|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/2/1927.
The following muster roll of Company E, Fourteenth Virginia Cavalry,
Army of the Confederate States of America, has been furnished to the Chronicle
through the courtesy of Boyd R. Stutler, former editor of the Grantsville
News, now of Charleston.
Mr. Stutler always has taken a great interest in the history of Calhoun
county and has gathered several volumious notes and documents on that subject
which it is hoped will sometime be published in book form, as its reading
would prove extremely interesting to the public of Calhoun and adjoining
counties. The copy of Captain Knotts muster roll was secured by Mr.
Stutler from Virginia State Library at Richmond, being a photostat copy
from the archives of the war department. Mr. Stutler also owns a
photostat copy of the roster.
The roll follows:
Absolom Knotts, Captain, Prisoner
(Listing gives Name, Rank, Place of enlistment, Other pertinent information)
Absolom Knotts, Captain, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of War.
A.H. Bailey, 1st Lt., Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Jno. A. Feamster, 2nd Lt., Lewisburg.
G.T. Nickell, 3rd Lt., Lewisburg. Commanding Company.
Nickell, J.H., 1st Sgt., Lewisburg. Absent of horse detail.
McClearn, Alt, 2nd Sgt., Lewisburg. Absent sick.
McCoy, J.C., 3rd Sgt., Lewisburg. Absent sick.
Pollock, J.F., 4th Sgt., Lewisburg.
Duffy, F.H.H., 5th Sgt., Lewisburg.
Rodgers, N.P., 1st Corp., Lewisburg.
Young, J.C., 2nd Corp., Lura, Va.
Rowan, C.L., 3rd Corp., Port Republic.
Handley, J.B., 4th Corp., Lewisburg.
Arnold, John, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Beard, Samuel, Lwisburg. Prisoner of war.
Brackman, Lewis, Lewisburg. Absent sick.
Bailey, William, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Barr, Thomas, Lewisburg. Absent sick.
Bright, J.K., Lewisburg. On D.S., Q.M. Dept., Echols Brigade.
Bell, F.C., Lewisburg. On D.S, courier for Gen. Lenox.
Burns, Marshall, Lewisburg.
Ballard, Hugh, Levosay Mills. On D.S. Provost Guard.
Boyd. P.C., Winchester.
Bailey, Jody, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Brannon, , Abe Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Brannon, Jacob, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Campbell, J.S., Lewisburg. D.S. with Gen. Echols.
Creigh, Fred, Lewisburg. Paroled prisoner.
Creigh, Fred, Goff Mills. Absent sick.
Conolly, Isaac, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Cadle, Nathan, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Dickson, F.H., Lewisburg. Clerk for Dr. Hunter. Medical
Fleshman, Royal, Lewisburg.
Goodloe, J.B., Lewisburgh. On D.S., courier for Gen. Lomax.
Gillenwater, Josh, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Hartsook, J.F., Lewisburg.
Henchline, Samuel, Lewisburg. D.S., on light duty.
Jarrett, Leonard, Lewisburg.
Johnson, Alex, Union.
Jarvis, Calib, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Kincaid, William R., Lewisburg.
Knotts, R., Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Kesshner, J.M., Lura, Va.
Knopp, A.G., Page Valley. On horse detail.
Lewis, Hesk, Lewisburg. Absent sick.
McClung, H.C., Lewisburg.
McClung, Dick, Lewisburg. Absent wounded.
McClung, J.A., Lewisburg.
McClung, J.H., Lewisburg. Absent sick.
McCumbers, W., Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Nickell, C.A., Lewisburg.
Nicely, Anthony, Lewisburg. Paroled prisoner.
Neal, J.H., Lewisburg.
Nickell, J.T., Lewisburg.
Ogden, Osbourne, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Patton, J.M., Lewisburg.
Patton, Ap, Lewisburg.
Porterfield, R.J., Lovesay Mills.
Patton, E.E., Lura, Va. On D.S., horse detail.
Parsons, Joseph, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Ruckman, Shep, Lewisburg. Absent sick.
Renick, F.A., Lewisburg. Prisoner of war.
Read, William B., Lewisburg. D.S., Q.M. Dept., Gen. Echols.
Rowan, J.W., Port Republic
Siers, Elijah, Calhoun Co. Prisoner of war.
Smiley, J.W., Page Valley. Prisoner of war.
Vineyard, Robert, Calhoun Co.
Wright, Samuel, Calhoun Co. On E.D., teamster, absent.
Woods, J.G., Lewisburg.
Woodward, J.R., Lewisburg. Wounded.
Withrow, E.D., Lewisburg Prisoner of war.
Johnston, Wm. R., Lewisburg. Deserted Dec. 9, 1864.
Levesay, John, Lewisburg. Deserted Sept. 24, 1864.
Wakupp, Marshall, Lewisburg. Deserted Nov. 7, 1864.
Present for duty
On detached service 12
Prisoners of war
Company mustered by Lieut. Geo. H. St. Clair, C.S.A., near Stanardsville,
Va., Dec. 31, 1864. Discipline and instruction, fair. Military
appearance, good. Arms, Accoutrements, overcoats and blankets needed.
(Of the original company recruited and commanded by Captain A. Knotts,
but one man, Robert Vineyard, remained for duty at the date of this muster.)
The following members of Company E., 14th Cavalry, C.S.A., were not
shown on the muster role of December 31, 1864. (Source: Virginia
State Library, Richmond.)
Deweese, Bailess C., 1st Lt., Calhoun Co.
Dewhart, S.T., 2nd Lt., Calhoun Co.
Ogden, Robert, 2nd Corp., Calhoun Co.
Butler, Thomas J., 3rd Corp., Calhoun Co.
Smith, John J., 4th Corp., Calhoun Co.
Cottrell, Jackson, Calhoun Co.
Cadle, Thomas, Calhoun Co.
Cottrell, Evan T., Calhoun Co.
Cottrell, Silas, Calhoun Co. Died at Salem, Va. Jan 29, 1863
Dauglas, Daniel, Calhoun Co. Died at Salem, Va. Feb. 9, 1863.
Dick, Stephen, Calhoun Co.
Helmick, Hutson M., Calhoun Co.
Hensley, Aaron, Calhoun Co.
Jarvis, Thomas B., Calhoun Co. Died at Salem, Va., Feb 21, 1863.
Jarvis, George H., Calhoun Co.
Jarvis, Caleb, Jr., Calhoun Co.
Lain, Louis, Calhoun Co.
Loury, John W., Calhoun Co.
Siers, John W., Calhoun Co.
Smarr, Jesse V., Calhoun Co.
Stevenson, William L., Greenbrier.
Tanner, James, Greenbrier.
Barkhamer, George, Calhoun Co.
Cadle, Clark, Calhoun Co.
Cadle, James, Calhoun Co.
Lowers, William H., Calhoun Co.
Lowers, Abraham, Calhoun Co.
Valentine, Henry, Calhoun Co.
Preston, Thomas C.
Snyder, William H.