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MEN FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY, VA AND WV WHO SERVED ON EITHER SIDE IN THE CIVIL WAR – Subject To Changes, Additions

The following listing is taken from published regimental histories and government documents to be just persons who fought in the Civil War from Jefferson County, W. Va., then Va. It is overwhelmingly a Confederate group  in part because local persons taking the Union position enlisted outside the County in West Virginia, Maryland; in the United States Colored Troops and Loudoun’s Rangers. Local persons wanting to fight in the Federal force could also be arrested here for treason after hostilities became “official.”

This compilation benefits from the vast research of Dennis Frye, the chief historian of the National Historic Park in Harper’s Ferry, WV, who wrote a book apiece on the regimental histories of the 2nd Virginia Infantry and 12th Virginia Cavalry. For his contribution to our knowledge of the Civil War in this county and immediate area, we are all indebted.

REFERENCES:

Driver, Robert J., Jr. (c 1991). “1st Virginia Cavalry.” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard Inc.  Print.

Driver, Robert J. (1987). “The 1st and 2ndRockbridge Artillery.” Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, Inc. Print.

Frye, Dennis E. (1984).”2nd Virginia Infantry.” Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, Inc.  Print.

Frye, Dennis E. (1988). “12th Virginia Cavalry.” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc. Print.

Keen, Hugh C. (1993). “43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, Mosby’s Command. ” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc. Print.

McKinney, Tim. (2000). “West Virginia Civil War Almanac.” Charleston, WV: Quarrier Press. Print.

Moore, Robert H. (1995). “Chew’s Ashby, Shoemaker’s Lynchburg and the Newtown Artillery.” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc.  Print.

Musick, Michael P. (1990). “6th Virginia Cavalry.” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc. Print.

Reidenbaugh, Lowell. (1987). “33rd Virginia Infantry.” Lynchburg, VA: H. E. Howard, Inc. Print.

Riggs, David F. (1982). “7th Virginia Cavalry.” Lynchburg, VA: H.E. Howard, Inc. Print.

United States. Bureau of the Census; United States. National Archives and Records Service. (1964). “Population schedules of the seventh census of the United States, 1850, Virginia [microform] (Volume Reel 0953 – 1850 Virginia Federal Population Census Free Schedules – Jackson, James City, and Jefferson Counties).” 31 July 2008 Web.  3 March 2011.

United States. Bureau of the Census; United States. National Archives and Records Service. (1964). “Civil War – Confederate Soldier Service Records – Virginia.” 31 July 2008 Web.  3 March 2011.

“The Virginia Free Press” 9 Nov. 1865.

“The Shepherdstown Register” 23 Sept. 1864.

Table of Contents:

12th VIRGINIA CAVALRY

2ND VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENT (STONEWALL BRIGADE)

1ST VIRGINIA CAVALRY

6TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY

CHEW’S, ROCKBRIDGE BATTERIES

7TH VIRGINIA CAVALRY

33RD VIRGINIA INFANTRY

MOSBY’S PARTISANS (43rd Va. Cav.)

FEDERAL ENLISTEES FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY IN THE CIVIL WAR