medals
Class I - "Honorably Discharged"

Class II - "Killed In Battle"

Class III - "For Liberty"
(Died of Illness or Wounds)

Medals owned by Linda Fluharty
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Presented by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.


WEST VIRGINIA CIVIL WAR BOOKS


MEDALS MOST WANTED

URIAH T. ALLEY, Company "L" 6th WV Infantry. - Contact Joyce Yowler.
SAMUEL ARMSTRONG, Company "E" 1st WV Cavalry. - Contact Brian Stuart Kesterson.
CHESTER BARNHART, 7th WV Infantry, KIA Cold Harbor, Va. - Contact Bill Barnhart.
WILLIAM D. BONE, Company "C" 1st WV Infantry. Contact Kathy Bone.
OCTAVIUS BRAY, Company "A" 4th WV Cavalry. - Contact Ward Bray.
DAVID CAPLINGER, Company "A" 15th WV Infantry. - Contact Mike Walker.
CAPT. JACOB CLAMMER, Company "C" 11th WV Infantry. - Contact David Deem.
ELIAS D. CONGER, Company "B" 1st Veteran Infantry (formerly "E" 9th Inf.) - Contact Paul Conger.
ABRAHAM CRITES, Company "I" 3rd WV Cavalry. - Contact Michael Phillips.
JAMES W. DAVIS, Company "G" 11th WV Inf. - Contact Tracy Edmonds Herz.
JOHN C. DEARING, Company "F" 3rd WV Inf./6th Cav. - Contact Brian Stuart Kesterson.
WILLIAM DEARING, Company "F" 3rd WV Inf./6th Cav. - Contact Brian Stuart Kesterson.
LAFAYETTE FINCHAM, Company "G" 12th WV Infantry. - Contact Glenval Fincham.
GEORGE FOREAKER, Company "G" 4th WV Cavalry. - Contact Greg Martin.
JOHN FORRESTER, Company "E" 10th WV Infantry. - Contact Harry Forrester.
ISAAC FORTNER, Company "D" 14th WV Inf. - Contact Brian Stuart Kesterson.
PERRY A. GATEWOOD, Company "A" 13th WV Infantry. Contact Kathy Bone.
HENRY HARDINGER, Company "K" 17th WV Infantry. Contact Dan Cowgill.
HEBB, 6th WV Infantry. Names are John C., John N., Robert H., Thomas F., Thornton F., William P. - Contact Bert Hebb.
WARREN HEDGES, Company "E" 2nd WV Cav. Contact Bill Hedges.
STEWART HENDERSON, Company "H" 6th WV Inf. - Contact Barry Kelly.
ALEXANDER HOBACK, Company "D" 1st WV Cavalry. My husband's gr-gr grandfather. Contact Linda.
JOHN A. HOFF, Company "H" 3rd WV Cavalry. Contact Kathy Bone.
FREDERICK HOLTZ, Company "C" 1st WV Cavalry. Contact Tina Holtz.
ANDREW C. JACKSON, Company "F" 6th WV Infantry. Contact Ed Forquer.
CORNELIUS KENDALL, Company "H" 14th WV Infantry. Contact James C. Jeffery, III
ELI KENDALL, Company "B" 6th WV Infantry. Contact James C. Jeffery, III
GAMALIEL PENDLETON KERNS, Company "B" 1st WV Infantry. Contact Jo Phillips.
GEORGE B. LAW, Company "C" 1st WV Cavalry. Contact Donna M. (Law) Donally.
ISAAC THOMAS LAW, Company "H" 10th WV Infantry. Contact Donna M. (Law) Donally.
WILLIAM LAW, Company "B" 11th WV Infantry. Contact Donna M. (Law) Donally.
DIORUS MOORE, Companies "K" & "C", 7th WV Infantry. Contact Peter Coulton.
JONATHAN, NELSON, GEORGE W. & WILLIAM R. MALE, 17th WV Infantry. - Contact Greg Mayle.
ANDREW MALE, Company "H" 7th WV Infantry. - Contact Greg Mayle.
GEORGE S. MALE, Company "L" 1st WV Cavalry. - Contact Greg Mayle.
GEORGE MASTERS, Company "K" 14th WV Infantry. Contact G02Cross@aol.com.
JACOB MATTHEWS, Company "K" 14th WV Infantry. Contact Kathy Bone.
FREDERICK G. MAYS, Company "A" 6th WV Cavalry (KIA). Contact Dan Cowgill.
JACOB MAYS, Company "A" 3rd Regiment WV Infantry (6th W. Va. Cavalry). Contact Dan Cowgill.
JOHN NELSON MAYS, Company "A" 3rd Regiment WV Infantry (6th W. Va. Cavalry). Contact Dan Cowgill.
LEWIS S. MAYS, Company "H" 12th WV Infantry (KIA). Contact Dan Cowgill.
ANSON McDANIEL, Company "H" 12th WV Infantry. Contact David Clark.
JOHN L. McVEY, Company "A" 7th WV Cavalry. Contact Robert Montague.
JOHN H. MONTGOMERY, Lt., Company "H" 7th WV Infantry. Contact Mark Gaynor.
ISAAC PANCAKE, Co. "K" 1st WV Vet. Inf. (formerly 5th Inf.) - Contact Christine Wheatley.
DAVID S. PINNELL, Surgeon, 4th WV Cav. - Contact Brian Stuart Kesterson.
JOHN POPLE, Company "A" 1st WV Cavalry - Contact Thomas Farina.
ANDREW PORTER, Company "B" 1st WV Cavalry. Contact Dave Aeberli.
PRESTON ISAIAH RHODES, Company "F" 9th WV Infantry. Contact David Holt.
ISAIAH SHAMBLIN/SHAMLIN, Company "G" 3rd WV Cavalry. Contact Herschel Shamblin.
LAWSON SHAMBLIN/SHAMLIN, Company "G" 3rd WV Cavalry. Contact Herschel Shamblin.
THADDEUS SHAMBLIN/SHAMLIN, Company "F" 7th WV Cavalry. Contact Herschel Shamblin.
LEWIS L. SKINNER, Company "G" 10th WV Infantry. Contact Paul Skinner
GEORGE W. SMITH, Company "K" 13th WV Infantry. Contact Jim Smith
JACOB SMITH, Company "C" 1st WV Cavalry. Contact James C. Jeffery, III
ELIAS A. THOMAS, Company "H" 3rd WV Cavalry. - MEDAL WAS STOLEN abt 2002. - Contact Shirley Thomas
GEORGE C. TRIMBLE, Captain, Company "E" 1st WV Infantry (3 Month). Contact Linda.
WILLIAM WOTRING, Company "H" 12th WV Infantry. Contact Gary Wotring.
HENRY D. WRIGHT, Company "F" 11th WV Infantry. Contact Kathy Bone.


MEDALS FOR SALE

JOHN F. BASNETT, Co. "K", 6th WV Cavalry - Class III, $1200 - Contact Linda Fluharty.
LEVI BOOTH, Cpl., Co. "E" 11th WV Infantry - $500 - Contact Hershel Hamblin.
WILLIAM M. CLARK, Co. "M" 3rd WV Cavalry - $250 - Contact David Smith.
GEORGE CRAWFORD, Co. "G", 1st WV Inf - $350 - Contact Linda Fluharty.
PATRICK RYAN, Co. "B" 5th WV Cavalry - $275 (No ribbon) - Contact Hershel Hamblin.
ISAAC SADLER, Batt'y "D" 1st WV Light Artillery - $300 (No ribbon) - Contact Linda Fluharty.
JACOB SIMONS, Co. "F" 13th WV Infantry - $450 - Contact Gay Taylor.
LEVI H. McLELLAN (McCLELLAND), Company "A" 7th WV Infantry. - $300 (No ribbon) - Contact James Schultz.


     In 1866, the state of West Virginia authorized the minting of over 26,000 medals to honor the CIVIL WAR UNION SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN WEST VIRGINIA REGIMENTS. This includes the soldiers of the 45th COLORED INFANTRY who were assigned to West Virginia by the U.S. government. (See Unclaimed W. Va. Medals of the 45th U.S. Colored Infantry)

     MANY men from other states served in West Virginia regiments and were awarded medals. But soldiers from West Virginia who served in other U.S. military organizations or in regiments of other states did NOT receive medals.

     Some of the medals have been cherished family heirlooms since they were first awarded. Others were buried with soldiers or have found their way into pawn shops, flea markets, retail stores and private collections. A few thousand medals remain unclaimed in the West Virginia State Archives.

     Internet Genealogy has quickly taken researchers back to ancestors in the Civil War and many are eager to know the whereabouts of ancestors' medals. Anyone owning a West Virginia Civil War medal is invited to submit the data inscribed on the medal's rim, along with other biographical information about the soldier and his family. Providing contact information in the online presentation is optional.


SOLDIERS' MEDALS
The History of the West Virginia Civil War Medals
By Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, 1881.

Letter Originally Accompanying Medal - Provided by Paul Skinner.


West Virginia Civil War Medal DIE BLOCK w/ Brooches
Owned by Al Harley, M. D.

West Virginia Civil War Medal DIE BLOCK w/ Brooches
Owned by Paul Skinner

UNCLAIMED MEDALS BOOKLET, 1891 - Covers Only
Owned by Linda Fluharty.


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ADKINS, LEWIS, Company "G", Company "G" 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers (Subsequently 8th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers).

Class I medal owned by Greg Martin.


ALBOUGH, GEORGE, Company "K" 14th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 20 Aug 1862; mustered in 16 Sep 1862 as 3rd Sgt. "Resigned position as 3rd Sgt. On 31 Dec 1862" - From then until muster out in 1865 he is listed as a Private & present save for: The July/August 1863 roll has him absent "Sick at New Creek, Va." The March/April 1864 roll lists him "absent on detached service in Pioneer Corps, 2nd Brigade/ 1st Inf. Div., Dept. of West Virginia." The July/August 1864 roll has him "absent without leave since July 25, 1864." (This was the day after Second Kernstown, VA- the 14th was retreating & skirmishing through Martinsburg that day.) Albough returns as present September 1864 until absent from January through April 1865, "detached in Engineer Corps, Dept. of WV, since February 23, 1865." He mustered-out June 27, 1865 in Cumberland, Maryland at 32 years old.

Class I medal owned by John M. Chapman.


ALDERMAN, JOHNSON M. D., Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


ALLEN, JOSEPH M., Company "C" 4th Regiment W.Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


ALLEN, JOSEPH T., Company "K", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Gary Powell.


ALLEN, WILLIAM A., Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Judi Carte Brinegar. More About William Allen.


ALLISON, ANDREW J., Private, Company "I", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. At age 34, mustered in 01 Nov 1861, Wheeling, W. Va.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis.


ALLISON, JAMES, Private, Company "F", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Farmer, born Hancock County, W. Va. At age 22, mustered in 04 Jan 1864, Wheeling, W. Va. Description: grey eyes; dark hair; dark complexion; 5 ft 8 inches tall. More About James Allison.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis.


ALLISON, JOHN WILCOXEN, Company "I" 12th W. Va. Infantry & Company "C", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident or enrolled at Wheeling, W. Va.; age 21; mustered in 14 Jan 1864 at Wheeling. Grey eyes; sandy hair; sandy complexion; 5 feet 7 inches tall. Farmer born Hancock County, W. Va. Recruit transferred to Co. C 10th Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis. Mr. Lewis gave the medal to George A. Allison, Jr., the gr-gr-grandson of the soldier, in June 2005. More About John W. Allison.


ALLISON, PETER P., Company "I" 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident or enrolled at Wheeling, W. Va.; age 21; mustered in 14 Jan 1864 at Wheeling. Grey eyes; black hair; dark complexion; 5 feet 10 inches tall. Farmer born Hancock County, W. Va. Recruit transferred to Co. C 10th Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon. He was the s/o James and Sarah (Pugh) Allison. Brother, William W. Allison, died of Chronic Diarrhea at Winchester, Va., 13 May 1863. More About Peter P. Allison.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis.


ALLISON, WILLIAM H., Company "I" 12th W. Va. Infantry & Company "C", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident or enrolled at Wheeling, W. Va.; age 18; mustered in 14 Jan 1864 at Wheeling. Light complexion; light eyes; grey hair; 5 feet nine inches tall. Farmer born Hancock County, W. Va. Recruit transferred to Co. C 10th Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon. Gunshot wound of left elbow, 15 May 1864, near New Market.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis.


ALPHEUS, JEREMIAH, Company "A", 45th U. S. Colored Infantry, assigned to W. Va.

Class I medal claimed in 2005 by William A. "Bill" Davison. [Photo]. The soldier, Jeremiah Alpheus, was the brother of Mary Alpheus, a slave born in 1825. Mary became the wife of Thomas Davidson and they were Bill's direct ancestors. The family resided in Waynesburg, Greene County, PA. Bill will pass Jeremiah's medal to his daughter, Amanda Mary, his first child, when she is born in December 2005.


ALVIS, ROBERT L., Company "F", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered at Wheeling 30 Aug 1862; private for 3 years. Disease was contracted on the march between Romney & Petersburg, W. Va. - Typhoid Fever (flux). In Co F under Esrom Arnett & Col. D. Johnstone. Robert was never married or had issue; less than 16yrs of age in 1863. (From Pension papers)

From article written about Co F 14th regiment:
"Robert Lewis Alvis lived in Pleasants Co, s/o Rev. John W. Alvis and Eliza Emmerson. Born about 1849 in Lewis Co., VA."

Class I medal owned by Linda Cheek. Robert's brother, Joseph H., who served in Company "C", 7th W. Va. Infantry, was Linda's gr-gr-grandfather.


ANGELL, JOHN COLWILL, 1st Lt., Companies "E" & "B", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Christina Moore.


ANISANSEL, HENRY, Colonel, 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives in 2008 by David Anisansel, gr-grandson.


ANSHUTZ, WILLIAM, Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Captured near Salem, Va., following the battle at Lynchburg in June 1864. He was paroled in Dec 1864 but died shortly after, on 27 Dec 1864 at Annapolis, Md. - At age 36, on 13 Jun 1861, he enlisted in the 2nd W. Va. Infantry. The 2nd became the 5th W. Va. Cavalry in 1864 and Company "G" became Battery "G" of the 1st W. Va. Light Artillery. Battery "G" was attached to Battery "D" in June 1864, under the command of Captain John Carlin.

Class III medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives, 2006, by Don Worth. [More Information].


ARONHALT, JOSEPH H., Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (2/2001) to Isaac Rudman.


ASHCRAFT, NATHAN, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay 10/05/2000 by Richard Wolfe.


ASHCRAFT, URIAH, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Michael M. Foreman.


ATHEY, AUSTIN, Private, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 28 Aug 1862, Ravenswood, W. Va. Gunshot wound to head at battle of Cedar Creek 19 Oct 1864. Died from wound at Point of Rocks, Maryland, 11 Feb 1865. Buried in the National Cemetary, City Point, Virginia. Age 26. Brother of Dudley.

Class III medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 2001, by Joe Karrasch.


ATHEY, DUDLEY, Private, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 28 Aug 1862, Ravenswood, W. Va. Died of disease, 12 Sep 1864, New Creek, W. Va. Age 20. Brother of Austin.

Class III medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2001, by Joe Karrasch.


ATKINS, FLOYD, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


ATKINSON, SAMUEL, Commissary Sergeant, Companies "B" & "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Dugan. Information provided by Dave Forman.


BACKIS (BACKUS), FRANKLIN, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


BAILEY, JOSEPH, Company "I" 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dana Lewis. Information provided by J. Scott Lewis, Ph.D.


BAKER, HENRY W., private, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry & Company "K" 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in at Parkersburg 30 Mar 1864 by Lt. Levi Campbell. Transferred to Co."K" 10th Vol. Infantry by Major General Gibbon. Born in Beaver County, Pa. 31 Aug 1835; died 31 May 1912, Roane County, W. Va. He had blue eyes, sandy hair, fair complexion, and 6 ft. tall.

Class l medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 2007, by his great-grandson, Orval Dulaney. Medal will pass to grandson, Austin Dulaney, born 1997.


BAKER (BARKER), ISAAC, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


BAKER, JAMES M., Company "L", 4th Regiment Cavalry - McDonald's Co. Born in 1845 in Marshall County, (W)VA. Enlisted Aug 1863; discharged Mar 1864. Stated when he left the family farm: "I'm leavin' and I'm not coming back." He didn't. Supposedly moved to Kansas.

Class I medal claimed in 1999 by Joel Mitchell Robinson, gr-gr-grandson of James M. (Madison) Baker's brother, Francis Marion Baker. Photo


BAKER, JOHN, Company "N", 6th Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers. Served from August 1864 to July 1865. Born in 1828; died 1884, Braxton County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Shannon White, gr-gr-gr-grandson.


BAKER, THOMAS T., Company "F", 2nd Lieut., 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user jackson1972.


BALL, JASPER, Private, Company "C", 11th Regiment Infantry Volunteers. Born 25 Dec 1829, Harrison Co., Va.; died 29 Jun 1906; buried Sycamore Cemetery.

Medal in the possession of: Duane Ball.


BARB, GEORGE, Company "I", 14th Regiment Infantry Volunteers.

Medal owned by Matt Hoelscher.


BARCLAY, A. W., 1st Lt., Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died at Winchester, Va., 19 Apr 1863.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BARLOW, JOHN H., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class II medal owned by Douglas W. Boyce


BARNES, REESE, Company "A", Independent Exempt W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal purchased on eBay by David Aeberli.


BARNHART, JAMES W., 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 18, died of wounds received in action at Spottsylvania, 12 May 1864. His brother, Chester, 33, also in the 7th, was KIA at Cold Harbor, VA 3 June 1864. These men were born and raised in Washington County, Ohio, the sons of Asa and Rosanna Barnhart.

Class III medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2005, by Bill Barnhart


BARNHOUSE, JOHN T., Company G, 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. John was the son of Thomas and Drusilla Barnhouse, brother of Nancy Barnhouse Wayne, and great-uncle of Curtis Wayne.

Medal in the possession of: Barbara Wayne, daughter of Curtis Wayne.


BARTH, FRED K., Corporal, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Larry Bell.


BARTLETT, STERLING, Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


BARTON, THOMAS C., Hospital Steward, 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Medal owned by Robert Barton. (Info provided by Keith Ashley.)


BASNETT, JOHN F., Company "K", 6th Regiment W.Va Cavalry. Born abt. 1842, Marion Co., VA/WV, s/o Solomon and Sarah Basnett. Enlisted 4 Jul 1861, Ritchie County, VA. Was captured at Springfield, 26 Jun 1864 and died while a prisoner at Andersonville on 30 Oct 1864. His brother Enoch F., in the same Reg./Co., was Killed In Action at Droop Mountain on 6 Nov 1863.

John F. Basnett was a Descendant of Samuel Basnett of Marion County.

Class III medal claimed 10/2000 from the W. Va. State Archives. In the possession of Linda Cunningham Fluharty, wife of Gene, first cousin of John F., 3 times removed. (Solomon's sister, Melinda Basnett Youst -->Permilia Youst Bucher --> Grover C. Bucher --> Hilda Bucher Fluharty --> Eugene R. "Gene" Fluharty)--- THIS MEDAL IS FOR SALE - $1200 firm.


BATSON, CALVIN E., Company "K", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BATTON (BATTEN), WILLIAM CALVIN, 1st Lieutenant, Company "D", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Harrison County, W. Va. on 19 Jul 1837 and later resided in Lewis County. Both his pension file from the National Archives and his death record name Sarah Batton as his mother; his father’s name is not given. William was enrolled in the 15th W. Va. Infantry on July 20, 1862 and was discharged April 16, 1863 at Cumberland, MD. He married Lieuvernia Bailey, the daughter of Minter Jones and Ann Bailey on Jan 25, 1864 in Lewis County. They had no children. William died of blood poisoning on May 5, 1895 at the age of 57 years, 10 months. Lieuvernia’s date of death was July 7, 1916. Both are buried in the Broad Run Church Cemetery in Lewis County.

Class I medal purchased from military antiques dealer in NC by Linda Fluharty. Presented to B. Carlisle Bowling at the 2nd Annual Gathering of the Virtual Marshall County, W. Va. Genealogy Society, 17 Jun 2000. (See Photo) Lieuvernia Bailey, w/o Lt. Batton, was the second cousin 3 times removed, of Carlisle's wife, Elaine Fowler Bowling.


BAUER, PETER J., Private, Companies "A" & "G" 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. From Hampshire County, (W) Va. Medal is on display in the Taggart Hall Museum and Visitor’s Center, Romney, Hampshire County, W. Va.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. Archives by Mary Lou Brown, descendant. Information provided by Rob Wolford.


BEAGLE, EDGAR J., Private, Company "C", 4th W. Va. Cavalry & Company "K" 17th W. Va. Infantry. Beagle mustered in with the 4th W. Va. Cavalry 27 Aug 1863 for 6 months (age 24) and mustered out 9 March 1864. He enlisted as a substitute (age 27) in Company "K" of the 17th Infantry 16 Feb 1865. More About Edgar J. Beagle.

Only ONE medal was supposed to be struck for each soldier, reflecting the last regiment and company a soldier served in. However, since some soldiers were in more than one regiment, it got confusing. At times, there were 2 medals struck for the same soldier, including for Edgar Beagle.

Beagle's descendant, Steve Gill, had claimed his medal from service in the 4th Cav from the West Virginia State Archives. Then, on 4 June 2007, Kris Harnage wrote to say he had the medal from this soldier's service in Company "K 17th W. Va. Infantry. He contacted Steve Gill and GAVE him the second medal. (Kris Harnage, jkharnage@netzero.com, is obviously a person of great character and integrity!)

BOTH Class I medals owned by Steve Gill, gr-gr-grandson.


BEAL, SAMUEL, Company "I", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at New Manchester, W. Va.; age 22; mustered in 28 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va.; mustered out 16 Jun 1865 at Richmond, Va. Carpenter, born Hancock County, W. Va. Promoted to Corporal 01 Mar 1864. Brother of William, who was Killed In Action at Piedmont, Augusta County, Va., 05 Jun 1864.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman. - [More About Samuel]

BEAL, WILLIAM, Company "I", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at New Manchester, W. Va.; age 18; mustered in 28 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va. Farmer, born Hancock County, W. Va. Killed in Battle at Piedmont, Va., 05 Jun 1864. Brother of Samuel.

Class II medal owned by Isaac Rudman. - [More About William]

PHOTO OF MEDALS


BEATTY (BEATY), JAMES FERRELL, Company "D", 6th W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. He was the son of John C. Beaty, b. W. Va. 1802, & Susannah Farrell (also Ferrell), b. W. Va. 1803. His grandparents were Alexander Beaty, b. 17 May 1772, possibly New York or Ireland and his wife, Mary S. "Molly" Carter, b. W. Va. 16 Nov 1779. His maternal grandparents were Robert Ferrell, b. about 1843 in Berkeley County, VA, and Hannah, his wife.

On 28 Jun 1863 at Middlebourne, Tyler County, W. Va., James married Mary Ann Nagle, born 02 Apr 1847 in Gort, County Galway, Ireland. James and Mary Ann were the parents of Rebecca Alice Beaty Denoon (twin), Susanna Beaty (twin), Julia Ann Beaty Beal, Samantha Eva Beaty Dickmann, Susanna Barbara Beaty Buehrer.

Sometime after 1880, Mary Ann and their children moved to Illinois to live with a brother. Pension affidavits indicate that James was unstable and left his wife with the responsibility of caring for the children. After leaving West Virginia, James may have lived with a family member in Ohio. He died 26 Mar 1916 at Perry Twp., Stark Co., Ohio.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 1999 by Karen Meng.


BEATTY, ROBERT H., Musician, 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BEAVER (BEVER), PETER, Private, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died of Scorbutus 24 Aug 1864, while a POW at Andersonville Prison, Georgia; buried in grave #6706.

Class III medal owned by Martin Coleman Jones.


BECKETT, WILLIAM BENSON, Company "M", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Abbott, gr-gr-gr-grandnephew.


BEE, ARTHUR G., Company "G", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


BEE, OBADIAH, Private, Company "M", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

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BEEBOUT, SAMUEL K., Corporal, Company "F", 1st W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 8 Sep 1861 for 3 months, Camp Carlisle, Wheeling, W. Va.; re-enlisted. Captured twice and then was wounded at Winchester, VA; shot in forehead fractured his skull. Mustered out Nov 1864. He was killed 1 Dec 1896 while working on the railroad.

Class I medal owned by James Frey.


BELL, HENRY, Company "M", 4th W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Private, age 40 when mustered in 16 Oct 1863 at Clarksburg, W. Va. Mustered out 23 Jun 1864.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


BELL, HENRY, Company "E", Private, 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. At age 41, mustered into service 07 Oct 1864 at Grafton. Mustered out 30 Jun 1865. Farmer born Monongalia County, W. Va. Recruit.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BELLVILLE, WILLIAM, Company "F", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BENNETT, MARTIN, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BERGER, GEO., Company "G", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed.

Owned by Al Harley, M. D.


ny "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

From "A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans," by William E. Connelley: "Alexander T. Biggs.... was a man of no little prominence in Lincoln County and was a veteran soldier of the Civil war. Alexander Biggs was born in Meigs County, Ohio, July 31, 1843. He received his education by a "pine knot fire" before the war, and was teaching when that struggle between the states broke out. He enlisted in 1861 in the 18th Ohio Infantry, serving three months, and re-enlisted in Company A of the Second West Virginia Cavalry, with which command he served to the end of the war. He was a private in the ranks. He participated in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, at the battle of Winchester, and much of his service was as a scout in Virginia and West Virginia. He served under the gallant Sheridan and also under the intrepid General Custer. He went through the war without wounds or capture, was finally detailed for service as clerk in the quartermaster's department, and did not reach home until late in 1865. - In the meantime he had learned the shoemaker's trade, and after the war located at Chester, Ohio, working as a shoemaker until he moved to Kansas in 1871. He brought his family to this state on a boat to St. Louis and by rail to Ellsworth. His work up to that time had produced little surplus, and he brought very little money to take care of his family while getting started on the frontier. He homesteaded in Pleasant Township of Lincoln County, proved up and lived there during many years. A single quarter section was all he aspired to hold, since most of his time and attention were devoted to educational affairs in Lincoln County. He had troubles similar to those which the other pioneers of the county experienced, and in his early days he picked up buffalo bones and also worked at his trade to sustain the family. - In 1876 Alexander Biggs was elected county superintendent of schools. During the six years he was in that office he organized most of the county into school districts and established the first Normal Institute there. As a reward for his service and in appreciation of his example and leadership, the teachers of the county gave him a rocking chair, which is now in the home of his son Guy, and a bookcase, which is also an article of furniture in the latter's home. From 1882 to 1888 he was out of office, and in the latter year was again elected superintendent of the county schools. This time he served four years. On retiring from office the second time he was presented with a gold watch inscribed "From your Lincoln county girls and boys." Alexander Biggs continued to teach during the winters and farmed in the summer seasons until he sold his place in Lincoln County, and in 1906 he moved to Lane County, spending his remaining years in Cheyenne Township. He died August 21, 1913. He began his political career as a republican, but subsequently became identified with the people's party movement and was elected as a populist for his last term as county superintendent. He was a campaigner in the Seventh District for Congressman Baker. With the passing of the populist party he became a socialist. In religion he was a Methodist. Alexander T. Biggs married Emma Cornell, a daughter of Dr. J. W. Cornell. She died in June, 1911. Her children are: Guy C.; Roy A.; and Anna, wife of Arthur Heaney, of Towner, Colorado."

Class I medal owned by Bob Trowbridge.


BINNS, JNO H., Company "B", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers (Morgan's Co.).

