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34th Virginia Cavalry

Organized and mustered into Confederate service in Wayne County, West Virginia, 1862
Attached, in 1864, to Brig. Gen. William E. Jones’ Cavalry Brigade

  • Total Companies: 10
  • Areas of recruitment: Wayne County, WV; Southern West Virginia counties; Southwestern Virginia counties; Eastern Kentucky counties; Eastern Tennessee counties; Western North Carolina counties
  • COMPANY C, raised on the border of Tazewell and McDowell counties; Total number: 163
  • Also called McDOWELL PARTISAN RANGERS
  • Many previously served in 21st Battalion VA Infantry and 188th Regiment VA Militia
    Elias V. Harman*, Captain, resigned 28 Mar 1863
  • M. H. Waldron, First Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, VA Mounted Rifles (Later, 34th)
  • A. D. Beavers*, Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, VA Mounted Rifles (Later, 34th)
  • D. G. Sayers, First Lieutenant, promoted to Captain
  • William B. Harman*, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant
  • Daniel H. Harman**, Second Lieutenant, Captain
  • Thomas J. Wynn, Second Lieutenant
  • T. C. Blankenship, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant
  • John W. Beavers, Second Lieutenant

COMPANY E, raised from Buchanan, McDowell and Tazewell counties; Total number: 60
*Listed in 1860 McDowell County Census
**Brother listed in 1860 McDowell Census

34th Battalion, McDowell County Roster

All household numbers and ages are from the 1860 McDowell County Census.

  • FRANCIS (FRANK) ALDRIDGE
    HH #9, 13
    CO. E, Enlisted 3 Oct 1862
  • THOMAS ALTIZER
    HH #67, 29
    CO. E, Private, Enlisted 15 Aug 1862
  • ELIJAH BARNETT
    HH #65, 29
    CO. C/E, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JOHN BARRETT
    HH #72, 26
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • ALEXANDER D. BEAVERS
    HH #209, 31
    CO. C, 2nd Lt., Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • ANDREW JACKSON BEAVERS
    HH #8, 21
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JAMES BEAVERS
    HH #17, 27
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JOHN BEAVERS
    HH #8, 16
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • ROBERT BEAVERS
    HH #68, 29
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JAMES BURTON BENTLEY
    HH #116, 23
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • WILLIAM BREWSTER
    HH #18, 30
    CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Aug 1862
    Previously served in 29th VA Infantry, Co. H
  • ADDISON CHRISTIAN
    HH #120, 33
    CO. B, 3rd Lt., Enlisted 1 Apr 1862
  • HIRAM CHRISTIAN
    HH #57, 24
    CO. B/E, 1st Sgt., 1st Lt., Enlisted 4 May 1862
    Also served in Diamond’s 10th KY Cavalry
  • JOHN CHRISTIAN
    HH #122, 19
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • MOSES CHRISTIAN
    HH #113, 18
    CO. B, Private, Enlisted 4 May 1862
  • ADAM CLINE
    HH #106, 26
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862
  • GORDON CLINE
    HH #54, 16
    CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Sept 1862
    Also served in 57 VA Inf.
  • HENRY CLINE
    HH #137, 28
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JAMES CLINE
    HH #55, 16
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862
  • JOHN A. CLINE
    HH #55, 22
    CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862
  • WILLIAM CLINE
    HH #55, 14
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862
  • PARRIS DILLION
    HH #173, 18
    CO. B, Sgt., Enlisted 18 Jun 1862
  • ELEXEOUS EVANS
    HH #41, 35
    CO. C, Private, Enlisted 3 Jun 1862
  • JEREMIAH GIBSON
    HH #156, 22
    CO. A/G, Enlisted 30 May 1862
    Later served in 22 VA Cavalry
  • RICHARD GIBSON
    HH #156, 22
    CO. A/G, Enlisted 20 May 1862
    Later served in 22 VA Cavalry
  • ANDREW JACKSON HARMAN
    HH #243, 18
    CO. C
  • CUTHBERT HARMAN
    HH #69, 30
    CO. C, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862
  • ELIAS V. HARMAN
    HH #43, 40
    CO. C, Captain, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • WILLIAM B. HARMAN
    HH #20, 33
    CO. C, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • ISAAC W. HOLBROOK
    HH #17, 21
    CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • JOSEPH HOLBROOK
    HH #4, 16
    CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
    Previously served in 29th VA Infantry, Co. H
  • SOLOMON JUSTICE
    HH #142, 26
    CO. E/C, Enlisted 1 Aug 1862
  • BIRD W. P. LOCKHART
    HH #74, 26
    Also served in 29th VA Infantry, into which he enlisted 27 Aug 1862
  • HENRY MURPHY
    HH #34, 23
    CO. C, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • QUINTEN MURPHY
    HH #237, 45, First Sheriff of McDowell County
    CO. C/E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • WILLIAM NEWSOM(E)
    HH #61, 33
    CO. C, Enlisted 4 Jun 1862
  • JOHN POTTER
    HH #118, 36
    CO. B, Enlisted 19 Apr 1862
    Also served in Diamond’s 10th KY Cavalry as a 2nd Lt.
  • JOHN L. (A.?) REED
    HH #124, 26
    CO. C, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862
  • MATTHIAS REED
    HH #108, 22
    CO. B, Enlisted 21 May 1862
  • ELI ROSE
    HH #232, 19
    CO. C, Enlisted 10 Jun 1862
  • JOEL ROSE
    HH #232, 21
    CO. C, Sgt., Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • SOLOMON ROSE
    HH #232, 16
    CO. C
  • ANDREW STEEL
    HH #119, 31
    CO. C/B, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862
  • REUBEN STEEL
    HH #115, 25
    CO. C, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862
  • SAMUEL STEEL
    HH #117, 16
    CO. C/B, Enlisted 10 Jun 1862
  • JAMES STUMP
    HH #4, 22
    CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
  • RICHARD VANCE
    HH #121, 38
    CO. D, 26 Aug 1862
  • HENRY WALLAS (WALLACE/WALLIS)
    HH #240, 23
    CO. C, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

