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36th Virginia Infantry – Assignments & Engagements

The 36th Virginia Infantry’s first assignment was with the Army of the North West, later they served with the Army of the Kanawha. In early January 1862, the regiment was moved to Bowling Green, Ky. There they were placed in the Central Army of Kentucky. The regiment was one of the few regiments which managed to escape capture at Fort Donelson, Tn. in February 1862. They returned to Virginia, and soon served in the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia. In the spring of 1863, the regiment joined the Army of Western Virginia. They served until they merged with the Army of Western Virginia and Eastern Tennessee, until the beginning of 1864. In May 1864, they were attached to the Army of the Valley District (Stonewall Jackson’s old 2nd Corp.). The 36th Virginia served in this Army for the remainder of the war. The following list shows the specific command assignments of this regiment.

  • July 15,1861 – Assigned to General Wise’s Brigade, Army of the North West.
  •  August 13,1861 – Assigned to General Floyd’s Brigade, Army of the Kanawha.
  •  December 16,1861 – Assigned to General Johnson’s Army.
  •  January 31,1862 – . Assigned to General Floyd’s Brigade, Floyd’s Division, Central Army of Kentucky.
  •  April 9,1862 – Assigned to General Heth’s command.
  •  July 3,1862 –  Garrison duty, Monroe County Virginia. Valley District, Department of North West Virginia.
  •  September 9,1862 –  Assigned to General J.S. Wilbond’s command.
  •  November 22,1862 –  Unattached, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia.
  •  October 31,1863 –  Assigned to the 4th Brigade, Army of Western Virginia.
  •  December 31,1863 –  Assigned to the 4th Brigade, Army of Western Virginia and Tennessee.
  •  May 1864 –  Assigned to General Breckenridge’s command.
  •  June 17,1864 –  Assigned to General Early’s command, Army of the Valley District.
  •  September 24,1864 –  Assigned to Wharton’s command.
  •  October 31,1864 –  Smith’s Brigade, Wharton’s Division, Army of the Valley District.

The 36th Virginia Infantry Regiment participated in 12 engagements in 1861, 14 engagements in 1862, only 2 in 1863, and over 85 engagements in 1864, and 3 in 1865. To the left are a brief list of engagements.

The 36th Virginia Infantry disbanded on April 12,1865 in Christainsburg, Virginia after hearing news of General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, Virginia. Before the men separated and headed for home, they were given a review of there four years of service, recalling their victories and remembering those who were no longer with them.

The 36th Virginia Infantry had over 2300 men that served in her ranks between 1861-1865. (a regt. had 10 companies, each company had 100 men = 1000 men per regiment). They took over 50% casualties. 100 men died as result of battle. 150 men died from disease, another 625 men were captured. Of those men captured, 85 of them died in Federal prisons. About 250 men were severally wounded. Several hundred soldiers were transferred to other regt’s when the regiment was reorganized in August of 1861 and again in May 1862.

  •  Scary Creek, Scarytown, Va. – July 17,1861
  •  Cross Lanes, Va. – August 26,1861
  •  Carnifex Ferry, Va. – September 19,1861
  •  Fort Donelson, Tn. – February 14-16,1862
  •  Giles Court House, Va. – May 10,1862
  •  Fayetteville, Va. – September 10,1862
  •  Cotton Hill, Va. – September 11,1862
  •  Buffalo, Va. – October 1,1862
  •  Fayetteville, Va. – May 18-20,1863
  •  Fayetteville, Va. – June 3,1863
  •  Cloyd’s Mt., Va. – May 9,1864
  •  Piedmont, Va. – June 5,1864
  •  Lynchburg, Va. – June 17-18,1864
  •  Monocracy, Md. – July 9,1864
  •  Fort Stevens, Washington, DC – July 11-12, 1864
  •  Snickers’ Gap, Va. – July 17,1864
  •  Berryville, Va. – July 19,1864
  •  Stephens Depot, Va. – July 20,1864
  •  Fishers Hill, Va. – July 23,1864
  •  Winchester, Va. – August 10,1864
  •  Winchester, Va. – August 17-19,1864
  •  Opequon Creek, Va. – September 19,1864
  •  Fishers Hill, Va. – September 22,1864
  •  Cedar Creek, Va. – October 19,1864
  •  Fishers Hill, Va. – December 19,1864
  •  Waynesboro, Va. – March 2,1865

36th Virginia Infantry – Companies

Company A – Nicknamed the “BUFFALO GUARDS” ; Organized on November 1,1859 as a independent Militia company, assigned to this regiment for a one year enlistment on May 13,1861, accepted into C.S. service in July 1861. (This company was first known as part of the 3rd Kanawha Infantry Regt., which was disbanded in July 1861).

Company B (1st) – Nicknamed the “LOGAN COUNTY WILDCATS” ; Organized on May 27,1861, for a one year enlistment; accepted into C.S service July 1,1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) On May 26,1862 this company was reorganized, and consolidated with Companies C (1st) and H (1st) to form Company D (2nd).

Company B (2nd) – Nicknamed the “BOONE RANGERS” ; Organized and enlisted June 1,1861, for one year service: Accepted into C.S service on July 1,1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Knanwha Infantry Regt.) Re-organized on May 26,1862 from company D(1st).

Company C (1st) – Nicknamed the “CHAPMANVILLE RIFLEMEN” ; Organized on June 19,1861, for one year enlistment: Accepted in C.S service July 1,1861. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Consolidated with Company B (1st) and Company H (1st), to form Company D (2nd) on May 26,1862.

Company C (2nd) – Nicknamed the “RALEIGH RANGERS” ; Organized on June 3,1861, for a one year enlistment. Accepted into C.S service on July 1,1861; as Company E (1st). (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.). This Company was reorganized on May 12, 1862.

Company D (1st) – Nicknamed the “BOONE RANGERS” ; Organized on June 1,1861. This company was reorganized as company B(2nd), See Company B(2nd).

Company D (2nd) – Nicknamed the “LOGAN COUNTY WILDCATS”; formed May 26,1862 by the consolidation of Company B (1st) and H (1st) of this regiment ; some members transferred to Co. K (2nd) of this regiment on April 17,1864.

Company E (1st) – See Company C (2nd).