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BISHOP, WILLIAM M., Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


BLACKBURN, JOHN F., Private, Company "D", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (Medallion only).

Medal owned by John C. Dawson.


BLAKE, CINCINNATUS B. 1st Lieutenant, Company "G" 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He hailed from Crown City, Gallia County, Ohio. He enlisted 25, July 1861 and was mustered into service in August 1861 at Mason City, West Virginia. He was elected 2nd Lieutenant of the company and in November 1862 he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant. He served in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Louisiana. He was discharged 3, April 1863 at Young’s Point, Louisiana on account of disability.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives by cousin, Bob Trowbridge. Bob found that his cousins, Cincinnatus Blake and David S. Trowbridge, served in the same regiment and company. After the war they belonged to the same GAR Camp, Blessing Post #126, where, in 1882, Cincinnatus served the post of Inner Guard and David served the post of Outer Guard. From 1879-1883 Cincinnatus was the Sheriff of Gallia County, Ohio and David was First Deputy Sheriff.


BLAKE, GEORGE W., Company "H", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enlisted Sept 1861. Sent home ill to Marshall County, (W)VA Jan 1863 where he died 1 Feb 1863 from "lung fever". Burial location unknown. W. Va. Adjutant General's Report listed age as 45 years. He was born about 1796, so was 65, this age supported by his pension papers, will, and census records. Papers stated he was 5 feet 10 inches with blue eyes and light hair. Was born in Marshall County (W) VA or moved there at a very early age from Baltimore County, Maryland. He was a farmer in Valley Run (between Pleasant and Greenfield Ridges) in Meade District. His first wife was Rachel with whom he had children: John B., Sarah, Jane, Eliza, Elizabeth, and Lavina. His second marriage to Mary Reader (widow of Michael Reader) produced only one child, George Washington Blake. No children with third wife, Sarah Patterson.

Class III medal claimed in 1998 by Joel Mitchell Robinson, gr-gr-gr-grandson of George W. Blake & wife, Mary Reader. Photo


BLAND, RICHARD C., Company "A", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Pension Certificate #346.669. He was born 22 Dec 1848 in Blandville, Doddridge County, (W.) Va., the son of William Jobes Bland and Sarah Styles. He married Perdilla Ann Lowther 28 Jan 1867 in Blandville and they had at least 13 children. He died there 23 AUG 1926.

Class I medal owned by Roger Bland, gr-grandson.


BLANKENSHIP, ANDREW J., Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Matt Hoelscher.


BLISS, DANIEL M., John Carlin's Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers. More About Battery "D". [Photo].

Class I medal owned by Barney & Lynne Capehart.


BOARDMAN, FRANCIS E., Company "D", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. At age 21, mustered into service 16 Oct 1863.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


BOGGESS, THOMAS, Captain, Company "K", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He started with Company B in 1861 and finished with Company K. Promoted in Company B to Lt. on Nov. 27, 1861. Promoted and discharged from Company B by promotion to Company K as Captain April 30, 1862. - Later under Gov. Stevenson, he was appointed Auditor of West Virginia. He also attended the 1868 Republican National Convention.

Class I medal owned by Jeff Fennell.


BONER (or BONNER), VALENTINE, Company "C", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal bought on eBay June 2008 by eBay user chuck4.3.


BONER (or BONNER), JONAN, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BOON, JESSE T., Company "E", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user wvcriter.


BOOTH, WILLIAM A., Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 9th WV Infantry 26 Feb 1862. Reenlisted in 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


BOSWORTH, ELLAM K., Company "B", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. KIA Hatcher's Run, 31 Mar 1865.

Class II medal auctioned on eBay May 2008 by eBay user redspeer.


BOWEN, HUGH, Private, Company "D", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 10 Aug 1861 and died 28 Jan 1864. Buried at Rome Cemetery, Proctorville, Lawrence County, OH. Both parents survived. Mother died 27 Oct 1876. Father, William, applied for a pension 05 Apr 1882; at first rejected but later granted. Hugh's 4 brothers also served in the Civil War.

Class III medal owned by Ron Haarsma.


BOWEN, JOHN A., Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers. Born 25 Feb 1845, Lawrence County, OH. At age 16 enlisted in Company "D", 5th W. Va. Infantry at Ceredo, W. Va. Younger brother, Hugh, 15, also joined and died of disease at home 3 years later. John was in the 5th until it was consolidated with the 9th, forming the 1st W. Va. Veteran Volunteers. After the war, he returned home to Ohio and was the mayor Proctorville for many years. He became a strict prohibitionist after his son beat a black man to death in a drunken rage. Was president of the Bailey Chapter of G. A. R. in Huntington for some years.

At the age of 84, John A. Bowen wrote this book: History & Life of John A. Bowen.

Class I medal owned by Toney Bowen


BOYD, REUBEN G., Company "A", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed in the Battle of Piedmont, Va., 5 June 1864. He was the son of Levi and Mary Boyd, early residents of Cameron, Marshall County, W. Va. Levi was a drummer in the 7th W. Va. Infantry.

Class II medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


BOYD, HUGH, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BRADSHAW, JOHN W., Sergeant, Company "B", 2nd W. Va. Veteran Infantry. First served in Company "D", 4th Infantry. Born in 1844 in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W. Va. He served from 8 July 1861 until 16 July 1865. In Athens County, Ohio, he married Celena "Lena" Pearson on 9 April 1866. John died 22 Apr 1924 at Herington, Kansas.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


BRICKER, LEVI, Private, Company "C", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


BRIESACH, HENRY, Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user pcsd53.


BROCK, BURBRIDGE, Corporal, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Served 17 Oct 1861 to 30 May 1862. He died of typhoid fever in Circle Hospital in Washington, DC. Served in battles of Winchester, New Market. Research includes copy of letter home mentioning his brother, Jacob.

Class III medal owned by Charles "Skip" Pfeiffer.


BROCK, JACOB, Private, Company "L" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers & Co. "I", 2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry. Served 30 Aug 1863 to 10 Mar 1864. Was in battle of Salt Lick Bridge, guarded prisoners and operated against guerrillas.

Class I medal owned by Charles "Skip" Pfeiffer.


BRODBECK, JACOB, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives in 2011 by Gary Brodbeck, gr-gr-grandson.


BROOKER, JACOB, Corporal, Company "A" 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers. Originally in Company "A" 5th W. Va. Infantry. Married Elizabeth Gibson, 6 Oct 1866 at Scioto County, Ohio.

Class I medal owned by eBay user rwnvault.


BROOKS, SAMI T., Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BROWN, GILEAD, Company "E", 2nd Regiment Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Originally in Company "C" 1st West Virginia Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Donna Brown Augustine


BROWN, GRANVILL, Company "I", 8th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


BROWN, GRANVILLE, Sgt., Company "E", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Gladesville, Preston County, and also resided in Halleck, Monongalia County. Granville Brown served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Regiment, WV Cavalry; 1st Lieutenant, 14th. Regiment, WV Infantry, and finished the war with the 17th Regiment, WV Infantry, where he enlisted as a Private, achieved the rank of Sergeant, and at the war's end was promoted to Lieutenant. His colorful and detailed exploits of the Civil War are covered in "The Genealogy of The Brown Family of Prince William County Virginia," written by James Edgar Brown, of the Chicago Bar, 1898.

Class I medal owned by Robert F. McLaughlin Jr. The soldier is Robert's gr-gr-grandfather's brother. He was also a first cousin to T. Baily Brown, the first Union soldier killed in the Civil War.


BROWN, JAMES, Company "F", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


BROWN, STEPHEN, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers; originally in Company "G" 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Hessville, WV; 18; mustered in Mch 3, 1864 at Wheeling, WV; -- . Farmer, born Harrison Co., WV. Recruit transferred to Co. "D", 10th WV Vol. Infantry June 16, 1865, by order Major General Gibbon.

Class I medal owned by Mitch Wilkins.


BUCHANNON, LEWIS S., Company "C", 15th Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jeff Buchanan, gr-gr-grandson.


BUCHER, GEORGE S., Private, Company "E", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (Subsequently the 5th Cavalry). Enrolled at Wheeling; age 24; m/i 16 Jun 1861 at Wheeling. Farmer born in Ohio County, W. Va. Killed in action at Bull Run, 29 Aug 1862. George, apparently unmarried, was the s/o Thomas (d. 16 July 1878) & Rebecca (Schmull/Schmoll) Bucher (d. 18 Oct 1895) of Tyler Co., W. Va. (later Wetzel Co., W. Va.). George's siblings: Amanda, John, Christ Ann, Frederick, Mortimer C., Jefferson T. & Pierce L. Bucher. John served in the 7th Infantry and died of illness during the war.

Class II medal owned by Jonathan Bucher, great-great-grand nephew of George S. Bucher. Jonathan is a descendant of George's brother, Mortimer Charles Bucher. (Mortimer -> Martin -> Ross -> Ross, Jr.->Jonathan.)

BUCHER, JOHN, Private, Company "K", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers ("The Bloody Seventh"). Enrolled 1 Nov 1861 at Sistersville, at age 20, for 3 years. Contracted measles and was admitted 9 Dec 1861 to General Hospital, Grafton, Taylor County, W. Va. Died of Meningitis 26 Feb 1862 (death also reported to Tyler Co.). John, unmarried, was the s/o Thomas (d. 16 July 1878) & Rebecca (Schmull/Schmoll) Bucher (d. 18 Oct 1895) of Tyler Co., W. Va. (later Wetzel Co., W. Va.). John's siblings: Amanda, George S., Christ Ann, Frederick, Mortimer C., Jefferson T. & Pierce L. Bucher. John is buried in the Bowser Cemetery, Tyler County, W. Va. Brother, George S., was killed in battle at Bull Run.

Class III medal owned by owned by Jonathan Bucher, great-great-grand nephew of John Bucher. Jonathan is a descendant of John's brother, Mortimer Charles Bucher. (Mortimer -> Martin -> Ross -> Ross, Jr.->Jonathan.)

These brothers were the FIRST COUSINS of Medal of Honor recipient, GEN. JOHN FREDERICK HARTRANFT, who also served two terms as the governor of Pennsylvania. The general's mother was Mary Lydia Bucher, the sister of Thomas Bucher.

The Bucher Family History & Genealogy


BUCKBEE, JOHN H., Company "I", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA 13 Dec 1862. He was the son of Jesse Buckbee and Elizabeth Haiglar; brother of Peter & Jesse Miles Buckbee, also in the "Bloody Seventh." (The whereabouts of Jesse Miles Buckbee's medal is unknown. He lived in Pendleton County and died in 1926.)

Medal claimed by Freda Greer, November, 1997. Her grandfather was the brother of Peter, John and Jesse Miles Buckbee.


BUCKBEE, PETER, Company "I", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. He was the son of Jesse Buckbee and Elizabeth Haiglar; brother of John (KIA) & Jesse Miles Buckbee, also in the "Bloody Seventh." Peter Buckbee was awarded the Honorable Discharge Medal. (The whereabouts of Jesse Miles Buckbee's medal is unknown. He lived in Pendleton County and died in 1926.)

Medal claimed by Freda Greer, November, 1997. Her grandfather was the brother of Peter, John and Jesse Miles Buckbee.


BUCKLEW, JOHN E., Company "O", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Medal claimed by Jean Owens, from the West Virginia State Archives.


BURDINE, JOHN, Company “A”, 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. He was 30 years old when he mustered in 1 Mar 1865 (enlisted at Wheeling, W. Va.). He was discharged 9 June 1865 at Armory Square Hospital, Washington, D.C. "under telegram from War Dept. dated 3 May 1865."

Class I medal owned by Paul Strope, gr-gr grandson.


BURGE, ANDREW J., Corporal, Company “L”, 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 12 Nov 1861 at Cameron, Marshall County , W. Va. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer 25 Dec 1863. Sent home sick Aug 1864 and died of Typhoid Fever 28 Sep 1864. Born about 1838. Was married to Elizabeth Davidson Burge Darrah. No children.

Class III medal claimed in 2000 by Joel Mitchell Robinson, gr-gr-gr-grandson of Andrew J. Burge’s aunt, Mary Ann Burge Pyles. Photo


BURGE, ELIJAH, Company "H", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 16 Feb 1865, out 30 Jun 1865. He was a farmer, born 28 Feb 1843, Marshall County, (W) VA. Died 9 Mar 1919, Rosby’s Rock, Marshall County. Pension Papers describe as 5’ 10”, fair complexion, blue eyes, light hair. Never married and produced no known children. Pension papers state an Elijah Burge may have served in the Confederate Army, Company “F”, 46th Battalion Virginia Cavalry from June 1863 to capture, Oct 1864.

Class I medal claimed in 2000 by Joel Mitchell Robinson, gr-gr-gr-grandson of Elijah Burge’s aunt, Mary Ann Burge Pyles. Photo


BURKHAMMER, GEORGE W., Company "G", 9th W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


BURKHARDT, PHILIP, Battery "A", 1st W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal bought by eBay user crimeanwar1, July 2007.


BURNS, SILVESTER (SILVERTON?), Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Inscription on medal says "Silverton."

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CAIN, MANDON R., Private, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Age 18 when mustered into service 01 Jan 1862. Killed In Battle, Tucker County, W. Va., 28 Oct 1863.

Class II medal, claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Mark & Errin (Clark) Cain, 24 Apr 2001.


CALDWELL, JOSEPH, 2nd Lieutenant, Companies "A" & "C", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Killed In Battle, 2 Apr 1865, at Fort Gregg and buried in Petersburg National Cemetery, Petersburg, VA. More About Joseph Caldwell

Joseph Caldwell was born in 1837 in Marshall Co, VA/WV, the s/o John Caldwell & Jane Poole. He was a Sgt in Co A 12th WV Vol Inf, age 24, 16 Aug 1862. Wounded at Winchester, VA, 24 Jul 1864, and promoted to 2nd Lt 16 Dec 1864. Lived at Little Grave Creek; married to Rebecca Jones on 23 Oct 1856 in Marshall County. Rebecca Jones was born in 1836 in Wood Hill, Marshall County, VA/WV, the daughter of Phillip Jones and Jane. Joseph Caldwell and Rebecca Jones had the following children, all born in Marshall County: George H. Caldwell, born 1855; Mary A Caldwell, born 1857; Lydia Caldwell, born in 1859 (married Charles Riggs) and Emma C. (married M. Ellsworth Riggs, brother of Charles).

Class II medal owned by Justin Young.


CALES, WILLIAM H. H., Company "D" 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Smith, 5th cousin.


CAMPBELL, JACOB, Company "F", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Mary Puchein and her family, descendants of the soldier.


CAREY, DANIEL, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


CARLIN, JOHN, Captain, Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. The only man in the company who had seen previous service; in the regular army during the Mexican War. He died 18 Mar 1887 in Wheeling W. Va.; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling.

Virginia Simms Toney, gg-granddaughter, claimed medal in 1985.

(Photo & Bio)


CAROTHERS, HENRY H., Company "H", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal purchased 7/2007 on eBay by eBay user bigdog1864 for $306.77.


CARROL, M., Private, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry - 3 mo. Mustered in May 17, 1861.

Class I medal owned by Bill Hill.


CARSON, PAYTON, 3d Sergeant, Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled 29 Aug 1861 at Rowlesburg, Va.; discharged at Rowlesburg, WV, 31 Dec 1863. Reenlisted 01 Jan 1864; mustered out at Wheeling, W. Va., 10 Jun 1865. Married Eve Elizabeth Ervin 07 Jul 1859 at Salt Lick, near Rowlesburg, Preston County, Va. (W. Va.), in the home of Elias Ervin. Died 22 Jul 1892, Warren County, Iowa.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


CARSON, Robert, Company "E", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enlisted 20 Aug 1862 in Harrison County WV and was discharged 16 Jun 1865. Robert was born about 1820 in Frederick County VA, the son of William and Bethiera "Thera" Hall Carson. He was first married to Mary ? and had five children, including Benjamin E. Carson who was a Private in Company G of the 5th WV Infantry. While living in Wetzel County on 14 Aug 1866, he married the widow Margaret J. Darrah, aged 35, who died shortly thereafter. In August of 1867, while living in Monroe county Ohio, he married the widow, Mary Watkins, aged 26. Robert and Mary later moved to Ohio County WV where, on 18 Jun 1892, Robert died. He is buried in Peninsula Cemetery in Ohio County, WV along with his wife, Mary, and their son William.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives Oct. 2000 and is in the joint possession of gr-gr-gr-grandson, James P. Clark and his daughter, Errin Clark Cain.


CARWITHEN, JAMES, Ferrier, Company "L" 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by steve@sissonville.net.


CASTILO, MAHLON G., Ensign, Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 7 Aug 1861; age 42; discharged for disability 30 Jun 1862. He is probably the same Mahlon Castillo who was really 59 and enlisted Oct 1, 1862 at Wheeling, WV to serve in Company "A" of the Independent Exempts Infantry. He was discharged April 16, 1863, per instructions from War Dep't of April 13, 1863. He is found in the 1850 Census in Wheeling but not found after that.

Class I medal owned by eBay user cwshoedog.


CATHER, FABRICIUS A., 1st Lt. Company "B" 5th W. Va. Cavalry; Captain, Company "K" 1st W. Va. Cavalry; promoted to Major 8 Jun 1865.

Class I medal owned by Richard A. Wolfe.


CHAMBERLAIN, BENJ. F., Major, 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Douglas W. Boyce


CHANNING, JAMES, Corporal, Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Gerald Channing, gr-gr-grandson.


CHAPMAN, HEZEKIAH J., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CHAPMAN, SAMUEL, Private, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He was 23 years old, 5' 11" tall, dark complexion, black eyes and brown hair. He was born in Hancock County, VA and enlisted on 10/8/61 at New Cumberland, VA.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CHURCH, EDWARD F., Company "H", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


CLARK, DAVID, Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Richard Wolfe.


CLARK, JOHN E., Company "B", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


CLARK, ROBIN, Sergt., Company "H", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Heidi Eads.


CLARK, WILLIAM, Company "H", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Ron Haarsma.


CLARK, WILLIAM M., 1st Sgt., Company "D" 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Smith. This is the medallion only and is for sale. Price, $250 + shipping.


CLEM, JASPER, Company "F" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Enrolled at Parkersburg, W. Va.; age 27; mustered in 28 Aug 1863 at Parkersburg as a corporal; born in Jackson Co., W. Va. Discharged on account of disability on 8 Dac 1863. Jasper had previously served as a private in Company "D" 24th Missouri Infantry Volunteers from 14 Mar 1862 to 5 Nov 1862.

Class I medal owned by Robert C. Hinkle.


CLEMENTS, THOMAS, Company "A", 3rd W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Bucyrus, Ohio; age 29; mustered in 23 Dec 1861 at Wheeling, W. Va. Captured 11 Oct 1863 at Morton's Ford, Va. Died 24 Aug 1864 of starvation at Andersonville, Ga. A POW. Buried in Grave #6674, National Cemetery.

Class III medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


CLOTHIER, LEMAN S., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


COCHRAN, JAMES F., Corp'l., Company "M", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class II medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


COFFMAN, THEODORE, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Richard Wolfe


COLE, ALFRED H., Company "C", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Alfred Hamilton Cole, the son of Wilson Cole , was born 9 Oct 1842 in Powhatan Point, Belmont County, OH. He enlisted in 1862 and was discharged in 1865. In 1880 he was a farmer in St. Marys, Washington District, Pleasants Co., West Virginia. He was married and had 5 children at home. In the 1890 veteran census he was still in Pleasants County. In 1900 he was the Postmaster. The census notes that 9 children where born to the union of Alfred and wife, Dorcas, but only 8 survive.

Class I medal owned by eBay user Brandon T. Wiegand.


COLLIER, AARON, Corporal, Company "K", 1st W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Name might be COLLINS. Enlisted 18 Dec 1863, Charleston, W. Va.; age 22; mustered out 21 Jul 1865.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


COLLINS, THOMAS, JR., Company "C", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal (medallion only) owned by Porter Stiles.


COLLINS, WILLIAM C., Company "B", 1st W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


COMER, JOSEPH B., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Joseph Baker Comer was born 15 June 1830 in Charleston, (W) Va. and died 4 Jan 1906 in Mapleton, Iowa.

Class I medal owned by Anneke Dubash. She provided these PHOTOS.


CONNER, ALEXANDER SAMUEL, Company "A", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by John Icard.


CONNER, GEORGE A., 2nd Lieut., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


CONRAD, ALTON, Company "C", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CONWAY, JAS, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CONWAY, PETER, Company "D", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


COOK, GEORGE D., Battery "H" 1st Regiment, W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Virginia Cook DeFrance, great granddaughter.


COOK, IRAD, Private, Company "A", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enlisted age 26, DOB 1839 in Tyler County VA (now Wetzel County, W. Va.).  Enlisted 7 Mar 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. by Captain B. B. Stone for 1 year.  Honorably discharged 21 Jun 1865 at Washington, DC.  Was hospitalized at Judiciary Square, Washington, DC.  Contracted a severe case of measles.

Class I medal was given to Edna Hawkins Hammell, Irad's granddaughter. Upon her death the medal was given to her only grandson, Jeff Westbrooks.

to:sams@primenet.com">Merry Ann Simmons, sister of Jeff Westbrooks.


COOPER, REES, Commissary Sergeant, Company "A", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died of disease 1 Sep 1864; place unknown. Enlisted 31 Aug 1862, age 33, in Ravenswood, WV.

Class III medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


CORNELL, THOS, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CORNELL, JACOB, Company "E", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Jacob was a 5' 10" tall, dark hair, dark complexioned, blue eyed 22 years old farmer (from Ohio) when he joined up Sep 1861 at Ceredo, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by his grandchildren.


COWMAN, ORLANDO, Companies "M" & "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Mike Wojciechowski.


COULTER, ELIJAH, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Died at Buffalo, Putnam County, WV, 2 Apr 1862; cause unknown. More About Elijah Counter.

Class III medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


COX, PHILIP, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user 1810433411.


COX, WILLIAM HARRISON, Company "A", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry & Battery "H" 1st W. Va. Light Artillery. More About William H. Cox.

TWO medals were struck for this soldier! Both Class I medals owned by Dolphinantiques.


CRAWFORD, GEORGE B., Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 23, mustered into service on 4 Aug 1862. More About George B. Crawford.

Class I medal owned by Linda Fluharty. THIS MEDAL IS FOR SALE - $350.


CRIMM, FIELDING, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CRITES, JESSE, Company "I", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.civilwar18563@yahoo.com">Michael Phillips.


CROOKS, WILM. D., Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CUNNINGHAM, KENLEY, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


CUNNINGHAM, WILLIAM H., 1st Lieutenant, Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Term of service expired Nov 1864. Died in 1878.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives in 1965 by gr-gr-gr-nephew Gary Cunningham.


CURRY, TIMOTHY, Company "L", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal sold to < a href="mailto:jmikek2@verizon.net">Beverly Kirkpatrick July 2008 by collector, David Aeberli.


DAKIN, WILLIAM, Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. "Died near Cumberland Maryland 13 July, 1864 by reason of accidentally falling off of cars." William G. Dakin is buried in grave 2761, section 4 (W.Va.) of Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg Maryland.

Class III medal owned by Harley Dakin.


DAVIS, DAVID L., Quartermaster, Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


DAVIS, ELIAS, Company "C", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Initially served in Company "G", 4th W. Va. Infantry. He filed for a pension 1 Nov 1887; his widow filed for a pension in Nov 1916.

Class I medal owned by Kelvin Bryant, gr-grandson.


DAVIS, ISAIAH, Company "G" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Enrolled at Newport, Ohio; age 19; mustered in 29 Aug 1863 at Parkersburg, W. Va.; born in Washington Co., Ohio. He mustered out on 8 Mar 1864. On 23 Mar 1864 Isaiah enlisted as a private in Company "H" 1st Ohio Light Artillary Regiment. He mustered out on 14 Jun 1865 at Cleveland, Ohio.

Class I medal received from the W. Va. State Archives in July, 2004, by his gr-grandson, Charles L. Gemmer. (no contact information) .


DAVIS, JAMES U. (W.), Company "E", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Clarksburg, W. Va.; 24; mustered in 26 Aug 1862, Wheeling, W. Va. Born Marion Co., W. Va. Died of Erysipilas in Hospital at Clarksburg, 27 Nov 1863.

Class III Medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives (2003) by Machelle Maxwell.


DAVIS, JAMES W., Company "K", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 15 Nov 1862 at Beverly, W. Va. Died of wounds same day he was wounded 26 July 1864 in action near Kernstown, Va. He was a farmer residing near Beverly when enlisted. Born 1823 in Frederick Co. Va.

Class III Medal sold on eBay (9/2000) to Isaac Rudman.


DAVIS, SAMUEL F., Company "M", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Mustered in 08 Mar 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va., age 22; mustered out 08 Jul 1865.

Class I Medal is owned by Karen Greenlee.


DAVIS, SAMUEL, Company "A", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III Medal is owned by Dolphinantiques.


DAVIS, WIL'M, Company "P", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


DAVIS, WILLIAM R., Company "A", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. A farmer born in Doddridge County, he enlisted 28 July 1862 at West Union, (W.) Va. Captured at Greenland Gap, Hardy County, (W.)Va. 25 Apr 1863; paroled 14 May 1863. Dec 1863, Regimental Orderly. MIA Winchester 24 July 1864. Became Regimental Drummer 22 Dec 1864.

Class I medal owned by eBay user htharry. [The soldier's great grandson, Mitch Davis, might be interested in buying this medal. The owner could email Mitch at mitch@davissearch.net.]


DEARMAN, ALFRED M., Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay 10/07/2008 by Richard Wolfe.


DEARMY, WILLIAM, Companies "G" & "H", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. William Dearmy, Private, 18, Co G 5th WV Infantry; transferred to Company H, 29 Nov 1861. In Co H of the 1864 Adjutant General's Report it says, "Retained by civil authority Jan 3 1863 at Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio." At that time his age was given as 17. - Was he under 16 and too young to serve? The same is in the 1865 AG Report but shows he was discharged. - William Dearmy was the son of PETER & MARY DEARMY, born in PA and residents of Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio in 1860. William was only 12 in 1860 but was probably the soldier. The father, Peter, age 44, served in Battery B of the 1st WV Light Artillery. Joseph Dearmy, another son of Peter, served in the in Battery B with his father. It appears that William lied about his age but did serve for a time until it was discovered. There is a death of William Dearmy in the "Ironton Register" 9 June 1864. Don't know if this is the young soldier or his grandfather who was also named William.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


DEARY (MACK), ALEXANDER, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. After the Civil War, served under General Custer in the 7th Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by descendant, Jacquelyn Patterson.


DEEM, CALVIN N., Company "G" 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. At age 25, mustered in 9 Sep 1861; discharged when term of service expired (probably 3 yrs). At Wheeling, W. Va., on 21 Mar 1865, he mustered in with Company "C" 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He enlisted as a substitute recruit; honorably discharged. Some records give middle initial as "M" but PENSION CARD at the National Archives shows that it was "N." The son of Isaac G. Deem and Nancy Enoch, he was born 30 March 1838 and died 13 Jan 1930 at Madisonville, Ohio; buried at Laurel Cemetery in Cincinnati. His wife was Marilda Stevens. - On Memorial Day 2009, a ceremony was held to place a marker on the soldier's grave. Robert Vail submitted these photos: PHOTO 1 - PHOTO 2 - PHOTO 3

Class I medal is owned by David Deem, cousin of Calvin Deem.


