844. Clothing issued 23 Feb. 1864 and 17 June 1864. Signs by X. Captured Roane County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1865 (Calhoun Co. 2 Mar. 1865). Confined in the Atheneum Prison, 11 Mar. 1865. Description, age 20, 5' 9", fair complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase 16 Mar. 1865. Confined at Camp Chase, 17 Mar. 1865. Took the oath of allegiance and was released, 13 June 1865. Description, age 21, florid complexion, light hair and hazel eyes, a resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. Brother of Joseph B. Stump. Age 35, farmer, Lee District, Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. Died 30 Dec. 1927. Buried Dry Hill Cemetery, Roane County, W.Va. C.S.A.

TANNER, George W., 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., about 1834. Age 26, farmer, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Post war rosters only, which shows service in Daniel Dusky's section of the Moccassin Rangers. C.S.A.

TANNER, Joshua, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 Apr 1862 in Greenbrier Co., Va. Born Calhoun Co., about 1842. Resident of Clay (Calhoun) Co., W.Va. Arrested and confined at Wheeling, W.Va. Released on his oath and bond to live in Ohio by 13 Mar. 1862. Listed as taken prisoner on 6 Dec. 1862, place not stated, and no Federal record of the event. Confined at the Atheneum Prison. Not on muster rolls. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Prisoner of war record shows he enlisted Greenbrier County, W.Va. October 1863. Captured Webster County, W.Va. 23 Feb. 1865 (22 Feb. 1865). Confined at Clarksburg, W.Va., 27 Feb. 1865. Description, age 23, 5' 9", dark complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Webster Co., W.Va. Transferred to Wheeling, W.Va., 28 Feb. 1865. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 28 Feb. 1865. Description, age 23, 5' 9", fair complexion, light hair, gray eyes, a resident of Roane County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 1 Mar. 1865. Confined at Camp Chase, 2 Mar. 1865. C.S.A. Joined U.S. service, 20 Mar. 1865 and was sent to Chicago, Ill. Union.

TANNER, Lorenzo D(ow), Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 6 May 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born 1845. Post war rosters only. Age 35, living with brother, John, in Calhoun Co. 1880 Census. C.S.A.

TAYLOR, Levi J., Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Nov. 1862 in Nicholas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Gilmer Co., W.Va. about 1845. Age 15, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Confederate States Record filed as Lin J. Taylor. May also have served in Co. E, 14th Virginia Cavalry. Possibly buried in Yellow Creek area. Son of Jesse and Jane Burrows Taylor. C.S.A.

TOWNSEND, Albert, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 29 August 1862 in Pocahontas Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted at Williamsburg, Va. on 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued, 5 Feb. 1864, 19 Feb. 1864, 17 June 1864 and 25 Aug. 1864. Signs by X. Born in Kanawha Co., Va about 1842. Age 18, serving, Calhoun Co., 1860 Census. C.S.A.

TRIPPETT, Caleb, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., W.Va. about 1845. Age 15 1860 Calhoun Co. Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier Co., W.Va., 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 29 Feb. 1864 and 30 Apr. 1864. Brother of Philip, son of Franklin. C.S.A.

TRIPPETT, Franklin, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Jan. 1862 (15 June 1861) in Greenbrier Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., W.Va. about 1809. Age 51, farmer, Calhoun Co. 1860 Census. Father of Philip and Caleb. Calhoun County History shows that he had three sons in the 19th Virginia Cavalry, but it does not name them. C.S.A.

TRIPPETT, Philip, 1st Corporal, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 15 June (July) 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Father, Franklin, and brother said to have enlisted the same day. Deserted at Lewisburg, Va. on 15 Feb. 1863. 2nd Lt, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia Co., 28 Dec. 1838. Moved to Calhoun Co. December 1853. Age 21, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Transferred to Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Promoted to 2nd Lt, 1863. Paid for service, 1 Jan. 1864 to 31 Aug. 1864 as Jr. 2nd Lieutenant. Absent 25 Oct. 1864. Absent without leave for 33 days, no steps taken to have him dropped from the rolls. Dropped as 2nd Lt, Co. A on 31 Jan. 1865. Post war farmer, Sheridan District, Big Bend, Calhoun County, W.Va. Age 31, farmer, Sheridan Township, Calhoun County 1870 Census. Died 28 Jan 1922, Calhoun County. Buried Barr Cemetery, Calhoun County, W.Va. Son of Franklin, brother of Caleb. C.S.A.

TUCKER, James M., Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 Dec. 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Status not stated on 28 Feb. 1862 muster-in-roll. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only, which show he was a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. C.S.A.

VARNER (VARNEY), Jacob, Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Post war rosters show him as a member of Daniel Dusky's section of the Moccassin Rangers. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry., Not on muster rolls. Resident of Jackson County, W.Va. Captured Wirt County, W.Va. 15 Dec. 1861. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, under heavy guard. Tried by a U.S. Court in western Virginia, 14 Apr. 1862, for robbing the Post Office at Ripley, W.Va. Convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. Confined at Albany, N.Y. before June 1863. Released 4 June 1863 by Presidential Pardon, dated 1 June 1863. Post war resident of Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

WAYNE (WAIN), Henry M., Co. A, Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Gilmer Co., about 1845. Age 15, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Not on muster rolls. Captured Calhoun Co., 1 Nov. 1863. Confined at the Atheneum Prison, 20 Nov. 1863. Description, age 19, 6', light complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes. Occupation, farmer residing in Calhoun County, W.Va. Transferred to Camp Chase, 20 Nov. 1863. Confined at Camp Chase 21 Nov. 1863. Admitted Chase USA General Hospital, 12 Mar. 1864, smallpox, age 19. Returned to duty, 27 Mar. 1864. Desires to take the oath of allegiance, 10 June 1864, says he is a deserter. Died of disease, Camp Chase, 16 Aug. 1864, typhoid fever. Buried Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, grave No. 207. C.S.A.