Company E (2nd) – Nicknamed the “WESTERN RIFLEMEN” : Formerly as Company G (1st), organized and enlisted on June 16,1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on July 1,1861. (This company was first part of the 3rd Kanawha Infantry Regt., which was broken up in July 1861); Company reorganized on May 13,1862.

Company F – Nicknamed the “MOUNTAIN RIFLEMEN” : Organized and enlisted on June 10,1861, for one year. (This company was first part of the 2nd Kanwaha Infantry Regt.) Company was Reorganized on May 13,1862.

Company G (1st) – See Company E (1st).

Company G (2nd) – Captain Henry C. Grossclose’s Company. Organized and enlisted on May 3,1862, for the duration of the war..

Company H (1st) – Captain Louis Lechenet’s Company: Organized and enlisted July 3,1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on July 11, 1861. Consolidated with Company B (1st) and C (1st) to form Company D (2nd) on May 26,1862.

Company H (2nd) – Captain Andrew J. Porterfield’s Company ; Organized and enlisted on April 13, 1862, for the duration of the war.

Company I (1st) – Captain John Rigg’s Company ; disbanded in August 1861.

Company I (2nd) – Captain John R. Dunlap’s Company ; Organized and enlisted on August 5, 1861, for one year. Accepted into C.S service on Sept.20,1861. Transferred out of the regiment. Assigned as Company B, 23rd Virginia Battalion Infantry on January 15,1862.

Company I (3rd) – Captain Andrew Gott’s Company ; Organized on April 16,1862, for the duration of the war. Enlisted on April 19,1862.

Company K (1st) – Nicknamed the “FAIRVIEW RIFLE GUARDS” ; Commanded by Captain James Corn’s ; Organized on May 28,1861. Disbanded in August 9th,1861.

Company K (2nd) – Captain Peter D. Morgan’s Company ; Organized on April 17,1864, composed from new recruits, conscripts and transfers from Company D (2nd).
Captain Albert J. Beckett’s Cavalry Company – Nicknamed the “BORDER GUARDS” ; Enlisted on May 16,1861, for one year from April 25,1861, and reported as a Cavalry Company in the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.; In August 1861, this company reported as a cavalry company attached to this regiment. Transferred out of the regiment by order of General Floyd, on September 26,1861.

Captain Albert Jenkins’ Cavalry Company – Organized as a independent company on May 29,1861. This company was transferred out of this regiment by order of General Floyd, on August 4,1861. Later assigned to the 8th Virginia Cavalry, Company E.

Captain Robert A. Bailey’s Company – Organized and enlisted on June 6,1861, for one year. (This company was first known as part of the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regt.) Transferred out of this regiment on August 31,1861. Assigned as Company K (3rd), 22nd Virginia Infantry, previously known as Company C, 22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. (Perviously known as the 1st Kanawha Infantry Regt).

Captain William H. Lipscomb’s Company – Organized and enlisted on June 1,1861, for one year service. Reported in July 1861 as a incomplete company in the 3rd Kanwha Infantry Regt.) In early August 1861, as of this regiment: Transferred out of this regiment on August 31,1861. Assigned as Company B, 22nd Virginia Infantry, previously known as Company F, 22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment.

36th Virginia Infantry

The 36th Virginia Infantry was organized in the western counties of Virginia, now known as West Virginia. On May 13, 1861 this unit was known as the 2nd Kanawha Infantry Regiment, and on July 8, 1861 was accepted into Confederate State service. July 15, 1861 they were designated the 36th Virginia Infantry.

The regiments commanding officer was Colonel John McCausland. He led this regiment until May 19,1864 when he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General and transferred to the cavalry, which he commanded to the end of the war. From May 1864 to the end of the war this regiment was then commanded by Colonel William E. Fife.
Like almost all civil war regiments, the 36th Virginia Infantry was often known by alternate designations (such as those to the right) derived from the names of their commanding officers, such as Lt. Jackson Via. Unofficially these names were used to identify the regiment.

  •  Colonel McCausland’s Infantry
  •  Benjamin Linkous Infantry
  •  Colonel Smith’s Infantry
  •  Christopher Roles Infantry
  •  Colonel Fife’s Infantry
  •  Peter Morgan’s Infantry
  •  James McSherry’s Infantry
  •  Henry Grosscloss’s Infantry
  •  Francis Thornton’s Infantry
  •  Jackson Via’s Infantry

Jackson Via – 1st Lieutenant , 36th Virginia Infantry, Company B

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Born in Franklin County Virginia about 1829, son of Anderson and Jane (Vest), they had 11 children. Anderson was Born March 15,1799 and Died August 25,1874 in Franklin Co. He married Jane Vest on April 29,1824 in Franklin Co., daughter of Littleberry Vest and Polly Moor.

Little is know at this time about Jackson’s early life.

Jackson was a school teacher in Boone County, VA;  In May 1861 Jackson was commissioned as a 2nd Lt in Company D (1st), 36th Virginia Infantry in Peytona, Boone County, Va.; age of 32. Company D (2nd) was reorganized on May 27,1862 and re-designated as Company B.

Jackson Via was promoted to the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He served through out the war, he solely commanded company B, in early 1864 when Captain McSherry was captured in Boone Co. 1st Lt. Via lead his company until he himself was captured at Waynesboro, Va on March 2,1865 and was sent to Fort Delaware. He was released on June 17th,1865. He had grey eyes, dark hair, and was 5’8″ tall. Jackson entered the Camp Lee soldiers home in Richmond Virginia on March 28,1886. Jackson had a disability with his legs as he called them “Paralyzed”. Jackson at the age of 56 stayed for a short time, only to checked himself out of the Soldiers home, for no known reason. nothing else is known about his where about afterwards.

He had a Brother named Sparrel (Stephen) who served also with him in Company B. Sparrel was born in 1828, enlisted in Franklin Co., on November 10th,1863. He served through out the remainder of the war, and married Mary Cochran. Sparrel died of dropsy on June 10th,1888 in Patrick Co, Va.

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Colonel William Estill Fife

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The FIFE clan starts with EDWARD Fife. Edward Fife was a native of Pennsylvania, who later moved to Winchester, VA then to Allegeney County, VA. It was there he married Miss Davis of South Carolina. They had 4 sons and 1 daughter. Edward and his son JOHN were veterans of the war of 1812.