DEEMS, ALEXANDER, Company "K", 3rd Infantry, subsequently 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. He was discharged after being wounded at the 1st Bull Run. Re-enlisted and died of illness at New Creek 17 Jan 1865. - Due to the two enlistments and the complicated merging of the various regiments, two medals were struck for this soldier. The Class III remains unclaimed at the W. Va. State Archives.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


DEEMS, GRANVILLE, Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Mike Shepherd.


DEGARMO, BURK, Battery "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers. He was born about 1844 to Martin Smith DeGarmo and Sarah B. Criswell. Burk was a 6 foot tall farmer with dark hair and eyes. He first volunteered 12 Aug, 1863 in Wheeling, W. Va. He was discharged 28 Jan 1864, at Stone Fort, Maryland Heights, MD, as he had re-enlisted 24 Jan 1864 for 3 years. He was a member of the Battery H of the 1st Light Artillery of the W. Va. Volunteers. He was captured 28 Nov 1864 at New Creek, W. Va. while working on fortifications. According to his Ohio Co, W. Va. death record, he died 3 Feb 1865 as a prisoner of war in a Richmond, VA hospital. Both a letter from Private Thorton E. Eichelberger and the Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records give the death date as, 4 Feb 1865. Cause of death was not stated. Burk had no descendants since he hadn't married.

Class III medal owned by Richard B. Sligar, gr-gr-grandson of Martha Mary DeGarmo Sligar, wife of Frederick Sligar and sister of Burk DeGarmo. Submitted by Sylvia (Mrs. Richard) Sligar.


DEITERS, WILLIAM A., Sergeant, Company "H", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled 13 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va.; discharged 14 Jun 1865, Richmond, Va. Carriage maker, born 29 Oct 1844 at Wheeling, W. Va., son of Anthony & Wilhemina Deiters, both born Prussia. Siblings of William, per 1850 Ohio Co census: Charles H., Emma C. L., Jane W., Eliza C., George M., & Eugene H. Married Emma J. Cowel, 01 Jan 1866 in Washington, Pa. Children: Harry S.(b 17 Oct 1893?) & Frank K. (b 27 Oct 1888?). William lived in Wheeling until abt 1903 when he moved to Lansing, Belmont Co., OH.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


DENNIS, MORRIS, 6th Corpl, Company "F", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in at Mason City, Va. 30 Jul 1861 for three years, age 23, as a Pvt. in Capt. Russell's Co., Virginia Foot Volunteers (later Co. F, 4th Regt. W. Va. Inf.). Morris was the unmarried son of Silvanus (deceased 1857) and Catherine Boggs Dennis. He was Killed In Action at the Battle of Walnut Hills, Vicksburg, Mississippi, and is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, W. Va. next to his father.

Class II medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives on April 23, 1999 by Anthony E. Collins for his mother-in-law, Betty Pickens Boso, great-grandniece. (Silvanus Newton Dennis -> Ambrose Newton Dennis -> Esther Dennis Wilson -> Beulah Wilson Pickens -> Betty Pickens Boso.) - PHOTO OF MEDAL


DeTEMPLE, PETER, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry - 3 month organization. This regiment was organized at the outset of the war and served May-Aug 1861.

Class I medal owned by David Forman.


DeVAUGHN, ANDREW J., Company "D", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed in Battle at Winchester, Va., 24 Jul 1864.

Class II medal owned by Kevin Croy, gr-gr-gr-grandson.


DICKERSON, JOHN S., Bugler, Company "E", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Age 26 when mustered in 8 Nov 1861.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


DILLON, John, Corporal, Battery "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Captured at New Creek 28 Nov 1864; died 15 Feb 1865 at Annapolis, Md. Father, William Dillon, Taylor County, W. Va. applied for and received a government pension [See Index Card], based on John's service. Information regarding the capture and death of Joseph Dillon, same company, on the same dates, raises questions about whether these men were brothers and were confused in some records, as sometimes happened. - Or was Joseph captured and did he die on the same day? - William and Edith Dillon did not have a son named Joseph but they did have a son named Josiah, as shown in both the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Taylor County. - See Joseph Dillon below.

Class III medal owned by Paul Skinner.


DILLON, Joseph, Company "C", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. The PENSION APPLICATION INDEX CARD indicates that he also served in Battery "H" 1st W. Va. L. A., which was after the 6 month service in the 4th Cav. which mustered out 9 Mar 1864. Since this man applied for a pension in 1930, it seems likely that his name was confused with John's regarding capture and death - or at least the death. No pension certificate was issued but his application might tell the story.

Class I medal owned by Paul Skinner.


DILLON, WILLIAM, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal sold on eBay Nov 2008 by eBay seller greengrass1907.


DILWORTH, JOHN D., Private, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Grafton, W. Va.; 18; mustered in 10 Sep 1864 at Grafton; mustered out 08 Jul 1865.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


DOAK, FRANKLIN, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

See Franklin Doak, 1st W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal given to David Aeberli by Linda Fluharty.


DONNELLY, JAMES F., Captain, Company "F" 1st (W.) Va. Infantry, organized for three months, May-August 1861. Mustered in 17 Sep 1861 to serve as Captain of Company "D", reorganized 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died at Cumberland, Md. in Jan 1862; cause unknown.

Class III medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


DORSEY, LARKIN H., Hospital Steward, 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


DORSEY, MARSHALL, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Died of Disease at Andersonville Prison, 26 Aug 1864.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


DOTSON, JOHN G., Private, Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


DOTSON, LEMAN, Private, Company "E", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques, Maitland, FL.


DOZER, LYMAN, Company "F", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


DOWLER, ISAAC E., Private, Battery "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Born 25 Aug 1846, Union Dist, Marshall Co, VA, a s/o Thomas Dowler & Jane McHenry. Buried at Allen Grove Cem, Sherrard, Marshall Co, W. Va. He was 5' 10" black hair, grey eyes, fair complextion. Enlisted 9 Aug 1864 Wheeling, W. Va. Mustered in 18 Aug 1864, Wheeling, W. Va. Father gave consent for minor, as Isaac was 17 yr 11 mo, paid $100 bounty. Captured at New Creek, 28 Nov 1864. Admitted to hospital 9 Feb 1865 Richmond, VA. Paroled at Aikens Landing, VA 17 Feb 1865. Reported at 19 Feb 1865. Sent to Camp Chase, OH 20 Feb 1865. 1 Mar 1865 at home under care of doctor, unable to report for duty. 23 Mar 1865 at home under care of Dr. J McCoy, unable to report for duty. Died 25 Apr 1865 at home; cause of death, starvation by Rebels.

T. Vernon Anderson claimed medal in 1995.
He offers this article: Story of Unclaimed W. Va. Civil War Medals


DUMIRE, ELMORE H., Sergeant, Company "B", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


DUNAWAY, THOMAS C., Company "F", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavarly Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


DUNKLE, HENRY, Company "D", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (2/2001) to Isaac Rudman.


DYE, JEFFERSON, Company "F", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal owned by J. Robert Rice. The soldier was the grandfather of Mr. Rice's wife. Information provided by Dan Wood.


EARL, ELIAS, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 29 May 1822, Monongalia County VA/W. Va. Enlisted as a Private, 1 Oct 1861, Cameron, VA/W. Va., for period of three years. Mustered out and honorably discharged as a Corporal, 12 Nov 1864, at New Creek, W. Va.

Class I Medal owned by Nelda Glover, of New Martinsville W. Va., gr-gr-granddaughter of Elias. Information provided by Mary Earle Garrison.


EATON, ABIJAH, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in York County, Pa. in 1802. At the age of 5, the family moved to Hartford County, MD. He remained there until after his marriage at the age of 19, at which time he moved to Belmont County, OH. According to his pension application, his first wife, name unknown, died 8 Jun 1834/35. He married Angelina M. Slay 26 Nov 1835 in Monroe County, Ohio. They lived in various counties in Ohio but were in Ridgeway, Monroe County, when Abijah died 12 Jul 1883. In the 1850 census, he and Angelina are shown with two young daughters, Jane & Lydia.

Class I medal sold 3/2004 to Dolphinantiques, Maitland, FL. - [PHOTO]


EDMOND, WILLIAM E., Company "H", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He lived in Junior, Barbour County, W. Va. and is buried in Trinity Cemetery near there. A Civil War monument marks his grave.

Medal owned by Terry Poe, gr-grandson.


EHMAN, LAZARUS, Private, Company "C", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enrolled at Charleston 24 Dec 1863; discharged 30 Jun 1865 at Wheeling. Height, 5' 11"; eyes, black; hair, black; complexion, fair. Shoemaker, born 05 Oct 1846, Greencastle, Pa., the son of Christopher Ehman and Elizabeth Appenseller. The family came to Monroe County in 1854. Married Emma Dye at Antioch, Ohio, Jun 1868. She was born Mar 6 1852, the daughter of George W. Dye and Jane Brown. Following the war, resided Sardis, Perry Twp., Monroe Co., Ohio; Last address was Antioch, Ohio. Died 04 Mar 1916. Children: Kate (b 27 May 1869); Ella (b 08 Feb 1870); Elmer (b 25 Dec 1873); Earl (b 22 May 1876); Alice (b 24 Nov 1878). He was in the battles at Winchester, Floyd Mountain, Lynchburg Grade and Cedar Creek. Two brothers in the war – John, who enlisted in 1861, and William in 1864.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


EICHELBERGER, THORNTON, served 6 months in Company "C" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry & then enlisted in Battery "H" 1st W. Va. Light Artillery Regiment. He was captured at New Creek 28 Nov 1864.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in Nov 2007 by Nora Stephens.


EICHELBERGER, JOHN C., Company "B" 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in Nov 2007 by Nora Stephens.


ELKINS, RICH., Sergeant, Company "M", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by E. E. Houchins.


ELLIOTT, JOHN J., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Farmer, born in Guernsey County, Ohio. Credited to Pleasants County, W. Va. Sick in General Hospital since May 12, 1864. See Pension file.

Class I medal owned by Michael Elliott.


ELLIOTT, WILLIAM HENRY.

Class I medal owned by Paul Skinner, gr-gr-grandson.


ELSEY, JOSHUA, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died of Bilious Fever at US General Hospital, Sharpsburg, Maryland on November 4 (or 9), 1862; buried at Antietam National Cemetery.

Class I medal purchased on eBay by Dr. Al Harley. This medal should have been a Class III.


ENGELHARDT, WILLIBALDT, Sergeant, Company "P" 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal bought on eBay 23 Jul 2006 by eBay user medalcollect.


ENOCHS, WILLIAM HENRY, Colonel, 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. According to ad on eBay, after the war he was Breveted Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers, 1865. He was elected to U.S. House of representatives and served in the 52-53 Congresses (1891-93). He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Class I medal purchased on eBay by Dr. Al Harley.


EVANS, BENJAMIN F., Sergeant, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 1845, Hardy County, W. Va. Enlisted Dec 1861, Greenland Gap, Hardy County; discharged 1863; re-enlisted. Honorably discharged Jul 1865. Died Nov 1918; buried Kessell Cemetery, Kessell, (Hardy Co) W. Va.

Class I medal is buried with Benjamin F. Evans, as attested by family. In August 1998, 15 descendants gathered at gravesite and placed a Civil War Medallion on his gravemarker. Submitted by Michael M. Foreman, great-grandson.


EZEKIEL, DAVID J., 2nd Lieut., 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal bought on eBay 28 Jul 200 by eBay user medic3swife for $412.


FARLEY, PATRICK, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. More About Patrick Farley.

Class I medal owned by Dennis Barry.


FARNSWORTH, D. B., Company "D" 4th Regiment W.Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


FEATHER, ISAAC B., 1st Sergeant, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled 04 Jul 1861 at Albrightsville, Va. (WV); discharged on account of disability from General Hospital, Frederick, Md., Feb. 5, 1863 - "chronic diarrhea of 5 months' standing." Farmer, born 05 Dec 1834, Wiley, Preston County, W. Va. Married Elizabeth Reckart 07 Apr 1864, near Wiley, Preston County. Children: Andrew E., b. 12 Dec 1865; Malissa E., b. 11 Feb 1867; Emma B., b. 26 Feb 1868; Thos. J., b. 27 Apr 1870; Henry C., b. 18 Apr 1874; Benjamin G., b. 16 Apr 1877. Soldier appears to have lived in Preston County, W. Va. his entire life and died in May 1921.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


FELEUR, LEWIS, Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Medal is mistakenly insribed " 7th". The Broadfoot list indicates he also served in Battery "B."

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


FELTER, JACOB, Private, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. He was 5 ft. 5 inches, light complexion with blue eyes and light colored hair; born about 1842 in Monroe Co., Ohio, son of John D. Felter and Dorthea Johnson. He was a farmer by trade. Enlisted 19 Mar 1864; mustered out 16 Jun 1865 on an individual roll; in hospital from 31 Oct 1864 to 30 Apr 1865. He was married to Ellen Briggs 1 Jan 1866 - 22 Mar 1877; divorced. Jacob died 4 Apr 1885; buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery in Washington Co., OH. Brothers, Isaac Marion and Dennis Felter also served in the Civil War, enlisting in OH.

Medal claimed by Joan O'Banion, 1999.


FERGUS, SAMUEL M., Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. From Washington, Pa. Died of fever while at home on 6 Mar 1862.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


FERRELL, HIEL C., Sergeant, Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Name alternatively spelled Hial, Hale, Hail.

Class I medal in the possession of Tom Kubiak.


FETTY, JOHN H., Company "H" 11th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers. Fetty died in the hospital at Parkersburg on 8 Mar 1864.

Class III medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


FIFE, GEORGE A., Company "I", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by ebay user frogman726.


FINCHAM, CHARLES H., Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Glenval Fincham.


FISHER, ASA S., Company "D", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


FISHER, FRANK, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class II medal owned by eBay user drivo.


FISHER, JAMES A. L., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user sissonville.


FISHER, SAMUEL L., Saddler, Company "G", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay 03/03/2001 by Richard Wolfe.


FITTRO, ALSTROPHEUS, Corporal, Company "E", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Clarksburg, W. Va.; 23; mustered in 26 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va. Farmer, born Harrison Co., W. Va. Promoted to Corporal 13 Jan 1863. Mustered out at Richmond, 16 Jun 1865.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


FITZGERALD, JAMES L., Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal bought on eBay in June 2008 by eBay user toneyboy53.


FLEMING, ADAM A., Company "H" 4th W. Va. Cavalry; Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Doddridge County; age 18 when he m/i to serve 6 months in 4th Cav on 29 Aug 1863. On 30 Aug 1864, he m/i Co. "C" 6th Inantry; m/o 10 June 1865.

Class I medal owned by Stan Fleming. Usually, the medal inscription reflected the last regiment the soldier served in. This owner's medal is for the soldier's service in the 4th Cav. As sometimes happened, two medals may have been struck for this soldier.


FLEMING, HARMAR, Private, Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. - From Marion County.

Class I medal owned by eBay user bogdog1864.


FLEMING, JOHN E., Private, Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. - There were 2 men of this name in Company A , 6th Infantry. Both were farmers born in Marion County. One was 19 when he m/i at Fairmont 06 Aug 1862; m/o 15 Aug 1864 at New Creek, W. Va. The other man was 27 when he m/i at Wheeling, 27 Oct 1864; m/o 10 Jun 1865. Their medals would be identical.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


FLEMING, JOSEPH R., Company "K", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by Frederick Lowndes.


FLETCHER, DAVID ALEXANDER, Sergeant, Company "B", 12th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry, recruited at Cameron, Marshall County, VA, 15 Aug 1862; mustered 20 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, VA to his death 5 Feb 1865 at Chapins Farm, Petersburg, VA. Cause of death, paralysis of the heart caused by the dibilitating effects of having diarrhea for weeks. Born 21 Feb 1820, Adams Co, PA, the s/o William Fletcher & Katherine Deardorff (Family Bible & Military File). Married Elizabeth Coe on 30 Jan 1847, Marshall Co, VA (Family Bible says 28 Jan 1847, Marshall Co bk 1 pg 50).

Medal in the possession of: T. Vernon Anderson.


FORDYCE, JOHN, Captain, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


FOREMAN, GEORGE V., Sergeant, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


FORQUER, JOHN S. [Misspelled as Foraner in the old records], Sgt., Company I, 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. John was born in 1841 in Muddy Creek, Virginia and died in 1921 in Dunbar, Pennsylvania.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 2006 by Ed Forquer.


FORTNEY, JOSHUA DALE, Company "G", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. More Info.

Class I medal owned by great-grandson, James Darrell Fortney.


FORTNEY, SETH, Company "D", 10th Regiment Infantry Volunteers & Company "G" 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident of enrolled at Clarksburg, WV; mustered in Mch 3, 1864, Wheeling, WV. Farmer, born Harrison Co., W. Va. Recruit transferred to Co. "D", 10th WV Vol. Infantry June 16, 1865, by order Major General Gibbon. - More Info.

Class I medal owned by Lt. Doug Stanley, USN. His gr-gr-gr-gr-grandmother and Seth were first cousins. 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers; re-enlisted Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled or resided at Scott Town, Ohio; age 19; mustered in 30 Apr 1862 at Guyandotte, W. Va. P.O.W. since 05 Feb 1864; died of Dysentery 18 Apr 1864 at Andersonville; buried in grave #613.

Class III medal owned by Larry Bell.


FOWLER, James, Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 1990, by Theodore E. Lewis.


FOX, HENRY CLAY, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Cameron, W. Va.; 18; M/I 17 Oct 1861, Wheeling, W. Va. Cooper, born in Ohio Co., W. Va. Prisoner of war at date of muster out, having been captured by the enemy at Moorefield, W. Va., 11 Sep 1863. Died of disease 08 May 1864 and is buried in grave #953(?) at Andersonville, Ga. National Cemetery.

Class I medal owned by James Y. Gaskins. [Should be a Class III]


FOX, WILLIAM B., Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


FOX, WILLIAM E., Company "F", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 1843 Mt. Morris, Pa.; died 1929 Monticello, Ind. Wounded October, 1861 Romney, Va.

Class I medal owned by great-grandson, Judge David K. Fox, Hendersonville, N.C.


FOX, WILLIAM, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Cameron, W. Va.; 20; M/I 17 Oct 1861, Wheeling, W. Va. Cooper, born in Ohio Co., W. Va. Died in hospital at Frederick, Md., 20 May 1862.

Class III medal owned by James Y. Gaskins.


FRALEY, MARTIN, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Was initially in Company "B", 5th W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled 10 Aug 1861; reenlisted 23 Dec 1863 in 1st Vet. Inf.; discharged July 1865. Married Nancy J. Hunter on 24 Jan 1871 at Ironton, OH. Children: Temperance, Laura E, Mary, Alice, Lovicy. Martin died 24 Aug 1899 at Ironton, OH.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


FRANKLIN, JAMES C., Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Served in this battery under the name Alonzo D. Ergenbright.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives in March 2005 by Myrtle Ruth (Franklin) Stockman, great-granddaughter.


FRAZIER, ENOCH, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by John Frazier.


FRAZIER, JAMES, Corporal, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by John Frazier.


FREELAND, BENJAMIN, Corporal, Company "H", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 20, mustered in on 1 Sep 1862; KIA at Carter's Farm, Virginia, 20 Jul 1864. He was the son of Stephen Freeland and Barbara Metz.

Class II medal owned by eBay user medalcollect.

FREELAND, CLEMM (CLEMENT), Private, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 24, mustered in on 21 Sep 1862 and died of disease, December 26, 1864 at Chesnut Hill, Hospital, Philadelphia. He is buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery. His wife's name was Elizabeth. He was the son of Stephen Freeland and Barbara Metz.

Class III medal owned by eBay user medalcollect.


FRENCH, JOHNSON, Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jim Cooper.


FRITZ, LOUIS (LEWIS), Sergeant, Company "K" 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. More Info.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


FULKINEER, John M., Company "E", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by k.korner@mindspring.com.


FULLER, RICHARD A., Company "H", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry and Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Peggy Fuller Parks.


GANS, HENRY C., Company "I", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


GARDNER, WILLIAM, Private, Company "C", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Served 25 Aug 1862 to 16 Nov 1863 when he was killed in action at Burlington, West Virginia.

Class II medal owned by Charles "Skip" Pfeiffer.


GARLACH, JOHN, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


GASKINS, SAMUEL R., Company "F", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 1843, Mason County, Va./W.Va, a son of James & Nancy (Evans) Gaskins, natives of Gallia County, Ohio. Samuel enlisted at Point Pleasant, Mason County, 09 Oct 1862; honorably discharged at Wheeling, 22 Jun 1865. While in the Shenandoah Valley, became afflicted by "disease of the spine," possibly from typhoid fever. He never fully recovered and this was probably a factor in his early death in 1879, at the age of 36, in Athens County, OH. Burial site unknown. Widow, Eleanor Jane (Waugh), a daughter of Robert Waugh & Harriet Trowbridge, applied for and received pension in 1883. She died in 1909. Children: Albert, James Robert, George A., Hiram R., Jessie & Minnie R. Gaskins.

Class I medal owned by Russ and Kathy (Foster) Gaskins.


GATTRELL, SAM, Private, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (Medallion and pendant).

Medal owned by John C. Dawson.


GEAR, ELLIOTT W., Company "I", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


GEHERING, FREDERICK, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


GEURIN, ALEXANDER, (Also Guerin) - Sergeant, Company "A", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He was on active duty from 16 Aug 1862 to 16 June 1865.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives (2009) by David L Dunlap, descendant.


GIBSON, JOHN H., Company "M", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


GIBBS, JAMES, Battery "E", 1t Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


GILBERT, ROBERT H., Private, Company "E" 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Dugan. Information provided by Dave Forman.


GILES, HAMILTON, Company "B", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III Medal sold on eBay to Isaac Rudman.


GILLESPIE, VINCENT E., Company "D", 8th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


GIVEN, ANDREW JACKSON, Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born 1835, Kanawha Co., (W)VA, the son of John B. Given & Rachel Hammack, the fifth generation in this country. Andrew, a farmer, married Nancy Goff, 21 Jan 1859, Aarons Fork, Kanawha Co., (W)VA. Andrew died 7 Mar 1863 at Van Buren Hospital, Milliken's Bend, Madison Parish, LA, immediately prior to the battle of Vicksburg.

Andrew and Nancy had one child, Amie Elizabeth Given, b. 11/28/1859, Kanawha Co., (W)VA. She married John Henry Copenhaver, 15 Feb 1877, Kanawha Co., W. Va. Amie d. 9/19/1893, Charleston, Kanawha Co., W. Va.

Provenance of Medal: [1.] Nancy Goff (Given) (Moles), 1842 - 1932, widow; [2.] Delya Florence Copenhaver (King), 1879 - 1985, granddaughter; [3.] Virginia Maxine King (Schleef), b. 1917 - living, great-granddaughter; [4.] Francis Boll Gibbs, b. 1972 - living, great-great-great-grandson.

Class III medal owned by Francis Boll Gibbs. Information provided by his mother, Frances Wentz Tabor.


GLASS, EDWARD S., Company "F", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


GOFF, ALEX C., Company "E", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by Matt Hoelscher.


GOFF, JAMES, Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. He died 29 Feb 1864, cause and date unknown. He was born 1835 in Barbour Co., VA, the son of Salathiel George Goff and Catherine Foy. He married Rachel Stansberry in 1853 and had five children: Mary Catherine, Jonah C., Francis Marion, Ann Amelia, and Hannah. He is buried in the Grafton National Cemetery in Taylor Co., WV.

Class III medal owned by Judy Penrod Purcell.


GOLDSMITH, JAMES A., Company "D", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. At age 26, mustered in 2 Jul 1862. Discharged for disability 29 Dec 1863.

Class I medal owned by Dale Ashcraft.


GORRELL, THOMAS, Private (Wagoner), Company "H", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Served 2 Feb 1863 to 30 Jun 1865. Served at Gettysburg, Shenandoah, Winchester, Appomattox Surrender, many others. Years later his widow married his brother (Stephen), who also had served in Co. H, 3rd West Virginia Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Charles "Skip" Pfeiffer.


GRADEN (GRAYDEN), GEORGE, Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


GRANDSTAFF, WILLIAM H., Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques. Sold on ebay 1-2007 to eBay user crimeanwar1.


GRAY, JOHN M., Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enrolled 07 Jan 1865; discharged 01 Aug 1865; credited to Jackson County, W. Va. John was the son of Paris Gray (who also served in the Civil War in Co K, 13th WVa Inf) and Hannah Brown. John M. is said to have been married to a Margaret Lacy. He is buried in the Gray-Smith Cemetery on Tribble Road, Mason County, WV. A Civil War tombstone marks his resting place.

Class I medal owned by Denver D. Gray, Jr. The soldier was his great granduncle.


GRAYUM, HENRY, Captain, Company "G", 4th West Virginia Regiment Infantry. He was wounded at the Battle of Vicksburg May 19, 1863 and returned home to furlough to Gallipolis, Gallia county, Ohio, where he remained about 2 months. He rejoined his regiment and was appointed major to fill the vacancy of Major Hall, who had been killed in action. Grayum served as major about fourteen months, when he was compelled to resign and return to his home on account of the wound he had received at Vicksburg.

The Class I medal has been passed down in the family and is now in the possession of Henry's great great grandson, Earl Grayum Arons.

Information provided by Ginni Arons.


GREATHOUSE, SILAS, Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (2/2001) to Isaac Rudman.


GREENLEAVES, THOMAS, Private, Company "F" 10th Regiment West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Died of fever 13 Oct 1864 [8 May 1863 per 1864 W. Va. Adjutant General's Report], Winchester, Va. Son of James Greensleaves and Nancy Farence. Died without heirs.

Class III medal owned by Cheryl Massey. The soldier's mother, Nancy, was the sister of Cheryl's gr-gr-gr-gr grandmother, Margaret Farence, d/o Henry Farence and Ann Allday of Barbour County, W. Va.


GREER, HUGH JASPER, 1st Sergeant, Company "G", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. This company was raised in Sgt. Greer's home county of Mason. He was the son of Major John Greer, Virginia Militia officer, commissioned around 1840. He was the grandson of John Greer I, Virginia Patriot of the Revolution. He married Martha Jane Harpold of Jackson County.

On 6 Nov, 1866 he was commissioned as Captain in the 106th Regiment, State Militia. He later served as a justice of the peace (squire) in Cooper District, succeeding his father. He was elected three times a member of the legislature as Delegate from Mason County and was serving as such at the time of his death in 1896.

Class I medal owned by Kenneth R. Reffeitt, Special Collections Department, James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University, Huntington. He inherited the medal from his grandmother, Mrs. Lon Gill (née Emma Adelia Greer), daughter of Hugh Jasper Greer.


GRIFFITH, GEORGE W., 2nd Lt., Company "A", 17th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


GRINDLE, LEVI (also GRINNELL), Company "B" 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled at Cameron 6 Aug 1861; discharged at Harpers Ferry 18 Oct 1862 for disability ("varicose ulcers"). Joined Company "E" 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry 17 Feb 1865 at Wheeling; discharged 8 July 1865. Born in Fayette Co., Pa. Levi died in 1901, age 72, on a train on the way from Canton, Ohio where he had been on an excursion to an amusement park. When he was discharged for disability, record shows he was age 44, 5'10" with dark complexion, blue eyes, and grey hair. - His wife was Catherine Whipkey, and they are buried at Toronto, Ohio..

Class I medal claimed by Fay Vance Morrison from the West Virginia State Archives; medal given to Thelma Cummings.


GROPPE, JOHN, Company "H", 8th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jack Robinson.


