Confederate Units-Militia

14th Regiment Virginia Militia (Hardy)
    Called out July 13, 1861 to rendezvous at Strasbourg. Statement of Col. Harness, on
    voucher of A.B. Funkhouse, shows this regiment was in the service of the Confederate
    States in August 1861. Rolls show that Co. A to F of the regiment were ordered into the
    service of the Confederate States on Sept. 10, 1861 by Brig. Gen. James Boggs, and
    the companies enlisted a few days later for six months; reported as serving in the 18th
    Brigade, Third Division, during this period. Many of the members are found to have
    served  subsequently in various Virginia volunteer organizations, principally in the 11th
    and 18th Regiments Virginia Cavalry.
        Col. William Henry Harness, 1861 (to Capt. 11th Regiment Virginia Infantry)
            Co. A Capt. David H. Dinges' Co.; ordered into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861;
                enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 in Hardy County for six months; mustered in
                Dec. 12, 1861.
            Co. B Capt. Isaac Stickley's Co.; ordred into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861.;
                enlisted Sept. 17, 1861, in Hardy County for six months; mustered in
                Dec. 16, 1861. Captains: Isaac Stickley, 1st Lt. George W. Shoemaker.
            Co. C George W. Hawse's Co.; ordered into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861;
                enlisted Sept. 14, 1861 in Hardy County for six months; mustered in
                Dec. 12, 1861.
            Co. D Capt. Abraham Miller's Co.; ordered into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861;
                enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 in Hardy County for six months; mustered in on
                Dec. 12, 1861
            Co. E Capt. Leroy Crawford's Co.; ordered into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861;
                enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 for six months; mustered in on Dec. 12, 1861
            Co. F Capt. James M. May's Co.; ordered into service of C.S.A. Sept. 10, 1861;
                enlisted Sept. 17, 1861 in Hardy County for six months; mustered in on
                Dec. 12, 1861
            Co. G Capt. John Taylor's Co.; reported on regimental morning report for
                Jan. 6, 1862
 
46th Regiment Virginia Militia (Pendleton County)
    This regiment was ordered into service Nov. 14, 1861, for six months by command
    of Maj. Gen. T.J. Jackson. It was disbanded April 5, 1862 by order of Gen. Joseph
    E. Johnston
        Col. John H. Johnson, 1861 (to 2nd Lt., Co. E, 25th Regiment Virginia Infantry)
        Major Miles Dahmer
            Co. A Capt. Emanuel H. Mitchell's Co.; mustered into service of the Confederate
                States for six months from Nov. 14, 1861; some of the members of this
                company after disbanding were assigned to Co. E (2nd), 25th Regiment
                Virginia Infantry.
            Co. B Capt. Jonathan Hiser's Co.; mustered into service of the Confederate
                States for six months from Nov. 14, 1861; after disbanding some members of
                this company enlisted in the 1st Regiment Virginia Partisan Rangers, and
                Co. E (2nd), 25th Regiment Virginia Infantry.
            Co. C Capt. William S. Arbogast's Co.; mustered into service of the Confederate
                States for six months from Nov. 14, 1861.
            Co. D Capt. Peter McDonald's Co.
            Co. F Capt. Joseph H. Lantz's Co. (North Fork Co.); roll on file shows some of
                this company were captured while in camp at the "Mouth of the Seneca",
                Pendleton County, in the service of the Confederate States, guarding that
                pass of the Allegheny Mountains, on March 4, 1862; some few members
                subsequently served in the 18th Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
 
55th Regiment Virginia Militia (Jefferson)
    Called out June 13, 1861, to rendezvous at Winchester. Regiment served 1861-62,
    regiment size was about 2 regular companies, as most men enlised early in the
    war in regular Confederate service.
        Col. John T. Gibson (1858-1861)
        Lt. Col. J.J. Grantham
        Major R.V. Shirley
            Capt. George W. Schoppert's Co. (Boliver Border Guards)
            Capt. E.H. Campbell's Co. (Letcher Cadets)
            Capt. Joseph T. Hess' Co.    
     