His son THOMAS (the father of our subject) was born in Allegeny Co. in November 1800. Thomas later lived in Charleston in 1815 and became a carpenter’s apprentice. In 1836 Thomas purchased a farm of 700 acres in Putnam Co., VA In 1843 he became a very prominent contractor & builder and he was known to have built some of the best building in that part of the state.

Thomas married REBECCA C. (ESTILL) Fife. Rebecca was born Oct 29,1809. They had 4 children: Mary K, William E, Charles T and Julia A. Thomas died August 25,1865 and Rebecca passed on February 29, 1843.

WILLIAM ESTILL was born February 7,1834 in Charleston, Va. He was schooled at the old Mercer Academy, graduated from the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Va in July 1855. Afterwards studied law and admitted to the bar in in 1857 (but never practiced) and lived with his father. In 1859 a call to arms was heard and militia companies were being formed all over the state, with the capture of John Brown and his raiders at Harpers Ferry, in fear of another upraising. On November 1,1859 – William was chosen Captain of the “Buffalo Guards” a militia company from Putnam County. Shortly after the guns were fired from Ft. Sumpter, Virginia Succeeded from the union, and the Buffalo Guards enlisted in the Confederate army on May 13,1861 were accepted into the Confederate service on July 1,1861, and 1st reported as a unorganized command known as the 3rd Kanawha Infantry, and was disbanded in late July 1861. There first action was at Scary Creek,Va in July 16,1861. The Buffalo Guards became Company A, of the 36th Virginia Infantry Regiment in August 1861, and fought their first battle at Cross Lanes,Va on August 26, 1861.

Captain Fife was slightly wounded in the battle. William was promoted to Major in 1863 and again promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in March 1864. Col. Fife was wounded in the head at Cedar Creek, Va on Oct.19,1864. The colonel returned to the regiment, and was present at the time the 36th Va Infantry disbanded at Christainsburg,Va in April 1865. William returned home & took a oath of allegance on June 20,1865.

In 1870 William Fife was elected president of the county court and reelected in 1874. We held thast postition for 8 years. William owned a good Kanawha river farm of some 350 acres in his post war years and was concidered a good farmer.

Colonel Fife was involved with the Confederate Veterans organization in his later years and held the post of Commander in the Camp Patton, camp #1 of the United Confederate Veterans (UCV) of Charleston,WV.

Colonel William Estill Fife was killed on the morning of July 4th,1891 in a train wreck, just a few miles south of Charleston on the Kanawha & Michigan Railroad.

William was buried on July 6th, his casket was drapped with the flag he served under, and was buried with the sword he carried during the great conflict. He was a devoted Christain and a free mason. William is resting in his families plot at Springhill Cemetery, overlooking the city of Charleston and the Kanawha river.


  • Files of Steve Teeft
  • Burial of Col. William E Fife, unpublished source from Tom Fife.
  • National Archives, record group 109, compiled service records of the Confederate soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Virginia. 36th Va Infantry. Microfilm M3324, rolls 821-831
  • Confederate Veteran, 1893-1932
  • WV state Archives in Charleston,WV

Confederate Regiments from Western Virginia


  • Bryan’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Chapman’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Jackson’s Battalion Light Artillery
  • Kanawha Artillery
  • Lowry’s Battery Virginia Artillery
  • Wise Artillery


  • 1st Virginia Cavalry
  • 5th Virginia Cavalry
  • 7th Virginia (Ashby’s) Cavalry
  • 8th Virginia Cavalry
  • 10th Virginia Cavalry
  • 11th Virginia Cavalry
  • 12th Virginia Cavalry
  • 14th Virginia Cavalry
  • 16th Virginia Cavalry, CSA 
  • 17th Virginia Cavalry
  • 18th Virginia Cavalry
  • 19th Virginia Cavalry 
  • 20th Virginia Cavalry 
  • 34th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
  • 36th Battalion Virginia Cavalry
  • Swann’s Battalion Virginia Cavalry


  • Virginia State Rangers
  • Thurmond’s Battalion Partisan Rangers 


  • 1st Virginia State Line
  • 2nd Virginia State Line  
  • 3rd Virginia State Line  
  • 4th Virginia State Line  
  • 5th Virginia State Line


  • 2nd Virginia Infantry
  • 13th Virginia Infantry
  • 22nd Virginia Infantry
  • 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 24th Virginia Infantry
  • 25th Virginia Infantry
  • 26th (Edgar’s) Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 27th Virginia Infantry
  • 30th Battalion Virginia Sharpshooters
  • 31st Virginia Infantry 
  • 33rd Virginia Infantry  33rd VA
  • 36th Virginia Infantry  36th Virginia Infantry C.S.A 
  • 45th Battalion Virginia Infantry
  • 60th Virginia Infantry
  • 62nd Virginia Infantry  Virginia Mounted Infantry 
  • Wise Legion

General John McCausland

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General “Tiger” John McCausland was born in St. Louis, Mo. On September 13,1837. He was the son of John McCausland. who lived in Lynchburg, Virginia and married Harriet Kyle Price. His father became a prominent merchant and finally resided in St. Louis, where he rendered valuable service as commissioner of taxation. John and Harriet had three children: Robert, John, and Laura.

General McCausland’s parents died in 1843. John and Robert lived with his Aunt Elizabeth until her death in 1849. In 1849 Johns Uncle Alexander took John and his brother to their Aunt Jane Smith’s home in Henderson, Virginia. Henderson was a small village, across the Kanawha river from the county seat of Point Pleasant in Mason County, Virginia. John attended the Buffalo Academy in Putnam County, where he received a preparatory education. Upon completing his academy schooling in 1853, he applied for admission to the VMI (Virginia Military Institute) in Lexington. Cadet John McCausland’s special field of study was mathematics and engineering. John was a exemplary student, and became squad Marshall of the Cadet Corp. He graduated 1st in his class in 1857 majoring in Engineering. After the VMI, he traveled to Charlottesville where he earned a graduates degree from the University of Virginia. In 1859, John returned to the VMI as a honored graduate. John joined the faculty of the VMI and became Assistant Professor of mathematics, as well as assistant professor of artillery tactics under Professor Thomas Jonathan Jackson. In 1859, John lead the cadets, commanded by Thomas J. Jackson, to Charlestown, Virginia to guard John Brown during his trail and execution. John McCausland’s daughter recalls the general saying, he was so close that, “he could reach out and touch him….”.