GROVES, WILLIAM, Corporal, Company "I", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Served initially with 4th W. Va. Cavalry. Enrolled 02 Jul 1863; discharged 07 Mar 1864 by reason of the muster out of his company on that date. Reenlisted 14 Feb 1865 and mustered out with company 30 June 1865. Corporal. Born 19 Aug 1844, near Kingwood, Preston County, W. Va. Married Margaret Catherine Lee 09 Feb 1865, near Albright (near Muddy Creek), Preston County, W. Va. Children: Chauncy K., Malinda W., John W., William B., Brooks D., Jessie S., Virgie F. - William Groves died 15 Jul 1925 at Terra Alta, Preston County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


GUILINGER, MICHAEL, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Enlisted as a private for three years on January 20, 1864, by Lt. Bull, in Marietta, OH. He was 18 years and one month of age, 5’7 , with dark/black complexion, and black eyes and hair- born in Washington County, PA with occupation of laborer. Reported at Brandy Station, VA Feb. 10, 1864, “to Capt. Hill for duty.” For March/April 1864 roll listed as “temporarily assigned to Batt. G of Penn. Lt. Artillery by order of HQ Camp Berry, Wash. DC.” Mustered out as private in Wheeling, WV, June 28, 1865.

Class I medal owned by John M. Chapman.


GULL, GEORGE W., Company "D", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry [subsequently 6th Cavalry].

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 1992 by P. Kirby Gull, gr-gr nephew. More About George W. Gull.


GUNN, JOHN FLEMING, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, June 2007, by Dr. William L. Baran, first cousin, three times removed. The soldier was the nephew of his gr-gr-grandmother. MORE INFORMATION.


HACKWORTH, GEORGE W., Sergeant, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers. At age 23, he mustered in 14 Sep 1861 and was a Corporal. He re-enlisted 14 Feb 1864 and was in Company H, which became "H" of the 1st Veterans' Infantry when the 5th & 9th Infantries were consolidated on 9 Nov 1864.

Class I medal owned by Steve Balazs.


HAGAR, JACOB, 1st Sgt., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (3 month).

Class I medal owned by Aaron Stark.


HAGAR, SILAS, Corporal, Company "G", 7th Regiment W. Va. Calvary Volunteers.

Class I medal was sold on eBay April 18, 2001.


HAILTON, JAS., 1st Sergeant, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HALL, ISAAC, Company "F", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Enrolled 28 February 1864; honorably discharged 30 Mar 1865. Born 27 Nov 1844 in Ohio; died 17 Feb 1895 Pulaski County, Arkansas. Married Elizabeth A. Worstall 27 Nov 1866 in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio. Moved to Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas between 1875 and 1880.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2011, by Dianne Moore Benton, gr-granddaughter of the soldier's daughter, Margaret Catherine Hall.


HAMILTON, JAMES M., Company "E", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry (formerly the 8th Infantry). Resident of or enrolled at Charleston, W. Va.; 21; mustered in 20 Nov 1861 at Charleston, W. Va.; mustered out 01 Aug 1865. Farmer, born in Kanawha County, W. Va. Reenlisted as a Vet. Vol. 01 Feb 1864, at Martinsburg, W. Va., under Gen'l Order No. 191, War Dept. Series of 1863. Wounded in action, June 11, 1864, at Lexington, Va.; captured at Liberty, Va., 18 Jun 1864; paroled. Captured at Fayetteville, W. Va., 22 Oct 1864; paroled. Mustered out under special instructions of 30 Jun 1865, War Dept. A.G.O., to date, 01 Aug 1865.

Class I medal owned by Brent Beha.


HAMMOND, GEO. W., Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Nap10 from NY.


HANLINE, JACOB, Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HANNA, SAMUEL, Company "H", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HARDMAN, NICHOLAS, Company "E", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


HARDY, LUKE, Sergeant, Company "A", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. At age 34, mustered in 17 June 1861; discharged 1 July 1863.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by William Hardy, gr-gr-grandson. This ARTICLE was published in Parade Magazine on Sunday, July 4, 2010.


HARE, JACOB, Companies "A" & "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enrolled at Morgantown, W. Va.; age 18; m/i 18 Jul 1861 at Morgantown; m/o 8 Jul 1865. Re-enlisted as a Vet. Vol. 10 Feb 1864 at Martinsburg, W. Va.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by gr-grandniece, Linda Hare Collins. She located Marian Wanner, the great grandaughter of Jake, and gave her the medal.


HARLESS, LEROY A., Quartermaster Sergeant, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Bob Kirk, whose gr-gr-grandmother was the sister of Leroy A. Harless.


HARLOW, THOMAS CLARK, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives in 2008 by Raymond F. Harlow. MORE ABOUT Thomas Clark Harlow.


HARRIS, FRANCIS, 1st Lieutenant, Company "L", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Age 27 when mustered in 30 Aug 1863. This regiment was organized for 6 months of service and the date of muster-out was 10 Mar 1864.

Class I medal purchased on eBay by Jerry L. Watson.


HARRIS, JOHN C., Company "H", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. resident of Marshall County, W. Va.

Class I medal obtained from the W. Va. Archives through the documentation efforts of his great-grandaughter, Phyllis Wilson Moore, 2003.


HARRIS, JOHN W., Private, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry (Formerly 3rd Infantry). Age 18 when mustered in 10 Jul 1861. Died 18 May 1862 from wounds received in action at Greenbrier Co.

Class III medal owned by Robert Harris, grand nephew.


HARRIS, LEANDER, Company "G", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III Medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


HARRIS, SAMUEL K., Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal owned by Robert Harris, grandson.


HARRISON, DAVID, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HARRISON, JAMES G. L., Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


HARRISON, WILLIAM B., Captain, Company "A", 1st W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Robert & Kay Harrison.


HART, ALEXANDER PICKENS, Corporal, Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Calvary. Enlisted 17 Jul 1863, Buchannon, W. Va.; mustered out Wheeling, W. Va. on 6 Mar 1864 [sources-Muster Rolls]. A grand-daughter, Irene Ward Williams, has a certificate signed by Governor Pierpont, showing his promotion to Second Lieutenant in the Army - 107th Regiment, 4th Brigade and 1st Division of the West Virginia Militia on 5 Apr 1866. Born 9 May 1846, son of Joseph Hart, Sr. and Susan Pickens, in Beverly, Virginia. Married Mary Elizabeth Bradley 6 May 1868. According to the Alexander Pickens Hart Bible they had six children. He died 6 Feb 1909 and was buried in Valley Bend, West Virginia. Before his death he gave the medal to his daughter Verna Stella Hart who gave it to her only son, Joseph E. Ward, who in turn gave it to his grandsons.

Medal owned by Joseph C. & Russell A. Ward.

(Submitted by Barbara A. Hudnall).


HART, CALVIN, Corp'l., Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


HART, WILLIAM M., Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers & Hospital Steward, 2nd Regiment Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

TWO medals were struck for this soldier. Typically, each soldier received only ONE medal and, although there are many exceptions, it was inscribed with the name of the last regiment he served in. The following records are from the West Virginia Adjutant General's Report:23; mustered in 29 Oct 1861 at Wheeling, W. Va.; Promoted to hospital Steward and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff, date unknown.

NON-COMMISSIONED STAFF, FIRST INFANTRY
Hospital Steward: William M. Hart - 23; mustered in 29 Oct 1861 at Wheeling, W. Va. Veteran. Appointed Hosp. Steward 01 Jan 1863. (See N.C.S. of 2nd W. Va. Vet. Inf.)

COMPANY "A" SECOND REGIMENT VETERAN INFANTRY
Hospital Steward: William M. Hart - 23; mustered in 19 Feb 1864 at New Creek, W. Va.; mustered out 16 Jul 1865. Veteran; transferred from Non-Com, 1st regiment Infantry to 2nd Regiment Veteran Infantry and appointed Hospital Steward 19 Feb 1864, at New Creek, W. Va. Mustered out at Clarksburg, W. Va.

BOTH Class I medals are owned by David Aeberli.


HARVEY, A. F., Company "B", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


HASKINS, WILLIAM, 3rd, Private, Company "E", 5th Regiment VA (WV) Infantry Volunteers. At age 41, enrolled 16 Aug 1861 at Ceredo, VA (WV) for 3 yrs; mustered in 2 Sept 1861; mustered out at Wheeling, WV 30 Nov 1864. He was knocked down by a concussion from a shell near his head about 30 Aug 1862 in the second battle of Bull Run at Manasassas, VA.

William was born 10 Feb 1812 VA; d. 20 Apr 1878 Mason Twp., Lawrence County, OH; buried in Old Baptist Cemetery, Mason Twp., Lawrence County, OH. He married Eliza Spears 13 Jul 1837 in Lawrence Co., OH. (See Photo).

Minnie Helen Lewis Honaker, gr-granddaughter, has possession of the medal. (William Haskins & Eliza Spears --> Maletha Haskins & William Brady Kearns --> Minnie Belle Kearns & William Elmer Lewis --> Minnie Helen Lewis Honaker.)


HAUGHT, CLARKSON, Private, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Graysville, Ohio; age 18; mustered in 19 Sep 1861 at Wheeling, WV. Farmer, born Monroe Co., Ohio. Killed in action at Antietam, Md. 17 Sep 1862. Buried in grave of the unknown. Son of James, also in the 7th Infantry.

Class II medal owned by Rose Haught Stackpole.


HAUGHT, ALPHEUS, Private, Company "E", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Farmer, age 37, from Monongahela County. Mustered in 29 Aug 1862; wounded and captured at the Cloyd Mountain, Va. battle 9 May 1864; paroled 18 Sep 1864.

Class I medal owned by Charles Sweeney, grandson.


HAUGHT, JAMES, Private, Company "K", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled at Sistersville, W. Va. The 1864 Adjutant General's Report gives age as 38 but he was really about 48. He mustered in 07 Aug 1861; discharged for disability 20 Dec 1862. Son Clarkson also served in the War in the 7th Infantry.

Class II medal owned by Rose Haught Stackpole.


HAWKINS, JOHN J., Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user justin.marcianni.


HAYMOND, LEE, Regt. QM 1st Lieutenant, Company "H", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. GAR Dept Commander, W. Va., 1887. (Biography)

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HAYNES, SAMUEL, Company "A", 7th Regiment Cavalry Volunteers. Likely the son of Samuel & Mary A. Haynes of Kanawha County, West Virginia. Charles, also in Company "A," was probably his brother. Samuel mustered in May 1864 and Charles shortly before.

Class I medal owned by Bob Kirk.


HAYNES, SHELDON HARRISON, Private, 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. "SHELTON HANES, 2nd REG CAV VOLs" is inscribed on the medal, claimed from W. Va. State Archives in 1965. (In a group with his US Civil War Campaign Medal, also issued in 1965.)

Class I medal owned by Ed Haynes, gr-grandson. [Sheldon Harrison Haynes => Edward Milton Haynes => Sheldon Elias Haynes => Edward Sheldon Haynes]


HAYS, HENRY, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry & Company "D", 2nd Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal in the trust of William Hays, gr-grandson. More Info.


HAYS, JOHN, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques. 6-4-2013: THIS MEDAL IS FOR SALE ON EBAY BY EBay seller cwbadges


HAYS, JOHN, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry; originally in Company "C" 9th Infantry until the 9th and the 5th regiments combined to form the 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user allbacktoroost.


HAYS, MARSHAL, Company "K", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal (medallion only) sold on eBay 7-2007 to ebay user deintegro for $144.


HAYSLETT (HAZLET), JOHN, Company "H", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HELIMAN, HENRY W., Company "F", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by ebay user western17455.


HELMICK, JACOB, Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 10 Sept 1864; contracted smallpox and sent to Grafton Hospital on 9 May 1865. He recovered and mustered out, age 39, on 9 June 1865, and returned to Harrison County, W.Va. He was described as being 5' 6" tall, with dark hair, blue eyes, and fair complexion.

Class I medal owned by William L. Caynor.


HELMICK, JOHN, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HENDERSON, JOHN, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HENSLEY, HENRY W., Private, Company F, 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He was the son of John Hensley. Married Louisa Young, daughter of Jno. Young, in Logan Co., W. Va. on 4/12/1854. Enlisted at age 32 in Credo, W. Va. on 9/2/1861. Died of fever in hospital at Parkersburg, W. Va. on 3/9/1862. Buried in Grafton National Cemetery, Grafton, West Virginia. H W and Louisa had 2 children, Sarah Hensley (born 2/11/1857) and James Madison Hensley (born 8/27/1860).

Class III medal claimed from the West Virginia Archive, 2003, by Rena Sue Hensley Shampton for her Father, Lumis W. Hensley, who is the son of James Madison Hensley and grandson of Henry W. Hensley.


HENRY, ROBERT S., Sergeant, Company "E", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of: Porter Stiles.


HERRINGTON, ML. (MIKEL/MICHEAL), Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HERSHMAN, WILLIAM, Corporal, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 18, mustered in 19 May 1862. Captured at Moreford Junction (Petersburg), Va., 03 Jan 1864. Died at Andersonville Prison Camp.

Class I medal in the possession of: Porter Stiles.


HESS, JOHN, Company "G", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by Ron Norman.


HESS, MARION W., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


HEVERIN, JAMES, Sergeant, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


HICKS, JOHN, Company "I", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Lived in Washington County, Ohio. Also served in Ohio unit. He was discharged due to illness and then he died March 10, 1864.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Mrs.Charlene Staples, gr-gr-gr-granddaughter.


HIETT, ASA L., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HILL, JOHN, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user cwshoedog.


HILL, THOS. W., Corpl, Company "C", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

See more about Thomas Warren Hill & Family.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HINZMAN, STEPHEN, Companies "C" & "H" 10th W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born ca 1843, the son of Henry Hinzman, Jr and Mary Jane Starcher. Stephen/Stephan married Mary Louisa King on 2 Sep 1863; two sons, W. H., b. 1866 d. 1869 and Daniel Webster, b. 18 Dec 1868 -- d. 30 Jul 1954 in the Weston Hospital. Stephan died Feb 25, 1869 in Lewis County, W. Va.; buried at the cemetery at Hurst, W. Va. in an unmarked grave; cause of Stephan's death is thought to be infection, probably from pneumonia - was sick since before discharge.

Medal in the possession of Kenneth E. Post, whose mother, Mada Elizabeth Hinzman Post, was the previous owner.


HITT, SIMEON CORNELIUS, Corporal, Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born 1838 Culpeper County, VA, a son of James Hitt and Francis (Reynolds) Hitt. Mustered in at Clarksburg, VA/W. Va. on 25 Jun 1861; discharged on account of a disbility 3 Apr 1863, U.S. General Hospital at Cumberland, MD. Died 26 Oct 1865, Lewis County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Cary L. Williams, gr-gr-nephew.


HODGKISS, JOS., Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HODGKISS, WILLIAM, Private, Battery "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Medal owned by Ray Hodgkiss, Wheeling, W. Va.


HOGUE, ALEXANDER, Company "K" 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered into service 10 Mar 1862 at Harrisville, Ritchie County, W. Va., to serve a period of three years. He was discharged at U.S. General Hospital, Grafton, VA for reasons of disability on 12 Mar 1863. A certificate of discharge said he was "too old" and "he should never have been allowed to enlist". Born 1799, Mercer County, PA; married to Sarah Humphrey 7 Mar 1842 and resided at Petroleum, W. Va., where he died 20 Oct 1872. His wife Sarah filed a pension application with the Pension Office, Washington, D.C., on 15 Nov 1880. The reason for Alexander's death was stated in the application as, "consumption, the result of chronic diarrhoea and debility contracted in the service."

On 10 Sep 1864 Alexander Hogue signed his mark which was witnessed by Lieutenant Henry Bromesen. Alexander could not read, write, or sign his own name, but his mark was needed to enlist his two minor sons into the Union Army. Alexander was certifying that James H. Hogue was 17 years of age and that Henry A. Hogue was 16 years of age. However, James was really 15 and Henry only 12. James and his brother, Henry, took their consent forms to Clarksburg, Harrison County, the 1st Congressional District of W. Va. They enlisted for a period of one year and were mustered-in at the capital city, which was then Wheeling. Even though both had enlisted for only one year, both remained in the army until 10 Jun 1865, when they appear on a mustered-out roll at Wheeling. They probably conducted operations and services in West Virginia, near main line railroads, or in the West Virginia State Capital area.

Class I medal in the possession of: Patrick Lawrence Hogue.

Letter Accompanying Medals


HOGUE, HENRY A., Private, Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Son of Alexander. Henry moved to the State of Oklahoma and died there without issue.

Class I medal in the possession of: Patrick Lawrence Hogue.


HOGUE, JAMES H., Private, Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Son of Alexander.

Class I medal in the possession of: Patrick Lawrence Hogue.


HOLLY (HOLLEY), BARTHOLOMEW, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


HOLLY (HOLLEY), CHAS., Company "E", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HOLLY (HOLLEY), JEREMIAH, Company "E", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


HOLLY (HOLLEY), JOHN, Company "E", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


HOLMES, HENRY, Company "A", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Lance Gill. - [More About Henry]

HOLMES, JOSIAH, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died of wounds received at Piedmont, VA on 05 Jun 1864. - [More About Josiah]

Class III medal owned by Lance Gill. - PHOTO


HOLSTINE, NATHAN MADISON, Company "K", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry; enlisted with two of his brothers and three of his uncles from Boone Co, W. Va. He was married and had 3 children. His wife and the 3rd child died soon after the birth. His in-laws raised the other two children, both sons. Nathan then married my G-G-Grandmother, Ruth Ann Barnhart, in Jackson Co, W. Va., who was 18 years younger than he. Nathan died sometime around the birth of my G-Grandfather, Jacob Edgar Holstine, before 1880. This medal was a real treat to claim as Jacob Edgar Holstine, at some point, changed his name to JAMES EDWARD HOLSTINE.

Medal in the possession of: T. Vernon Anderson.


HOLTZ, JOHN C., Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Judith L. (Holtz) Craig, great-granddaughter of John C. Holtz.


HOLTZ, LEWIS, Corporal, Company "D", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal, previously owned by the soldier's grandson, Charles Holtz, is now owned by gr-granddaughter, Tina Holtz. She is the daughter of Charles and received the medal when he died.


HOMER, JOSIAH, Company "G", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HORNE, JOHN H. P., Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HOUSER, JOHN, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HOWARD, JAMES, Sergeant, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 17 Oct 1861; re-enlisted in Company "G" 2nd Regiment Veteran Volunteers 08 Feb 1864; discharged 16 Jul 1865.

Class I medal was claimed in 1984 by Gary Timmons from the West Virginia State Archives. Upon learning in March, 2001 that his ancestor was NOT the James Howard who served in the Civil War, he presented the medal to direct descendant, Russell Howard. Please read A Bittersweet Tale of a Misclaimed Civil War Medal.


HOWARD, WILLIAM, Corporal, Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user patokenman.


HOYER, WILLIAM, Company "D", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry (subsequently 5th W. Va. Cavalry.) According to W. Va. Adjutant General's Office records, he died August 30, 1862, from wounds received in action at Bull Run, Va., August 29, 1862; place unknown. Descendant, Warren McQuiggan, Jr. states, "He was wounded by a Minnie Ball to the hip and died 11 days later at Georgetown. He is interred at the Military Asylum Cemetery in Virginia. He enlisted at Pittsburgh, Pa. for the duration and left behind a wife, Minnie and three young sons."

Class III medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives 3/2003 by Warren McQuiggan, Jr., gr-gr-grandson.


HOYT, GEORGE W., Corporal, Companies "B" & "K", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Richard Hoyt.


HUBBS, WILLIAM H., Corporal, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 29 Aug 1831 near Loudenville, Fork Ridge, Marshall County, W. Va., the s/o George Millard Hubbs & Sara Payne Ambler. Married Mary Jane "Mollie" Miller (1836-1914), 29 Mar 1858, d/o Peter & Amanda Miller. William was age 26 years; Mollie age 21. William was a farmer and residing 18 Oct 1861 at Rosby's Rock; later moved to Glen Easton. He mustered in 18 Oct 1861, at the age of 30; Corporal, Company "D" 1st W. Va. Infantry; mustered out 18 Oct 1864; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corp. William died 11 Apr 1919 of Uremia, in Glen Easton, Marshall County, W. Va.; age 87 years, 8 months, 19 days. William & Mollie are buried at the Fork Ridge Universalist Cemetery, Marshall County, W. Va. (See Photo) Children of William H. and Mary Jane "Mollie" Hubbs: Everett B. Hubbs, 1860 - 12 Mar 1932; Isaac Jones Hubbs, 1870 - 1949; Sarah Hubbs, 1867 - 1945.

Medal owned by gr-gr-grandaughter, Patty D. Jefferson.


HUGHART, JAS. M., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HUGHES, PETER, Company "E", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry and Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Age 43; mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va. 29 Jan 1864. Born Ireland. Transferred to 10th Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman. - [PHOTO]


HUGILL, LUTHER ELAMANDER, Private, Company "D", 6th Regiment, W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Resident or enrolled at Cairo, W. Va.; age 26; mustered in 24 Aug 1861 at Cairo. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer 29 Mar 1864 at Clarksburg, W. Va., under Gen'l Order #191, War Dept. Series of 1863. Mustered out 10 June 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. Farmer, born 06 May 1835, Ritchie Co., W. Va., the s/o John & Susannah (Davis) Hugill. Married Susan Elizabeth Ridenour, 1865, Preston Co W. Va. Died 16 Jan 1883, Grafton, Taylor Co., W. Va., age 47. Children: Della America, b 1866, Preston Co., W. Va.; Effie Agnes, b 1867, Apple Grove, Gallia Co., Ohio; Myrtle, b 1869, Apple Grove, Gallia Co., Ohio; Edmund b 1871, Apple Grove, Gallia Co., Ohio; Samuel Franklyn, b 1873, Preston Co., W. Va.; John William, b 1875, Grafton, Taylor Co. W. Va.; David Oliver, b 1878, Grafton, Taylor Co. W. Va.; Luther Elamander, b 1880, Grafton, Taylor Co., W. Va.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2001, by Linda M. Hadley, a descendant of soldier's sister, Susan.


HULL, JOHN TAYLOR, Company "I", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Alice Hull Bukis.


HUMES, SAMUEL, Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives, 2005, by Randy Smith.


HUMPHREY, DAVID, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


HUNLEY, SILAS, Company "C" 2nd Regiment Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Originally served in the 4th Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


HUNT, DAVID, Corporal, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. More About David Hunt.

Class I medal owned by Shelley Hunter.


HUSK, SAMUEL, Company "M", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Owned by Al Harley, M. D.


IRWIN, JOHN L., Chaplain, 14th Regiment W. Va. Volunteers. Inducted at Wheeling, W. Va. 15 Oct 1862; discharged at Cumberland, MD 27 Jun 1865. Captured at Floyds Farm, Va. 9 May 1864 and confined at Richmond. Released and sent north 28 May 1864. Captured again at Cedar Creek, VA on 19 Oct 1864 and confined at Libby prison, Richmond. Released 14 Jan 1865. He died 26 Apr 1871 in Fairmont, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by gr-grandson, John Irwin Gilfillan.


JACKSON, JAMES, Company "H", 1st West Virginia Cavalry. James joined the 1st W. Va. Cavalry February 16, 1863 and was a Private. His age stated in the Adjutant General's Report was 20 years old, but having been born in 1846 he was actually 17 years old. James was wounded at Brown's Gap, Virginia Sept 6, 1864. He was mustered out, July of 1865 in Wheeling, West Virginia. James died in 1898 and is buried in Clarington, Ohio.

Class I medal owned by Craig Tower, gr-gr-grandson.


JACOBS, JACOB, Company "C", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


JARRELL, JOSEPH, Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of: Porter Stiles.


FIVE JAYNES BROTHERS

The five sons of Henry Norton & Nancy Jane (Davis) Jaynes enlisted in Wood County, W.V.

Nahum Jaynes, 22, a Corporal in Company "E" 11th W. Va. Infantry, was Killed in Battle at Cedar Creek, Va., 19 Oct 1864. Born in Wood County abt 1840; married Deboral Uhl, 30 Oct 1861. The whereabouts of his medal is unknown.

James A. Jaynes, 31, Company "E", 11th W. Va. Infantry, is said to have committed suicide 12 Apr 1864, near Clarksburg. It is not known if a medal was issued for him.

The following medals were claimed in 2000 from the West Virginia State Archives:

JAYNES, GEORGE, Private, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 21 Aug 1862; mustered out 17 Jun 1865. Moved to North Salem, Linn County, MO and died 15 Jul 1870, at the age of 26. Buried near his brothers, Henry D. and John. On his tombstone is written: "Who farther seek his virture to disclose, for he fought for truth and the starry banner."

JAYNES, HENRY D., Private, Company "G", 6th W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 20 Oct 1861; mustered out 13 Oct 1864. Born in Wood Co., abt. 1838; married Frances Page, d/o William & Rachel Ann (Kinnard ) Page, 16 Aug 1857, Wood County. They had five daughters. Henry and his family moved to Linn Co., MO soon after the war. He died there 12 Jul 1883 and is buried at the North Salem Church Cemetery, North Salem, Linn County, MO.

JAYNES, JOHN, Private, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 21 Aug 1862; mustered out 17 Jun 1865. Born 08 Jan 1843, Wood County, W. Va.; married Almira Stites before 1861. He & family moved to Linn County, MO after the war. John died at North Salem on 10 Sep 1922 and is buried at the North Salem Church Cemetery North Salem, Linn County, MO.

All are Class I medals. The medals of George and Henry are are owned by gr-gr-grandniece, Donna M. (Law) Donally. Her gr-gr-grandmother was the sister of the soldiers. In 2006, Donna GAVE the medal of JOHN JAYNES to his grandson, Harold G. Jaynes, Harrisonville, Missouri.


JEFFERS, GEORGE W., Sergeant, Company "C" & "D" 1st Regiment VA (W. Va.) Cavalry, Regimental Blacksmith on Headquarters staff; served at Gettysburg. Enlisted August 1861, East Richland, Belmont Co., Ohio; discharged July 1865, Wheeling Island, Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia. Medal: Class I - For officers and soldiers in the volunteer army who were honorably discharged.

Class I medal owned by Ronald E. Jeffers, Jr., gr-gr-gr-grandson.


JEFFERYS, MELKER M., Company "E" 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal & CDV owned by eBay user huttonsville. He was wounded at the Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia on June 18, 1864 by a shell that carried away his right hand & wrist and resulted in an amputation below his right elbow.


JENKINS, ELI, Company "A" 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by sawdust48@zoominternet.net.


JENKINS, EVAN C., Company "B" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

From HARDESTY'S HISTORY of WOOD County, WV: EVAN C. JENKINS - lives in Volcano, Walker district, Wood county, West Virginia; is the son of Jonathan and Mary A. (Cramer) Jenkins, and was born in Preston county, West Virginia, August 7, 1844, and he came to this county in 1866. His wife, Rhoda Liston, was also born in Preston county, West Virginia, December 8, 1848. Her parents were Abraham and Elizabeth (Smith) Liston. Evan C. Jenkins and Rhoda Liston were united in marriage in Preston county, West Virginia, March 26, 1870. Two children have been born to them, namely: Lillian Iola, born August 18, 1871, and Gilbert Fullerton, born January 22, 1880, died February 8, 1881. Jonathan Jenkins was born in Preston county, West Virginia, November 3, 1820, died March 24, 1864. Mary A. (Cramer) Jenkins was born in the same State and county, August 27, 1822, and now lives in Wood county. Mr. Jenkins' grandfather, Evan Jenkins, was in the war of 1812; was in the raid through the Black Swamp, Ohio, and at Fort Meigs. The subject of this sketch enlisted during the late war in the 4th West Virginia Cavalry, July 1, 1863; was with the regiment till mustered out; was enlisted for six months, but was kept nine months. David Liston, a brother of Mrs. Jenkins, was in Company C, 3d Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and served three years; was captured June 26, 1864. After suffering nearly four months in prison at Andersonville, he died Octiber 9, 1864. He participated in all the battles of his regiment up to the time of his capture. Elisha Liston, another brother of Mrs. Jenkins, was in Company A, 7th Regiment West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; is now living in Cedar county, Missouri. Evan C. Jenkins is an oil producer, one of the firm of Shafer & Jenkins. They also keep a large supply of general merchandise, and have a heavy trade. Address Mr. Jenkins, Volcano, Wood county, West Virginia. - - Note: Evan C. Jenkins moved to Kansas and lived there for the remainder of his life.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. Archives by David Aeberli, cousin.


