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Corps of Cadets, Virginia Military Institute      
Company Unknown
Francis M Boykin - Lt. Colonel   
rancis Marshall Boykin was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia on March 1, 1837. His ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, and his father, General Francis Boykin, was a member of the Virginia Senate. Boykin entered the Virginia Military Institute in July 1853 and graduated in 1856. He engaged in teaching until 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Lt. Colonel in the 31st Virginia Infantry Regiment. Boykin served throughout the war and was briefly imprisoned at Johnson's Island. After the war, he was in the tobacco business in Richmond, Virginia. Boykin married Ellen B. George, and they had three children (Hamilton, Anna, Ellen). He died on May 5, 1906 in Richmond.
Contact Name:  larry Zink
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Date Added:  9/6/2008
Company A
Theodore E. Davis - Private   
Theodore Davis was my wife's great-grandfather.
Contact Name:  Frank riggs
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Date Added:  10/30/2008
Company A
Davis Toothman - 1st Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Theodore Toothman
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Date Added:  7/8/2010
Company B
John Collins DeVer - Private   
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Contact Name:  Suzanne DeVier
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Date Added:  7/7/2008
Company B
William Remsen Lyman - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Patrick McMahon
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Date Added:  2/16/2009
Company C
Elmore Dow Lewis - Private   
also in the 17th Virginia Cavalry, Co. K, Pvt.
Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/4/2006
Company C
Issac J. Post - Musician   
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Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/5/2006
Company C
George D. Queen - Private   
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Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/4/2006
Company C
Joshua Radabaugh - Captain   
Resided in Harrison County, Virginia (now WV).
Enlisted as a Private on 21 May 1861 at the age of 24.
Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 26 December 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 23 May 1864.
Promoted to Captain (Estimated day) on 15 December 1864.
Surrendered on 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  6/22/2010
Company C
Lorenzo Dow Reger - Private   
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Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/5/2006
Company C
Martin L. Williams - Corporal   
captured at South Mountain, sent to Camp Chase, Oh.
Contact Name:  James L. williams
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Date Added:  11/21/2005
Company D
hezekiah Mcnaman - Private   
Looking for any information on Hezekiah. He is my gggrandfather. I know he died in 1865 in service,sick with smallpox. They last known location he was Georgia.
Contact Name:  kathie geiger
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Date Added:  9/9/2007
Company D
John Elam Mitchell - Captain   
KIA May/June 1862
Contact Name:  Matthew Breen
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Date Added:  7/17/2009
Company E
James Carroll - Unknown   
My great grand father , he can be found in the book 31st Virginia Infantry By John M Ashcraft
Contact Name:  Marcia Dawn Carroll
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Contact Homepage:  marcia_1970@yahoo.com
Date Added:  9/12/2018
Company E
Andrew Jackson Simmons - Private   
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Contact Name:  Leigh Armentrout
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Date Added:  3/1/2009
Company E
Nicholas Alexander Whitelaw - Private   
Enlisted: Company E, 31st Virginia Infantry
When: March 31, 1862
Where: Alleghany
By Whom: Captain Myers
Period: 3 years
Discharged: July 25, 1862
By Whom: J.J. Hill

Nicholas likely saw action at the Battle of McDowell on May 8, 1862, based on his enlistment date and location. It's suspected that Nicholas was still with the 31st through the June 8 and 9, 1862 battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic. If injuries were not incurred then he would have proceeded to the Seven Days Battle from 25 June through 1 July 1862. In the 31st VA Inf Regimental Series book, Nicholas is designated as having been discharged due to disability. What led to this disability and discharge is currently unknown.
Contact Name:  David Murray
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Date Added:  1/8/2017
Company F
John Fell lightburn - Private   
John Fell Lightburn was b. 14 Feb 1827 in Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania and d. 12 May 1924 in Long Beach, California. He was an older brother of my great grandfather, Calvin Luther Lightburn.

