McDowell County in the Civil War


WV MILITIA COMPANY OF McDOWELL, UNION


Organized in the year of statehood, 1863


McDOWELL COUNTY ROSTER
(Household numbers and ages refer to the 1860 McDowell County Census.)


SHORTEN SMITH
HH #151, 31
McDowell Company, Captain; Enrolled Summer of 1863

HARRISON GROSS
HH #164, 19
Cap't. Smith's Co., Lieut.; Enrolled Summer of 1863

ABNER BELCHER
HH #210, 12
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Enrolled again 8 Mar 1865

ANDREW BELCHER
HH # 161, 25, OR HH #185, 17
Capt. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Enrolled again 1 Apr 1865

BENJAMIN BELCHER
HH #210, 41
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

DANIEL BELCHER
HH #210, 14
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Enrolled again 8 Mar 1865

WILLIAM BLANKENSHIP
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Was Killed

JAMES CLINE
HH #179, 17
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

JOHN CLINE
HH #55, 22
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

JOHN LESTER
HH #135, 25
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Was Killed

AUGUSTINE (AUGUSTUS) MITCHEM
HH #50, 15
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Enrolled again 14 Mar 1865
A James A. Mitchem enlisted into the 29 VA Infantry in 1862.

ISAIAH MITCHEM
HH #50, 35
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

ANDREW ROSE
HH #152, 32
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

(WILLIAM) LEWIS SIMPSON
HH #195, 29
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Enrolled again 1 Apr 1865

ISAIAH SMITH
HH #212, 58
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

TOM SMITH
HH #212, 14
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

CHARLES TOTTEN
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Was Wounded; Enrolled again, at the age of 18, 8 Mar 1865

JOHN TOTTEN
HH #203, 18
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863

EDLEY (AUDLEY) WHITT
HH #197, 29
Cap't. Smith's Co., Private; Enrolled Summer of 1863
Was Killed


By 1865, McDowell, Raleigh, and Wyoming had reorganized into one militia unit, under
Capt. William Turner.


HIRAM BLAKELY
HH #127, 17
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 8 Mar 1865

JAMES A. BLAKELY
HH #127, 15
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 8 Mar 1865

WILEY BLAKELY
HH #127, 50
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private/Musician; Enrolled 8 Mar 1865

PETER CLINE
HH #130, 32
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 13 Mar 1865

GARRETT LAMBERT
HH #202, 33
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 8 Mar 1865

CHARLES K. LESTER
HH #189, 15
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 8 Mar 1865

WILLIAM NEWSOM
HH #61, 33 (Militia records say he's 45 in 1865.)
Cap't. William Turner's Co., Private; Enrolled 14 Mar 1865
A William Newsom enlisted into the 34th VA CAV in 1862.

Sources

West Virginia State Library, History and Archives; On-line Militia Records
White, June. 1860 McDowell County Census, on-line, McDowell County, WV, Genweb Archives.


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