67th Regiment Virginia Militia (Berkeley)
    Col. Jacob Sencindiver
        Co. A Capt. J.M. Sencindiver's Co.; in service from Aug. 10, 1861 to
            April 10, 1862
        Co. B Capt. James Robinson's Co,
        Co. C Capt. John W. Griffith's Co.
        Co. D Capt. Daniel Stuckey's Co.
        Co. E Capt. John W. Keef's Co.
 
77th Regiment Virginia Militia (Hampshire, Mineral)
    Lt. Col. Gilmore F. Simms
    1st Major Abraham Smith
    2nd Major Joseph L. Vandiver
    Co. A Capt. Philip Hartman' Co.; enlisted July 14, 1861
    Co. B Capt. Amos Roberson's Co.; enllisted July 14, 1861; remarks on rolls show some
        transfers to the Mounted Scouts Co. of this regiment, and others to the 114th
        Regiment (Hampshire County), Virginia Militia.
    Co. C Capt. Isaac Inskeep's Co.; rolls show company in service part of the time between
        May 1 and July 1, 1861, when detailed by Maj. A. Smith of this regiment to guard
        roads by night; enlisted Sept. 10, 1861
    Mounted Scouts Co., 1st Lt. John Blue
            Five companies of this regiment could not be organized because regiment limits
            overrun by the enemy.
 
79th Regiment Virginia Militia (Greenbrier)
    Rolls show that five companies of this regiment were in service for one month
    and twenty days, having been called out for short periods between June 3
    and October 10, 1861. Col. George F. Henry
        1st Co. Capt. Silas F. Taylor's Co.
        2nd Co. Capt. William Surbaugh's Co.; in service part of the time between
            June 25 and October 10, 1861. Also served briefly in 3rd Kanawha Reg't.
        3rd Co. Capt. William M. Samples' Co.; in service part of the time between
            June 3 and October 10, 1861
        4th Co. Capt. Andrew H. McClung's Co.; in service part of the time between
            June 25 and October 10, 1861
        5th Co. Capt. Edgar Keeny's Co,; in service part of the time between
            June 25 and October 10, 1861
 
89th Regiment Virginia Militia (Morgan)
    This regiment was called out by the proclamation of the Governor dated
    July 13, 1861, to rendezvous at Winchester, and appears to have served
    until Nov. 30, 1861. Regimental returns for July to November 1861 account
    for nine companies of the regiment (A to K, except G), and state that
    Companies A to D and H reported to service, and that only a few members
    of Co. I reported, who joined Co. A. The other companies failed to report.
        Col. Samuel Johnston, 1861
            Co. A Capt. Edward D. Allerton's Co.; Captains: Edward D. Allerton,
                William Baird
            Co. B Capt. Samuel Johnston's Co.
            Co. C Capt. John H. Hovernale's Co.; Captains: John H. Hovernale,
                John W. Unger
            Co. D Capt. John Henry's Co.
            Co. H Capt. John Stewart's Co.
 
107th Regiment Virginia Militia (Randolph and Tucker)
    This regiment was divided into two battalions. The first battalion was from
    Randolph County and the 2nd was from Tucker County. Col. Currence
    called out the 107th in late May 1861. Seven companies responded and
    assembled at Huttonsville where they were placed under the command of
    Gen. Garnett. Too far to participate in the Battle of RIch Mountain, the
    regiment broke up after Garnett's defeat. Total length of service for the
    Randolph County militia was less than six weeks. Col. Currence was later
    captured and later paroled.
        Col. Melvin Currence
        Lt. Col. Jacob C. Collett
        Major Archibald Earle
        Adjutant- Capt. Charles Crouch
            1st Battalion (Randolph County)
                Capt. George W. Mills' Co. (Middle Fork Co.)
                Capt. Hickman Chenoweth's Co.
                Capt. William L. Brown's Co.
                Capt. George W. Kittle's Co. (Huttonsville Greys)
                Capt. John S. Collett's Co.
                Capt. Levi Smith's Co.
                Capt. James Nelson Pott's Co. (Valley Head Co.)
                Capt. William E. Logan's Co.
                Capt. J.W. Bosworth's Co.
                Capt. Jacob Currence's Co. (became Co. F, 31st Virginia Infantry)
            2nd Battalion (Tucker County)
                Capt. Robert Phillip's Co.
                Capt. George A. Hessler's Co.
                Capt. Arnold Phillip's Co.
                Capt. Hiram Loughry's Co.
                Capt. Harrison Moore's Co.   
                 