American Civil War Soldiers Record
Name: John F Lightburn ,
Residence: Randolph County, West Virginia
Occupation: Farmer
Enlistment Date: 21 May 1861
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Confederacy
State Served: Virginia
Unit Numbers: 788
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 21 May 1861 at the age of 24
Enlisted in Company F, 31st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 21 May 1861.
Hospitalized on 15 August 1862 (Wounded)
Returned on 15 October 1862 (Estimated day)
Issued pay on 28 February 1863
POW on 04 May 1863 at Rockford, WV
Confined on 14 May 1863 at Atheneum Prison, Wheeling, WV
Confined on 15 May 1863 at Point Lookout, MD
Exchanged on 11 February 1865 at Camp Lee, VA
On rolls on 15 February 1865 at Cox's Wharf, VA (No further record)
Height: 5'7 '
Eye Color: grey
Hair Color: light
Complexion: light
Contact Name:  Robert Lightburn
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Date Added:  8/11/2011
Company F
George W Louk - Private   
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Contact Name:  charles Louke
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Date Added:  12/5/2011
Company F
James C Louk - Private   
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Contact Name:  Charles Louke
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Date Added:  12/5/2011
Company F
John E Louk - Private   
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Contact Name:  Charles Louke
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Date Added:  12/5/2011
Company F
Chesley Simmons - Private   
enl. 5/16/1861 Born 7/18/1840 Son of Valentine Simmons and Jemina Grim Simmons. Brother of David Hess Simmons and Joseph Simmons on 31st Virginia Company F. Wounded in Battle June 13th or 14th 1863 2nd Winchester.Wounded in battle 5/6/1864 during Wilderness on Orange Turnpike. Surrendered May 11, 1865 at Buckhannon, West Virginia.
Contact Name:  David Simmons
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Date Added:  12/26/2006
Company F
David Hess Simmons - Private   

Was my Great,Greatfather
Inlisted 5/20/1861 at Huttonsville,Brother of Chesley and Joseph. 9/19/1864 captured at 3rd battle at Winchester,Va Exchanged * POW 1/3/65 Harper Ferry.WV
Send to Point Lookout,Md as POW , Released 6/5/1865

Died 2/4/1938 Buried in 'Simmons Cemetary', Valley Head, West Virginia

Contact Name:  David Simmons
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Date Added:  12/26/2006
Company F
Joseph Simmons - Private   
Enlisted 4/1/62 at Huntersville Harding. Brother of David and Chesley 13 years old Drummer boy 5/10/1865 was POW at Charleston,WV
Contact Name:  David Simmons
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Date Added:  1/2/2007
Company F
John Calvin Swecker - Private   
John Calvin Swecker,is my great great grandfather,he is buried on swecker ridge in valley head west virginia,Randolph county.
Contact Name:  Don Swecker
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Date Added:  11/13/2007
Company G
Samuel C. Higgins - Private   
Enl. 5/29/61 Green Bank, WV. Wounded Allegheny Mtn. 12/13/61, wounded Spotsylvania Courthouse, 5/64. Married Rachel Sheets, 3/65. Paroled Staunton, 6/65. Buried Pocahontas County, WV.
Contact Name:  Joan Kay
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Contact Homepage:  www.mclaughlinsvalley.blogspot.com
Date Added:  8/27/2006
Company G
Jacob Keiter - Private   
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Contact Name:  Angela Land
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Date Added:  1/25/2011
Company G
James N. McLaughlin - Private   
Enl. 5/29/61 Green Bank, Pocahontas County. Served 31st VA throughout. Paroled 6/65 in Staunton. Married Madora Gilmore, Randolph County, 1866. Buried Sitlington Road, Dunmore, WV.
Contact Name:  Joan Kay
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Date Added:  8/27/2006
Company G
Peter Hull Warwick - Private   
Peter Hull Warwick was my great-grandfather. He enlisted in Co. G, 31st Virginia Infantry on 29 May 1861 at Green Bank, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia). He was wounded 9 June 1862 at the Battle of Port Republic, Rockingham County, Virginia. He was still with his unit at Appomattox when Lee surrended the Army of Northern Virginia.
