WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA MILITARY LEGACY

Written And Compiled By Waukesha Lowe Sammons

Daughter of Technical Sergeant Albert Roy "Jake" Lowe, Who Was Killed In Action, World War II

Copyright 2017              info@perrycountykentuckymilitarylegacy.com              All Rights Reserved

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR (1861 - 1865)

WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIRMEN, MARINES

REMEMBER AND NAME, FRAZIER - L

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IN 1863 AMID THE CHAOS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, THE WESTERN PART OF VIRGINIA, INCLUDING WAYNE COUNTY, WAS ADMITTED TO THE UNION AS THE THIRTY-FIFTH STATE AND WAS GIVEN THE NAME OF WEST VIRGINIA.

THE 1890 VETERANS SCHEDULES OF CIVIL WAR MILITARY SERVICE WAS FOR UNION SOLDIERS ONLY.  BUT IN WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS DEFIED AUTHORITIES BY HAVING THEIR NAMES AND MILITARY SERVICE LISTED WITH THE UNION SOLDIERS.  LATER A LINE WAS DRAWN ACROSS THE CONFEDERATE DATA, BUT THE WORDS WERE STILL READABLE.  EQUAL DOCUMENTATION OF ALL MILITARY SERVICE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR OCCURRED IN WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA.

FERGUSON’S GUYANDOTTE BATTALION, SIXTEENTH REGIMENT, VIRGINIA CAVALRY,

CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY OF WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA,

WHICH BECAME WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN 1863.

ASSIGNED TO JENKINS’ AND MCCAUSLAND’S BRIGADE.

THE BATTLE OF DROOP MOUNTAIN.  THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG.


FAIRVIEW RIFLE GUARDS, AKA BIG SANDY RANGERS, BECAME COMPANY K, EIGHTH REGIMENT,

VIRGINIA CAVALRY, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY OF WAYNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA,

WHICH BECAME WAYNE COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN 1863.

ATTACHED TO JONES’ CAVALRY BRIGADE

GENERAL EARLY’S SHANENDOAH VALLEY OPERATIONS.

APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN.


THE MILITARY MEN WERE NOT LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER.
EACH PERSON WAS PLACED WITH FAMILY, WHENEVER POSSIBLE.


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FRAZIER

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THERE WERE TWO NATHAN FRAZIER CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS IN COMPANY K, 8TH REGIMENT, VIRGINIA CAVALRY:  NATHAN F. FRAZIER AND NATHAN HASTEN FRAZIER.  ALL OF THE SAME CIVIL WAR MILITARY RECORDS HAVE BEEN ATTACHED TO BOTH NATHANS BY MANY RESEARCHERS, WITH NO CURRENT WAY TO DISTINGUISH, WHICH MILITARY DATA BELONGED TO WHICH ONE.  DID BOTH BECOME PRISONERS OF WAR?  
~ NATHAN HASTEN FRAZIER (17 March 1842 – 14 October 1911), SON OF BATHSHEBA BERRY AND HASTEN FRAZIER.
~ NATHAN F. FRAZIER (5 April 1842 – 5 July 1925), SON OF MARY KISIAH WELLMAN AND JOHN L. FRAZIER.


SIX SONS OF BATHSHEBA BERRY AND HASTEN FRAZIER:

GRANVILLE FRAZIER.  HARVEY FRAZIER.  JAMES A. FRAZIER.  NATHAN HASTEN FRAZIER (PRISONER OF WAR).

SAMUEL H. FRAZIER.  WILLIAM H. FRAZIER.




















