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Submitted by Bob Moore.

DRAWING

Artist: E. Bott - More About Emil Bott

D. M. Drake, D. K. Irwin, G. W. Lazear,
J. Baltzell, W. T. Singleton, C. J. Rawling.

Bob Moore, grandson of Charles Dague, left Elm Grove for California in 1950 and now lives in Idaho. He has his grandfather's old books and pictures, including the pencil drawing above. The previous owner was C. J. Rawling of Wheeling, one of the soldiers in the picture. Bob also has the book written by Rawling titled, History of the 1st Virginia Regiment. The soldiers' names are on the drawing, as well as in the book.

Please write to Bob if you are related to anyone in the picture. He will share his information with you.

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THE SOLDIERS IN THE DRAWING

Compiled by Linda Fluharty

DAVID M. DRAKE

*Drake, David M., age 24, mustered into Company "I", 1st West Virginia Infantry, 05 Nov 1861, at Wheeling, W. Va. Clerk, born Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Transferred to the Non-Commissioned Staff, 31 Dec 1861, by order of Colonel Joseph Thoburn; Comsy. Sgt. Commissioned 1st Lt. Regimental Commissary, 07 Oct 1863, 3rd W. Va. Cavalry.

In the 1860 Federal Census, Ohio Co., W.Va., David, 22, clerk, and Virginia, 18, are living in the home of Matilda Lindsay. Virginia was the daughter of Johnson and Matilda Lindsay. David and Virginia were married 8 Mar 1860 at Ohio County, (W) Va.

Death - Wilbur Lindsey Drake, 21 Jul 1867, 2y 8m, 10d, son of D. M. and Virginia Drake, funeral from residence of Mrs. Lindsey, Main between 3rd & Biddle, Centre Wheeling. [Wheeling Intelligencer, 22 July 1867]

In the 1870 Federal Census, Ohio Co., W.Va., David, 33, bank clerk, and Virginia, 29, have children Ada M., 9; Eve, 7; Virginia, 1. A domestic servant resides in the home, as does William Lindsey, 23, wagon maker.

Death - Jennie May Drake, 25 Aug 1870, 1y 8m, daughter of David M. and Virginia Drake. [Wheeling Intelligencer, 26 Aug 1870]

Drake, David M. - Born 1840; died 11 Mar 1871; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Ohio County. [Civil War Soldiers of Ohio County, Compiled by Audra Wayne.]

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DAVID K. IRWIN

*Irwin, David K., age 21, mustered into Company "I" 1st West Virginia Infantry, 05 Nov 1861, at Wheeling, W. Va. Clerk born in Wheeling, W. Va. Transferred to the Non-Commissioned Staff, 31 Dec 1861, by order of Colonel Joseph Thoburn, 31 Dec 1861; Quarter-Master Sgt.

Marriage - D. Kerr Irwin and M. Jennie Little by Rev. Wm. Mullenix at the First Presbyterian Church on 9 Oct 1867. [Wheeling Intelligencer, 10 Oct 1867]

1850 Federal Census, Ohio County, W. Va. - Samuel Irwin, 52, b. Va.; Leama, 48, b. Pa.; Satia Ann, 21, b. Va.; Mary, 20, b. Va., William 15, b. Va.; Ann, 13, b. Va.; David Kerr (middle name), 9, b. Va.; Ann KERR, 76, b. Pa.

David Kerr Irwin's sister married William Thomas Singleton, another soldier in the picture. [Bio of Hon. James Paull, History of Wheeling City and Ohio County, 1902.]

Irwin, David K. - Born 1840; died 17 Oct 1885; buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Ohio County. [Civil War Soldiers of Ohio County, Compiled by Audra Wayne.]

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G. W. LAZEAR

*Leazear (Lazear), George W., Private, Co. "G" 1st W. Va. Infantry. At age 19, mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va., 30 Oct 1861. Clerk, born Wellsburg, W. Va., Discharged at North Mountain, W. Va., 11 Mar 1863, on account of disability.

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JACOB BALTZELL

*Baltzell, Jacob, age 20, enrolled at New Creek; mustered in at Wheeling, Va, 05 Nov 1861; Pvt.; served in Co. "I" 1st W. Va. Infantry. He was a nailor, born in Ohio County, W. Va. Re-enlisted as a Veteran Volunteer 14 Feb 1864 at New Creek, W. Va. under Gen'l Order No. 191, War Dept. Series of 1863. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant 25 Nov 1864 and transferred to Co. "H" 2nd Veteran Infantry. Promoted to Captain to fill original vacancy. Date of commission, 13 Mar 1865; mustered out 16 Jul 1865.

Jacob was the son of Otho Baltzell, per 1860 Federal Census, Ohio Co., W. Va. Brothers in this census are Charles and Alfred, who also served in the both 1st W. Va. Infantry & the 2nd W.Va. Cavalry.

Death - Jacob Baltzell, of consumption, 12 Feb 1870, 29y, funeral from residence of his brother-in-law, P. H. French, Market St. [Daily Register, 12 Feb 1870] Buried Mt. Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, W. Va.

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SINGLETON

WILLIAM "THOMAS" SINGLETON

*William T. Singleton - Listed on "Roster of the First Infantry, Field & Staff Officers" under "First Lt. & Regimental Quarter Master." Term of service: 3yrs; Date of Commission: 20 Sep 1861. Enrolled and appointed Quarter-Master by Colonel Thoburn, 20 Sep 1861 at Wheeling, Ohio County, W. Va. Age 31.

Singleton, W. T. - Mustered in 13 Nov 1861; 1st Lieu't. & Regimental Quarter Master. Promoted to Captain and C. S. [Loyal West Virginia; Lang, 1895.]

MORE ABOUT WILLIAM T. SINGLETON

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CHARLES J. RAWLING

*Rawling, Charles J., Co. "I", 1st W. Va. Infantry. Age 29; mustered in 05 Nov 1861, Wheeling, VA; Private. Druggist, born Washington, D. C.; discharged for disability at Romney, VA, 4/14/1863 by order of Gen. Schenck.

C. J. Rawling was the author of the regimental history of the First (West) Virginia Infantry.

Marriage - C. J. Rawling to Maria A. Donnelly by Rev. T. O'Neil at Endicott's Mills on 17 Oct 1866. [Wheeling Intelligencer, 19 Oct 1866]

In November 1911, Mrs. Maria Rawling, widow of Charles J., applied for a government pension.

BIOGRAPHIES OF CHARLES RAWLING

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* (1) West Virginia State Archives Microfilm - Regimental Information from Adjutant General's Office. (2) 1864 West Virginia Adjutant General's Report.
(John B. Trimble was captain of Co. "I" 1st W.Va. Infantry)

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