Contact Name:  Linda Reardon
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Date Added:  4/28/2012
Company H
Christian Henry Andrick - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  Norman P Miller
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Date Added:  11/14/2009
Company H
Asa O. Bennett - Private   
Enlisted Co. H August 1862. Deserted after October 1863. Born Barbour County 1842, son of Jacob S. Bennett. Died Barbour County 1919 and is buried in Crossroads Cemetery Tacy, Barbour County
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  8/15/2006
Company H
Andrew DeHaven - Corporal   
Ancestor of my wife Roxanne DeHaven Bostwick
Contact Name:  Dana Bostwick
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Date Added:  6/15/2010
Company H
Dorsey DeHaven - Private   
Ancestor of my wife Roxanne DeHaven Bostwick
Contact Name:  Dana Bostwick
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Date Added:  6/15/2010
Company H
Isaac DeHaven - Private   
Ancestor of my wife Roxanne DeHaven Bostwick
Contact Name:  Dana Bostwick
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Date Added:  6/15/2010
Company H
Lorenzo TD Humphreys - Private   
Wounded at Cedar Creek and was a school teacher in Highland Copunty, VA. I need further information
Contact Name:  Max Humphreys
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Date Added:  7/27/2007
Company H
Richard F Humphreys - Private   
Enlisted at Buffalo Mountain,WV in April 1863. MWIA at the Bloody Angle, Spotsylvania Courthouse on 5/12/1864. Buried in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery.
Contact Name:  Max Humphreys
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Date Added:  7/27/2007
Company H
Isaac Vandeventer Johnson - 1st Lieutenant   
Born Barbour County November 15, 1837, son of William. Prominent citizen, served Circuit Court. Enlisted Co. H, at Philippi May 14, 1861.Wounded in the thigh at Battle of Allegheny Mountain, Pocahontas County, December 13, 1861. Due to wound disability he served the CSA Quartermaster Dept. at Richmond for the duration of the Civil War. Later elected State Auditor of West Virginia for two terms in 1892. Died at Shepherdstown, WV. May 13, 1916 and is buried at the Masonic Cemetery, Philippi., Barbour County,
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  8/21/2006
Company H
Mortimer C. Johnson - Private   
Born Barbour County 1836, son of William. Enlisted Co. K, at Philippi, Wv. May 14, 1861, 5'8' inches, dark hair, blue eyes, fair complexion. Brothers Isaac V., Thomas B., & Joseph Johnson also served CSA. Father, William was Barbour County representative to the Virginia House of Delegates 1860-65.
Medical discharge from CSA near Mt. Meridian, Va. on June 14, 1862 following Battle of Port Republic. Discharged for prolonged typhoid fever with resulting deafness. Returned to Barbour County and later served as Captain, Co. H, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. (see entry for 62nd Virginia)
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  8/21/2006
Company H
Thomas B. Johnson - Private   
Born Barbour County, WV, son of William. Enlisted Co. H, at Philippi, Barbour County, May 14, 1861. Deserted November 15, 1861. Arrested as POW in Barbour County November 25, 1861 and sent to Union POW prison at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. Paroled for exchange from Camp Chase and transferred to Vicksburg, MS. Exchanged aboard the steamer John H. Done near Vicksburg September 11, 1862. Returned to 31st Virginia and received a medical discharge for typhoid fever on January 3, 1863 for typhoid fever. Again arrested in Randolph County, WV. by Co. A, 1st West Virginia Cavalry, age 23, 5'8' inces, sallow complexion, auburn hair, sandy whiskers and gray eyes. Possibly later died in prison.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  8/21/2006
Company H
William Black Poling - Private   
William Black Poling was my Great, Great, Great Grandfather. He entered the fight for Southern Independence in October 3, 1861 in Pocahontas County now West Virginia. He was discharged in 1862 due to ill health. He died later that year at the age of 57.
