WIRT, ROANE & JACKSON COUNTIES
The original, handwritten document from which this was transcribed, is in a collection of Civil War items originally owned by Major George C. Trimble, 11th West Virginia Infantry, formerly Captain of Company "E" 1st (West) Virginia Infantry (3 month).
It appears that Major Andrews wrote a copy for Major Trimble, who was assigned to the general area in which this Guerrilla unit was present.
At least six of the men in this roster were later members of Company "F" 17th Virginia Cavalry. This company, known as the "Nighthawk Rangers," was first organized in Roane County, near Three Forks of Reedy, and was composed of men from Roane, Jackson, Wirt, and Wood Counties.
Major George Trimble's presence in the area is shown in the "Memoranda" in the 1864 Adjutant General's Report: "The Eleventh Regiment West Virginia Infantry Volunteers was commenced by Lieut. Col. J. C. Rathbone, in October, 1861. On the 22d and 24th of December, respectively, companies B and C were organized in Wirt county, and were immediately armed and placed on duty against the guerrillas in Wirt, Calhoun and Roane counties."
The names are transcribed as accurately as possible.
The original document is owned by Linda Cunningham Fluharty.
COPY I hereby certify that I otained this enlistment paper in the house of James E. Smith, supposed to be for the Capt. of the Company below. (Signed) E. B. Andrews, Major 36th Regt. O.V.U.S.A. Sep 18" 1861 In command at Three Forks, Ready Roane Co. Va. We the undersigned citizens of Virginia do agree to form ourselves into an independent Guerrilla Volunteer Company, to serve for a period of three months in defence of the State, and of our families, friends and personal property against Northern troops or any body of citizens raised for illegal or improper purposes. All officers of said company to be elected by the men, and the services of the men not to be required beyond the limits of Wirt, Roan & Jackson Counties. Given under our hands, this 16" day of August 1861. M. J. Kester Mark Custer Francis Childers J. F. Eagle (?) Eph Vernon(?) Disoway Cain G. M. Stalnaker W. H. H. Cook Fenton Romine G. W. Parsons Strother Cook James E. Carpenter Saml Hall George Beatty Joseph W. Lawson (?) A. H. Ryder Ephraim Carder John Stalnaker J. M. Rader F. P. Carder A. N. Lazier D. W. Engle Wm. S. Parsons James E. Smith Alexander Stewart B. O. Snyder Jefferson Carder Enos George S. H. Curfman Jacob Warner Jeremiah Ayers Lawson Parsons Wm. J. Riddle Lovel Burditt W. Curfman A. G. Riddle Wm. Beatty H. P. Colbett Noah Tanner James O'Hara Henry George H. Amick John Roach J. W. Cain H. Sheppard Ben Riddle E. J. Sims J. M. Straley (?) Travis Parsons Jacob Page David Enoch William C. Carder S. B. Seary M. V. Sheppard Gamaliel Cain A. J. McCoy W. T. Staats J. Ayers John Sec Amanuel Francis