Sources

  • Ancestry.com Civil War Service Records.
  • Cole, Scott C. 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, H. E. Howard, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia. 1993.
    Harman, John Newton, Sr. Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia, from 1800 to 1922. W. C. Hill Printing Company, Richmond, 1922.
    Library of Virginia. Confederate Rosters. eagle.vsla.edu/cgi-bin/con.ros.gateway
  • White, June. 1860 McDowell County Census. On-line, McDowell Co., WV Genweb Archives.

22nd Virginia Cavalry

Organized 27 Oct 1863, Tazewell County; Col. Henry Bowen, Commanding Officer

  • CHARLES CANADA (KENADY)
    HH #56, 28
    CO. B, Private
  • ELI CANADA (ALI KENADY)
    HH #85, 35
    CO. B, Private
  • EPHRAIM CANADA (CANADAY)
    HH #36, 26
    CO. B, Private
  • JOSEPH CANADA (KENADY)
    HH #56, 19
    CO. B, Private
  • WESLEY DUNFORD
    HH #135, 14
    CO. B, Private
    Formerly served in 10th KY Cavalry
  • WILLIAM DUNFORD
    HH #143, 21
    CO. B, Sgt.
  • JEREMIAH GIBSON
    HH #156, 22
    CO. B, 1 Lt.
    Formerly served in 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry
  • RICHARD GIBSON
    HH #156, 22
    CO. B, Private
    Formerly served in 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry
  • JACKSON JOHNSON
    HH #217, 43
    CO. B, Private
  • JACOB LESTER
    HH #94, 13
    CO. B, Private
    Formerly served in 10th KY Cavalry
  • JOHN MULLINS
    HH #87, 14
    CO. B, Private
    Formerly served in 10th KY Cavalry
  • JACKSON REED
    HH #123, 29
    CO. B, Private

16th Virginia Cavalry

  • PATRICK BAILEY
    HH #165, 16
    CO. I, Private
  • SAMUEL BAILEY
    HH #163, 24
    CO. I, Private
  • JOHN BISHOP
    HH #199, 20
    CO. I, Private
  • HARVEY BREWSTER
    HH #234, 13
    CO. C, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. H
  • JAMES BREWSTER
    HH #207, 25
    CO. F, Private
  • THOMAS P. BREWSTER
    HH #235, 25
    CO. C, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. H
  • THOMAS CHRISTIAN
    HH #112, 22
    CO. C, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. H
  • WILLIAM CLINE
    HH #245, 38
    CO. I, Private
  • JAMES DILLION
    HH #227, 25
    CO. F, Sgt.
  • WILLIAM A. DILLION
    HH #230, 25
    CO. F, Sgt.
  • JESSE DOUGHTEN
    HH #219, 51
    CO. I, Private
  • FLOYD GILLESPIE
    HH #153, 22
    CO. F, Private
  • WILLIAM HARMAN
    HH #128, 32
    CO. F, Private
    Also served in 45 VA Infantry
  • JOSEPH HOLBROOK
    HH #4, 16
    CO. F, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. H, and in 34 VA CAV
  • BALLARD (B. F.) JOHNSON
    HH # 217, 12
    CO. F, Private
  • JOHN (J. T.) JOHNSON
    HH #217, 15
    CO. F, Private
  • PRESLEY (PRESTON) JONES
    HH #30, 30
    CO. F, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. G
  • JOSHUA PRESLEY
    HH #226, 35
    CO. F, Private
  • REUBEN RICHARDSON
    HH #242, 26
    CO. F, Private
  • ELI ROSE
    HH #233, 28
    CO. F, Private
  • JESSE ROSE
    HH #231, 15
    CO. F, Private
  • JOHN ROSE
    HH #232, 14
    CO. C, Private
  • JOHN SHRADER
    HH #218, 21
    CO. F, Sgt.
  • JOHN SMITH
    HH #147, 35
    CO. F, Private
  • ANDREW STEEL
    HH #119, 31
    CO. C, Private
    Also served in 34 VA CAV
  • JAMES STEVENSON
    HH #70, 28
    CO. C, Private
    Also served in 29 VA Infantry, Co. H, 2 Lt. and 1Lt.