JOHNSON, ANDREW J., 1st Lt., Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


JOHNSON, JAMES, Company "I" 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (subsequently the 5th Cavalry.)

Class I medal owned by Ron Burkett


JONES, GEORGE, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


JONES, JOHN GARRETT, Sergeant, Company "A" 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by J. Dan Henderson, great grandson.


JUDGE, JOHN, Company "G" 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Tim Judge, gr-gr-grandson.


JUSTICE, JONATHAN, Battery "B" 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. From W. Va. Adjutant General's Report, 1864: Age 44 when mustered in 01 Oct 1861. For discharge 07 June 1862 at General Hospital, Washington, D. C.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


KAGER, Jas., Company "I" 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


KEHR, John, Company "C" 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, organized for 3 months at the outset of the war. No other service found. He died May 1, 1880.

Class I medal owned by John McKitrick.


KELLER, CHARLES, Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Carol Kenney Graves.


KELLEY, ALEXANDER, Company "A", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Larry Kelley, gr-grandson. See Medal & Image.


KELLEY, ELIAS, Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


KELLEY, JOHN B., Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, subsequently, 5th W. Va. Cavalry. KIA Cross Keys, 8 Jun 1863.

Class II medal owned by David Aeberli.


KELLEY, OSCAR,a member of Capt. Nimrod Ray Kendall's Company "K," 10th Regt. West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, although he was just transferred to this unit the month that he was discharged. He originally enrolled into Co. "C" of the 11th Regt. West Virginia Infantry on 18 Aug. 1862. He was transferred to Co. F of this regiment after the reorganization in December of 1864 and then transferred to the 10th Regt. West Virginia Infantry Volunteers on June 17, 1865. A mere 12 days before his discharge in Richmond, Va. He was described at that time as being; twenty-seven of age, 5'10' tall, light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, farmer.

Class I medal owned by William L. Caynor, descendant.


KELLY, JOHN G., Lieutentant Colonel, 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


KELLY, THOMAS K., Company "D" 9th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers. 1st Sgt. Kelly was killed in action at the battle of Cloyd's Mountain on May 9, 1864 while fighting the forces of Confederate Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins.This action was also known as the battle of Cloyd's Farm. Kelly and his unit were part of the forces under General David Hunter in Hunters' devastating but ill-fated 1864 raid on the Valley of Virginia.

Class II medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


KEMPLE, HENRY C., Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry & Company "D", 2nd Veteran Infantry. More About Henry Kemple

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


KENNEDY, JOHN PITMAN, Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Mary Carpenter, Mariposa California. "I am privileged to have my great grandfather's Civil War Medal. His name is misspelled on the edge of the medal. It says John P Kennida, Sergt. Co G 6th Reg INF VOL s. My grandmother was his daughter, Ida M. (Kennedy) Elliott. My mother was Jessie (Elliott) Hilton. Ida came to California in 1907 with her husband, Charles Monroe Elliott and the one son they had at the time, John Wesley Elliott. John P. Kennedy, a widower, was living in Ritchie county, West Virginia when he died on Nov. 15, 1920. He is buried in the Webb cemetery west of Smithville. He was first married to Minerva Webb, then to Minerva's cousin, Anna Prince. Anna Prince is the mother of Ida, my grandmother. John Kennedy's third marriage was to Mary B. ? who is buried in the Westfall cemetery N/W of junction 47 and 16. Mary B. applied for his pension in 1921."


KENNEY, MARQUIS D., Corporal, Company "K", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died of wounds. Son of Solon.

From pension application of brother F. G. Kinney, who filed based on Marquis' service: "M. D. Kenney died Nov. 12th 1863 of a wound he received at battle of Droop Mountain West Virginia Nov 6, 1863... M. D. Kenney was unmarried at the time of his death & left no child or children."

Class III medal owned by Carol Kenney Graves.


KENNEY, SOLON, Corporal, Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Died of wounds. Father of Marquis, who also died of wounds.

From National Archives Military Record: "Inventory of the effects of Solon Kinney, Deceased, late a Corporal of Captain I. T. Drake, Company G. of the Sixth Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, who was enrolled as a Private at Parkersburg, West Va in the State of West Virginia on the 26th day of August, 1861, and mustered into the service of the United States as a Private on the 30th day of December 1863, at New Creek, W. Va. 2nd enlistment in Company G, 6th Regiment of West Virginia Infantry Volunteers, to serve Three years or during the war; he was born in Delaware County in the State of New York; he was 44 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, Dark complexion, Blue eyes, Black hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a Carpenter; he died in General Hospital, at Parkersburg, West Va., on the 24 day of December 1864, by reason of Piles with Chronic Diorea." (No effects listed on the inventory.)

Solon Kenney and 1st wife, Dolly (or Polly) Mary Hargrove were married in Bradford Co., PA Nov 4, 1834. Mary died Sept 22, 1859 near Parkersburg, W. Va. Known children: John S. Kenney, Joseph Kenney, F. G. Kenney (b. 23 Jun 1848), Flora O. Kenney (b. 3 Nov 1850), Helen V. Kenney (b. Jul 28, 1853), & Sarah G. Kenney (b. May 18, 1856). Source: Pension file of son, F. G. Kenney, based on the service of his brother, Marquis. John & Joseph gave depositions.

Solon married on Jan 15, 1862, Sarah Knox Stephens, a widow. Solon died of chronic diarrhea Dec 24, 1864, U. S. Hospital, Parkersburg, W. Va. Solon had one child with second wife, Sarah Knox. Alice Jane Kinney was born Dec 1863 and died Nov 1864.

Regarding Solon, the father, the deposition of John S. Kenney states “at the time he (Solon) went into the army the family became scattered. I knew of M. D. Kenney contributing to the support of the minor children."

Class III medal owned by Al Harley, M. D.


KENT, SAMUEL, Company "I", 5th W. Va. Cavalry (formerly the 2nd Infantry). More About Samuel Kent. - More About Company "I".

Class I medal owned by Sandra Keltner, descendant.


KIDDER, IRA, Company "B", 12th WV Infantry. Mustered in 18 Feb 1864 at Wheeling, W. Va. Farmer born Washington County, Ohio. Recruit transferred to Co. C, 10th W. Va. Vol. Infantry, 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon. More About Ira Kidder

Class I medal, inscribed 10th Inf., claimed from the W. Va. State Archives 8/2002 by Dave Rader.


KIGER, JAMES B., Company "D", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal (medallion only) sold on eBay 7/2007 to eBay user 66eers for $182.59.


KILLINGSWORTH, DAVID, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Don B. Osburn, gr-gr-grandson.


KILPATRICK, THOMAS, Wagoner, Company "A", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry and Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Born Junior Furnace, Scioto County, OH, 25 Apr 1844. Post Office at enlistment, Ironton, Lawrence County, OH; enlisted at Ceredo, (W)Va. Married Ella M. Hush, 20 Apr 1882, at Howard Furnace, Scioto County, Ohio. Divorced 1901, Franklin County, Ohio. Children, Jessie, b 1883; Willard, b 1884 - both died in infancy. Charles Edward, b 12 Jan 1885, died Sept 1914. Thomas Kilpatrick was apparently living with Samuel Sherman in South Webster, Ohio at the time of his death. Sherman stated that he was the illegitimate son of Thomas Kilpatrick. Thomas died 13 Jan 1921.

Class I medal owned by Len Benson.


KIMBLE, ASA, Corporal, Company "K", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born in Tyler County, VA in 1836 and was living in Springhill Twp., Greene County, PA at the time of his enlistment, Sep 1862. Parents were Daniel and Mary Kimble of Tyler County, VA/W. Va. About 1855, Asa married Elizabeth Kimble, daughter of Peter and Rachel Riggs Kimble. Asa and Elizabeth were the parents of four children; William H., Mary E., J. M. and John H. Asa, as well as his brother John, were captured at a battle near Burlington, W. Va. in January of 1864 and sent to Andersonville Prison in GA. John died at Andersonville, and Asa was transferred to Florence Stockade where he died of starvation in April of 1865. Asa is buried at Florence in a mass grave. Asa's military papers cannot be located; only pension records still exist.

The Adjutant General's records do not reflect the death of Asa Kimble, so they did not know about it when the Civil War medal was struck for him. Since he died as a result of starvation as a POW, his medal should have been a Class III. However, the medal issued is a Class I, with the surname misspelled as KEMPLE.

Class I medal claimed in May, 1999, by gr-gr-gr-grandson. Information submitted by Pam Brown.


KIMMINS (KEMMINS), SAMUEL W., Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry and Company "G", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. The medal is engraved Samuel H. but this is an error. Samuel, a resident of Dallas, Marshall County, W. Va., enrolled at Cameron, W. Va. on 1 Nov 1862 as a Private in Company "D" 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry; consolidated Nov or Dec 1864 into the 2nd Veteran Infantry. He was captured by the enemy at Moorefield 11 Sep 1863; paroled at City Point, Va., 15 Mar 1864. He was honorably discharged 16 Jul 1865 at Clarksburg, W. Va. His pension application describes him as a farmer, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with light complexion, blue eyes and sandy hair. His pension certificate # is 748.545.

Samuel was born 10 Apr 1843 at Dallas, Marshall County, W. Va., the son of John and Eleanor A. (Ferrell) Kimmins. (John Kimmins served in Company "K" 12th West Virginia Infantry.) Samuel was married to Mary Matilda Mooney, of Elm Grove, Ohio County, W. Va., on 12 Oct 1869 by Rev Josiah Stevenson at West Alexander, Penna. He died 17 Feb 1914 at Dallas, Marshall County and was buried 19 Feb 1914 in Mt. View Cemetery, Dallas, Marshall County, W. Va. by Crider Bros. Funeral Directors, Dallas. See Ancestors & Descendants of Samuel W. Kimmins.

Class I medal sold by Linda Fluharty to Roy Kimmins; the soldier was his great grand uncle.


KING, GEORGE W., Company "D", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I Medal is displayed at the The Sedgwick House Museum, Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, 627 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio.


KING, JOHN, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I Medal owned by Paul M. Wittner.


KING, PATRICK, Corporal, Company "E", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I Medal in the possession of Len Benson.


KIRKHART, JACOB, Company "N" and "C" 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry and Battery "A" and "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers. Enrolled 10 March 1862 at Burton, W. Va. Re-enlisted 22 Mar 1864; mustered out 21 July 1865 at Wheeling. Jacob was born in 1841 in Wetzel County, W. Va. and spent his early life there. He married Eliza White in Greene County, Pa. and they resided in Monongalia County, W. Va. Their children were James A., Charles Wesley, and Mary Elizabeth. Jacob died in 17 Nov 1873; buried Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Monongalia County, WV. Widow received pension.

Class I Medal in the possession of Elaine Muldrew.


KIRKLAND, DAVID, Company "E" 5th Regiment W.Va. Cavalry.

Class I Medal owned by Peter M. Coulton.


KIRMSE, WILLIAM, Company "P" 6th Regiment W.Va. Infantry, was 45 when he mustered in 24 Oct 1861. His widow applied for and received a government pension, certificate #270407, July 2, 1883.

Class I Medal in the possession of Dave & Jan Bierkortte.


KLEINE, JOHN W., Private, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


KLINGENSMITH, DAVID, Company "C", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Descendants of David Klingensmith.


KNIPPLE, JACOB H., Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Initially in Company "K" 12th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


KNOX, ALEXANDER, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


KOLB, IGNATZ, Battery "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


KRAFT, John, Company "A", Independent Exempts Infantry. Lived in Wheeling, W. Va. Age 50 in 1860. Died of consumption in Wheeling, 11 Apr 1864. MORE ABOUT JOHN KRAFT.

Class III medal owned by John M. Chapman.


KUHN, ABRAHAM, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Pat Bondinese. Claimed from the West Virginia State Archives 2012.


KYLE, AZARIAH, Company "B", Independent Exempts Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Al Harley, M. D.


LAKE, CORNELIUS, Company "A", Independent Exempts Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user jyoung63.


LAMB, JOHN W., Private, Company "H", 3rd Regiment, W. Va. Cavalry. Born 17 Feb 1846 to Jonathan and Elizabeth (Shoales) Lamb. A detachment of Company E, J, and H was sent to Bunker Hill, Va. under the command of Captain T. F. Roam. While fighting near Bunker Hill 3 Sep 1864, John was sustained injury to his right ankle by the explosion of a shell while in the line of battle. The explosion killed his horse and the shell also broke his right ankle. His horse fell on him and had to be helped out from under his horse by James A. Fossit. They sent him to Little Yolk hospital for about two months. At Sandy Hook, Maryland, they sent him out on picket and he had a nervous blind spells, so they had to send in another man to relieve him. He was blind in his right eye and nearly blind in his left one. John was married to Susan Elizabeth (Yoke) 14 Jul 1866 by Rev J. W. Miles. They lived in Lewis County, W. Va. and had 16 children. John died 22 Nov 1919 and is buried in Rock Grove Cemetery.

Class I medal owned by his grandson, William H. Lamb.


LANCASTER, DAVID H., Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. This was the three month organization that served May-Aug. 1861. He later served in Company "C" 85th Pa. Infantry. His widow was Agnes.

Class I medal owned by eBay user Brandon T. Wiegand.


LANCASTER, DAVID, Private, Company "G", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry ("The Bloody Seventh"). Born at Rosebys Rock, Marshall County, W. Va., s/o John & Ellen Lancaster. Married Mariah Smith in Marshall County, W. Va., 17 Dec 1848. Lived in Wetzel & Tyler Counties in W. Va.; died in Wetzel County, W. Va. Children: Thomas, Caroline, William Riley, John W. & Mary M. David's brothers, Isaac, Peter, John, and George W. also served in the Civil War.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives 26 Jan 2000 by gr-gr-gr-granddaughter, Lisa Lancaster McComis. William Riley Lancaster was her gr-gr-grandfather.


LANCASTER, ISAAC, Private, Company "M", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born February 1845, the son of John and Cassander Lancaster. He married Matilda Moore 01 Mar 1898. Isaac died in 1915 in Wetzel County, West Virginia and is buried there in Low Gap Cemetery, Center District. His brothers, David, Peter, John, and George W. also served in the Civil War.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives Jul 2001 by Deborah Lancaster Butcher, a descendant of John's brother, David.


LANCASTER, JOHN, Private, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born at Rosebys Rock, Marshall County, W. Va., s/o John & Ellen Lancaster. Died in Marshall County, W. Va. 19 Nov 1863 of war-related illness or wounds. His brothers, David, Peter, Isaac, and George W. also served in the Civil War.

Class III medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives 2001 by Deborah Lancaster Butcher, a descendant of John's brother, David.


LATTIMORE, THOMAS W., Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Vols. According to his service records, should have been issued a Type III “For Liberty” medal. Born in Lawrence Co., Ohio, age 20 when enlisted 5 Aug 1861 at Ceredo, Va. Mustered in for 3 years as a Corporal, also at “Camp Pierpont”, Ceredo, Va., on 1 Oct 1861; 5’8/ fair complexion/blue eyes/ light hair; occupation, farmer. Mostly present save for: Absent sick 31 Dec 1861; on detached duty Jan./Feb.1862; promoted to Corporal 1 Nov 1862; 10 Apr 1863 “detached on special service;“ 4 Mar 1863, “reduced from Corporal 20 Mar 1863, detached as scout 25 Mar 1863;” May/June 1863 roll has him “detached as scout 25 Mar 1863 by order of Gen. Milroy. The rolls indicate he was “absent in hosp. at Grafton”, where he remained sick from 9 Sep 1863 until furloughed home to Lawrence Co., Ohio from 15 May 1864 to 5 June 1864. A letter on file from Dr. Hall in Millers, Lawrence Co., dated 1 June 1864, requests an extension of leave due to Lattimore “not able to report, being very ill, and unable to leave his room without assistance.” Another letter dated 20 June from Dr. Hall states the same facts, only his condition had worsened. According to Grafton USA Hospital Thomas Lattimore died at his home July 2, 1864, “by reason of internal abcess’”. Many additional documents in his records concern what happened to Lattimore when assigned to detached duty in March, 1863, for Gen. Milroy. Some of the records are Union charges of desertion right around that time near Winchester then being arrested 17 Jul 1863, in Franklin Co., Pa. Included is a letter from Gen. Milroy’s HQ dated 30 Jul 1863 to the Chambersburg, Pa. Provost certifying that he was “detailed on secret service at Winchester, VA, in March, 1863, and recommend that he be allowed transportation to Cumberland, MD.” A telegram from F.P. Pierpont in Wheeling, also to the Provost in PA, dated 7/23/63, confirms that Lattimore “belongs to Battery B” but that Pierpont “didn’t know him personally.” A prisoner parole paper states he was captured at Strasburg, Va., 24 Feb 1863, but the date is crossed out. The same document shows him paroled at Strasburg 27 Aug 1863. This somewhat confused mish-mash of info is made less confusing by the inclusion of the following letter from the Provost Marshall in Chambersburg, Pa, dated 22 Jul 1863: Major: Thomas Lattimore, Co.B, 1st Va. Lt. Art., was arrested on the 17th inst. He deserted from the rebel army under the following circumstances: In March last he was detained as a scout under Gen. Milroy and captured by the enemy about the 1st of April. At Richmond he was tried as a spy, and acquitted. The rebel authorities then attempted to conscript him into their service, when he volunteered (underlined) in Gilmore’s 2nd Bat. Cav., and took the first opportunity to escape by desertion. Capt. Goff, A?? at this place knows Lattimore to have been as late as last spring a member of Co. B, 1st Va. Lt. Art., and Las?? Nesbit, Co. C, 12th Pa. Cav., now a prisoner, knew him to have been a Federal scout. I would respectfully recommend, therefore, the discharge of Thomas Lattimore. The prisoner is the bearer of this. To: Major Schultze, AAG From: Capt. GW Eyster, Provost Marshall. - A post-mortem document indicates next of kin in Ironton, Ohio, but the name is illegible.

Class I medal owned by John M. Chapman.


LAUCK, EDWARD W., Private, Company "C", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born at New Martinsville, W. Va., 25 May 1846. Enrolled at New Martinsville 08 Sep 1862; gunshot wound in the left foot 18 Jul 1864 near Snickers Ford, Va; discharged at Parkersburg, W. Va., 10 Jul 1865. He died January 26, 1926.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


LAW, THOMAS, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Originally served in the 9th W. Va. Infantry which was consolidated with the 5th Infantry to form the 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Lou Maltese.


LAWRENCE, JOHN A., Corporal, Company "C", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


LAYMAN, JACOB, Company "A", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


LAYNOR, JOHN, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal sold Oct 2008 to ebay user bigdog1864 for $404.99. Mint condition; in original box.


LAYWELL, JOHN H., Private, Company "I", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.Occupation, farmer; born in either Chillicothe, Ohio or Putnam County, Virginia. At 18, he was living in Putnam County, Virginia when he enlisted 12 Nov 1861 at Wyoming County Court House, West Virginia for a term of three years. Mustered in 31 Dec 1861 at Buffalo, W. Va.; re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer 01 Feb 1864; mustered out 01 Aug 1865. After the war he moved to Texas. He died in Cameron, Milam County, Texas on 07 Nov 1928 and is buried in Walker's Creek Cemetery, north of Cameron, Texas, off of highway 485 in the Maysfield Community.

Class I medal owned by Vernon D. "Woody" Laywell.


LAZIER, JACOB, Private, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


LEARY, WELLINGTON P., Company "D", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


LEONARD, BARNETT F. (BERNARD FLETCHER), Private, Company "D", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Entered 03 Sep 1862; tailor; born Monongalia County, 30 Oct 1816. After war lived in Palatine, Marion Co., W. Va.; single; no children. Died of old age, 17 Jul 1906; buried Nuzum Cemetery, Colfax, W. Va. Tombstone. Calvin Vandegraff, Co. "D" 3rd Cavalry, is also buried at Nuzum Cemetery.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


LESAGE, FRANCIS J., Captain, Company "G" & Co "L", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Forman. - PHOTO OF MEDAL


LESLIE, ANDREW L., Corporal, Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed 19 Sep 1864 at the Battle of Opequan, Winchester, Virginia. Enlisted 13 Mar 1862, age 18, at Fort Pickens, WV. He was a farmer born in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Class II medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


LEWIS, ANDREW, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


LINDSEY, AND'W J., Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


LITTLE, JAMES, Company "D", 5th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. At age 33 (or 35), enlisted at Wheeling, W. Va. and mustered in 14 Jun 1861; mustered out 15 Jun 1864. James was a carpenter, born in Pittsbugh, PA.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


LITTLE, MARK, Company "F", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. In Nov 1864, the 9th Infantry and 5th Infantry Regiments combined to form the 1st W.Va. Veteran Infantry; Mark was in Company "F." He was 30 when he mustered in with the 9th on 20 Feb 1862.

Class I medal owned by Mark Little.


LITTLEFIELD, WILLIAM, Company "B", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Killed in action by Guerrillas in Webster County, W. Va., 25 Oct 1864 [or 1861].

Class II medal owned by John Chapman.


LONG, BENJAMIN, Company "E", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Also listed as Company "B" 1st Vet. Infantry. Killed in action.

Class II medal owned by eBay user lw404.


LOOMAN, JOSHUA, Sergeant, Company "H", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Formerly Sergeant, Company "B" 11th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


LOTT, JOHN, Company "B", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Medal owned by Susie (Biggs) McKay. (Info provided by Keith Ashley.)


LOVE, ELI N., Surgeon, 5th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


LOWTHER, JOSEPH, Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


LOWTHER, WIL'M H., Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Paul Skinner.


MACKER, WILLIAM G., Company "B", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal sold Oct 2008 to ebay user bigdog1864 for $250.39. [No ribbon.]


MAIN, CHARLES, Company "F", 5th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Cavalry. Half of this unit was organized in western Pennsylvania, and mustered in Wheeling, (W)V. Charles Main enlisted on 01 Jun 1861, in Pittsburgh, PA. At that time, this company was in the 2nd Regiment, Virginia (Union) Infantry, which later became mounted infantry. After West Virginia became a state in 1863, the unit was designated 5th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry.

Francis Neale Smith has the medal of Charles Main, his great grandfather.
Article: W. Va. Civil War Medals


MALES, HEN'Y, Company "H", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


MANLEY, BRYAN, Battery "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by eBay user No.1nick


MARKIN, RICHARD, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Mustered in 29 Feb 1864; missing at Winchester, 19 Sep 1864. Killed in action at Fisher's Hill, Winchester, Virginia.  Served in 9th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Born in 1845, the son of Daniel H. Markin and Margaret Sumpter, who married and died in Lawrence County, OH.

Class II medal owned by John Arnold.


MARPLE, JOHN MILTON , Co "A"10th W.Va. Volunteer Infantry from March 1862 until August 1865 Son of Ezekiel Camden and Cerena (Shomo) Marple, was born November 22, 1843 and died June 26, 1926. John was wounded at Winchester, Va. July 24, 1864. He married Sophia Cunningham in 1865. Sophia, a daughter of John and Alcinda (Alkire) Cunningham, was born about 1844 and died April 15, 1912. Sometime after Sophia's death, John married Lela Wade.

Class I medal owned by Keith Eubank.


MARQUESS, EUGENIUS, Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Mustered in 24 Oct 1863, age 20. Name spelled EUGENIS MARQUIS on the medal. He never married and had no children. His death occurred in Missouri in 1870.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2006, by Sharon Fant.


MARTIN, FONTIN, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Enrolled or resided at Grafton, W. Va.; age 43; mustered in 05 Apr 1865 at Grafton; mustered out 21 Jul 1865. Recruit from depot.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


MARTIN, JOHN ODLE, Company "D", 10th Infantry. He actually served in Company "G" of the 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers until 16 Jun 1865. More about John O. Martin.

Class I medal owned by Duchess Martin.


MARTIN, SILAS E., Company "B", W. Va. Independent Exempts Volunteer Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Bradley Wallace.


MASON, JAMES B., Company "D", 11th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Mustered in 2 Jul 1862 at Elizabeth; mustered out March of 1864 to immediately re-enlist in Company "I", 10th Regiment, W. Va. Infantry. On the Muster Roll of Nov & Dec 1864 he is listed as "Fife". A muster card for the 10th lists him as a musician. He was probably mustered out with the 10th on 9 Aug 1865, when he would have been 22 years old. Born to Emily Mason in Rappahanock, Virginia; married to Sarah E. before 1870 and resided in Ritchie County, West Virginia before moving to Pleasants County between 1880 and 1900. He died near Hebron in 1921 and is buried with his wife in the Pine Grove Cemetery of Pleasants County.

Medal in the possession of: David Gillespie Buck, great-grandson.


MASTERS, MATHEW, Company "B" 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 7 Aug 1861 at Cameron, W. Va.; re-enlisted 4 Jan 1864. Killed in Battle 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania at the age of 27.

Class II medal claimed 6 Aug 2004 by Barbara E. Miller. Mathew was a brother to her gr-gr-grandfather, Samuel Masters.


MATHENY, STEPHEN W., Corporal, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers. At age 26, mustered into service 13 Sep 1862. Wounded in left knee at a battle in Buckhannon, W. Va.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2005, by Naomi Williams.


MATHEWS, ANDREW D., Company "G", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Wheeling, W. Va.; age 21; mustered in 20 Feb 1865 at Wheeling; mustered out 30 Jun 1865. Farmer, born Washington Co., Ohio, 1845. Married Rachel M. Miller 25 Oct 1865, Marshall County, W. Va. Died 1928 and is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery, Marshall County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Dale Berisford, great-grandson.


MATHEWS, CHRISTOPHER, Company "A", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Biography.

Class I Medal was donated by Dr. Robert Durig to the Marshall County Historical Society, Moundsville, W. Va.


MATHIOTT, JACOB D., Company "H", 5th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay 1-2007 to eBay user crimeanwar1.


MATHEWS, WILLIAM, Company "I", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


MATTHEWS, WILLIAM, Sergeant, Company "H", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


MAULSBY, JOHN W., Company "M", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


MAXON, BARNETT V., Corp., Company "CA", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (2/2001) to Isaac Rudman.


MAXON, JACOB C., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


MAXWELL, ISAAC, Company "D", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


McAVOY, WIL'M, Company "E", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


McCARDLE, CHRISTOPHER YOUNG, Private, Company "B", Independent Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, commanded by Captain Perry G. West. At age 18 he enlisted on 6 Sep 1863 and was mustered into service on 30 Oct 1863. Due to illness he was hospitalized in the company hospital in Wheeling, W. Va. and was honorably discharged 23 Apr 1864. Christopher was the son of Daniel and Priscilla Burge McCardel. He married Jane Gorby on 5 Apr 1865. Children were: Samuel Wiley, Alzuda, Amanda, Daniel Dinsmore, Laura J., Arminnie, Willie H., Judge Melvin and Alf C.

The medal was claimed Apr 1999 and received Oct 1999. It was probably unclaimed because an error was made in the spelling of McCardle. The medal was posted and inscribed as "C.Y. MeCardel". Medal in the possession of Betty McCardle.