108th Regiment Virginia Militia (Monroe)
    Rolls are on file for 7 companies, A to G, and for 2 companies not lettered,
    which were composed largely of former members of lettered companies.
    Co. C, 189th Regt. (Craig County) Virginia Militia is shown on rolls to have
    served under the command of Col. John M. Rowan of this regiment.
        Col. John M. Rowan, 1861
        Lt. Col. George Nickell
            Co. A Capt. Madison M. Ballentine's Co.; in service Aug. 3-10, 1861
                from Aug. 16-Oct. 13, 1861; some members served in Capt.
                Washington Lemon's Co. of this regiment.
            Co. B Capt. William S. Ruddell's Co.; in service Aug.3-10, 1861, and
                from Aug. 16-Oct. 13, 1861; some members served later in McNeer's
                Co. of this regiment.
            Co. C Capt. Washington Lemon's Co.; in service Aug. 3-10, 1861; Aug. 16-
                Oct. 13,, 1861, and Jan. 21-Feb. 10, 1862; some members later served
                in Capt. Lemon's unlettered company of this regiment.
            Co. D Capt. Charles K. Budd's Co.; in service Aug. 3-10, 1861 and Aug. 16-
                Oct. 13, 1861; some members later served in Capt. Lemon's unlettered
                company of this regiment.
            Co. E Capt. Gibbon's G. Figgat's Co.; in service Aug. 16-Oct. 13, 1861; some
                members later served in McNeer's Co. of this regiment.
            Co. F Capt. Andrew J. Sam's Co.; in service Aug. 3-10, 1861, and from
                Aug. 16-Oct. 13, 1861; some members later served in Capt. Lemon's
                unlettered company.
            Co. G Capt. Augustus B. McNeer's Co.; in service Aug. 3-10 1861, and
                Aug. 16-Oct. 13, 1861; some members later served in Capt. McNeer's
                unlettered company.
            Capt. Washington Lemon's Co.; in service from March 24-April 24, 1862;
                composed principally of former members of the lettered companies of this
                regiment; some members later served in the 26th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
           Capt. Augustus B. McNeer's Co.; in service from March 24-April 24, 1862;
                composed principally of former members of the lettered companies of this
                regiment; some members later served in the 26th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
 
114th Regiment Virginia Militia (Hampshire)
    Called out July 13, 1861, to rendezvous at Winchester, served to some time in April
    1862, when broken up. Some members are reported to have volunteered for 18th
    Regiment Virginia Cavalry and 33rd Regiment Virginia Infantry. This regiment was
    one of the larger militia regiments from West Virginia to serve from 1861-1862.
        Col. Alexander Monroe
        Lt. Col. Isaiah Lupton
        Maj. George Deaver
            Co. A Capt. Josiah W. Hardy's Co.; served July 14, 1861 to April 8, 1862. Some
                members served in Mounted Co. of this regiment; many members of this
                company volunteered April 3, 1862
            Co. B Capt. John H. Piles's Co. (Grass Lick Militia); served July 14, 1861 to
                April 8, 1862
            Co. D, Capt. Alfred A. Brill's Co.; served July 14, 1861 to April 7, 1862
            Co. E Capt. Davis K. Higby's Co.; served July 14, 1862 to April 10, 1862
            Co. F Capt. F Capt. William Wolford's Co.; served July 14, 1861 to April 7, 1862
            Co. G Capt. Simon W. Swisher's Co.; served July 14, 1861 to April 10, 1862
            Co. K Capt. Thomas H. McMakin's Co.; served July 14, 1861 to April 8, 1862
            Mounted Co. of Scouts (formed from other Cos.) Commanded by
                non-commissioned officer; served Oct. 1, 1861 to Feb. 24, 1862;
                detailed to serve as scouts.
               