Contact Name:  Jeff Barbour
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Date Added:  7/16/2012
Company H
Francis Marion Trimble - Private   
Born Monterey, Highland County, VA. 8/3/1844. Enlisted as Pvt. Co. H (Barbour Greys) at Camp Allegheny, Pocohontas County, WV. on 3/28/1862. Admitted CSA Hospitals, Richmond, 5/27-6/21, 1864. Served briefly with Co. D, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry (Imboden) before being returned by CSA orders to the 31st Virginia in early 1864. Deserted and took Federal oath of allegiance on 12/22/1864 at Beverly, WV. Resided in North Dakota following Civil War but returned to Virginia and died at Staunton Hospital 12/16/1939, the oldest surviving member of Co. H, 31st Virginia Infantry. Francis is buried in CSA section, Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  7/14/2006
Company H
George Washington Trimble - Private   
Born 6/19/1819, son of James & Catherine Trimble. Enlisted Private, Co.H on 5/18/1862. MWIA at Battle of Cross Keys or Port Republic June 8-9, 1862. Died at the home of Miss Ewens at Mount Meridian near Port Republic, age 33. Buried Seybert Chapel Cemetery, Straight Creek, Monterey, Highland County, VA.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  7/14/2006
Company I
Alfred Henry Jackson - Lt. Colonel   
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Date Added:  7/4/2006
Company I
Lemuel David Peterson - Private   
Lemuel Peterson also served in the 46th Battalion Calvary. He was uncle to Pvt. Samuel Peterson 31st. Virginia Co. I who died of wounds received at Richmond.

Lemuel is my Great-great Grandfather
Contact Name:  Mark Peterson
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Date Added:  6/29/2008
Company I
Samuel T. Peterson - Private   
Samuel T. Peterson severd in the #1st VA Inf. He died of his wounds received at Richmond
Contact Name:  Mark Peterson
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Date Added:  11/28/2008
Company I
Isaac Newton Reger - 2nd Lieutenant   
killed in action at Gaines Mill, VA
Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/5/2006
Company I
Nimrod Damascus Reger - Sergeant   
surrendered at Appomattox
Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/5/2006
Company I
Able Spaur - Private   
Able served throughout the entire conflict and was present at Appomattox Courthouse for the surrender.
Contact Name:  Kim Uttenweiler
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Date Added:  9/3/2010
Company I
Anthony R Spaur - Private   
Anthony R. Spaur joined at the age of 47 and took four of his sons with him to fight in the conflict. He was given a disability discharge after he became injured and returned home to his family.
Contact Name:  Kim Uttenweiler
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Date Added:  9/3/2010
Company I
David N Spaur - Private   
David was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg and died on December 19, 1862 at Winder Hospital in Richmond. He is buried at Hollywood.
Contact Name:  Kim Uttenweiler
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Date Added:  9/3/2010
Company I
Gideon Spaur - Private   
Gideon was captured and finished the war at the Point Lookout POW camp, where he was discharged after taking the Oath of Allegence to the Union following the surrender at Appomattox.
Contact Name:  Kim Uttenweiler
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Date Added:  9/3/2010
Company I
John Spaur - Private   
Having served through out the entire conflict, John was present at Appomattox for the surrender.