McCARDLE, JOHN T., Private, Company "B", Independent Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, commanded by Captain Perry G. West. He enlisted at age 19 and was mustered in on 30 Dec 1863. John T. was also hospitalized in the the company hospital at the same time as his brother Christopher but details are unknown. John T. was the son of Daniel and Priscilla Burge McCardel. He married Mary Ellen Crow and had two daughters, Missouri and Minnesota, and a son, John, who died when young. After the service they located near Parkersburg, Wood Co. W. Va.

The medal was claimed Apr 1999 and received Oct 1999. It was probably unclaimed because an error was made in the spelling of McCardle and the middle initial listed as F. The medal was posted and inscribed as "J. F. MeCardel". Medal in the possession of Betty McCardle.


McCARTY, WILLIAM N., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


McCONAUGHEY, DAVID, Sergeant, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 21 Sep 1862; P.O.W. 08 Sep 1863.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


McCORD, HENRY R., 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant, Company "A", "C", "G", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Commissioned 01 Feb 1865; mustered out 16 Jun 1865. More about Henry McCord.

Class I medal and Epaulets (PHOTO) owned by David Aeberli.


McCORMICK, JACOB, Company "K", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born and raised in Aleppo Twp., Greene County, Pa., the son of John & Rachel (Hinerman) McCormick. Enrolled at Wellsburg, W. Va.; age 34; mustered in 30 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va.; mustered out 16 Jun 1865 at Richmond, Va. Married Mary Lowery, d/o James & Elizabeth (Gunn) Lowery. Buried Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Greene County, Pa. More about Jacob McCormick.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, Jan 2001, by Robert C. Burton, Gr-Grandson.


McCOY, ALFRED, Corporal, Company "B", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


McCOY, JOHN J., Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


McCOY, ROBERT S., Company "B", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry Sills and then sold in 2000.


McDANIEL, TILMAN E., Private, Company "E", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


McDIFFIT, JAMES R., Company "I", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Served in Company "C" of the 3 month 1st (W) Va. Infantry at the outset of the war. His wife was Nancy Haines Spencer.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives by Teresa Klocke, step-gr-gr-granddaughter.


McFADDEN, TIMOTHY, Company "C", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enlisted Feb 1865 and saw garrison duty in Wheeling. Was born in 1838; census records indicate he was born in Virginia or Ohio. Family tradition says he was born in Ireland. He died in 1895. His first marriage to Abigail Vorhees produced Winning P. and Sarah E. A second marriage to Elizabeth Murphy produced no children. He may be buried at Harlan Cemetery in Wetzel County. He was a cooper and farmer.

Class I medal claimed in 1998 by Joel Mitchell Robinson, gr-gr-grandson of Winning P. McFadden. Photo


McFARLAND, THOMAS, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of: Porter Stiles.


McGUIRE, JOHN F., Company "K", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. John (16), his brother, William T. (18), and their father, Eli S. McGuire (40), enlisted 25 Nov 1863; mustered out 22 Jun 1865. At the time of enlistment, all were residents of Darwin, Illinois. John F. is buried in Girard, Kansas.

Class I medal owned by George W. McGuire, gr-grandson.


McHENRY, JACOB, Company "F", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Hebron, W. Va.; age 19; mustered in 30 Aug 1962 at Wheeling W. Va.; mustered out 27 Jun 1865 at Cumberland, Md. See McHenry Brothers In The Civil War.

Class I medal owned by Anna Mary Ball.


McHENRY, JAMES S., Corporal, Company "E", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Tyler Co. W. Va.; age 19; mustered in 12 Apr 1862 . Mustered out 09 Aug 1865 at Buckhannon, W. Va. Farmer born Pleasants Co.W. Va. Re-enlisted as Veteran Volunteer 20 Mar 1864 at Beverly, W. Va. under General Order #191 War Dept Series of 1863. Corporal. See McHenry Brothers In The Civil War.

Class I medal owned by Anna Mary Ball.


McILVAINE, JAMES, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 21, he mustered in 14 Oct 1861 as a Private. He mustered out 12 Nov 1864.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Susie McIlvaine Parker.


McKINNEY, NATHAN, Bugler, Company "K", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


McKNIGHT, THOMAS, Sergeant Major, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


McKOWN, EPHRAIM, Sergeant, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Ephraim was born 20 Sep 1844 in Cottageville, Jackson County, W. Va., the son of Gilbert and Lydia (Flesher) McKown. Gilbert was born 2 Dec 1787 in Greene Co., PA; Lydia was born 27 Jan 1802 in Harrison Co., W. Va. Ephraim married Mary Josephine Payne (b 6 Dec 1848, Minnora, Gilmer Co., W. Va.) on 20 Dec 1866 in Roane Co., W. Va. Their son, Darrell Moore McKown, was born 5 Apr 1873 in Spencer, W. Va. Ephraim died 29 Oct 1927 in Spencer, Roane County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by David L. Young, gr-gr-gr-grandson.


McLAUGHLIN, THOMAS, Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jacqueline Pace, gr-gr-granddaughter.


McMACKIN, JOHN, Company "K", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born abt 1822 in Clearfield Township, Butler Co., Pa., the son of Michael & Bridget (Dougan) McMackin. Michael was born in Ireland abt 1778. John's brother, Daniel, also served in the 2nd Cav. John appears in the 1880 census of Clearfield Twp., living with sister Nancy, with Daniel's family next door. John never married and died after 1880. He is buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Sugarcreek Twp., Armstrong, Pa.

Class I medal owned by Brandon T. Wiegand.


McMILLAN, JAMES B., Company "F", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, subsequently the 5th W. Va. Cavalry. He was born in Harrison County, Ohio and his wife was Eve. He died 30 Aug 1862 at the 2nd Battle of Bull Run.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


McMULLEN, GREGORY, Company "G", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Joy Wolfe.


McMURRY, JAMES, Company "C", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


McNEELY, ALEXANDER, Company "K", 4th Regiment W. Va. Calvalry. - PHOTO OF ALEX. McNEELY

Class I medal owned by Grant Bias, gr-gr-grandson.


McVEY, JOHN L., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Medal sold by Dolphinantiques to Unknown buyer. Current owner: Robert Montague is interested in buying this medal.


McVEY (McVAY), SAMUEL, 1st Lieut., Companies "L" "F" & "D", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Medal owned by eBay user wood59.


MELLOTT, PETER, Company "G", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dave Mellott.


MESSENGER, HIRA G., Corporal, Company "G" 10th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers. He enlisted 7 Aug 1862; mustered out 9 Aug 1865. He applied for a pension 24 Feb 1890 and widow, Margaret, filed 25 Apr 1891 in W. Va. She was Margaret McWhorter whom he married 29 Sep 1867 in Lewis County. His middle initial is "Q" on his pension and according to family genealogies, his name was Hira Quinter Messenger. In 1870, Hira Q., 24, a carpenter, was residing in Jane Lew, Lewis County, with wife, Margaret, 23, and 2 mo. old daughter, Mary A. Also in the home were Hannah and Sarah A. McWhorter, ages 18 and 16 respectively. In 1880, "Ira" Q., 34, a carpenter, was a resident of Mountain Cove, Fayette County, W. Va. Childern were Mary A., Augustad, Eva G., Joseph, Hannah. - Hira Q. was in Huntington, Cabell County in 1890.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


METZGER, LOUIS, Private, Company "I", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 18 Mar1842l; died 15 Feb 1920, age 77. Enlisted 2 Oct 1861; discharged 25 Nov 1864. Address in the 1890 Special Census, 632 Main Street in Wheeling, a house that remained in the family for many years. This area is called Main Street Terrace in 2003. Louis Metzger was buried at Mount Wood Cemetery in Wheeling. However, the grave has not been located in recent years. Class I medal in the possession of Louis Metzger's gg-granddaughter Deanna (Metzger) Wayne. Information provided by Mark Wayne.


MICHAEL, GREENFIELD, Company "K", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born 1 Jan 1837; died 10 Apr 1862, US General Hospital, Grafton, W. Va.

Class III medal owned by Glenda Eisenhour.


MICHAEL, JOHN D., Company "M", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dale Hair.


MILLER, ABEL E., Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal purchased (26 Jun 2001) on eBay by David Aeberli.


MILLER, JACOB, Company "I", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


MILLER, JOHN, Company "M", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Mildred Zickafoose, gr-granddaughter. - [More About John Miller]


MILLER, JOHN W., Captain, Company "F", 9th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned 1st Lt. 2 May 1862; Captain 10 Nov 1862.

Class I medal owned by eBay user justin.marcianni.


MILLER, WILLIAM G., Company "E", 10th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Originally in Company "A" 11th West Virginia Infantry, which was attached to the 10th at the end of the war. Was 33 when he enrolled 1 Mar 1864. Pension Certificate #325.505, W. Va.; widow's certificate 628.412, Ohio. Widow was Margaret. In Marshall County list of men in the Civil War.

Class I medal bought by eBay user badger21blue 20 July 2006.


MILLIKEN, JAMES, Company "H", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Will Gorges.


MILSTED, GIVEN, Corpl., Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


MINNI, FRANK, Company "P", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


MITCHELL, CAGER (MICAJAH B.), Bugler, Company "M", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enlisted 18 Oct 1864; honorably discharged August 1865. He was born in Roanoke Co., VA in 1842, the s/o Jordan & Isabella Mitchell. He married Clarinda "Rindy" White in 1866 and had the following children: Clement G., Neville S., Emma L., Caroline, Eva, Jordan, Eliza Jane, George D., & Dora. Rindy died in 1899 and Cager married Cora Toler, a woman half his age, in 1906. Their children were Cager Jr., Rindy, Lula, twins Onnie & Connie, & Johnny. Cager, Sr. was a circuit rider preacher who traveled on a mule throughout southern West Virginia. He died Mar 1929, in Gilbert W. Va., up a little creek called Staffords Branch. He is buried in a family cemetery on Elk Creek in Logan Co., W. Va., just above Verner. Tombstone The Veterans Administration provided a white marble stone for his grave, which had been marked by a rock for 70 years.

Class I medal owned by Reuben Mitchell, son of Onnie, born 19 Mar 1913, when Cager was 71 years old. The medal was claimed by Onnie, of Gilbert, W. Va., and was presented in a special ceremony by Gov. Underwood on 30 Sept 1999 because "Onnie is a true living son of a Civil War veteran." Photos


MONTGOMERY, ANNANIAS J., Private, Company "B", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died 09 Apr 1865 at Point of Rocks, Maryland, of wounds received in action at Petersburg, Virginia, 02 Apr 1865. According to the A. G. Report, he also served in Co. "D"; age 29; mustered in 17 Mar 1862; Veteran volunteer.

Class III medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


MOORE, ANDREW, Companies "E" & "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


MOORE, EMANUEL, Company "I", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. KIA at Winchester, Virginia, 24 Jul 1864.

Class II medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


MOORE, JOSEPH, Company "D", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jim Cooper.


MOORE, THOMAS, Wagoner, Company "A", 17th Regiment Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


MOOREHEAD, GEORGE W., Company "I", 12th Regiment Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 1987 by Carol (Morehead) King.


MORELAND, THOMAS J., Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Enrolled at Buckhannon, W. Va. 12 Aug 1862; discharged at Wheeling 28 Jun 1865. 5'5" tall; complexion, eyes & hair - dark. Born 11 Jul 1837, Hardy County, W. Va. (Greenland Gap). Married Dorothy Jane White 25 Dec 1866 in Oakland, MD. Children: Mary E., 10 Nov/67; Lilly G., 30 Jan/70; Clara B., 4 Mar/72; Sanford L., 4 Jun/74; Ida M., 24 May/76; John T., 4 Sep/78; Geo. S., 7 Jul/80; Thos. L., 9 Aug/82; Aimee(?), 3 Aug/84; Harland V., 13 Jul/86; Joseph C., 14 Sep/89. Places of residence following service, listed in pension file #544452, include Upshur, Hardy and Preston Counties in W. Va., and Allegany and Grant Counties in Maryland. Disabilities incurred in service: Relapse of measles; chronic diarrhea; stricture of bladder; liver disease & piles.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


MORGAN, EDWIN S., Major, 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Born Plainfield, N.H. Enlisted in Co "D"; commissioned Second Lt. 19 Oct 1861; mustered in 08 Nov 1861 at Parkersburg, W. Va. Transferred to Co K and promoted to Captain 19 Nov 1862; commissioned 05 Nov 1862. Transferred to Co "C" by consolidation, 23 Nov 1864. Promoted to Major, order of 26 Nov 1864 and transferred to Field & Staff.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


MORGAN, JOHN RUFUS, AKA Rufus J. Morgan, Company "A" 7th Regiment West Virginia Infantry. Enlisted July 3, 1861 in Morgantown, WV; commanded by Captain Henry Lasier; shot and wounded in right hip during battle in Spottsylvania. His brother, Jonathan Bayard Morgan, was killed in that battle. Honorably discharged 07 Aug 1864, near Petersburg Virginia. Born 23 Jun 1843, in Fairmont, Marion County, (W)VA, the son of Elijah Morgan and Lucinda Miller. After the war, Rufus lived in Tyler and Pleasants County and married Clarissa Jane Mauler his second wife.

Class I Medal owned by his gr-granddaughter, Sandra Morgan Ellis.


MORGAN, JONATHAN BAYARD, Company "C" 7th Regiment West Virginia Infantry. Enrolled 21 Feb 1864 at Sistersville, (W)Va., mustered into service as Private 8 Mar 1864 at Wheeling. Died 13 May 1864 in ambulance from wounds received in battle at Spottsylvania. His brother, John Rufus Morgan was also in the "Bloody Seventh." Jonathan is buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. He was born 15 Jan 1832, Monongalia Co. VA, the s/o Elijah and Lucinda Miller Morgan. He married (1)Martha who d. 9/1853; ( 2) Elzan Evans in 1857.

Class III Medal owned by a descendant. Info provided by his granddaughter, Lee Eddy.


MORNING, JAMES P., Company "H" 1st Regiment West Virginia Veteran Infantry. Mustered in at age 32 on 16 Feb 1863. Discharged 15 May 1865 under telegram from War Dept. dated 3 May 1865.

Class I Medal (medallion only) bought Feb 2008 by eBay user spudcakes


MORRIS, ELZA, Battery "F" 1st Regiment West Virginia Light Artillery. Mustered in 23 Dec 1861. Died of Typhoid Fever, February 1863 at Martinsburg, Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Class III Medal owned by eBay user themedalluminary.


MORRIS, WILM. H., Corpl, Company "C", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


MORRIS, WILLIAM H., Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery; known as the "Upshur Battery." At age 22, enlisted 1 Mar 1864.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


MORRISON, MANLY C., Company "B", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died Of Illness 10 Apr 1862.

Class III medal bought on eBay 10/06/2008 ($601.77) by Matt Hoelscher.


MORROW, WILM., Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


MOUNT, JAMES E., Company "G" 15th Regiment West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Died from accidental discharge of musket, 2 Jul 1863.

Class III medal is owned by David Deem, cousin of James Mount.


MULLEN, JOHN, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user medalcollect.


MURNAHAN, WILLIAM, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. In the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. He crossed the Ohio River in 1861 and joined the 5th Virginia Infantry (Union). Although not originally from WV, he joined in WV. Following the war, he lived in Ohio.

Class I medal in claimed in the year 2000 by Charles Murnahan, great nephew, Parkersburg, W. Va.


MURRIN, GEORGE A. (MERNS on medal), Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry, 3 mo. and 3 yr. organizations.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


MURRIN (also MURRINS/MURRINER), JAMES NORTON, Corporal, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry, 3 yr. organization. At age 26, mustered in 17 Oct 1861, Wheeling, W.Va.; mustered out 26 Nov 1864. Born in Maryland; mustered out at expiration of term of service. The regimental history book lists him as captured in July 1863. He was in hospital in Cumberland, Md. in July and August 1863.

Class I medal owned by Michael Roupe. A handwritten note accompanies the medal and says, "James Norton Murrin, Civil War 1861-1865 gradfather of Viola may shields Fought at gettysburg, 7th wv inf" - [The 1st Infantry didn't serve at Gettysburg.]


MUSSARD, JOSEPH, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Private, age 43; mustered in 01 Oct 1861. Mustered out at expiration term of service.

Class I medal owned by Roderick Anthony.


MYERS, DAVID, 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 24 Aug 1864. Father, John, and brothers, Joseph, Martin Smith and Emery also served in the war from West Virginia. See newspaper story about the Myers family in the Civil War.

Class I medal in the possession of James Myers. Information submitted to this page by Sharon Jones.


MYERS, EMERY PATTERSON, Private, Company "B" 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 24 Feb 1864 and was discharged 1 Jul 1865. He was the son of John Martin & Mary C (Smith) Myers. His father, John Martin Myers, & three brothers, Joseph Myers, Martin S Myers & David Myers also served, with his father & brother Joseph, dying from their injuries.

Class I medal in the possession of Dan Myers. Information submitted to this page by Sharon Jones.


MYERS, MARTIN SMITH, 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 24 Aug 1864. Father, John, and brothers, Joseph, David and Emery also served in the war from West Virginia. See newspaper story about the Myers family in the Civil War.

Class I medal owned by Mark Myers.


NAGGS, JOSEPH O., Corporal, Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 18, mustered in 27 Oct 1862.

Class I medal owned by Nat Blewitt.


NAY, WILLIAM HARRISON, Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Robert O. Nay great-grandson. The medal will be kept in the family.


NEAL, JAMES A., Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Medal is mistakenly inscribed "7th Cav."

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


NEALE/NEAL, ROBERT E., Corporal, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers (Formed from the consolidation, 9 Nov 1864, of 5th & 9th Regiments, W. Va. Volunteers). Enrolled at Ironton, OH 16 Jul 1861 as a private in John S. George's Cavalry, attached to General Cox's Brigade; discharged 19 Sept 1861. Mustered in as a private 25 Sep 1861, 9th Regiment, at Ceredo, VA; captured at Guyandotte, VA 10 Nov 1861; confined at Richmond; sent to Salisbury, NC 24 Dec 1861; paroled Washington, NC 2 Jun 1862; reported Camp Chase, OH 22 Jul 1862; reported at Wheeling, VA 1863; captured at Cloyd Mt., VA 9 May 1864; held at Florence, SC; paroled Charleston, SC 13 Dec 1864; discharged 21 Jul 1865 at Cumberland, MD.

Robert was 5 feet 7 inches tall; complexion, dark; color of eyes, blue; color of hair, dark; occupation, farmer; born, 10 Feb 1842 at Lawrence County, OH, the s/o Walter and Audosia (Day) Neal. Married (1) Mary A. Walters; died 17 Mar 1887, Milledgeville, OH. Children: Ulyssis Grant Neal, b. 1865; Sherman Neal, b. 1867; John Neal, b. 1868; Florence Neal, b. 1869; Flora Ann Neal, b. July 2, 1870, Joseph Neal, b. May 1, 1873; Nathan Neal, b. 1875; Walter Neal, b. 1877 in Wisc. He married Sidney Jane Matthews 14 Feb 1889, Washington County, OH by Pastor David C. Thomas, M. E. Church. Daughter, Lena B. Neal, b. 18 Sept 1886, named in pension application of second wife; not sure which wife was her mother. He died 27 Jan 1914, Hillsboro, Highland County, OH; history of heart disease, piles, rheumatism; buried Milledgeville, OH 30 Jan 1914.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


NELSON, DAVID, Company "B", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Edward M. Nelson III.


NEWLON, THOMAS, Private, Company “A”, 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 30 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, (W) Va. for three years, and mustered out 14 Jun 1865 at Richmond, Va. Thomas was born in 1832 in Taylor Co. Va., and died March 19, 1888 in Ritchie Co. W. Va.

Class I medal was claimed from the W. Va. State Archives on May 4, 2006 by Anthony E. Collins for his father-in-law James P. Boso, 1st and 2nd cousin to Thomas Newlon. James is related to Thomas Newlon through his maternal grandmother Lanie Newlon Webb, who was a 1st cousin to Thomas on her father’s line and a 2nd cousin to Thomas on her mother’s line. [PHOTO]


NEWMAN, AARON, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. - MORE

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


NEWMAN, ABRAHAM, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. - MORE

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


NEWMAN, GEO. W., Corpl, Company "L", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


NEWMAN, SAMUEL, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. - MORE

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


NEWMAN, WILLIAM A., Corpl, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Matt Hoelscher.


NIXON,ADOLPHUS, Company "O", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


NOBLE, ANSON, Company "G", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 1846 in Beaver County, PA. Family moved to Robinson District, Mason County, W. Va. about 1850. Parents were Marcus Dice Noble and Johanna Noble. Anson married Mary Catherine Dickens, d/o Sharon Dickens and Lydia Mulford, and they were the parents of sixteen children.

Anson Noble, (See Photo - Anson & Mary Noble), received a pension of $24.00 per month in 1906. He stated he was wounded in the head at Winchester, VA September 1864. He died in 1909 of Chronic Diarrhea and Disease of the Rectum. (Tombstone Photo)

His Class I medal was presented to Calvin R. McDaniel, 22 Feb 1999, at the W. Va. State Cultural Center.


NOBLE, RICHARD, Corporal, Company "H", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Resident of or enrolled at West Union, W. Va.; age 21; mustered in 29 Aug 1863 at Parkersburg, W. Va.; mustered out 08 Mar 1864. Farmer, born in Tyler Co. W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Pete Bishop.


NORMAN, JAMES HENRY Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Died 12 Feb 1930 in Michigan. (Tombstone Photo)

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives 2010 by Jack Shaw.


O'CONNER, JAMES, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. [Not found in available AG records.]

Class I medal bought on eBay 10/06/2008 by eBay user e-electics.


O'DOUD, ENOCH, Company "D", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Brother of John.

Class I medal owned by Kathleen .


O'DOUD, JOHN, Company "D", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Brother of Enoch.

Class I medal owned by Kathleen .


OHLINGER, FREDERICK, Company "D", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Rick Hunt.


ORR, AMMI (AMI), Company "B", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Enrolled 14 July 1863 to serve 6 months; age 19; six feet one inch; fair complexion; blue eyes; light hair; farmer, born Preston County, W. Va. Discharged 07 Mar 1864 at Wheeling, W. Va. Enrolled Company "E", 17th Regiment W. Va., 01 Sep 1864 to serve one year. Discharged 30 June 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Homer Orr, grandson. Information submitted by Sharon Leeder, gr-granddaughter.


OSBORN, MICAJAH W., Company "H", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Grafton, W. Va.; age 22; mustered in 27 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va. Farmer, born Monongalia County, W. Va. Died of typhoid fever 03 Mar 1863, in Gen'l Hospital at Winchester, Va. - [More About Micajah]

Class III medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


OWENS, ANDREW J., Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


PARRILL, JAMES J., Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by John Stemple.


PARRIS, JAMES, Corporal, Company "C", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


PARTRIDGE, CYRUS, Sergeant, Company "A", 9th W. Va. Infantry, and 1st Lieutenant, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. First enrolled age 24, at Mason City, Va., 13 Oct 1861; mustered into Co. A, 9th Infantry 28 Nov. 1861. Captured at Sommerville 25 Jul 1862; confined at Richmond 14 Aug 1862 from Lynchburg; paroled at Aikens Landing 13 Sep 1862. Discharged 31 Dec 1863. Re-enlisted as a Vet. Vol. 01 Jan 1864, Fayetteville, W. Va.; Lawyer; age 26; born Trumbull County, OH; blue eyes; dark hair; light complexion; 5'11-1/2"; re-mustered 13 Jan 1864, and promoted to 2nd Lt. Promoted to 1st Lt. commissioned 12 Dec 1864; mustered out at Wheeling, 31 Jul 1865.

Class I medal owned by Alexander Palasek.


PATTERSON, JAS. S., Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user 1810433411.


PAUGH, JOHN J., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Captured at Moorefield 11 Sep 1863.

Class I medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


PAXTON, SAMUEL B., Companies "N" and "I", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Brandon T. Wiegand.


PAYNE, PHILIP W., Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


PELL, THOMAS A., Private, Company "I" & "K", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Dugan. Information provided by Dave Forman.


PERDUE, CHARLES R., Private, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Age 41 when mustered in 10 Aug 1861 in Company "B" 5th W. Va. Infantry. Re-enlisted 23 Dec 1863 in 1st Veteran Infantry (Adjutant General's Report gives age 41). Died in hospital at Annapolis, Md., 13 Sep 1864.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


PERRY, JAMES M., 8th Regiment Infantry, subsequently Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Died March 25, 1862 at home in Kanawha County, (W.)Va.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


PETERS, JAMES, Corporal, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


PETTY, DAVID A., Company "B", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Nap10 from NY.


PIKE, LEVI, Company "A", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Tom Welch, gr-gr-grandson.


PIPES, KENNER B., Private, Companies "C" & "K" 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident of or enrolled at Sistersville, W. Va.; age 27; mustered in 20 Dec 1861, Grafton, W. Va. Farmer, born Tyler Co., W. Va. Re-enlisted 03 as a Vet. Vol. 04 Jan 1864, at Stevensburg, Va., under Gen'l Order #191, War Dept Series of 1863. Killed in action at Hatcher's Run, Va., 27 Oct 1864.

Class II medal owned by Douglas Miller.


PLETCHER, WIL'M H., Company "B", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


POE, THOS. B., Sergeant, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


POOL, MATHIAS, Company "D", 7th Regiment West Virginia Infantry. At age 20, mustered in Nov 1, 1862. He was MIA at Boydtown Plank Rd. He survived and applied for a government pension in Dec 1882. There is no certificate number - maybe he died first - but his widow got a pension, certificate 304.757. He was also served in Company G of the 7th.

Class I medal (medallion) owned by Greg Martin.


PORTER, JAMES FREDERICK, Company "I", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 20, he mustered in 11 Sep 1862. He was wounded at Lynchburg 17 Jun 1864. Born in 1844, he was the son of John & Martha Porter of Monongalia County, (W) Va. He died in 1921 and is buried in Blaney Cemetery, located on Rt. 857 east of Morgantown. His headstone is still there.

Class I medal owned by William Frederick Porter, gr-gr-grandson.


POWELL, JASPER CATHER, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Charles Robinson. MORE about Jasper C. Powell.


POWELL, LEWIS FERRELL, Company "M", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Marcy L. Keith.


POWELL, SYLVESTER, Company "D", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Charles Robinson.


POWELL, WILLIAM O., Company "F", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Charles Robinson.


PRICE, EDMOND, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Initially served in the 5th Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


PRICE, JOHN, Company "G" 14th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


PRICE, WILLIAM, Private, Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. A resident of or enrolled at Mannington, W. Va.; age 19; mustered in 15 Aug 1861 at Mannington, W. Va.; mustered out 20 Aug 1864, expiration of term of service.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


PRICKETT, WILLIAM H., Private, Company "C", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Elizabeth Freeman.


PRIDDY, JAMES, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 22 Feb 1865; discharged 01 Jul 1865. Died 03 Aug 1865; buried at Priddy Cemetery, Extra, Putnam County, W. Va. (0.4 mile east of Extra on Route 14 to Route 4, then 2.5 miles north on Route 4). James was the son of Thomas Priddy and Permelia Miranda Higginbotham. His brother, Matthew, is listed below.

Class I medal, claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 1992, in possession of gr-gr-grandnephew, Ryan Russell Gray. Information submitted by Denver D. Gray, Jr. .