FRAZIER, GRANVILLE H. (ca 1840-1897), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
NOTE:  Was he a Prisoner of War in 1863?
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:    Butler, Wayne County, West Virginia.  Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.   
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1840 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Corilda Alice Elam, wed 18 April 1878 in Lawrence County, Kentucky.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  13 August 1861.  1 August 1862 at Wayne County, Virginia.  1863.  
RANK:  Sergeant.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1897, Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky.
CEMETERY:  Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.  Findagrave.  Kentucky Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors; nps.gov.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, Granville H. Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FRAZIER, HARVEY (ca 1826- before 1870 census), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1826, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Mary J. Napier, wed in 1855 in Wayne County, Virginia.
NOTE:  WAS HARRY FRASHER HIS INDEXED NAME ON MILITARY RECORDS?
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 August 1862.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  Before the 1870 Census.  Conflicting dates.  Was the death date on findagrave wrong?
CEMETERY:  Frasher Cemetery, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.                                  NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, Harvey Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FRAZIER, JAMES A. (ca 1836-    ), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
ALTERNATE SPELLING:  Frasher.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1836
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.  Alternate spellings:  Bashaba, Barsheba, Basua or Basna.
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 December 1861.          DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, James A. Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FRAZIER, NATHAN HASTEN (March 1842-1911), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Prisoner of War Union Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio.
DATE OF BIRTH:  17 March 1842, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.
GRANDPARENTS:  Susannah Hamilton and Micajah Frazier, American Revolutionary War.
SPOUSE:  Rebecca Jane Revina Ratcliff / Ratliff, married on 4 November 1869.
SON:  Grover Cleveland Frazier, who married Leota Cook.                                                                                          GRANDDAUGHTER:  Ruth Gaynell Frazier, who married Violas Thacker Sammons, who served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.  Violas’ grandparents were Andrew Jackson Sammons and Rachael Frances Bradshaw, whose father was James Alfred Bradshaw, a Confederate Army Soldier, who died while a Prisoner of War at Fort Delaware Union Military Prison during the Civil War.

ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate Army, American Civil War.
19 MARCH 1864, CAPTURED:  Became a Prisoner of War, when captured in Wayne County, West Virginia by the Union Army.
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CONFEDERATE PRISONERS OF WAR AT CAMP CHASE, OHIO:  Nathan Frazier, page 428, Confederate.
25 FEBRUARY 1865, PRISONER EXCHANGE:  Sent to City Point, Virginia for a Prisoner of War Exchange.
DATE OF DEATH:  14 October 1911, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
CEMETERY:  Wayne Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave # 8399311.  Roll of Prisoner of War Parolee at Camp Chase, Ohio and Transferred to City Point, Virginia.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, Nathan Hasten Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FRAZIER, SAMUEL H. (1834-1919), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
DATE OF BIRTH:  24 January 1834.
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Rebeca Crabtree.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 March 1863 in Wayne County, West Virginia at age 29.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY SURVIVOR:  Listed on the 1910 Census.
DATE OF DEATH:  21 January 1919 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  American Civil War Soldiers.  Census.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.    U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Death and Marriages Index.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, Samuel H. Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.




















FRAZIER, WILLIAM H. (1821-1906), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.   
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Cassville and Butler in Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  September 1821 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Bathsheba Berry and Hasten Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Amanda Wellman.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 August 1862.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:  1906.
CEMETERY:  Fairview Cemetery, Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, William H. Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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TWO SONS OF MARY KISIAH WELLMAN AND JOHN L. FRAZIER: 

LEWIS F. FRAZIER (ca 1832 – 1864) PRISONER OF WAR DEATH.

NATHAN F. FRAZIER (1842 – 1925) PRISONER OF WAR.

























FRAZIER, LEWIS F. (ca 1832-1864), PRISONER OF WAR DEATH, DIED OF DISEASE, ROCK ISLAND UNION PRISON, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, Virginia, became West Virginia in 1863.
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1832, Virginia on the 1860 Census; born in Kentucky on the 1850 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary Kisiah Wellman and John Lewis Frazier.
GRANDSON OF:  Elizabeth and Lewis Frazier.
GREAT-GRANDSON OF:  Susannah Hamilton and Micajah Frazier, American Revolutionary War Soldier.
SPOUSE:  Elizabeth Ferguson.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  6 September 1862.
DISCHARGE DATE:  Died as a Prisoner of War in a Union Military Prison.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
8 OCTOBER 1863, CAPTURED:  Became a Prisoner of War by Union Soldiers in Greenbrier County, Virginia.
17 JANUARY 1864:  Received at Union Military Prison, Rock Island Barracks, Illinois.
DATE OF DEATH:  7 August 1864, Prisoner of War Death.
PLACE OF DEATH:  Union Military Prison, Rock Island, Illinois.
DIED OF DISEASE, Acute Dysentery.
CEMETERY:  National Confederate Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois.   Grave Lot # 1384.
SOURCES:  Census.  Findagrave.  Register of Confederates Who Died In Federal Prisons And Military Hospitals In The North, 1861-1865.  U. S. Burial Registers, Military Posts And National Cemeteries, 1862-1960.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms.  usgwarchives.net; 16th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate, Wayne County, West Virginia.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Lewis F. Frasher on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.