119th Regiment Virginia Militia (Taylor County)
    This regiment originated in a heavily Unionist county, however two companies
    responded to Governor Letcher's call.
        Col. William F. Kemble
            Capt. George W. Hansbrough's Co. This company broke up, with most of the
                men joining either the Letcher Guards or the Marion Guards (Co. A, 31st
                Regiment Virginia Infantry) Capt. Hansbrough was appointed Lt. Col. of
                the 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
            Capt. John A. Robinson's Co. (Letcher Guards) Became Co. A, 9th Battalion
                Virginia Infantry.
 
120th Regiment Virginia Militia (Cabell)
    Col. Joseph J. Mansfield of Wayne County, Lt. Col. A.B. McGinnis. Saw action on
    July 14, 1861 in Barboursville, Cabell County, when Col. Mansfield was wounded.
    He was mortally wounded 2 days later in Putnam County.
        Capt. Henry H. Miller's Co.
        Capt. "Mexico" Jack Smith's Co.
        Capt. Richard "Dick" Lunsford's Co.
 
127th Regiment Virginia Militia (Pocahontas County)
    No record of regiment in service, though Home Guard company organized in
    May of 1861, and by June 10, 1861 nearly 500 of the approximately 650
    militiamen were in regular Confederate Army service.
        Col. James T. Lockridge
        Major Henry Moffett Poage
            Capt. Andrew D. Amiss' Co. (Mill Point Patrol)
            Capt. Joseph C. Gay's Co. (Hillsboro Patrol)
 
129th Regiment Virginia Militia (Logan and Nicholas)
    Rolls are on file for six companies that were in service at various dates in 1861.
    Regiment assisted the 187th Regiment in battle at Boone Court House, Aug, 1861.
        Co. No. 1 Capt. Lorenzo D. Chambers' Co.; in service Aug. 27-Nov. 13, 1861;
            most of this company subsequently served in Co. No. 4.
        Co. No. 4 Capt. George Avis' Co.; in service Sept. 27-Nov. 13, 1861; most
            members of this company former members of Co. 1.
        Co. No. 8 Capt. David Wilkinson's Co.; in service July 20-Aug. 8, 1861, and
            Sept. 5-Nov. 16, 1861; 26 members transferred to Capt. William Baisden's
            Co. of this regiment.
        Capt. William Baisden's Co.; in service Sept. 2-Nov.16, 1861; 26 members of
            this company were transfers from Co. No. 8
        Capt. Barnett Carter's Co.; served Aug.27-Sept. 26, 1861
        Capt. W.A. "Devil Anse" Hatfield's Co.
 
126th Regiment Virginia Militia (Nicholas)
    This regiment served in 1861 in Gen. Alfred Beckley's 27th Brigade of
    Virginia Militia.
        Col. Edward Campbell
   
135th Regiment Virginia Militia (Greenbrier)
    Rolls on file for Companies A, B, C, D, F, and I show they were called into service
    for short periods from June 3, 1861 to October 31, 1861. Other companies and officers
    of this regiment went into Union service. Col. John Snyder, Lt. Col. Robert W. Handley,
    Major D.S. Haptenstall.
        Co. A Capt. James R. Dean
        Co. B Capt. Julius A. Burr
        Co. C Capt. William B. Reid
        Co. D Capt. Royal Fleshman
        Co. F Capt. Charles B. Sammons
        Co. I Capt. Alexander R. Humphrey
 
142nd Regiment Virginia Militia (Fayette)
    Three volunteer companies were reported on June 25, 1861, to have been organized
    from this regiment. Col. Samuel B. Woods. In service with Gen. Alfred Beckley's
    27th Brigade.
 