Upon the secession of Virginia, early in 1861, he organized the famous Rockbridge Artillery, of which John McCausland was elected commander. By the authority of Governor John Letcher, McCausland was commissioned with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was responsible for the organization of troops in the military Department of Western Virginia. He gathered about 6,000 men for General’s Floyd and Wise, and operated through out the region of the Kanawha Valley. John McCausland made his headquarters in Charleston, Virginia and formed the 36th Virginia Infantry Regiment, which he took command, with commission of Colonel. The Colonel was involved with all the battles of the regiment from their first battle at Carnifex Ferry, Virginia in September 1861 to their Shenandoah campaign in May 1864 when he was promoted to General. John McCausland never owned slaves nor did he believe in slavery. A young negro named “Burns”, stayed with John throughout the war as his body servant. The Colonel did not own Burns and Burns chose to stay with him. Burns was living in Charleston, West Virginia at the time of the Colonel’s death.

On May 15th 1864 he took command of General Jenkins Brigade, when General Jenkin’s fell mortally wounded at the battle of Cloyd’s Farm, Virginia. There John McCausland was promoted to Brigadier General.

The men called him “Tiger John”, he lead several invasions into Maryland, raiding and holding towns and cities for ransom. General McCausland joined in the demonstrations at Washington, DC. The daring commander actually penetrated into the town of Georgetown, Afterwards, he continued raiding Federal supply lines and held two major cities in Maryland, Fredrick and Hagerstown, for ransom. Seeking retribution for the burning of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, by General “Black” David Hunter, General McCausland continued his collection service as far north as Chambersburg, Pennsylvania where the town refused to pay (believing he would not torch the town). Tiger John is most famous for putting the town of Chambersburg to the torch as retribution for the Shenandoah. Later, the General was in command of a Brigade of Lomax’s Division, and participated in the campaigns against General Sheridan. He was attached to Rosser’s Division, fought before
Petersburg, Virginia. And Finally, cutting his way through the Federal lines at Appomattox, Virginia. He brought a fragment of his cavalry to Lynchburg, Virginia where he again saved the city from stragglers and thieves that infested the suburbs.

The General never returned home until after the war. General McCausland was 29 years old at wars end. He could never bring himself to surrender to the hated Yankees. John returned to Charleston, West Virginia for a short time to see his brother Robert, who was a physician. There General McCausland set plans to leave the country, because of discussion on Chambersburg. So, John left to tour the world. He made his way to British Columbia, Canada then to the British Isles. He spent time in England and Ireland where he paid a visit to his relations. Then he traveled to France and finally to Mexico. John stayed in Mexico for two years. Being a engineer. He helped survey the colony of Carlta (a place for Ex-Confederate soldiers in Mexico). By 1868, John was back home in West Virginia. President Andrew Johnson’s Christmas “Blanket” amnesty for all former Confederates, made John breath easier now. John was only 33 years old.

John brought and worked the land with help from Burns his negro friend, and conducted farming. He traveled from time to time to Greenbrier County which he loved and to White Sulphur Springs where he met Emmette Charlotte Hannah. They had a brief courtship and were married on October 3rd, 1878. They lived on his farm in Mason County. They had four children: John Jr., Samuel H., Charlotte E. and Alexander. After the birth of their 3rd child, John began constructing a castle like structure outside the town of Pliny in April 1885, this beautiful 19 room house was completed in October the same year. It was built by a local black laborer named Jesse Lewis. He named his estate “Grape Hill”, because of the abundance of wild grapes.

His wife Emmette Charlotte Hannah McCausland was the daughter of Samuel Hannah, a cashier of the Kanawha Valley Bank in Charleston. Her family home was in Cliffside, Charlotte County, Virginia. Emmette was regarded by all who knew her as “a great beauty and a person of fine accomplishments.” She attended a women’s collage in Hillsboro, N.C. When she met John it was “Love at First sight”, and they were married on October 3rd, 1878. Emmette Hannah McCausland died of Tuberculosis on August 25th, 1891 at the age of 40, John was a widower at 55 years .

General McCausland had blue-gray eyes and stood 5’11” tall. He was raised a Methodist, and comes from a Scots-Irish descent. His enjoyed the romantic poets like Byron and Scott. John had a great sense of humor. He was a pipe and cigar smoker, but not a drinker. His favorite drink was tea. John seldom slept more than five hours. He loved to read the Saturday Evening Post, his favorite book was the Official Records (of the War Between the States), and he had a sizable library.

He never turned away a Confederate soldier from his door without helping him. Everyone addressed him as “General”. John took his children on trips often and once took his boys to a Confederate reunion in Richmond to show them “what kind of people he used to run with”. When his sons were of military age, the dress uniform was blue, and the General didn’t want his son’s to be soldiers saying, “ I rather see my boys dead, than to wear the blue uniform….”.

General McCausland had strong political views, he always voted Democratic, but said, “ Whenever the democrats get in the act a fool..”. When President William McKinley was assassinated in Buffalo, New York at the Pan-American Exposition by Leon F. Czolgosz on August 6th, 1901, McCausland said “ I’m glad of it ! He was one of General Hunters Staff !….” In 1919, the U.S Congress officially restored the citizenship to John McCausland. At this time the Ex-Confederate General was one of two surviving Generals still alive, the other was Brigadier General Felix H. Robertson of Texas. Until then, John never talked about the war, or granted interviews. When asked why he stated, “ I didn’t want to give them a chance to crow over me…”. When he was about 90 years of age, the general attended reunions, dedications and had several interviews. In 1922 he was guest of honor in Charleston for unveiling of the Kanawha Rifleman monument. John also was a member of the United Confederate Veterans Camp Garnett (Presently SCV Camp Garnett #1470 of Huntington, WV).

On January 23rd, 1927 on a a crisp winters morning, John McCausland suffered a stroke and died while sitting in his favorite rocking chair, facing out the window towards the Kanawha River. He was not quite 91 years old. They buried him in his dress suit that he had made in England, which he wore at his wedding. At his death, he was strongly remembered. Tributes were sent to Grape Hill from all over the country, the flag flew at half mast, his coffin was draped with a Confederate battle flag from the Daughters of the Confederacy. The General had a brief military funeral and was buried near Henderson, West Virginia in the Smith Graveyard, beside his beloved wife Emmette Charlotte. A obelisk monument five feet high, inscribes their names overlooking the Kanawha Valley.