FRAZIER, NATHAN F. (1842-1925), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Fort Gay, Wayne County, Virginia / West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Big Hurricane Road, Butler and Cassville, Wayne County, West Virginia.
DATE OF BIRTH:  5 April 1842, Wayne County, Virginia.
PARENTS:  Mary Kisiah Wellman and John L. Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Nancy A. Ratliff.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  1 August 1861.  20 August 1862 at Wayne County, Virginia.
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company F and K, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, Civil War.
CAPTURED 19 MARCH 1864 BY THE UNION ARMY:  Became a Prisoner of War.
RECEIVED AS A PRISONER OF WAR AT UNION MILITARY PRISON, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
DISCHARGED / TRANSFERRED ON 2 APRIL 1864:  To Union Military Prison, Camp Chase, Ohio
RELEASED AT CITY POINT ON 25 FEBRUARY 1865.
DATE OF DEATH:  5 July 1925, Fort Gay, Wayne County, West Virginia.
ORIGINAL HAND WRITTEN DEATH RECORD NAME:  N. F. FRASHER.  Born 5 April 1842; Died 5 July 1925, Widow.  Son of John L. Frasher and Mary Wellman.  Informant, Tom Frasher of Fort Gay, West Virginia.
CEMETERY:  Bartram Graveyard.  Buried 6 July 1925.
SOURCES:  Census.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers Records and Profiles, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Death Index.  West Virginia Vital Research Records.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s second-cousin-four-times-removed, Nathan F. Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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SON OF ELIZABETH AND LEWIS FRAZIER:  ELIAS “ELI” FRAZIER.


FRAZIER, ELIAS “ELI” (ca 1827 -    ), CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Round Bottom, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA.
OTHER RESIDENCE:  Butler and Cassville in Wayne County, West Virginia. 
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1827 in Virginia.
PARENTS:  Elizabeth and Lewis Frazier.
SPOUSE:  Tabitha Perry.
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTED:  6 September 1862.
RANK:  Private.  Corporal.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Ferguson’s Battalion (Guyandotte Battalion), Company G, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  Military Records.  U. S. Civil War Soldiers.  U. S. Civil War Soldier Records And Profiles.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.
NOTE:  I placed my husband’s first-cousin-five-times-removed, Elias “Eli” Frazier on my ~ Sammons Bradshaw Ferguson Wooton Castle Hopkins Daniel Spencer; McCoy Stafford Stanley May Rutherford Brashear Williamson Ball ~ In-law Family Tree, that I created on Ancestry.

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HARDING

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HARDING, BENJAMIN (ca 1842-    ), PRISONER OF WAR, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:
DATE OF BIRTH:  circa 1842.
PARENTS:
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:
ENLISTMENT DATE:
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Company G, 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
CAPTURED:  15 April 1863 in Piketon (now Pikeville), Kentucky.
CONFEDERATE PRISONERS RECEIVED FROM LOUISA, KENTUCKY, APRIL 24, 1863:  Benjamin Harding, Private, Co. G, 8th Va Cav, captured Piketon (now Pikeville), Ky on 15 April 1863, age 21.  M598_25.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.

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HOBBS

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TWO SONS OF MARY ANN FRALEY AND ARTHUR E. HOBBS:

HENSON “HENRY” R. HOBBS, BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, PRISONER OF WAR.