151st Regiment Virginia Militia (Mercer)
    Rolls show that Companies A to F were in service from August to October 13, 1861,
    when discharged. Lt. Col. John S. Carr
        Co. A Capt. George W. Caldwell's Co., in service Aug. 23-Oct. 13, 1861
        Co. B Capt. Robert C. Scott's Co., in service Aug. 21-Oct. 13, 1861
        Co. C Capt. William W. Smith's Co., in service Aug. 21-Oct 13, 1861
        Co. D Capt. John E. Hall's Co., in service Aug. 21-Oct. 13, 1861
        Co. E Capt. Thomas J. Massey's Co., in service Aug. 23-Oct. 13, 1861
        Co. F Capt. Richard B. Foley's Co., in service Aug. 22-Oct. 13, 1861
 
166th Regiment Virginia Militia (Monroe)
    Rolls are on file for Cos. A, B, D, E, and H and for other companies which did
    not show letters. Many members of this regiment later served in various volun-
    teer organizations, principally in companies assigned to the 26th Battalion
    Virginia Infantry and the 30th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
        Col. William B. Suttle
        Lt. Col. Z.P. Arnot, commanding
        Major Robert P. Haynes, commanding
            Co. A Capt. William Hayne's Co; in service Aug. 4-11, 1861, and Aug. 20-
                Oct. 11, 1861.
            Co. B Capt. Lewis W. Sanders' Co.; in service from Aug. 20-Oct. 11, 1861;
                some members later served in 30th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
            Co. D Capt. George W. Broyle's Co.; in service from Aug. 4-10, 1861; Aug. 20-
                Oct. 11, 1861 and Jan. 4-28, 1862; some members are indicated on rolls
                as having deserted and joined Federal forces, some members later served
                in 30th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
            Co. E Capt. Addison W. Arnot's Co.; in service Aug. 4-11, 1861; and from
                Aug. 20 to Oct. 10, 1861; some members later served in 30th and 26th
                Battalions Virginia Infantry.
            Co. H Capt. William Dunn's Co.; in service from Aug. 20-Oct. 11, 1861; rolls
                show that members of Capt. F.G. Thrasher's Co. served as privates in
                Co. H during that period; some members of this company later served in
                the 30th and 26th Battalions Virginia Infantry.
            Capt. John C. Ballard's Co.; served Aug. 5-12, 1861, and from Aug. 20-Oct. 10,
                1861; some members later served in 30th Battalion Virginia Infantry.
            Capt. R.G. Liveley's Co.; served Aug. 20-Oct. 10, 1861; some members later
                served in 30th and 26th Battalions Virginia Infantry.
            Capt. Wilson Liveley's Co.; in service Aug. 4-8, 1861; and from Aug. 20-Oct. 11,
                1861; reported as of the "5th Regiment Virginia Cavalry", attached to this
                regiment, which probably indicates this was a cavalry company commissioned
                in th 5th Regiment Cavalry Virginia Militia.
            Capt. John G. Stevens' Co.; remarks on rolls of Co. A, and signatures of Capt.
                Stevens on pay rolls attached, indicate that he and some members of his
                company served as part of Co. A when the regiment was called out.
            Capt. James E. Taylor's Co.; in service from Aug. 20-Oct. 11, 1861
            Capt. F.G. Thrasher's Co.; members of this company served as part of Co. H
                when the regiment was called into service Aug. 20-Oct. 11, 1861; officers were
                paid as privates.
 
167th Regiment Virginia Militia (Wayne)
    This regiment served as a militia unit early in the war and fought in the battle of
    Barboursville on July 14,, 1861. Col. Ferguson was captured in July 1861 and sent to
    Camp Chase. After his parole in early 1862 he organized a battalion of cavalry which
    became the 16th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Two companies of the 167th, the Sandy
    Rangers and the Fairview Rifle Guards, were merged as Co. K, 8th Regiment Virginia
    Cavalry. They were formerly part of the 2nd Kanawha Regiment and then the 36th
    Regiment Virginia Infantry. Some of the Fairview Rifle Guards joined Co. E, 8th
    Regiment Virginia Cavalry.
        Col. Milton Jameson Ferguson
            Capt. James Corns' Co. (Sandy Rangers/Bloodtubs)
            Capt. Joseph Ferguson's Co.
            Capt. William "Rebel Bill" Smith's Co. (Fairview Rifle Guards)
 