8th Virginia Cavalry

  • DANIEL DAY
    HH #224, 26
    CO. H, Private
  • WILLIAM NUNLEY
    HH #222, 23
    CO. H, Private
  • WESLEY REED
    HH #39, 22
    CO. H, Private
  • SOLOMON ROSE
    HH #232, 16
    CO. H, Private

10th Kentucky Cavalry

  • FLEMING BAILEY
    HH #100, 15
    CO. H, Corporal, Enlisted 15 May `1863
  • JACKSON BAILEY
    HH #100, 19
    CO. H, Corporal, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • CONLEY BLANKENSHIP
    HH #105, 30
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • (JOHN) MEREDITH BLANKENSHIP
    HH #91, 32
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • PRESLEY (PRISLEY) BLANKENSHIP
    HH #93, 22
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
    A Presley Blankenship is with the 39th KY Mounted Infantry, Co. H–a Union outfit.
  • JOHN CLINE
    HH #139, 25
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • JOHN COLLINS
    HH #83, 28
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • WILLIAM COLLINS
    HH #86, 30 or HH #109, 30; Probably #86, as #86 William is a brother to #83 John
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 16 May 1863
  • WESLEY DUNFORD
    HH #135, 14
    CO. I, Private, Enlisted 1 Jul 1863
    Later enlisted into 22 VA Cavalry, Co. B
  • WILLIAM DUNFORD
    HH #143, 21
    CO. F, Private, Enlisted 28 Feb 1863
  • HENDERSON ELSWICK
    HH #154, 28
    CO. F, Private, Enlisted 28 Feb 1863
  • WILLIAM ESTEP
    HH #84, 37
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • HAMMOND EVANS
    HH #132, 35
    CO. H, Corporal, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • ANDREW JUSTICE
    HH #102, 21
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • HIRAM JUSTICE
    HH #94, 40
    CO. H, Private/Captain, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • JAMES RALEIGH JUSTICE
    HH #88, 10
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • JOAB JUSTICE
    HH #88, 40
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • ELISHA LUSTER (LESTER)
    HH #94, 22
    CO. F, Private, Enlisted 28 Feb 1863
  • JACOB LUSTER (LESTER)
    HH #94, 13
    CO. F, Private, Enlisted 28 Feb 1863
    Later enlisted into 22 VA Cav, Co. B
  • JOHN LUSTER (LESTER)
    HH #135, 26
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • MALCOLM McNEIL
    HH #250, 25
    CO. B/G, Sgt; Former Clerk of McDowell County
  • ELIJAH MULLINS
    HH #87, 37
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • JOHN MULLINS
    HH #87, 14
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 10 Mar 1863
    Later enlisted into 22 VA Cav, Co. B
  • ANDREW POTTER
    HH #205, 36
    CO. K, Private, Enlisted 10 Mar 1863
  • JOHN POTTER
    HH #118, 36
    CO. K, 2nd Lt.. Enlisted 7 Jul 1863
    Also served in Witcher’s 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry, CO. B
  • (JOHN) WESLEY REED
    HH #39, 22
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863
  • JOHN STAC(e)Y
    HH #98, 33
    CO. H, Private, Enlisted 15 May 1863