WILSON, George, Co. A, 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Post war rosters only, which show he was a resident of Calhoun Co., W.Va. Killed in action on the West Fork, Little Kanawha River on 15 Dec. 1861. Buried in Wright Cemetery. (Read Herald story about his life)

WILSON, James C., 3rd Sergeant, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., W.Va., 1842. Age 19, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Deserted. Took the oath of allegiance and gave his bond on 15 Dec. 1863. Post war rosters show him as 3rd Sergeant. Brother of Joseph, Robert, and William C. Wilson. Age 37, farmer, Center District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Died 11 Jan. 1929. Buried Nobe Cemetery, Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

WILSON, John, Jr., Private, Company B, 9th West Virginia Infantry. Enlisted Sept. 1861, discharged Oct. 1864. Union.

WILSON, Joseph, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 6 Dec. 1862 at Vicksburg, Miss. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Jackson Co., W.Va. about 1843. Age 17, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Arrested and confined by 15 Mar. 1862. To be released for Joseph Durkin of Hampshire Co., W.Va. Post war rosters only. Brother of James C., Robert and William C. Wilson. Age 36, farmer, Center District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. C.S.A.

WILSON, Robert, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 15 July 1861 in Calhoun Co., Va. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Marion (Monongalia) Co., 15 Sep. 1839. Age 21, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Co. H, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Brother of James C., Joseph, and William C. Wilson. Age 40, farmer, Center District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Died 26 Apr. 1916. Buried Broomstick Cemetery, Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

WILSON (WILLSON), William C., Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted 1 June 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Born Monongalia (Roane) County, W.Va., 17 Feb. 1837. Age 24, Calhoun County 1860 Census. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated August 1863. Co. H, 20th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Camp Northwest, 1 June 1863. Elected 2nd Lieutenant, 4 June 1864. Present, 2nd Lieutenant, 31 Oct. 1863-31 Aug. 1864. Present, 2nd Lieutenant, 1 Sep. 1864-31 Oct. 1864 (dated 30 Dec. 1864), entitled to $100 bond. Absent 25 Oct. 1864, sick in hospital 7 days. Brother of James C, Joseph, and Robert Wilson. Age 43, farmer Sheridan District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. Died 19 Sep. 1908. Buried Prosperity-Saunders Cemetery, Calhoun County, W.Va. C.S.A.

WRIGHT, Andrew Jackson, Co. A 3rd Virginia State Line (Moccasin Rangers). Enlisted on 1 June 1862 in Calhoun Co., Va. Present on 28 Feb. 1863. Born Lewis Co., about 1842. Age 18 Calhoun County 1860 Census. Private, Co. A, 19th Virginia Cavalry. Enlisted Williamsburg, Greenbrier County, W.Va. 1 Mar. 1863. Not stated if present or absent on muster-in-roll dated March 1863. Clothing issued 21 May 1864. Captured a few miles east of Grantsville by Captain Simpson’s detachment. Age 39, farmer, Sheridan District, Calhoun County 1880 Census. C.S.A.

Report of Men Captured in December 1861 - from Calhoun, Roane and Wirt Counties:

27 Dec 1861 Wheeling Intelligencer Newspaper

Thirty four men were captured at Big bend, West Fork and at their homes in Wirt and Roane county by Capt Baggs and Major Trimble of the 11th (West) Virginia Regiment. "Most, if not all of whom, belonged to the somewhat notorious Moccasin rangers. We have no hesitation in saying they are the hardest looking set of vagabonds we ever saw. Some of them are lame, halt, and frosted, and there is scarcely a comfortable suit of clothes in the whole crowd. Among the number is the notorious Dan Dusky, who is said to have boasted that he had a little graveyard of his own in which he had buried a considerable number of Union men." Names of the prisoners are as follows: Joshua Tanner, Calhoun county; John S Comment, Roane county; John Roach, Roane county; John N. Riley, Calhoun county; Henry B Butcher, Roane county; Bingly Sharps, Wirt county; Jacob Varney, Jackson county; Pat Raferty, Calhoun county; John W Stewart, Roane county; William P Stewart, Roane county; R. M. J. Shepard, Wirt county; David B Somerville, Wirt county; J J Ingraham, Roane county; Reuben Full, Wirt county; Gamaliel Cane (Cain), Wirt county; Alex Hessler, Wirt county; William L Parsons, Roane county; K. M. Argabrite, Roane county; Samuel Hall Roane county; P H Thomason, Roane county; Jefferson Ayres, Wirt county; William Hickwer, Wirt county; Marion Coonrod, Wirt county; John Anderson, Wirt county; A L Collins, Roane county; B. H. Catoral, Gilmer county; William Staats, Roane county; Henry Amick Wirt county, David Enoch Jr., Wirt county; Daniel Dusky, Wirt county; George Dusky, Wirt county; Josiah Parsons, Jackson county; George Gibson, Wirt County.


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