McDowell County in the Civil War


34th BATTALION CAVALRY, CONFEDERATE
COL. VINCENT A. WITCHER, CSA, COMMANDING OFFICER


Organized and mustered into Confederate service in Wayne County, West Virginia, 1862
Attached, in 1864, to Brig. Gen. William E. Jones' Cavalry Brigade

Total Companies: 10
Areas of recruitment: Wayne County, WV; Southern West Virginia counties; Southwestern Virginia counties; Eastern Kentucky counties; Eastern Tennessee counties; Western North Carolina counties

COMPANY C, raised on the border of Tazewell and McDowell counties; Total number: 163
Also called McDOWELL PARTISAN RANGERS
Many previously served in 21st Battalion VA Infantry and 188th Regiment VA Militia
Elias V. Harman*, Captain, resigned 28 Mar 1863
M. H. Waldron, First Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, VA Mounted Rifles (Later, 34th)
A. D. Beavers*, Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, VA Mounted Rifles (Later, 34th)
D. G. Sayers, First Lieutenant, promoted to Captain
William B. Harman*, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant
Daniel H. Harman**, Second Lieutenant, Captain
Thomas J. Wynn, Second Lieutenant
T. C. Blankenship, Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant
John W. Beavers, Second Lieutenant

COMPANY E, raised from Buchanan, McDowell and Tazewell counties; Total number: 60
*Listed in 1860 McDowell County Census
**Brother listed in 1860 McDowell Census


34th BATTALION, McDOWELL COUNTY ROSTER
(All household numbers and ages are from the 1860 McDowell County Census.)


FRANCIS (FRANK) ALDRIDGE
HH #9, 13
CO. E, Enlisted 3 Oct 1862

THOMAS ALTIZER
HH #67, 29
CO. E, Private, Enlisted 15 Aug 1862

ELIJAH BARNETT
HH #65, 29
CO. C/E, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JOHN BARRETT
HH #72, 26
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

ALEXANDER D. BEAVERS
HH #209, 31
CO. C, 2nd Lt., Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

ANDREW JACKSON BEAVERS
HH #8, 21
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JAMES BEAVERS
HH #17, 27
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JOHN BEAVERS
HH #8, 16
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

ROBERT BEAVERS
HH #68, 29
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JAMES BURTON BENTLEY
HH #116, 23
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

WILLIAM BREWSTER
HH #18, 30
CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Aug 1862
Previously served in 29th VA Infantry, Co. H

ADDISON CHRISTIAN
HH #120, 33
CO. B, 3rd Lt., Enlisted 1 Apr 1862

HIRAM CHRISTIAN
HH #57, 24
CO. B/E, 1st Sgt., 1st Lt., Enlisted 4 May 1862
Also served in Diamond's 10th KY Cavalry

JOHN CHRISTIAN
HH #122, 19
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

MOSES CHRISTIAN
HH #113, 18
CO. B, Private, Enlisted 4 May 1862

ADAM CLINE
HH #106, 26
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

GORDON CLINE
HH #54, 16
CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Sept 1862
Also served in 57 VA Inf.

HENRY CLINE
HH #137, 28
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JAMES CLINE
HH #55, 16
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

JOHN A. CLINE
HH #55, 22
CO. E, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

WILLIAM CLINE
HH #55, 14
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

PARRIS DILLION
HH #173, 18
CO. B, Sgt., Enlisted 18 Jun 1862

ELEXEOUS EVANS
HH #41, 35
CO. C, Private, Enlisted 3 Jun 1862

JEREMIAH GIBSON
HH #156, 22
CO. A/G, Enlisted 30 May 1862
Later served in 22 VA Cavalry

RICHARD GIBSON
HH #156, 22
CO. A/G, Enlisted 20 May 1862
Later served in 22 VA Cavalry

ANDREW JACKSON HARMAN
HH #243, 18
CO. C

CUTHBERT HARMAN
HH #69, 30
CO. C, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862

ELIAS V. HARMAN
HH #43, 40
CO. C, Captain, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

WILLIAM B. HARMAN
HH #20, 33
CO. C, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

ISAAC W. HOLBROOK
HH #17, 21
CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

JOSEPH HOLBROOK
HH #4, 16
CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862
Previously served in 29th VA Infantry, Co. H

SOLOMON JUSTICE
HH #142, 26
CO. E/C, Enlisted 1 Aug 1862

BIRD W. P. LOCKHART
HH #74, 26
Also served in 29th VA Infantry, into which he enlisted 27 Aug 1862

HENRY MURPHY
HH #34, 23
CO. C, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

QUINTEN MURPHY
HH #237, 45, First Sheriff of McDowell County
CO. C/E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

WILLIAM NEWSOM(E)
HH #61, 33
CO. C, Enlisted 4 Jun 1862

JOHN POTTER
HH #118, 36
CO. B, Enlisted 19 Apr 1862
Also served in Diamond's 10th KY Cavalry as a 2nd Lt.

JOHN L. (A.?) REED
HH #124, 26
CO. C, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862

MATTHIAS REED
HH #108, 22
CO. B, Enlisted 21 May 1862

ELI ROSE
HH #232, 19
CO. C, Enlisted 10 Jun 1862

JOEL ROSE
HH #232, 21
CO. C, Sgt., Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

SOLOMON ROSE
HH #232, 16
CO. C

ANDREW STEEL
HH #119, 31
CO. C/B, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862

REUBEN STEEL
HH #115, 25
CO. C, Enlisted 2 Jun 1862

SAMUEL STEEL
HH #117, 16
CO. C/B, Enlisted 10 Jun 1862

JAMES STUMP
HH #4, 22
CO. E, Enlisted 1 Jun 1862

RICHARD VANCE
HH #121, 38
CO. D, 26 Aug 1862

HENRY WALLAS (WALLACE/WALLIS)
HH #240, 23
CO. C, Enlisted 1 Oct 1862


Sources

Ancestry.com Civil War Service Records.
Cole, Scott C. 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry, H. E. Howard, Inc., Lynchburg, Virginia. 1993.
Harman, John Newton, Sr. Annals of Tazewell County, Virginia, from 1800 to 1922. W. C. Hill Printing Company, Richmond, 1922.
Library of Virginia. Confederate Rosters. eagle.vsla.edu/cgi-bin/con.ros.gateway
White, June. 1860 McDowell County Census. On-line, McDowell Co., WV Genweb Archives.


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