45th Virginia Infantry

  • AARON BAILEY
    HH #165, 13
    CO. L, Transferred to 23 Battalion
  • PATRICK BAILEY
    HH #165, 16
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861; Transferred to 23 Battalion
  • SAMUEL BAILEY
    HH #163, 24
    CO. A
  • ARCHIBALD BARNETT
    HH #64, 23
    CO. H, Enlisted 29 May 1861
  • JAMES BARNETT
    HH #60, 32
    CO. G, Enlisted 29 May 1861
  • THOMAS CARTWRIGHT
    HH #62, 27
    Lt., Paroled 9 May 1865
  • WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT
    HH #145, 18
    CO. K, Enlisted 29 May 1861
  • DANIEL PERDUE
    HH #162, 16
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861; Transferred to 23 Battalion
  • ABRAM SMITH
    HH #169, 22
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861
  • PETER SMITH
    HH #167, 24
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861; Transferred to 23 Battalion
  • ZACHARIAH SMITH
    HH #168, 19
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861
  • DAVID WORKMAN
    HH #172, 29
    CO. L, Enlisted 3 Sept 1861

45th Battalion Virginia Infantry

The 45 Battalion INF is distinct from the larger 45 VA INF, a regiment which operated outside southern WV, SW VA, and eastern KY. The 45 BATTALION VA INF formed in December of 1863 primarily from disbanded (March of 1863) companies of Virginia State Line Regiments and operated within southern WV, SW VA, and eastern KY until June of 1864.

  • CHARLES CANADA (Kenady)
    HH #56, 28
    CO. E, Enlisted 20 Jun 1863
    Also served with 22 VA CAV
  • MOSES CHRISTIAN
    HH #113, 18
    CO. B, Enlisted 4 May 1863
  • QUINTON A. MURPHY
    HH #237, 45
    CO. B, Enlisted 7 May 1863
    Also served with 34 BATT’N. VA CAV
  • ISAAC ROSE
    HH #136, 26
    CO. C, Enlisted 18 May 1863
  • THOMAS LEWIS ROSE
    (NOT in 1860 McDowell Census, but residence is listed as McDowell County)
    CO. E, Enlisted 9 Mar 1864
  • ISAAC D. SIMPSON
    HH #113, 21
    CO. D, Enlisted 16 Dec 1863

29th Virginia Infantry

  • JOHN BISHOP
    HH #199, 20
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
    (Harman and Library of Virginia say John; other records say Joseph.)
  • ANDREW BREWSTER
    HH #5, 18
    CO. H; Enlisted 1 May 1864
  • GEORGE BREWSTER
    HH #234, 16
    CO. H; Enlisted 27 Mar 1863
  • HARVEY BREWSTER
    HH #234, 13
    CO. H; Enlisted 1 May 1864
  • THOMAS BREWSTER
    HH #235, 25
    CO. H; Enlisted 1 May 1864
    Also served in 35 VA CAV
  • WILLIAM BREWSTER
    HH #18, 30
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
    Later enlisted in 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry, Co. E
  • THOMAS CHRISTIAN
    HH #112, 22
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
  • HARVEY G. DILLION
    HH #175, 42
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
    (Harman and Library of Virginia say Dillion; other records say Dillow.)
  • SOLOMON GROSS
    HH #47, 24
    CO. I; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
  • ELIAS HARMAN
    HH #76, 19
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
  • HENRY A. HARMAN
    HH #7, 36
    CO. H; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
  • WILLIAM HARRISON
    HH #3, 33
    CO. G, Sgt.; Enlisted 27 Mar 1862
  • JOSEPH HOLBROOK
    HH #4, 16
    CO. H, Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
    Later enlisted in 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry, Co. E
  • BIRD W. P. LOCKHART
    HH #74, 26
    CO. H; Enlisted 27 Aug 1862
    Formerly served with 34th Battalion, VA Cavalry
  • MALCOLM McNEIL
    HH #250, 25
    CO. H; Enlisted 24 May 1862; Former Clerk of McDowell County
    Later served with 10th KY Cavalry
  • JAMES A. MITCHUM
    HH #50, 15
    CO. I; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862
  • JACOB PUCKETT
    HH #37, 16
    CO. H
  • JAMES STEVENSON
    HH #70, 28
    CO. H; 2 Lt., 1Lt; Enlisted 2 Apr 1862

23rd Virginia Infantry

  • PATRICK BAILEY
    HH #165, 16
    CO. C, Private
  • JOHN BAILEY
    HH #3, 12
    CO. C, Private
  • SAMUEL BOWMAN
    HH #219, 23
    CO. D, Corporal
  • GORDON CLINE
    HH #54, 16
    CO. D, Private
  • HUGH DILLION
    HH #228, 28
    CO. D, Jr. Major/Musician
  • ANDREW DOUGHTON
    HH #214, 25
    CO. D
  • JOHN JOHNSON
    HH #217, 15
    CO. D, Corporal
  • DAVID MARRS
    HH #171, 37
    CO. D, Private
  • DANIEL PERDUE
    HH #162, 16
    CO. C, Private
  • JAMES ROBERTS
    HH #141, 46
    CO. C, Private