Ever to the end of his life, he remained “UNRECONSTRUCTED”.

For further reading / sources: 

  • Unreconstructed Rebel – Michael j. Pauley **
  • Civil War Memories of two Rebel sisters – William D. Wintz ** 
  • General “Tiger John” McCausland-The man who
    burned Chambersburg – Shirley Donnelly – from the West Virginia History. Vol. XXIII. Jan. 1962. **
  •  Confederate Veteran Magazine – Vol. 1-40, 1932-1940.  

Western Virginia Counties & Regiments

Here we developed a listing of each County in West Virginia, with each known Federal and Confederate regiment from that county.
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Link: Barbour County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.H, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Albert G. Reger’s Co.
Co.K, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Henry Strum’s Co.
Co.E, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Hanibal Hall’s Co.
139th Va. Militia
169th Va. Militia


Wise’s Artillery
Co.B, 1st Va. Cav., Capt. John Blair Hoge’s Co.
Co.A, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. George W. Myer’s Co.
Co.D, 2nd Va. Inf., Berkeley Border Guards
Co.E, 2nd Va. Inf., Hedgesville Blues
67th Va. Militia


Co.F(1), 14th Va. Cav., James Bright Morgan’s Co.
(Became Co.E, 36th Bn.Va. Cav.)
Co.I, 22nd Va. Inf., Boone Company
Co.B(2), 36th Va Inf., Boone Rangers
Co.A, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Joel E. Strollings Co.
Co.B, 1st VSL, Capt. Daniel Elkins Co.
Co.K, 2nd VSL, Capt. William S. Chandle’s Co.
187th Va. Militia


Co.I, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. John T. Bland’s Co.
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co.
(Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.B, 36th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Clinton Duffield’s Co.
Co.C(2), 25th Va Inf., Braxton Blues, Capt. Willis T. Lawerce’s Co.
Co.G(2), 25th Va Inf., Capt. William H. Mollohan’s Co.
Co.G, 62nd Va Inf., Capt. Conrad Currence
150th Va. Militia


Link: Brooke County West Virginia Genealogy Page

103rd Va. MilitiaLink:


Co.D(2), 8th Va. Cav., Capt. William Richmond Gunn’s Co.
Co.E, 8th Va. Cav., Border Rangers
Co.D, 16th Va Cav., Capt. Joseph W. Morris’ Co.
Co.C, 36th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Morris Kirkley’s Co.
Co.F, 1st VSL, Capt. George W. Hackworth’s Co.
Co.H, 2nd VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrison’s Co.
Co.G, 4th VSL, Capt. William P. Hensley’s Co.
120th Va. Militia

Link: Calhoun County, WV Genealogy Page

Co.E, 14th Va. Cav., Capt. Absalom Knott’s Co.
Co.A, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. George Down’s Co.
(Previously, Co.A, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph R. Kessler’s Co.
(Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.H, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph Hayhurst’s Co.
186th Va. Militia

Link: Doddridge West Virginia Genealogy Page

180th Va Militia
Co.A, 14th WV Infantry


W.D., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
P.J., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
J.D., Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.K(3), 22nd Va. Inf., Fayetteville Rifles
Co.C, 60th Va. Inf., Dixie Rifles
Company #10, 142nd Va. Militia
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co.
(Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.E, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. James W. Ball’s Co.
(Previously Co.E, 3rd VSL)
Co.D, 31st Va. Inf., Gilmer Rifles
165th Va Militia

Link: Grant County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Link: Greenbrier Co, WV Genealogy Info

Co.A, 14th Va. Cav., White’s Co., Mounted Rifles
Co.D, 14th Va. Cav., Capt. Jenkins’ Guards
Co.K, 14th Va. Cav., Greenbrier Cavalry, No.2
Amick’s Partisan Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Joseph MuClung’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
W.D. Huffman’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Robert B. Gwinn’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
P.W. Snider’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
V.W. Hawvel’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Capt. Baumgardner’s Co., Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.B, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Edmund S. Read’s Co.
Co.D, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. George M. Edger’s Co.
Co.E, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. William D. Hefner’s Co.
Co.G, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., White Sulphur Rifles
Co.E, 27th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Rifles
Co.F, 27th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Sharpshooters
Co.B, 60th Va. Inf., Greenbrier Mountain Rifles
Co.E, 60th Va. Inf., Bruce Rifles
Co.K, 60th Va. Inf., Osceola Guards
79th Va Militia
135th Va MilitiaLink:

Link: Hampshire County, West Virginia Genealogy Page, WV GenWeb

Co.F, 7th Va. Cav., Capt. George Sheetz’ Co.
Co.D, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. Edward H. McDonald’s Co.
Co.B, 18th Va Cav., Capt. George W. Stump’s Co.
Co.18th Va. Cav., Mathias Ginevan’s Co.
Co.F, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert Bruce Muse’s Co.
Co.H, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Francis Marion Imboden’s Co.
Co.I, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob Warden’s Co.
Co.K, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Alexander W. Monroe’s Co.
Co.I, 13th Va. Inf., Frontier Rifles
Co.K, 13th Va. Inf., Hampshire Guards
Co.A, 33rd Va Inf., Potomac Guards
Co.H, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Mortimer C. Johnson’s Co.
77th Va. Militia
114th Va. Militia

Link: Hardy County West Virginia Genealogy Page

John H. McNeill’s Co., Partisan Rangers
Co.B, 11th Va. Cav., Capt. William H. Harness’ Co.
Co.B, 18th Va. Cav., Capt.George W. Stump’s Co.
Co.H, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Francis Marion Imboden’s Co.
Co.H(1), 25th Va. Inf., Hardy Blues
(Became Co.B, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.K(1), 25th Va. Inf., South Branch Rifleman
(Became Co.E(2), 18th Va. Cav.)
Co.F, 33rd Va. Inf., Independent Greys
Co.B, 62nd Va. Inf., Hardy Blues
14th Va. Militia

Link: Hancock County, WV Genealogy Page

163rd Va. Militia

Link: Harrison County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.B, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Thomas D. Armesy’s Co.
Co.K, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. A.B. Pifer’s Co.
Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John Righter’s Co.
(Previously Co.C, 3rd VSL)
Co.E, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. John W.Young’s Co.
Co.F, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Asbury Lewis’ Co.
Co.C, 31st Va. Inf., Harrison Rifles, Capt. Uriel M. Turner’s Co.
11th Va. Militia
119th Va. Militia
137th Va. Militia
138th Va. Militia
Co.B, 6th WV Cav
Co.F, 6th WV Cav.
Co.G, 6th WV Cav.
Co.B, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.F, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.G, 3rd WV Inf.