PRIDDY, MATTHEW, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Mustered in 10 Nov 1861; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of disability 30 Mar 1863 at Newark, NJ. Then enlisted in Company "B" 7th W. Va. Infantry. At age 23, he mustered in 22 Feb 1865; mustered out 01 Jul 1865. Mathew, born in Putnam County on 18 Mar 1841, was the son of Thomas Priddy and Permelia Miranda Higginbotham. He married Sarah A. E. Henson 04 Jun 1863 in Putnam County, W. Va. He died 02 Mar 1923 in Buffalo, Putnam County, W. Va. and is buried in the Walker Chapel Cemetery (Bee Ridge), Putnam County. The cemetery is 2.0 miles west of Philoah on Route 5 to Route 1, then 2.4 miles west on Route 1, continuing on Route 1 south 0.2 mile to cemetery. His tombstone not found in Aug 2000.

Class I medal, claimed from the W. Va. State Archives in 1992, in possession of gr-gr-grandnephew, Ryan Russell Gray. Information submitted by Denver D. Gray, Jr. , grandfather of Ryan Russell Gray.


PRIDE, JOHN, Private, Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Was discharged 6/10/1865 and after the war was very successful with the family farm in Eastern Marion County, W. Va.

Class I medal in the possession of gr-grandson, Mark Tennant, of Fairmont, W. Va. Information submitted by James McCracken, Camp Commander of the Sgt. Philemon H. McCracken Camp 50, Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War..


PUDDY, MATTHEW, Company "D", ??? Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in possession of David Aeberli.


QUINN, JOHN, Company "B" 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Murdered in camp at Centerville, Virginia by comrade James Vandergriff (also Vandegriff) on 22 Dec 1862. MORE INFORMATION.

Class II? medal owned by John Quinn, descendant.


RAFFO, ANTONY, 2nd Lt., Company "C", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


RANDOLPH, WILLIAM RILEY enlisted 9 Jan 1862, at Spencer, Roane County, Va., mustered in & appointed Corporal 1 Mar 1862 at Spencer, and served in Co G, 9th W. Va. Infantry Vols. He was taken sick with typhoid fever 4 Apr 1863, and taken to the Post Hospital, Winchester, Va., where he died May 8, 1863.- In the Claim for Widow's Pension, his widow, Martha, states they were married 27 May 1838, and had minor children, James Addison, born 17 Oct 1849, William Riley, born 8 Mar 1852, George Alexander, born 5 Jun 1854 and Virginia Elizabeth, born 15 Jun 1856. Her claim was admitted March 13, 1865, and she received a pension of $8 per month commencing May 8, 1863. - He was called Riley, and his name was reversed - Randolph Riley, rather than Riley Randolph - in a publication listing the soldiers of W. Va. According to his military/pension file, his full name was William Riley Randolph.

Class III medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives by Betty Robie Briggs, gr-gr-granddaughter.


REXROAD, HENRY, Company "M", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by John Foster.


REXROAD, ISAIAH H., QM Sgt., Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Pauletta J Davis, Nov 2009. PHOTO


REXROAD, LOFTES, Company "I", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class III medal in possession of David Aeberli.


REITZ/RITZ, DANIEL, Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Jim Ritz, gr-gr-grandson. Information submitted by Jack Ritz, brother of Jim.


REYNOLDS, RICHARD, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


RICE, JOSHUA, Company "F", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal owned by J. Robert Rice, grandson. Information provided by Dan Wood.


RICHARDS, ADONIJAH ("Atch"), Private, born Ritchie Co. In Capt. Jacob Clammer's Company C, 11th Regt., W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, enrolled 10 Nov. 1861, discharged 24 Dec. 1864 at Cumberland, Md., age twenty-three when discharged, 5'11" tall, fair complexion, black eyes, brown hair, farmer.

Class I medal owned by William Wolfe.


RICHEY (RITCHIE/RICHIE), MOSES, Corporal, Company E, 14th Regt., W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 24, enlisted at Middlebourne, (W)Va. and mustered in at Wheeling, 29 Aug 1862. Wounded at Cedar Creek, 19 Oct 1864, while repelling Jubals Early's forces. On 3 Mar was pronounced fit for duty but that was shortlived. He contracted Typhoid Fever in the later part of March and was returned to General Hospital, Cumberland, MD, where he died on 16 May 1865. He left a widow, Mary M. Seaton, whom he married 9 Dec 1858, and three children, Hiram E., 6; John, 4; and Nancy G., 1 . Mrs. Richey received a widow's pension of $15.00 per month to raise the children with until she remarried in 1873.

Class III medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives, 2003, by Jim Richey.


RICHMOND, JAS. F., Company "C", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry; transferred to the 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry at the end of the war, after the 12th mustered out.

Class I medal owned by Nap10 from NY.


RIDER, EDWARD S., Captain, Company "D", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


RIFE, JACOB M., Captain, Company "H", 7th W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Larry Bell.


RIGGS, ALEXANDER B., Company "A", 12th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal claimed from W. Va. State Archives, 2002 by Sheila Smith.


RIKER, JAMES W., 1st Lieutenant, Company "H", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


RIPLEY, LEVI D., Company "E", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Records indicate he died of gunshot wounds to the knee on October 17, 1864 at the Sandy Hook, Md. Field Hospital. He was wounded on September 19, 1864 at or near Opequan, Virginia. His mother Mary Ripley applied for and received a Mother's Pension on February 10, 1865. Her residence was in Tyler County.

Class III medal owned by Douglas W. Boyce


RISDON, MOSES L., Private, Company "A", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born ca 1821 in Jefferson Co., Oh., died 2 Feb 1894 in Yorkville, Jefferson Co., Ohio. Married Hannah Odell. He received a pension for "chronic diarrhea" (dysentary) from "drinking bad water at Parkersburgh" and a hernia from "a long march with a hard saddle on a trotting horse near Weston."

Class I medal claimed and owned by his great-great-granddaughter, Joyce Cunningham McFarland, Avella, PA.


ROBERTS, ELI, Company "E", 14th W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


ROBERTS, FRANKLIN, Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enlisted and mustered 20 Jul 1861; age at enlistment 18; mustered out 29 Jul 1864.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


ROBERTS, IRVIN F., Sergeant, Company "L", 4th Regiment West Virginia Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


ROBINSON, FRANCAIS/FRANCIS HARRISON, Company "H", 3rd Regiment West Virginia Cavalry. MORE INFORMATION

Class I medal owned by Charlie Robinson.


RODGERS, FRED. M., Private, Battery "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. At age 20, mustered in 30 Mar 1862. Died in hospital at Washington D.C., 01 Dec 1863.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


ROGERS, JAMES, Company "H", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. MORE

Class I medal owned by C. Michael Davison.


ROLLINS, Wesley, Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal & CDV of Wesley Rollins owned by Porter Stiles.

Tracing Inscribed Civil War Guns, GUNSport Magazine, was written by Ron Norman. The subject is the Henry Rifle owned by Wesley Rollins.


ROSEBERRY, Elijah, Sergeant, Company "C", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay Nov 2000 by Heidi C. Eads.


ROSIER, EDGAR, Company "H", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


ROUSH, ISAAC, Private, Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Brother of Pvt. Gilbert Roush of the 4th W. Va. Infantry, Company "C".

Class III medal in the possession of: Danny Roush.


ROUSH, JOSEPH, Company "K", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Medal in the possession of: Keith Ashley.


RUBLE, GEORGE W., Company "A", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry and then served remainder of enlistment in the 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal for sale on eBay July 2007 by Brandon Wiegand. Sold to eBay user leopard09.


RUCKER, HENRY, Company "R", 45th U. S. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Mrs. Scarlett Rucker-Misikir. Hers was the first successful claim for a medal of a soldier with the 45th U. S. Colored Infantry, assigned to W. Va.


RUCKER, ELIAS, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


RULEY, FLAVIUS J., Company "A" 14th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson.


RULONG, ALEXANDER, Company "G" 4th Regiment W.Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Kraig Rulong.


RUSH, ISAAC S., Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Medal owned by Michael M. Foreman.


RUSSELL, SHEFFIELD, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Larry K. Lewis.


RUTROFF, JACOB, Company "H", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Died at Andersonville.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


SADLER, ISAAC F., John Carlin's Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Linda Fluharty. More about Battery "D".


SANDERS, THOMAS W., Private, Company "E", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Was born 10 Mar 1845 near Rowlesburg, Preston County, W. Va. At 18, enlisted 30 Aug 1864 at Grafton, W. Va. to serve one year. Personal description: Fair complexion; grey eyes; red hair; 5'6"; farmer. Discharged 10 June 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. Married Mary Knotts at Absolom Knotts', Fellowesville, W. Va., 12 Jun 1866. Children: George W., 30 Mar 1867; Albert M., 20 Aug 1869; Cassie E., 05 Nov 1870; Cora A., 06 Mar 1872; Walter, 27 May 187-; Charles O., 10 Sep 1878; Silas H., 11 Jun 1880; Laura M., 04 Jun 1884; Willie S., 09 Jul 1888. Thomas Sanders died 08 Sep 1929.

Class I medal owned by Jennifer Short, gr-gr-granddaughter. See Jenn's Homepage for more about Thomas W. Sanders.


SANDERS, WILLIAM G., Corporal, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


SATTERFIELD, CORNELIUS E., Battery "F",1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers. POW at Richmond.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


SATTERFIELD, WILM H., Battery "F",1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Richard Wolfe.


SAUNDERS, SAMUEL, Wagoner, Company "I", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


SAYE, ISAAC T., Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SCHOONOVER, JESSE, Company "A", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born near Sardis in Monroe County, Ohio, 31 Jan 1841, the son of John and Mary (Shuman) Schoonover. They married in Lewis County, West Virginia, in 1833 and moved to Monroe County, Ohio in 1835. Jesse never married. He died in Monroe County, Ohio on 11 Oct 1937.

Jesse's brothers, Daniel Schoonover and John Cyrus Schoonover, also served in the war. Daniel Schoonover was born in 1836. He married 1. Marinda Schoonover and 2. Elizabeth Stewart. He and Elizabeth had nine children. Daniel died in 1912 in Monroe County, Ohio. John Schoonover was born in 1843. He married Rachel McMullen and they had ten children. John died in 1931 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Class I medal owned by Karen Romick.


SCHRINER, ADAM, Btty. "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Lt. Artillery. He was born in Germany and lived in Somerset Co PA prior to service. He married Emma Fritz 22 Jul 1868; they had no children. He died 26 Mar 1900 in Somerset County. Medal inscribed as "Adam Schrimer".

Class I medal sold 3/2004 to Dolphinantiques, Maitland, FL. - [PHOTO]


SCOTT, FREEMAN, Company "F", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. See Pension file.

Class III medal owned by Shirley Elliott.


SCOTT, OLIVER, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SEAR (SAER), EMORY B., Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Gary A. Cadle, gr-gr-nephew.


SECRIST, JAS. L., Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Andrew H. Lipps.


SEXTON, PASCHAL, Corporal, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


SHANES, THOMAS H., Private, Company "K", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed In Action at Cloyd Mountain, Va., 09 May 1864.

Class II medal owned by Richard Wolfe.


SHANNON, WILLIAM M., Private, Corporal, Company "C", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Originally in Company "G" 4th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user holdmast.


SHAVER, THOMAS, Private, Company "K" 11th W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted Aug 31, 1862; died of typhoid fever 10-12-1864 in Mower Army Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pa. - S/o Paul and Sarah Shaver (nee Shafer). He married Dorotha Parsons, d/o William Parsons and Elizabeth Freeland.

Class III medal owned by Cheryl Massey.


SHAW, GENERAL J., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Killed in action at Droop Mountain.

Class II medal in owned by David Aeberli.


SHAW, JAS, Company "A", Independent Exempt W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SHAW, MANASSAS, Company "F", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user jerseyrebel.


SHEARS, Solomon, Company "B", 1st Regiment Veterans Infantry. First served in Company "A" 9th W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by eBay user cwshoedog.


SHEETS, CALVIN, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Calvin and brothers, Jacob & Samuel, joined Co. G. Calvin and Samuel enlisted on 18 July 1861; Jacob, being the younger of the three, enlisted on 20 May 1864. On 9 Oct 1861, Calvin was shot by the sentinel while trying to escape the guardhouse at New Creek, W.Va. He died of this wound at the age of 22 years. He was described as being 6' tall with dark hair, eyes, and complexion.

Class III medal owned by William L. Caynor.


SHEETS, JOHN, Company "F", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident or enrolled at Fairmont, WV; 30; mustered in 26 Aug 1862, Wheeling, WV. Farmer born Monongalia C., WV. Discharged on account of disability 18 Feb 1863, at Winchester, Va.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


SHERMAN, ROBERT, Company "B", 7th West Virginia Infantry Volunteers. Killed in Battle at Antietam. - More Info.

Class II medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


SHIPTON, ROBERT H., Sergeant, Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Scott Fields, Marion County, W. Va.


SHREAVE, JAMES A., Sergeant, Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Deane A. Forshey.


SHUMATE, GEORGE W., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. In Company "H" 9th W. Va. Infantry until the 9th consolidated with the 5th to become the 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class III medal owned by John Arnold.


SHUMATE, JOHN W., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. In Company "H" 9th W. Va. Infantry until the 9th consolidated with the 5th to become the 1st Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Ralph Baughn.


SHUMAN, JACOB S., Captain, Company "L", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Mustered in at age 30 on 12 Nov 1861 at Clarksburg, W.Va; resigned 21 Jun 1862.

Class I medal owned by Glenda Eisenhour.


SIEBRECHT, FREDERICK K., Company "H", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by ebay user brevardbeachboy.


SIGLER, JACOB, Private, Company "K", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana, 07 Mar 1863 (hospital).

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


SILENDER, WILLIAM, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 16 May 1861, Wheeling, W. Va.; mustered out 28 Aug 1861 at Wheeling.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


SILVERS, CHAS. E., Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


SIMMS, JOHN W., Corpl. Company "C", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SIMMS, JOSIAH, Private, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled at Cameron, Marshall Co., W. Va., 17 Mar 1864; mustered in 24 Mar 1864; age 35. Killed in Battle at Piedmont, Va., 05 Jun 1864. Born 24 May 1818 in Ohio. Married (1) Sabina White. Children: Samuel b. 26 Aug 1848, Nelson b. 19 Mar 1850, John b. 12 May 1852, Mary E. b. 9 Apr 1854, Charles H. b 6 Feb 1856 & George L. b. 13 May 1858, (2) Adaline Cole. Children: Ann Eliza, b. 3 May 1863 & Isaac Newton b. 25 Apr 1864. On 24 Dec 1865, Adaline Cole Simms married Jacob Rohm/Rom. After Jacob's death, Adaline married Samuel Mozingo on 14 Sep 1876. (Info provided by Virginia Simms Toney.)

Class II medal owned by Porter Stiles.


SIMONS, JACOB (also Simmons), Private, Company "F", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Prussia; immigrated 1852. Found in Meigs County, Ohio census records, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900. Wife was Eliza, born Wales/England (census records) and their children were William, b abt 1869; Byron, b abt 1872; Milton, b abt 1876; Ellen M., b Dec 1883. In the 1890 census of veterans, Jacob says he mustered in 19 Sep 1862 and mustered out 13 June 1865. By 1900, Eliza stated she had 6 children, 4 living. Jacob was listed as a Dry Goods Merchant in that census. Jacob received a government pension, certificate #444.798, filed 1887. His widow filed a claim in 1904 and her certificate is #592.618.

Class I medal owned by Gay Taylor. THIS MEDAL IS FOR SALE!


SINGLETON, WM. "THOMAS", 1st Lt. & Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. His medal states "3 Mo". He was initially in 3 month service, May-August 1861, sometimes listed as Thomas W., rather than William T. He had a 3 year enlistment (enrolled 20 Sep 1861; m/o 07 Jul 1864), according to all records, including widow's pension application. William "Thomas" was one of the subjects in a pencil drawing by EMIL BOTT, a celebrated Pittsburgh area artist. For more info about the drawing and about W. T. Singleton, Click Here.

Class I medal owned by Linda Fluharty.


SINK, JACOB, Private, Company "H", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


SKILLING, JAS. M., Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal purchased on eBay by Jerry L. Watson.


SMELL, JAS. M., Company "C", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user chamberlain63.


SMITH, CHRISTIAN, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal bought on eBay 2 Sep 2007 by eBay user ltc1 for $306.


SMITH, CRAVEN, Company "F", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by descendants of the soldier. Info submitted by Bill Wilkinson. - MORE INFORMATION.


SMITH, JACOB, PHOTO - Company "A", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Born near Fairmont, Marion County, (W) Va. 25 May 1842, he was the son of Catherine (unknown) Smith and David L. Smith Sr. (Catherine Smith died in 1883.) He had a brother David L. Smith, Jr. and two sisters, Eveline E. Smith Watson and Esther Smith Habletzell. Jacob enlisted in the Union Army at the beginning of the Civil War on 4 July 1861 in Company K, 6th Regiment W.Va. Cavalry; re-enlisted 9 Mar 1864. Honorably discharged 22 May 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. After discharge, came to Illinois and married Lucinda Ellen Pricer 9 Mar 1871. He then engaged in farming. He died 4 Mar 1915. - Lucinda's obituary states, "They lived for a few years in Champaign County, Illinois, then came to Vermilion County and settled on the farm which has since been the family home." This farm, south of Fithian, Illinois, is still in the family. - GRAVE

Class I medal owned by Dave Smith. More information is found HERE and HERE.


SMITH, JAMES E., Captain, Company "B", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. At age 23, mustered into service on 10 Aug 1861; resigned 19 May 1862.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


SMITH, JESSE B., (Jessie), Company "D", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Jesse was the son of Samuel Smith and Leahvina VanClief. After the war, Jesse and his family left Ohio for Vernon County, Wisconsin. He died in the Wood Wisconsin Veterans Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 10, 1905. He is buried in the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee - PHOTO.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives 2008 by Judi Shannon, gr-gr-granddaughter.


SMITH, JOHN, Sergeant, Company "M", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SMITH, JOHN C., Sergeant, Company "D", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by the father of Octavia.


SMITH, JOSEPH B., Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


SMITH, MATTHIAS C., Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


SMITH, PETER J., Company "M", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Medal owned by Matt Hoelscher.


SMITH, PHILIP R., Corporal, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Brother of William, also in Company E. At age 23, enrolled at Wood Co.; mustered in 28 Aug 1862 at Ravenswood, Jackson County; promoted to corporal 20 Jan 1863; wounded in action at Hatcher's Run; in hospital at Point of Rocks, MD since 2 Apr 1865 and discharged, date and number of order and by whom issued unknown. According to family, Philip died of dysentery 19 May 1865 and is buried in Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore City, Maryland. - MORE INFORMATION.

Class I medal, previously owned by Porter Stiles, was purchased by gr-gr-grandnephew, James C. Jeffery, III, Sept 2007. PHOTO of James C. Jeffery, III, with Philip's medal, as well as a photo of the medal of William Smith that is owned by Don Smith. This photo was taken at the grave of James' mother, who spent many years researching the Smith brothers in the Civil War. She had plaques made for each of their graves and Philip's is shown in the photo.


SMITH, ROBERT, Company "D", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Ed Hicks.


SMITH, WILLIAM, Company "E", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died 31 Mar 1865 of wounds received at Hatcher's Run, according to W. Va. Adj. Gen. Records. MORE INFORMATION.

Class III medal owned by Don Smith.


SMITH, WILLIAM M., Company "I", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Farmer, born Preston County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


SMITH, WILLIAM, Company "K", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Bill Miller.


SNOWDEN, WILLIAM H., Corporal, Company "C", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SNYDER, ARCHIBALD, Battery "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Edward L. Phillips.


SOCKMAN, FRANCIS M., Company "C", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry & Company "C", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Farmer born Marshall County, W. Va. Recruit transferred to Co. C, 10th Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon. More Info.

Class I medal given to Karen Hucko by Linda Fluharty. Karen is related to Selina Richmond, wife of Francis.


SOMERVILLE, JOHN, Captain, Companies "A" & "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


SPENCER, ADKINS, Sergeant, Company "B", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SPIKER, JOHN J., Company "E", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry; from Morganglade, Preston Co.; enrolled 4 Mar 1864; discharged 14 Apr 1866

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


SPRIGGS, HENRY C., Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Born 1840, Peach Orchard, Lawrence County, KY.

Class I medal owned by gr-gr-grandson, Tracy Spriggs.


SPRIGGS, FRANCIS, Private, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Born 1837, Peach Orchard, Lawrence County, KY. On 19 Sep 1864, he was wounded in the 3rd battle of Winchester, VA; died from the wounds 18 Nov 1864.

Class III medal owned by gr-gr-nephew, Tracy Spriggs


SPRINGER, NATHANIEL, Company "I", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


SPRINGER, RICHARD, Company "C", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


SPURGEON, GEORGE B., Company "C", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (subsequently 6th Cavalry) & Company "H" 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enrolled at Pleasant Valley 28 June 1861, captured and a POW. Paroled 19 Mar 1862 and discharged by order of the War Dept. 23 May 1862. He mustered in as a Corporal on 16 Feb 1865 in Company "H" 17th Infantry and served until the end of the war.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


STAFFORD, MATTHEW, Company "K", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay May 2007 by eBay user badger21blue


STALNAKER, SALATHIEL S., Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


STANSBERY, PHILSON B., 1st Lieut., Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry; 29; mustered in 22 Jul 1861. Appointed Adj't of the Reg't 22 Aug. 1861.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


STAPLETON, THOMAS, Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


STEELE, THOMAS WILLIAM, Company "G", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Enrolled 5 Oct 1862 at Guyandotte, Va. for three years; mustered into Lt. Wichter's Company on 10 Oct 1862 at Point Pleasant, Va. Various muster roll cards listed him as present until 13 Jul 1864 when he was sent to the U. S. Genl. Hospital at Point Pleasant, for acute Nephritis and Diarrhea.

On 26 Jul 1864 Steele (now a Corporal) requested leave to visit his ailing wife, Martha J., at Barboursville. Steele stated in the request that he had not had a furlough since he enlisted. He was granted 20 days leave. The hospital muster roll card for September and October states Steele deserted on 11 Sep 1864 and he was listed on a Disc. List of Deserters dated 3 Oct 1864. However, Co. G, 3rd Regt. muster roll cards for Sept., Oct., Nov. and Dec. 1864 report him present. Later muster roll records show him on duty at Regt. HQ in January, as orderly in February and absent March 5, Pleasant Valley; Dismounted. An undated Co. Muster-out roll Wheeling W. Va. gives his muster out date as 30 Jun 1865.

A "Notation" card dated November 12, 188? from the Adjutant General's Ofice contains the following: "He was admitted to Genl. Hospital, Parkersburg, W. Va. July 16, 1864 from regimental hospital with acute Nephritis and acute Diarrhea. Furloughed August 16, 1864 and deserted September 11, 1864."

"The charge of desertion of September 11, 1864 against this man is removed as erroneous. It appears that instead of returning to hospital at expiration of furlough he returned directly to his regiment."

It appears Thomas may have had two wives. The Martha J. mentioned above was a complete surprise. Family history gives Thomas' wife's name as Sarah Clendennin. I also obtained a birthdate range for Thomas as his age was given as 24 on a Company Descriptive Book which, unfortunately, was not dated.

Information from Thomas' son, Alonzo Leftridge Steele and Alonzo's wife, Olive Garnet Higgins Steele - Thomas was one of 4 brothers, separated at an early age and raised in different locations by other members of the family. Thomas married Sarah Clendenin, born April 7, 1847, died August 28, 1903; Thomas died in 1918. They lived in Putnam Co., W. Va. and are buried in Schownes Hill Cemetery in Putnam Co. Family was from Virginia - a female ancestor ran an inn, named Steele's Tavern and was said to have given money to help keep the Continental Army in the field. Steele's Tavern did exist. In the late 1970s my wife and I found a Virginia State Historical Marker identifing a site near Spottswood, Va. as the location of Steele's Tavern and farm, upon which Cyrus McCormick tested his reaper. In the cemetery of the Old Providence Presbyterian Church, not far from the Steele's Tavern, there are numerous tombstones bearing the surname Steele.

Medal, without ribbon and pin, owned by gg grandson,
Lawrence D. Roush, Manteo, NC.


STEIDER, GUSTAVE, Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry (Subsequently 5th W. Va. Cavalry). A butcher, born at Greety, Germany. At age 43, enrolled 21 May 1861 at Wheeling. He was Killed in Battle at 13 Dec 1861 at Allegheny Mountain, Virginia.

Class II medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


STENGER, NICHOLAS, Company "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers [3 month organization].

Class I medal owned by Jim Westling.


STEORTS, JAMES W., Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers (formerly 3rd W. Va. Infantry). Steorts, age 28, was a farmer, born in Lewis County, (W) Va. He mustered in to the 3rd Regiment (West) Virginia Infantry on 25 Jun 1861. The 3rd Infantry was designated the 6th Regiment West Virginia Cavalry in Jan 1864. He re-enlisted 1 Feb 1864 at Martinsburg, W. Va. and was captured and taken prisoner 26 June 1864 at Springfield, W. Va. He died of Chronic Diarrhea at Annapolis, MD 15 Jan 1865 and is buried there at the National Cemetery. Since he died at Annapolis, he had probably been paroled/exchanged and was in the hospital.- James Steorts was the son of George Steorts and Eunice (Bailey) Stalnaker. The family is found in the 1850 census (spelled Stotts) of Lewis County, (W) Va. The father was 81; "Unis," 57; James, 19; Rulina (?), 18; George. In 1860, James Steorts, age 30, a laborer, was residing with the family of William D. Powers, a farmer, in Weston, Lewis County, (W)V. James Steorts does not appear to have been married.

Class III medal owned by Sharon Dick Rothman.


STEPHENSON, JESSE, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry. Buried outside of Huntington, WV, at Harveytown, along with other members of his family.

Class I medal owned by Billy E. Edmonds Jr., gr-gr grandson.


STEWARD, DAVID, Company "E" 11th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Stuart Kesterson. Recovered in 1996 while metal detecting along a sidewalk in Williamstown, West Virginia.


STEWART, CHRISTOPHER, Company "I", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


STEWART, JOSEPH, Company "L", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died of disease 19 Feb 1865, at Annapolis, Md.

Class III medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives 1/2004 by Shirley H. Finch, gr-gr-granddaughter.

See Joseph Stewart, 6th W. Va. Infantry


STRADER, GEORGE S., Private, Company "B", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Died of disease at Romney, Hampshire County, (W.)Va., 12 Mar 1863. He was born about 1842, the son of Jacob and Rebecca Strader. In the 1850 Census of Lewis County, (W)Va., Jacob and Rebecca had three sons, Salathiel, 18; Elnathan, 12; and George, 8. All three sons enlisted in the Company "B" of the 10th Infantry. Only Salathiel survived. Elnathan, who had married Almira Smith in Lewis County on April 20, 1864, was Killed in Battle at Winchester on Sept 12, 1864. Salathiel married Elizabeth Peck. Other siblings in the 1850 census are: Mary E., 16; Louisa, 13; Martha, 11; Menerva(?) J., 6; Virginia, 4; Jemima E., 1.

Class III medal owned by Peter Gordon.


STRADER, JOHN JR., Company "C" (& "D"), 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Medal owned by Virgil Strader.


STRAIGHT, JESSE BAYLES, Company "G" 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 28 Jul 1806, the son of Peter Straight & Elizabeth Bayles Ice. Age 55 when mustered in 23 Oct 1862; gave age as 40. Discharged 24 May 1865, U.S. General Hospital, Cumberland, MD, in accordance with telegraphic instructions from A.G.O. dated 3 May 1865. Married 14 Feb 1829 Adah Henry, daughter of Otho Henry & Sophia Dean and the granddaughter of Aaron Henry (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot) and Rebecca Burrell. After the war, Jesse and his family moved to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana where he died on 4 Aug 1891.

Medal owned by Judy Lock and is currently in the possession of her father, Charles Ray Henry.


