ON THIS SITE
LINDA CUNNINGHAM FLUHARTY
EDWARD L. PHILLIPS
THIS BOOK WAS DONATED TO MANY WEST VIRGINIA LIBRARIES.
Copyright © 2005
Linda Cunningham Fluharty & Edward L. Phillips
Library of Congress Control Number 2005920723
Published by Linda Cunningham Fluharty
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Printed in the United States of America
312 pages (324 total)|
8 1/2" x 11"
25 photos, plus line art
Perfect binding (soft cover)
CARLIN'S WHEELING BATTERY
Led by Captain John Carlin, Battery "D" First West Virginia Light Artillery served in major battles of the Civil War - Piedmont, Winchester and New Market. At least twenty-three members of the battery lost their lives as a result of battle, illness, starvation and disease in Confederate prison camps, and in the explosion of the steamer Sultana.
The men were mainly from Wheeling and other parts of the northern panhandle of West Virginia but some were from Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. A few were recent immigrants from Germany and the British Isle. Most were employed in the industrial section of Center and South Wheeling as Nailers, Coopers, Machinists, Blacksmiths, Moulders, Glassblowers, etc. - and several were Tobacconists from the famous Wheeling stogie houses.
This book memorializes the soldiers of “Carlin’s Wheeling Battery” with the presentation of material that has been preserved in the form of newspaper articles, official war records, documents and records of the West Virginia Adjutant General, and the pension and service records of many of the soldiers.
In addition to war-related information, more than one hundred original biographies have been compiled to tell about these Civil War era families and the many familial connections among the soldiers.
From a perspective of both history and genealogy, this book is an important piece of Wheeling’s history, as well as a valuable record of West Virginia in the Civil War.
THE BOOK INCLUDES:
More than 100 Original Biographical Sketches|
West Virginia Adjutant General's Records
Battery "D" - The War Dead
Battery "D" History - Lang
Battery "D" History - Dyer
Battery "D" - Official Records
Many Prewar & Postwar Newspaper Articles
Battery "D" - Obits
Address By C. H. Senseney, 1912
Tri-State Reunion, Wheeling - 1886
Several Rare Images
Memoirs of Henry Pebler
Battery "D" - Descriptive Roll
Newspaper Articles by George W. McClelland
Fiftieth Anniversary of Carlin's Battery
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