Link: Jackson County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.G, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Frederick F. Smith’s Co
Co.H, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Wilson W. Parson’s Co.
Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John S. Sprigg’s Co
(Presiously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. John Righter’s Co.
(Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Joseph R. Kessler’s Co.
(Previously Co.D,3rd VSL)
Co.B, 22nd Va. Inf., Border Rifles


Ashby Horse Artillery (Chew’s/Thomson’s/Carter’s)
Co.F, 1st Va. Cav., Shephardtown Troop
Co.A, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. James W. Glenn’s Co.
Co.B, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert W. Baylor’s Co.
Co.D, 12th Va. Cav., Capt. Henry Walper Kearney’s Co.
Co.A, 2nd Va. Inf., Jefferson Guards
Co.B, 2nd Va. Inf., Hamtrack Guards
Co.G, 2nd Va. Inf., Botts Grays
Co.H, 2nd Va. Inf., Letcher Rifleman
Co.K, 2nd Va. Inf., Floyd Guards

Link: Kanawha County, West Virginia Genealogy

Kanawha Artillery (Hale’s/Jackson’s)
Co.I, 8th Va. Cav., Kanawha Rangers
Co.G, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Henry Daniel Ruffner’s Co. (Previously Co. F, 3rd
Co.D, 36th Bn.Va. Cav., Capt. Edwin G. Zane’s Co.
Co.A, 22nd Va. Inf., Border Rifles
Co.E, 22nd Va. Inf., Elk River Tigers
Co.H, 22nd Va. Inf., Kanawha Riflemen
Co.K(2), 22nd Va. Inf., Kanawha Rangers
Co.A, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Charleston Sharpshooters
Co.E, 4th VSL, Capt. John E. Love’s Co.Link:

Link: Lewis County WV GenWeb Page

Co.C, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. William C. Tavenner’s Co.
Co.I, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob Warden’s Co.
Co.K, 19th Va. Cav., Capt. Edward Norris’ Co. (Previously Co.I, 3rd VSL)
Co.I, 31st Va. Inf., Capt. Alfred H. Jackson’s Co.

Link: Logan Co, WV, Homepage

Co.B, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. William Stratton’s Co.
Co.D, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. Barnett Carter’s Co.
William B. Watkins’ Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.B(1), 36th Va. Inf., Logan County Riflemen.
Co.C(1), 36th Va. Inf., Chapmanville Riflemen
Co.D(2), 36th Va. Inf., Capt. James M. Lawson’s Co.
Co.H(1), 36th Va. Inf., Capt. Louis Lechenet’s Co.
Co.B, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.D, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Benjamin Justice’s Co.
Co.E, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Lloyd Ellis’ Co.
Co.A, 1st VSL, Capt. Green W. Taylor’s Co.
Co.E, 1st VSL, Capt. William A. Dempsey’s Co.
Co.H, 1st VSL, Capt. Benjamin H. Justice’s Co.
Co.I, 1st VSL, Capt. John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.K, 1st VSL, Capt. Robert Lawson’s Co.
Co.H, 2nd VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrion’s Co.
Co.A, 4th VSL, Capt. Peter M. Carpenter’s Co.
Co.A, 5th VSL, Capt. Lorenzo Dow Chamber’s Co.
Co.E, 5th VSL, Capt. Melvin B. Lawson’s Co. (Later became Part of Rebel Bill
Smith’s Bn.)
Co.I, 5th VSL, Capt. P.K. McComas’ Co.


Co.A, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Dudley Evans’ Co.
Co.B, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. W. W. Arnett’s Co.
Co.A, 31st Va. Inf., Marion Guard
Co.H, 14th WV Inf.


Co.A, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. William H. French’s Co.
Co.D, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Robert Gore, Jr.’s Co.
Co.E, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. Jacob C. Straley’s Co.
Co.K, 34th Bn. Va. Cav., Capt. James T. Sweeney’s Co.
Jonathan Lilly’s Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.B, 23rd Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. John R. Dunlap’s Co.
Co.G, 24th Va. Inf., Capt. Robert A. Richardson’s Co.
Co.C, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Thomas W. Thompson’s Co.
Co.H, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. James Dunlap’s Co.
Co.B, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Napoleon B. French’s Co.
Co.H(2), 60th Va. Inf., Capt. John A. Pack’s Co.
Capt. A.B. Calfee’s Co. Provost Guard, Va. LDT.
Co.D, 11th Bn. VA Res., Mercer Res.
151st VA Militia

Link: Monongalia County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.A, 20th Va. Cav., Capt. Dudley Evans’ Co.
Co.A, 1st WV Cav.
Co.A, 3rd WV Cav.
Co.A, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.H, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.A, 6th WV Cav.
Co.H, 6th WV Cav.
Co.C, 14th WV Inf.
Co.I, 14th WV Inf.
Co.K, 14th WV Inf.


Bryan’s Battery
Monroe-Dixie Artillery (Chapman’s)
Centerville Rifles Artillery (Lowry’s)
Co.F, 26th Va. Cav., Capt. John B. Lee’s Co.
W.D. Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
P.J. Thurmond’s Rangers, Thurmond’s Bn.
Co.B, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Edmund S. Read’s Co.
Co.F, 26th Bn. Va. Inf., Red Sulphur Yankee Hunters
Co.D, 27th Va. Inf., Monroe Guard
Co.C, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Western Artillery, (Previously Western Artillery)
Co.D, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt. Charles E. Vawter’s Co.
Co.A, 60th Va. Inf., Beirne Sharpshooters
Co.I, 60th Va. Inf., Capt. White G. Ryan’s Co.
Co.C, 10th Bn. Va. Res., Monroe Res.
Co.E, 10th Bn. Va. Res., Monroe Res.Link:


Co.I, 17th Va. Cav., Capt. John T. Bland’s Co.
Co.D, 22nd Va. Inf., Nicholas Blues
Co.F, 36th Va. Inf., Mountain Riflemen

Link: Ohio Co Genealogy

Co.G, 27th Va. Inf., Shriver Greys
Co.C, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.C, 5th WV Cav.