STRAIT, JACOB MATHENY, Private, Company "H", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born 13 Sep 1836 in Monongalia/Marion County, VA/W. Va., the eldest-son of Gabriel Strait (1812-1887) and Rachel (Matheny) Strait (1812-1901.) Married Clarinda Troutman Floyd (1842-1925), daughter of Henry Troutman Floyd (1798-1879) and Nancy (Cunningham) Floyd (1800-1893), 30 Oct 1860. Enlisted at age 26 on 9 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W. Va. for a period of three years; discharged Cumberland, MD 27 Jun 1865. He was five feet ten inches tall, of fair complexion, brown eyes, and sandy colored hair, and his occupation was that of a farmer. Survived war with two minor back injuries and a rupture. After discharge returned to Mannington District, Marion County and his farms where he and Clarinda raised nine children. At age 79, died at home on 17 Jun 1916 of Apoplexy; buried in Whetstone Cemetery Mannington, District, Marion County, W. Va.

Medal and discharge papers in the possession of: David L. McIntire. The medallion and pennant are in tact, however, there is no ribbon.


STRATTON, HENRY Company "H", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Richard Wolfe.


SURGER, MATTHEW, Company "I" 6th Regiment Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by eBay user medalcollect.


SUTLER, THOMAS, Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal sold on eBay Nov 2008 by eBay seller greengrass1907.


SUTTON, ENOCH M. Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Died 4 Mar 1865 at Danville prison and is buried there.

Class III medal owned by James T. Sutton.


SWAN, EUGENE, Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dolphinantiques.


SWEARINGEN, CHARLES E., Major, 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, subsequently the 6th W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal (medallion only) sold on eBay July 2007 to eBay user no.1nick for $203.


SWIGER, ANDREW H., Company "I", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by ebay user leopard09.


SYLBAUGH, WILLIAM A., (also Silbaugh), Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


SYLVIS, CALEB, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Richard Wolfe.


TAGGART, JOHN N., Battery "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


TAYLOR, JAMES M., Company "D", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


TAYLOR, JAMES NELSON, Battery "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brian Craig.


TENNANT, TIMOTHY, Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers, a private, mustered in 21 Oct 1861; died of Smallpox 21 Dec 1863 at hospital in Clarksburg, W. Va. He was the son of Adam & Catherine (Moore) Tennant, Adam being the son of Rev. War soldier, Richard Tennant & Elizabeth Haught, early settlers in Monongalia County, (W.) Va. Timothy married Susanna Tennant, his first cousin, 24 Mar 1842, in Greene Co., Pa. She was the daughter of Abraham Tennant, brother of Adam, & Frances Minor, daughter of Samuel Minor & Susannah Clegg, the last named having been captured by Indians when she was a child. Timothy & Susanna had a daughter, Louverna, who married Thomas Williams. Their son, Stephen Williams, married Margaret Jane Moore, the daughter of Adam & Rececca (Lewis) Moore. Their daughter, Blendine, married Millard Hessell Yost and it was Blendine (Williams) Yost who passed on the soldier's medal to her grandson, Timothy Yost. He sold it on eBay 7/2007.

Class III medal owned by Alan Haught, Harrisville, WV Mayor (Oct 2014).


THOMAS, GEORGE W., Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by C. Scott.


THOMAS, JOHN, Company "M", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal sold on eBay 1/2007 to eBay user katerizina.


THOMPSON, AARON, Fifer, Company "A", 9th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Enrolled 26 Sep 1861; discharged 17 Mar 1863. Born Meigs County, OH; resided Ceredo, Wayne County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


THOMPSON, FERNANDOS, Company "B", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


THOMPSON, ST CLAIR, Company "L", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Name incorrectly listed as "Sinclair" Thompson. Fought in the battle of Cloyd's Mountain in Pulaski County, VA. Many first cousins were in CSA regiments, some at Cloyd's Mountain. One first cousin, William H. Thompson, CSA, was killed in that battle. After the war, St Clair married twice in Roane Coounty, W. Va., raised 2 families and died in 1888 of consumption. His brother, Fernandes Thompson, also was in the 7th Cavalry. The Thompson brothers descend from Revolutionary War Officer, Andrew Thompson, of Bland County, VA, who lived just a few miles from Cloyd's Mountain, at the time of the battle. St Clair married (1) Emeline (last name unknown) and had 3 children: William, b. 10 May 1867; James Franklin, b. 01 Jul 1868; Mary Etta, b. 25 Dec 1871. Married 2nd to Rebecca Jane Naylor and had 5 children: L. E. Thompson, b. 20 Apr 1878 (male); Jeff Davis, b. 22 May 1880; John W., b. 12 Aug 1882; C., b. 16 Mar 1885 (female); L. B., b. 10 Jun 1888 (male).

Class I medal in the possession of: Myrl Thompson.


THRASHER, GEORGE, 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born 23 Apr 1838, Pleasants Co, (W)VA, he enlisted 19 Sep 1862; mustered in 17 Oct 1862, Camp Wiley at age 21. 5' 9"; fair comp; blue eyes; light hair; farmer. According to Capt. James Humes' deposition in 1885, soldier's health "was not very good when he enlisted. He was complaining at that time (of pain in his side and back)." He continued to complain throughout his service. Entered G. H. Wheeling 16 Oct 1862 w/ Rheumatism - disposition not shown; G. H. Cumberland, 13 Nov 1862 w/ Remittent Fever; returned to duty 19 Dec 1862; "overtaxed his powers in marching and exposure" on Lynchburg Raid, treated by regt surg and sent to Ambulance Corps but not in hosp; G. H. Grafton 4 Jul 1863 w/ Typhoid Fever; diagnosis also noted as intermittent fever; returned to duty 3 Nov 1863; mustered out Richmond, 14 Jun 1865. Married Susannah Tuel, d/o Levi (See TUEL, LEVI), 5 Oct 1865, Pleasants Co; res Horseneck, Pleasants Co. 24 Jul 1888. Admitted Spencer State Hosp 29 Jun 1916, d. 27 Jan 1917, Spencer, W. Va. of endocarditis; survived by widow. Children: Nancy Jane, b. 14 Feb 1867; Rhoda Alice, b. 21 Sep 1869; Levi Edward, b. 19 Jan 1871; Sarah Ann, b. 3 Oct 1874; Charles, b. 29 Jan 1877; Lethe Edna, b. 27 May 1879; Isaac, b. 23 Aug 1881; twin to Isaac, James b. 23 Aug 1881; George.

Class I medal owned by Judy Fugate, Wheeling Island. George was her gr-grandfather.


TICHENOR, WILLIAM, Company "B", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Brandon Wiegand.


TINGLER, ENOS, Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


TODD, GEORGE B., Company "B" 2nd Regiment Cavalry Volunteers. Enlisted 8 Nov1861; discharged in Jan 1864. Married Mary Amandice Burnfield, 19Nov 1865, Washington Co., Ohio. Mary and George had 10 children.

Class I medal claimed by Teresa LeMaster Fordyce, gr-gr-granddaughter (George B. Todd ->Charles Walter Todd ->Connie Maude Todd ->Keith Todd ->Teresa)


TOWNSEND, GEORGE W., Co "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Was originally in Company "C", 4th Vol. Infantry. Re-enlisted 20 Jan '64 under General Order; transferred to 2nd Vet. by consolidation of 1st and 4th Vol. Inf. Was 21 years old when mustered in at Larkinsville, Alabama 11 Feb 1864; mustered out Larkinsville, Alabama. George was a Cooper, born Gilmer County, W. Va.

Class I medal in the possession of: Porter Stiles.


TOWNSEND, PAUL, Co "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives by Robert Layton Townsend, Jr., great grandson.


TRACEY, WILLIAM S. (Also TRACY), Co "G", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Mustered in 20 June 1861 at Clarksburg. Died of "Intolerance" (Intoxication) 17 June 1863 at Bridgeport, Harrison County, W. Va.

Class III medal owned by Dane Moore.


TREADWAY, JAMES E., Company "G", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Wood County,. W. Va., near Parkersburg, 1841. Mustered in 23 Sep 1861; unit assigned to the defense of the Baltimore and Ohio and Northwestern Virginia Railroads. In August 1862, Confederate General Albert Gallatin Jenkins began one of his famous raids into W. Va.; captured rifles and other supplies at Buckhannon and marched on Weston, defended by the 6th W. Va. Regiment. At daybreak on 31 Aug, the 6th WV offered token resistance in a brief skirmish and escaped in the morning fog. Jenkins destroyed all public property in Weston and marched on to Glenville and Spencer Court House, capturing additional funds, munitions and supplies. In the skirmish at Weston, James suffered a ball in the leg, which was amputated below the knee. He recovered at the Grafton Hospital and was sent home in Dec 1862. He became ill later the next year and returned to the hospital at Grafton, and died there, of "intussuseption of bowel", on 24 Nov 1863. He is buried in the Grafton National Cemetery.

Class III medal claimed by Richard A. Vance, 2001, and given to James' gr-gr-nephew and namesake, Guy James Tredway.


TRICKETT, EZEKIEL, Company "C" 14th Regiment W.Va, Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Milton O. Lynn.


TROBRIDGE, DAVID S., 1st Sergeant, Company "G", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


TUEL, LEVI, 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry & Co. K. 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Born Monroe County, OH and was a farmer residing in Pleasants County, (W)VA when he enlisted 4 Jan 1864, at age 44. He was 5' 8", light comp; blue eyes; dark hair. On a march to Dublin Depot, May 1864, he slipped and fell, injuring his back and spine. 18 Jul 1864, Snicker's Ferry, he was wounded in stomach by wind of a piece of shell, wounded in rt knee by a ball. Admitted to Field Hosp, Sandy Hock, 22 Jul 1864 from field; trans to G. H. Frederick, 27 Jul; sent to Baltimore 1 Aug 1864; admitted McKinn's Mansion G. H. Baltimore, 2 Aug; sent to Annapolis same day; admitted Camp Parole Hosp, Annapolis, 3 Aug; returned to duty 8 Sep 1864; detach as wagoner 24th AC. Mustered in Feb. 1864 - mustered out Apr. 1864. Trans to Co. K. 10th W. Va. Inf, 17 Jun. 1864. Husband of Nancy ----; father-in-law of George Thrasher.

Class I medal owned by Judy Fugate, Wheeling Island. Levi was her gr-gr-grandfather.


TURNER, HENRY C., Company "A", 4th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


TURNER, JOHNSON V., Private, Company "B", 15th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted 1 Sep 1862 at the age of 33.

Class I medal claimed by Mr. Otis Reed for his wife, Betty Lou Cutlip Reed, of Weston, W. Va. Information submitted by James McCracken, Camp Commander of the Sgt. Philemon H. McCracken Camp 50, Sons Of Union Veterans Of The Civil War..


TUTTLE, JESSE, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Cavalry. Born 11 Feb 1846 in Wheeling, Ohio County, Va, he was the son of William Tuttle & Elsie Jobs. Jesse enlisted 12 Feb 1864 and was discharged 8 Jul 1865. He died 25 Nov 1915 and was buried 27 Nov 1915 at Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV. His wife was Mary Carr.

Class I medal owned by Robert H. Fitch.


TYREE, WIL'M P., 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


UPDEGRAFF, JACOB, Corpl, Company "B" 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


UPPERMAN, LOUIS, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by George M. Williams.


UNDERWOOD, OLIVER, Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


VALENTINE, WILLIAM H., Company "B", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

This medal, reason unknown, was in the possession of Captain Jacob Clammer, Company "C" 11th West Virginia Infantry. The Class I medal is owned by David Deem, great grandson of Captain Clammer.


VANCE, GEORGE, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Resident of or enrolled at Wheeling, W. Va.; age 18; mustered in 01 Oct 1861 at Wheeling; mustered out 10 June 1865. Nailer, born in Allegheny County, Pa., credited to Marion County, W. Va. Re-enlisted as a Vet. Vol. under Gen'l. Order #191, War Dept. Series of 1863. Honorably discharged from service of U.S.

Class I medal owned by Isaac Rudman.


VANCE, WILLIAM A., Trooper, Company "L", 7th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. Resident of or enlisted at Charleston, W. Va.; age 20; mustered in 08 Apr 1864 at Charleston; mustered out 01 Aug 1865. Born in Monroe County, W. Va. Recruit, mustered out under Special instructions of 30 Jun 1865, War Dept. A.G.O. to date 01 Aug 1865. Married Elizabeth Kyle Cilley, 6 Oct 1864 in Cabell County, W. Va. Probably died prior to December 1868. Burial place unknown. Elizabeth Vance, listed in 1890 Veterans Census as wife of William A. Vance. She died in 1901 and is buried at Highland Cemetery, Guyandotte (Huntington), W. Va.

Class I medal owned by great-great grandnephew, Russell E. Bennett, Jr.


VANCOURT, TRUMAN D., Private, Company "D", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Mary Jane Van Court Huskonen, descendent. Information submitted by her husband, Wally.


VARLEY, WILLIAM, (Photo), 2nd Lieutenant, Company "L", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry, recruited in Marshall County, W. Va. Born Marshall County, (W)V, s/o John Varley; married Drusilla HOLLINGSHEAD of PA at age 21. William and Drusilla lived in (West) Virginia and farmed with his father. During war, his cavalry unit rode the railroad beds to protect them from Confederate raiders. The same year the Civil War ended, William's father died. The Home Farmlands were left to William and brother, John. Having heard that the farmlands of Texas were plentiful and rich, the two brothers moved their families to Grayson County, TX around 1876. William continued to farm the rich soil of North Texas until his death in 1900.

Ann Varley-Bryant, gg-granddaughter, claimed this medal in 1998.


VERNON, MARTIN V. B., Sergeant, Company "C", 1st W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal and ID tag (Photo) owned by David Aeberli.


WADE, THOS. A., Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


WALKER, WILLIAM E., Company "F", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Intially served in Company "H" 15th W. Va. Infantry. The 15th joined with the 10th towards the end of the war. William died before 2 May 1896, at which time his widow, Sophronia A. Walker, applied for a pension. Her certificate number is #451788. In the 1870 Census of Jane Lew, Lewis County, W. Va., William was a Boot Maker born in North Carolina. Children in 1880, Roane County, were Robert N., Frederic S., Emma J., Walter M., Lucey B., Harris J. and Maud.

Class I medal owned by Lisa Carper Stott.


WALTERS, WILM. H., Corporal, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Not found in service records.

Class I medal owned by Kirk McHugh.


WANLESS, JOHN, Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Michael Phillips.


WARNER, LEVI R., Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born about 1842 in Virginia, the son of Oran and Elizabeth Virginia (Davis) Warner. Mustered at Beverly 13 Mar 1862 and discharged in the summer of 1865. Also serving in Company A were three of Levi's brothers, Thomas F., William D., and John F. William and John both died of fever in a hospital in Cumberland Md. in December, 1862.

Levi married Sarah Marple on 19 Oct 1865 in Braxton Co, WV. They had two children, Charles Elsworth and Clara. Sarah died soon after the birth of Clara. The children were taken in by relatives in Lewis Co. After 1870, Levi moved out west, possibly to Kansas. He died about 1878. His burial place is unknown.

Class I medal owned by gr-gr-grandson, Steve Scott Stump.


WATSON, MORGAN BIRD (also BYRD), Private, Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted 27 Aug 1864 at West Union, W. Va.; discharged 10 Jun 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. Born in Ritchie County, W. Va., the son of George & Susana (Divers) Watson. Morgan was a carpenter and married Harriet E. Hess, 29 Aug 1867, at Oxford, W. Va. - 1880 Census, Auburn, Ritchie County, W. Va. shows Morgan (33) and Harriet (30) with children: Virgil E., 11; Mary S., 10; Scuyler M., 9; Joseph W., 7; Fanny J., 5; Ord, 1. - - Morgan died of Acute nephritis & Influenza, 26 Apr 1923, Auburn, Ritchie County, W. Va.

Class I medal owned by Larry D. Roberts.


WAYNE, Jacob M.,(Photo 1), (Photo 2), Private, Fifer, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Calhoun County native; son of Jacob Wayne and Christina Parsons Wayne. Married Mary Magdelene Haverty and raised 12 children. Born March 1847; died 2 Oct 1912; buried in a mountain cemetary at Lower Rock Camp, near Frametown, in Braxton County.

Medal was originally claimed by his granddaughter, Icel Wayne McKown. She passed it down to a gg-grandson of Jacob M Wayne. Information from Mark Wayne.


WAYNE, LEROY, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WEAVER, JOHN, Private, Company "B", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry (Medallion - no pennant).

Medal owned by John C. Dawson.


WEBB, ALEXANDER, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal purchased on eBay Nov 2000.


WEBB, DANIEL D., Battery "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


WEBB, MELTON, Company "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


WEBSTER, LOAMMIA H., (also Loammi), Company "A", 2nd Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers (subsequently the 5th Cavalry).

Class III medal sold on eBay Nov 2008 by eBay seller rwnvault.


WEDDLE, HENRY, Company "A", W. Va. Infantry Independent Exempts.

Medal purchased on eBay auction 7/17/2000 by tlrice@epix.net.


WEEKLEY, BENJAMIN F., Musician, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


WEIRIG, ANTHONY, Company "H", 5th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers & Company "M", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Killed in action at Carter's Hill, Va., 03 Sep 1864.

Class II medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives by Ann Colucci.


WELLEN, OTHO H., Sergeant, Company "A", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal bought on eBay in June 2008 by eBay user toneyboy53. Sold to gr-gr grandnephew, Steve Wellen of Houston, TX, 2008.


WELLING, HENRY HARRISON, Private, Company "H", 17th Regiment W. Va. Volunteer Infantry. Born on 28 Sep 1840 in Marshall Co, VA; died on 3 Jan 1926 in Big Run, Marshall Co, W. Va.; buried in Big Run Cem, Marshall Co, W. Va. Enlisted at age 23 and served 17 Feb 1865 - 30 Jun 1865. 1890 Special Census, Marshall County, W. Va., indicates wounded in right foot 5 Apr 1865. He was married to Margaret Henry (daughter of Benjamin Henry and Susan Bungard) on 24 JAN 1867 in Richhill Twp, Greene Co, PA. Margaret Henry was born on 18 SEP 1847 in Springfield Twp, Fayette Co, PA. She died on 6 Nov 1926 in Cameron, Marshall Co, W. Va. She was buried in Big Run Cem, Marshall Co, W. Va. One daughter, Ora A., married Thomas Benjamin Ward. Thomas & Ora had a son, Charles Kenneth Ward who married Wilma Courtwright. Charles & Wilma had a son, Robert Allen Ward.

Robert Allen Ward is owned by his G-Grandfather's Class I Medal. Information provided by T. Vernon Anderson.


WESTWOOD, JOHN, Company "E", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the West Virginia State Archives, 2010, by Felix Westwood.


WELLS, AUSTIN B., Sergeant, Company "D", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal sold on eBay 7/2007 to eBay user crimeanwar1 for $260.


WEST, GEORGE, Company "B", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Age 38; KIA at Winchester, Virginia 19 Sep 1864.

Class II medal owned by Royce B. Saville.


WESTFALL, LAFAYETTE, Company "K", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


WHITE, EDWARD, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. "Killed in Action" - Mortally wounded at a Battle in Winchester, VA 23 Mar 1863 and died a few days later. Place of burial unknown. Born in Somerset Co., PA abt 1829, the son of James White and Martha Ann ?. He married Anne Whipkey 18 Oct 1846 in Greene Co., PA. Their children were Elizabeth, Matilda, Christian, Martha, John Edward and Mary Belle. They were in Cameron, Marshall Co., VA (now W. Va. ) by 1850. He served in the Civil War as private or waggoner. Mustered in Oct 1861 in Wheeling.

Medal owned by Beverly Todd.


WHITE, JOHN J., Company "E", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Mustered in 5 Jul 1861. Died 12 May 1862 of wounds received at McDowell, Va.

Class III medal owned by George M. Williams.


WHITE, THOS. P., Battery "C", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WHITE, WILLIAM F., 1st Sergeant, Company "I", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal in the possession of Bob Kirk.


WHITEHEAD, JACOB, Company "D", 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Theodore F. Wells lll, 3rd great grandson.


WHITHAM, LUTHER B., Commissary Sergeant, Company "K", 1st West Virginia Cavalry. More About Luther Whitham.

Class I medal owned by David Aeberli.


WHITLATCH, NOAH, Companies "C" & "H", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Killed In Battle at New Creek, (now Keyser) Mineral County, W. Va., 04 Aug 1864.

Class II medal sold by Andrew H. Lipps, 05 Sep 2001.


WIEDEBUSCH, AUGUSTUS, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. More About Augustus Wiedebusch.

Class I medal owned by Linda Fluharty.


WIGFIELD, JONATHAN, Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery. Jonathan was the son of Isaac Wigfield of Bedford County, PA and they are found in the 1860 census of that county. In 1870, Jonathan Wigfield, a farmer, and wife, Mary, were residing in Cumberland Dist., Allegheny County, MD, with children, William (8), Argyle (4) and Charles (1). - By 1880, Jonathan is still in MD, but he is married to DEBORAH and they have children Emory J (3), John F. (5), Joseph (2). JONATHAN died while Joseph was still a minor (less than 16). Jonathan applied for and received a government pension. Following his death, his wife and minor child received one.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WILDERMUTH, G., Company "M", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WILDMAN, WILLIAM, Company "E", 4th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Porter Stiles.


WILES, GEORGE W., Company "D", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Enlisted or resided at West Liberty, Ohio County, W. Va. At age 20, mustered in at Wheeling 25 Aug 1862; mustered out at Richmond, 16 Jun 1865. Farmer born Ohio County, W. Va.

Class I medal sold 3/2004 to Dolphinantiques, Maitland, FL. - [PHOTO]


WILHELM, JACOB, Company "A", 7th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Resident of or enrolled at Albrightsville, W. Va.; age 19; mustered in 16 Jul 1861. Farmer, born Preston Co., W. Va. Died 12 Nov 1863 of wounds received in action 27 Oct 1863 at Mine Run, Va.

Class III medal owned by David Aeberli.


WILKERSON, JAMES M., Company "C", 6th Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal claimed from the W. Va. State Archives Dec 2004 by John W. Clark, Jr., descendant. Information submitted by Marsha Clark


WILKINSON, ELMORE, Corporal, Company "G", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. He was sent to Company "G", 10th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers on 15 Jun 1865. Documents show he was a Sergeant at the time of discharge.

Class I medal owned by Renee Lane. Information submitted by Rodger Lemley, descendant of Elmore Wilkinson.


WILLIAMSON, CHRISTOPHER J., Company "F", 14th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers; enlisted 15 Aug 1862. Born in Tyler County, Virginia. Married Lydia G. Johnson and had 7 children. He was captured at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, 9 May 1864 and sent to Andersonville prison. He was exchanged back 25 Mar 1865 and discharged 27 Jun 1865. He died 5 Mar 1887 of cancer of the stomach.

Class I medal owned by Truman F. Williamson, great-grandson. Information provided by Anita Palmer, great-granddaughter. Visit The Williamsons.


WILLIS, GEORGE, Companies "D" & "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Veteran Infantry Volunteers. Initially in Company "E" 5th W. Va. Infantry.

Class III medal bought on ebay Oct 2008 by user medalcollect for $860.


WILLIS, HENRY, Company "G", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WILSON, FLAVIUS, Private, Company "F", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry. Born 23 July 1837 in Lewis County, W. Va. At age 27, mustered into service on 1 Jan. 1864; discharged 8 Jul 1865 at Wheeling, W. Va. See Pension file.

Class I medal owned by Michael Elliott.


WILSON, JAMES, 2nd Lieut., 13th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WILSON, WILLIAM, Company "H", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class III medal owned by Dr. Al Harley.


WINCHER, WILLIAM, Company "G", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers.

Class I Medal is displayed at the The Sedgwick House Museum, Martins Ferry Area Historical Society, 627 Hanover Street, Martins Ferry, Ohio.


WINEMAN, JOSEPHUS, 5th Corporal, Company "D", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers.

Class I medal owned by Virginia McKinney.


WINEMILLER, JOHN (JEHU/JAHU), Company "A", 1st Regiment W. Va. Cavalry Volunteers. At age 17, mustered in 3 Mar 1865 at Grafton, WV; discharged July 8, 1865. Recruit.

Class I medal owned by George Long, great grandson.


WINTERS, ISAAC DAVIS, 2nd Lieutenant, Company "I", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born in Sand Hill, Marshall County, now W. Va., 8 Oct 1835, the eldest son of John and Eliza (Davis) Winters. Married Hannah Rebecca Heatherington, daughter of Edward Dent and Hannah (Marsh) Heatherington, on 13 Mar 1862. Enlisted 11 Oct 1862. Brother Alonzo also in Company "I"; younger brother, Joshua, in Co. G, First (West) Virginia Volunteer Infantry.

Isaac was a supply sergeant for two years and was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 10 Nov 1864 at Kearnstown VA. His company guarded the B & O Railroad along the Potomac, fought in battles at Lynchburg, Winchester, and Cedar Creek and other actions in the "Valley of Virginia," and was present with Grant at Appomattox Court House on 9 Apr 1865. He was discharged 16 Jun 1865. He was 6'1" tall, had grey eyes and dark hair, according to his Civil War records.

Isaac and Hannah had nine children, all born at Sand Hill: Richard Isaac Winters, born while his father was away at war, Mary Eliza Winters, John Edward Winters, Annabel Winters, Elizabeth Jane Winters (who married Harry A. Davis), Albert Davis Winters, George Nelson Winters, Daisy Mae Winters and June Heatherington Winters.

Isaac died 6 Apr 1917. Isaac, Alonzo and Joshua and their wives are all buried at Sand Hill Cemetery; Civil War plaques were placed on their graves.

Medal owned by Elizabeth D. Swiger, granddaughter of Harry A. & Elizabeth Jane (Winters) Davis.


WITCHEY, FRED'K, Company "C", 15th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Jerry L. Watson.


WOOD, WILLIAM J., Corporal, Company "F", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Regimental Cavalry.

Medal owned by dww@bitwisesystems.com, high bidder, 24 Feb 2000, for medal auctioned on eBay.


WOOD, JAMES, Company "K", 6th Regiment W. Va. Regimental Cavalry.

Medal bought by eBay user pcsd53 26 Sep 2006.


ERASTUS WOODRUFF, Company "N" 6th Regiment W. Va. Infantry Volunteers. Born 1844; died 1928. Married Mary Ellen Chapman & lived in Buckhannon, Upshur County, W. Va. He was a Circuit Rider Minister with the Methodist Church.

Medal owned by Robert A. Layfield II, great grandson. He was raised in the home built by the soldier in Buckhannon; it still stands at 2 Meade Street.


WOODWARD, WILLIAM H., Company "B", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (1/2007) to eBay user pcsd53.


WORLEY, ASBURY, Corporal, Company "F", 11th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I Medal sold on eBay (9/2000) to Isaac Rudman.


WOTRING, GEORGE W., Company "I", 17th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Gary Wotring - [PHOTO]


WRIGHT, JOHN S., Company "K", 1st Regiment W. Va. Infantry. Biography.

Class I medal owned by Barbara Johnson.


WRIGHT, WILLIAM, Company "G", 12th Regiment W. Va. Infantry.

Class I medal owned by Diana K. Bullard.


YOUNG, RICHARD P., Battery "E", 1st Regiment W. Va. Light Artillery Volunteers (aka "Upshur Battery").

Class I medal owned by Michael Phillips.


ZICKEFOOSE, HANSON, Company "I", 3rd Regiment W. Va. Cavalry.

Class I medal owned by Sterling Zickefoose, grandson. The medal was handed down to him by his father, Walker Ray Zickefoose.


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