Contact Name:  Kim Uttenweiler
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Date Added:  9/3/2010
Company K
Jacob S. Bennett - 1st Sergeant   
Born c. 1813 in what is now the Glade District of eastern Barbour County, WV. Father of 11 children. Enlisted and elected Orderly Sgt.(Ist. Sgt), May 18, 1861, Meadowville, Barbour County WV. 5'9 1/2 inches height, dark hair, dark complexion. Served with the 31st Virginia until June 14, 1862 when he was medically discharged for disability following the Battle of Port Republic. He returned to Barbour County where he was arrested by the Union Provost Marshall on July 3, 1862 and sent to the Union Camp Chase Prison near Columbus Ohio. As part of the Dix-Hill POW exchange cartel he was sent from Columbus to Cairo, Illinois, via rail and then on August 28, 1862 was sent down the Mississippi River to Vicksburg on one of four steamers, either the 'J.S. Pringle, Champion # 3, the Emerald or the Chancellor'. Jacob was exchanged across the deck of the steamer John H. Done at Young's Point, La., just above Vicksburg, Ms. on September 11, 1862. He along with 3,900 CSA POW's were then sent by rail to the state fairgrounds adjacent to the Mississippi capitol at Jackson. Jacob perished somewhere along his trail home and never returned home. Jacob is buried in a grave unknown except to God
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  3/21/2004
Company K
Jesse T Bennett - Corporal   
Jesse was born Barbour Co.,WV son of James. He enlisted May 29, 1861, Philippi, WV and was killed in action Battle of Port Republic June 9, !862, age about 21. His grave is unknown but likely buried on the battlefield.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  8/17/2004
Company K
Jonathan P Bennett - Private   
Born Sugar Creek area, Glade District of Barbour County, WV in 1839, one of the eleven children of Jacob S. & Elizabeth (Gainer) Bennett. (Jacob served as Ist Sgt., 31st Virginia Infantry) Enlisted Co. K on May 29, 1861 at Phillipi, Barbour County. Served as a Pvt., Infantry & Wagoner, in Company K from May 29, 1861 until September 23, 1864 when he was captured by Sheridan's Cavalry near Mt. Jackson, Va., one day after Battle of Fisher's Hill. Imprisoned at Point Lookout POW Camp, MD. until released by Oath, May 8, 1865. Returned to Barbour County, West Virginia until his death in February 1928. Jonathan is buried in Crossroads Cemetery, Tacy, Barbour County, West Virginia.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  3/21/2004
Company K
Jonathan P. Bennett - Private   
captured at Battle of Fisher's Hill
Contact Name:  Karen Post Cartwright
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Date Added:  7/5/2006
Company K
Alpheus Digman - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jason Clawges
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Date Added:  11/19/2010
Company K
George Washington Gainer - Musician   
Enlisted May 21, 1861 as Fife Major, Meadowville, Barbour County, WV, then age 62 years. Medically discharged following Battle of Port Republic June 14, 1862. Returned home near Montrose, Randolph Co., WV where he died of disease 1865, buried Primitive Baptist Cemetery near Montrose.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  2/3/2005
Company K
Solomon C Gainer (Ganer) - Sergeant   
Solomon, son of Samuel & Elizabeth Gainer, was born Meadowville,Barbour County, West Virginia, June 30, 1841. Enlisted in Company K, 31st Virginia Infantry at Meadowville, Barbour County, May 13, 1861, WV. Captured while on picket duty during the Battle of Greenbrier River, WV., October 3, 1861. Paroled as POW from Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio August 25, 1862 and was taken by rail to Cairo, Illinois and then by steamer down the Mississippi River to near Vicksburg where he was exchanged across the deck of the steamer John H. Done on September 11, 1862.Solomon was then transferred by rail from Vicksburg, Ms. to a parole camp at the State Fair Grounds near the capitol building Jackson, Ms. from where he made his way back to Virginia. He was at Gettysburg, W.I.A. 1864 and promoted to Sergeant on July 1, 1864.Surrendered and paroled at Appomattox Courthouse April 9, 1865, one of five men remaining of Company K. Married Mary Jane Adams of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia in 1866. Solomon moved to Oklahoma in 1901 where he died and was buried near Doxey, Beckham Co., Oklahoma, February 3, 1934, survived by his wife, 9 surviving children, 51 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.