Co.A, 18th Va. Cav., Capt. William Hammond Taylor’s Co.
Co.G(2), 18th Va. Cav., Capt. William Dickinson Ervin’s Co.
Co.E(1), 25th Va. Inf., Pendleton Rifles, (Became Co.I, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.E(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt. George H. Smith’s Co.
Co. F(1), 25th Va. Inf., Franklin Guards (Became Co.F, 62nd Va. Inf.)
Co.K(1), 25th Va. Inf., South Branch Riflemen, (Became Co.E(2), 18th Va. Cav.)
Co.K(2), 25th Va. Inf., Pendleton Minute Men, (Previously Co.B(1), 31st Va. Inf.)
Co.C, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Absalom H. Nelson’s Co.
Co.D, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. Solomon Flesher’s Co.
Co.F, 62nd Va. Inf., Franklin Guards
Co.I, 62nd Va. Inf., Pendleton Rifles
Co.K, 62nd Va. Inf., Capt. James H. Carrickhoff’s Co.


Co.F, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.William L. McNeil’s Co., (Previously McNeil’s Co.,
Fontaine’s Regt., VSL.)
Co.I, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Jacob Williamson Marshall’s Co., (Previously Marshall’s
Co., Fontaine’s Regt., VSL.)
Co.I(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.Daniel A. Stofer’s Co.
Co.G, 31st Va. Inf., Capt.James Arbogast’s Co.

Link: Preston County West Virginia Genealogy Page

Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph R. Kessler’s Co. (Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)
Co.C, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.D, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.C, 6th WV Cav.
Co.D, 6th WV Cav.
Co.B, 14th WV Inf.


Co.D, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph W. Morris’ Co.
Co.A, 36th Va. Inf., Buffalo Guards
Co.C, 36th Va. Cav. Bn., Capt.Morris Kirtley’s Co.
P.M. Carpenter’s Co., Swann’s Bn.


Co.A, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Stephen Adams’ Co.
Co.C(2), 36th Va. Inf., Raleigh Rangers

Link: Randolph County GenWeb

Co.G, 5th Va. Cav., Randolph Cavalry
Co.A, 18th Va. Cav., Capt.William Hammond Taylor’s Co.
Co.C, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.Elihu Hutton’s Co.
Co.F, 31st Va. Inf., Capt.Jacob Currence’s Co.

Link: Ritchie County, WV Genealogy Page

Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John Righter’s Co. (Previously Co. C, 3rd VSL)
Co.H, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph Hayhurst’s Co.
Co.E, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.K, 3rd WV Inf.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.K, 6th WV Cav.
Co.G, 14th WV Inf.


Co.G, 10th Va. Cav., Jackson’s Rangers
Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.H, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.William P. O’Brien’s Co. (Previously Co.G, 3rd VSL)
Co.F, 30th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.L.C. Armstrong’s Co.
Co.E(2), 36th Va. Inf., Western Riflemen
Co.G, 60th Va. Inf., Roane Rangers
Co.B, 9th WV Inf.Link:

Link: WVGenWeb Page for Taylor County WV

Co.D, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John Righter’s Co. (Previously Co.C, 3rd VSL)
Co.A(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.John A. Robinson’s Co.
Co.B, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.E, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.B, 5th WV Cav.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.E, 6th WV Cav.
Co.F, 6th WV Cav.

Link: Upshur Co., WV. WVGenWeb Page

Co.B(2), 25th Va.Inf., Upshur Grays
Co.E, 3rd WV Inf.


Co.K, 8th Va. Cav. Fairview Rifle Guards
Co.A, 34th Va. Cav. Bn., Capt.Vincent A. Witcher’s Co.
Co.E, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Hurston Spurlock’s Co.
Co.G, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Robert H. Parks’ Co.
Co.H, 16th Va. Cav., Capt.Elisha M. Kendrick’s Co.
Elias Vincent’s Co., Swann’s Bn.
Co.F, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.William B. Hensley’s Co. (Previously Co.G, 4th
Co.C, 1st VSL, Capt.William Chaffin’s Co.
Co.G, 1st VSL, Capt. John Rundell’s Co.
Co. H, 1st VSL, Capt. Mathias Harrison’s Co.,


Co.B, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.John S. Sprigg’s Co. (Previously Co.B, 3rd VSL)
Co.K, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Edward Norris’ Co. (Previously Co.I, 3rd VSL)
Co.G(2), 25th Va. Inf., Capt.William H. Mollohan’s Co.


Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.C, 19th Va. Cav., Capt.Joseph R. Kessler’s Co. (Previously Co.D, 3rd VSL)


Co.F, 17th Va. Cav., Nighthawk Rangers
Co.G, 20th Va. Cav., Capt.John Dexter Neal’s Co.
Co.K, 2nd WV Inf.
Co.H, 3rd WV Cav.
Co.E, 5th WV Cav.
Co.K, 9th WV Inf.
Co.G. 10th WV Inf.
Co.A, 11th WV Inf.
Co.D, 14th WV Inf.
10th WV Militia (Previously 113th Va. Militia)


William J. Sweeney’ Co., Swann’s Bn. Va. Cav.
Co.G, 22nd Va. Inf., Wyoming Riflemen
Co.B, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.John Buchanan’s Co.
Co.C, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Russell Cook’s Co.
Co.D, 45th Bn. Va. Inf., Capt.Benjamin Justice’s Co.
Co.H, 1st VSL, Capt.Benjamin H. Justice’s Co.
Co.G, 2nd VSL, Capt.James Russell Cook’s Co.
190th Virginia Militia

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Civil War Trust preserves land on Antietam National Battlefield

The rain didn't stop people from celebrating the preservation of 44 acres of historic land within the fenced area surrounded by Antietam National Battlefield.