184th Regiment Virginia Militia (Raleigh)
    Three volunteer companies were reported June 25, 1861 to have been organized from
    this regiment. Lt. Col. Caldwell took command when the officer in command was taken
    prisoner by Union troops. The 184th Regiment served in 1861 in Gen. Alfred Beckley's
    27th Brigade.
        Lt. Col. Joseph Caldwell.
 
186th Regiment Virginia Militia (Calhoun)
    Col. Adonijah J. McDonald, Major Peregrine Hays. Col. McDonald remained loyal
    to the Union while Major Hays was loyal to Virginia. Most of the militia captains
    formed guerrilla units.
        Capt. George Downs' Co.
        Capt. Perry Connolly's Co.
        Capt. Daniel Dusky's Co.
        Capt. Peter Sauerbourne's Co.
        Capt. Absolom Knott's Co.
 
187th Regiment Virginia Militia (Boone)
    Two volunteer companies were reported June 25, 1861 to have been organized from
    this regiment. In service with Gen. Alfred Beckley's 27th Brigade. In conjunction
    with Logan County's 129th Reg't fought off Union assault on Boone Court House
    in August 1861.
        Col. Ezekiel S. Miller
 
190th Regiment Virginia Militia (Wyoming)
    Rolls on file for Companies E and G show they were in service during part of 1861.
    In service from July-October 1861 as part of Gen. Beckley's 27th Brigade.
        Col. William N. Henderson
            Co. E Capt. Madison Bailey's Co.; served from July 18-Oct. 25, 1861
            Co. G Capt. Lewis Graham's Co.; served from July 18-Sept. 27, 1861
 
199th Regiment Virginia Militia (Webster)
    Col. James Miller
    Major Walter Cool
        Capt. William H. Mollahan's Co. Later joined the 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry, and
            merged with Capt. James M. Berry's Co. (Braxton County) to form Co. B, 9th
            Battalion Virginia Infantry, later Co. G(2nd), 25th Regiment Virginia Infantry.
        Capt. Duncan McLaughlin's Co. (Webster Dare Devils)
        Capt. James McCray's Co.
        Capt. Matthew W. Perrine's Co. Later became Co. H, 3rd Regiment, Virginia State
             Line.
 
3rd Cavalry Regt. VA Militia (Barbour)
    Capt. W.R. Jenkins Co., Barbour Lighthorse
 
5th Cavalry Regt. VA Militia
    Capt. Wilson Lively' Co.  (Monroe)
    Capt. Andrew G. McNeil's Co., Levels Cavalry (Pocahontas)
 
3rd Artillery Regt. VA Militia (Ohio)
    Capt. James W. Sweeney's Co.
 
Coal River Rifle Co. (Kanawha and Putnam)
    Capt. Thomas A. Lewis's Co.
 
Mercer Reserves
    Formed in August 1864 and served until the end of the war.
        Co. D Capt. Benjamin G. McNutt
 
Monroe Reserves
    Formed in August 1864 and served until the end of the war.
        Co. C Capt. James W. Goodall
        Co. E Capt. Jacob Osborne. This company was originally
            formed by Capt. Samuel M. Wallace, who was promoted
            to Lt. Col. in charge of the 11th Battalion of VA Reserves,
            of which the Monroe and Mercer Reserves were a part.
 
Pendleton Reserves
    Formed in August 1864 and served until the end of the war.
        Co. A Capt. Harmon Hiner (Pizarinktums)
 
REFERENCES: Wallace, Lee A., Jr., "A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations,
                             1861-1865", Virginia Civil War Commission, 1964.
                         Linger, James Carter, "Confederate Military Units of West Virginia"
                             Privately Published, 2002 ed.
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