Contact Name:  Ralph P. Bennett
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Date Added:  8/9/2005
Company K
Frederick M Johnson - Corporal   
Born Barbour County, West Virginia 1841. Enlisted at Meadowville May 18, 1861. Wounded in action in the arm May 8, 1862 at Battle of McDowell, Virginia. Wounded again in the face in a skirmish at Freemans Ford, Rappahannock River on August 22, 1863. Prompted Corporal 1864. Present and paroled April 9, 1865 with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Along with Sgt. Solomon Gainer, Frederick was one of the five remaining soldiers of Co. K at Appomattox Court House.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  9/24/2006
Company K
Martin C Johnson - Corporal   
Cpl Johnson was born Barbour Co., WV. 1843, the son of Peter & Mary. Enlisted Co. K, 31st Virginia Infantry, May 18, 1861 at Meadowville. Deserted April 19, 1862. Unauthorized re-enlistment in 2nd Co. E, 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry. Present as of April 30, 1863. Deserted, in Braxton Co., WV. September 17, 1863. Captured and sent to Camp Chase, Ohio November 3, 1863. Later transferred to Rock Island Prison, Illinois on January 17, 1864. Enlisted in U.S. Army for frontier service October 17, 1864. Returned to Barbour Co. post war.
Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  2/11/2007
Company K
Albert G. Phillips - Private   
My husband's 3rd great grand uncle, Albert G. Phillips was born in 1841 in Barbour Co. VA (now) WV. He enlisted in the Confederate Army at Meadowville, WV on May 18, 1861. He mustered out of that unit on April 19, 1862 at Shenandoah Mountain, WV. He died in Barbour County, WV in 1919.
Contact Name:  Dee Enders
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Date Added:  12/12/2010
Company K
Bennett Phillips - Private   
Born Barbour County, WV, 1823.Enlisted as Private at Phillipi, Barbour County, on May 29, 1861. Deserted following Battle of Malvern Hill and returned to Barbour County where he was arrested by CSA authories. No further record. Died 1912 in Barbour County.
Contact Name:  Ralph P Bennett
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Date Added:  7/12/2006
Company K
Cortland Phillips - Private   
Cortland Phillips, born Barbour County, (now) WV. in 1842, son of Jacob and grandson of Joseph & Mary. Enlisted Co. K, 31st Virginia Infantry, May 18, 1861 at Meadowville, WV.
Wounded in foot at Freeman's Ford, VA, 8/22/1862. Cortland was wounded in the hip by gunshot at Gettysburg near Culp's Hill, July 3, 1863. He was placed in a Gettysburg CSA field hospital where he was captured by Union forces and later exchanged as POW.
Hospitalized 4/64-8/64. Captured Strasburg, VA., 10/19/1864 and released 6/16/65.
After war Cortland married Amanda Harris and in the 1870's moved to Maryland where he died near Baltimore in 1925.


Contact Name:  Ralph Bennett
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Date Added:  9/7/2009
Company K
John Riley Phillips - Captain   
2nd Lt.-Captain, Co K. Born near Meadowville, Glade District, Barbour County, WV., August 24, 1839. Raised Valley Furnace, Barbour County. Wounded in action 6 times including Camp Allegheny, Sharpsburg and for the last time at the Wilderness. Medically discharged from CSA February 1865 from Charlottesville, General Hospital, VA. Paroled at Charlottesville May 17, 1865. Capt. Phillips returned to Valley Furnace as a farmer, author and teacher. He died October 24, 1895. Buried Shiloh Cemetery, Valley Furnace.
Contact Name:  Ralph P. Bennett
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Date Added:  7/12/2006
Company K
Henry Sturm - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Alan Sturm
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Date Added:  7/1/2006
Company K
Benjamin Franklin Van Metre - Private   
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Contact Name:  Arch Van Meter
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Date Added:  1/3/2007
Company M
William Humphreys - Private   
Enlisted at Phillippi in May 1861 with brother Lorenzo Humphreys
Contact Name:  Max Humphreys
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Date Added:  7/27/2007
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