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Pvt. C. Ulrich Grave Re-dedication and Living History

Re-dedication of the grave of one of the men that caught John Wilkes Booth followed by a living history of the Civil War soldier. Visitations by Pres. Lincoln, General Grant, Mayor Fargo of Buffalo and others along with museum and artifact displays. Free and open to the public 11:00- 4:00

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Echoes Through Time will be taking part in a Civil War Grave re-dedication and living history at Trinity Lutheran Church beginning at 11:00am on September 12. The event is on Reserve Rd. in West Seneca, NY. Stop in and see us along with the other presenters and the GAR graveside ceremony. Its free and open to the public.,+Buffalo,+NY+14224/@42.812545,-78.756588,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d30f2855cf1fdb:0x7b995229307f38b4?hl=en

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September 4, 2015 at 12:05 AM

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August 21, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Looking for a CONFEDERATE 3' x 5' flag?.....
We got'em
Echoes Through Time, finally will have them back in stock on Monday the 24th of August
Show your support..... to heritage and preservation.... Southern Lives Matter.... too......

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August 13, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Gettysburg National Military Park
Echoes Through Time, just came back from 3 wonderful days of touring this battlefield....
The ride and driver were excellent....
The weather was fantastic....
The tour was outstanding....
Can't wait until our next adventure

Echoes Through Time
August 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM

Our Gettysburg Tour is finally here.......:)

We leave in the morning for our tour........:)
We are looking forward to a great time....

Echoes Through Time
July 26, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Last call for anyone Interested in joining us on our Gettysburg tour
I will be finalizing everything in the morning, Hotels, Dinner and such.....
It will be a great time shared by all
We are 15 days away -

Echoes Through Time
July 9, 2015 at 5:51 AM

Our Gettysburg Trip is getting closer....We are scheduled to shove off on August 10th for our 3 day tour.....
We will be featuring "Western NY at Gettysburg"
Will you be joining us......Don't miss out, Our deadline for registration is almost here...

Come join us....there are seats available....

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Historian John Coski discusses the evolution of the Confederate Battle flag, from its original use on Civil War battlefields to its evolution as a social and...

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SUVCW Battle Flag Resolution

WHEREAS, we, the members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, condemn the use of the confederate battle flag, as well as the flag of the United States, by any and all hate groups; and

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June 24, 2015 at 12:32 PM

Gettysburg Tour update
July 11th is our tour deadline to get all our monies paid up, who put a deposit down
And we are trying to finalizing our tour plans
There are still seats available

Please don't wait to the last minute
Come join us

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June 12, 2015 at 10:17 AM

The first soldier killed during Gettysburg Campaign
was from NY State

The first Union Soldier to be killed during the Gettysburg campaign died on June 22, 1863 in a skirmish near Greencastle, PA.

He was Corporal William Rihl, of the 1st NY Cavalry, Company C

According to local resident Charles Hartman’s diary: " He was shot through the upper lip, the ball passing through his head, his blood bespattering the paling fence in front of Mr. Fleming’s dwelling. Corporal Rihl was buried by the Confederates in a shallow grave. The citizens of Greencastle, a few days afterwards disinterred his body and placing it in a coffin, reburied it in the Lutheran graveyard of this place. Sergeant Coffey was taken in charge and cared for by the Greencastle people. Attended by one of our physicians, he recovered. Rihl post of the Grand Army of the Republic of Greencastle was named after this brave soldier who fell in that engagement. This fight was the first to occur upon Pennsylvania soil during the rebellion, and corporal Rihl Was the first man to lose his life.
It happened in front of Archibald Fleming’s home."
A monument dedicated to his memory, reads:

"To the Memory of
Corporal William H. Rihl
Co. O, 1st N.Y. (Lincoln) Cavalry.
Who was Killed on This Spot
June 22, 1863

The First Union Soldier
Killed in Action
in Pennsylvania

A Humble but Brave
Defender of the Union"

Echoes Through Time
June 1, 2015 at 10:21 PM


Our Gettysburg Trip – seats still available, for our 3 day tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield……

There are only 7 more weeks to get your reservations in and paid for before we close our registration for our tour in August.

Please make sure that your registrations are in, and paid for by our July 11th dead line

Don't delay, tell us today and join us in Gettysburg !!

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May 25, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Remember today we Honor our nations heroes who served in all branches of our US military, who have gone before us, as they gather in fiddlers green.....
Please honor them on there day of remembrance

Just Another reason why freedom isn't free, the sacrifices that were made by our military came with a price

Take the time out of your busy day to visit a veterans grave, and say thanks

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May 20, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Our ETT learning center has gotten a inside makeover as well, last weekend. We rearranged our exhibits making room to bring in some of our other collection to our main exhibit floor, as we get ready for our busy season

Any period musicians out there?
Come on out and play on our back patio.....

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May 20, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Tom Place, our museum curator took in a behind the scenes seminar at the Gettysburg National Battlefield park last weekend, and headed our cleanup of our 2 adopted monuments at the battlefield
Thank you for all those that participated in our annual spring cleanup

Hope others will come join us of our fall cleanup, ask us for more information

Echoes Through Time
March 21, 2015 at 10:48 PM

ETT is heading down to Gettysburg in MAY or our annual Gettysburg Clean-up of our Adopted monuments

Come join us on May 20th at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park - We will have tools available - and Bring your gloves, for a few hours of clean-up at the Cobb marker (behind the VA state memorial) and the Brickyard for the 154th NY Monument

More news soon
Director Steve

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March 21, 2015 at 10:42 PM

Have you booked your reservation for our Gettysburg Battlefield tour in August yet?

April first deadline is coming quick to take advantage of our Early Bird discount ONLY 4 seats left to get the discount.....

Be sure to own load your registration off of our website.....

Only $100.00 will reserve your seat - Trip insurance is available

Contact Steve for more information


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US Battalion of Engineers Co. A

I'm very excited to be presenting a one hour class on the battle of Gettysburg this Wednesday night for the West Seneca Historical Society. We'll be at the West Seneca Senior Citizens' Center beginning at 7pm. There will be refreshments served. Come on out and join us.

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January 26, 2015 at 3:20 PM

take advantage of our EARLY BIRD SPECIAL - save some $$ on our trip to Gettysburg in August = be one of the first 15 guest to pay your Gettysburg trip in FULL by April 1st, 2015 and receive a discount.....

contact Steve for more information....

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January 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM


LOOKING to take a trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield ?


ETT is heading down to Gettysburg, PA on August 10-12, 2015 for 3 great days of touring the Gettysburg Battlefield. We will be covering all the major actions of each of the 3 days of the battle as we talk about "Western NY at Gettysburg".

“Western NY at Gettysburg”
August 10-12, 2015

Check out our website for more information