JAMES E. HOBBS, BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, PRISONER OF WAR.


HOBBS, HENSON “HENRY” R. (ca 1840 -    ), BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, PRISONER OF WAR AT CAMP CHASE, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.  
HOMETOWN:  Wayne County, Virginia – West Virginia.  
DATE OF BIRTH:  Born circa 1840 in Kentucky on the 1850 Census and 1860 Census.    
PARENTS:  Mary Ann Fraley and Arthur E. Hobbs.
BROTHER:  James E. Hobbs, Battle of Gettysburg, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia – West Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:  6 September 1862 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Ferguson’s Guyandotte Battalion, Cavalry.  Company H, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry.  Jenkins’ and McCausland’s Brigade.  Walker’s Company.  Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
OFFICERS:  Colonel Milton J. Ferguson, Commanding Officer.  Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins (Jenkin’s and McCausland’s Brigade).  Captain Harrison Walker, M. D., Assistant Surgeon. 
CAPTURED:  22 October 1862 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
PRISONERS RECEIVED FROM WHEELING VIRGINIA, 23 October 1862:  Henry Hobbs, age 22, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry.
ROLL OF PRISONERS OF WAR AT CAMP CHASE, OHIO, 13 NOVEMBER 1862:  Henry Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walkers’.
LIST OF PRISONERS OF WAR TRANSFERRED TO CAIRO, ILLINOIS FOR EXCHANGE, 20 NOVEMBER 1862:  Henry Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Gettysburg, 1 – 3 July 1863.
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCES:  Census.  Eighth Virginia Cavalry, Confederate, Wayne County, WV; usgwarchives.net.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors; nps.gov.  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records. 
























HOBBS, JAMES E. (1843-1936), DURING THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, HE WITNESSED THE DEATH OF CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY CAPTAIN JOHN FERGUSON, WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT DURING THE FIGHTING; PRISONER OF WAR AT CAMP CHASE, OHIO, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  Stonewall, Wayne County, West Virginia, USA
DATE OF BIRTH:  5 May 1843 in Kentucky, per the 1900 Census.
PARENTS:  Mary Fraley and Arthur E. Hobbs.
BROTHER:  Henry R. Hobbs, Prisoner of War, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
SPOUSE:  Diannah Sturgeon.  (Alternate spelling, Sturgill.)
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTED:  6 September 1862.  1864.
RANK:  Private.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Ferguson’s Guyandotte Battalion, Cavalry.  Company H, 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:  Battle of Gettysburg.
PARTICIPANT IN THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, JULY 1 – 3, 1863:  James E. Hobbs witnessed the death of Confederate Captain John Ferguson, who was fatally shot during the fighting.
CAPTURED:  10 and/or 23 March 1864 in Wayne County, West Virginia.
PRISONER OF WAR:  4 April 1864, Camp Chase, Ohio.
TRANSFERRED TO CITY POINT FOR EXCHANGE:  2 March 1865.
DATE OF DEATH:  6 May 1936, per original West Virginia Death Record.  He died the day after his birthday.
CEMETERY:  Stevens – Hobbs Cemetery, East Lynn, Wayne County, West Virginia.
SOURCES:  Census.  Ferguson Family Genealogy history by Evelyn Boothe Massie.  Findagrave.  Sixteenth Virginia Cavalry, Confederate, Wayne County, WV; usgwarchives.net.  National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors; nps.gov.  U. S. Civil War Prisoners of War Records.  U. S. Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865.  West Virginia Newspaper Obituary Clipping.  West Virginia Vital Research Records, Wayne County Deaths.

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HOBBS, JOHN W. (ca 1842-   ), CAPTURED 20 NOVEMBER 1862, PRISONER OF WAR, JENKINS’ VIRGINIA CAVALRY, WALKER’S COMPANY, CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY, AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.
HOMETOWN:  VIRGINIA – WEST VIRGINIA.
DATE OF BIRTH: circa 1842.
PARENTS:
SPOUSE:
ENTERED SERVICE FROM:  Virginia.
ENLISTMENT DATE:                                             DISCHARGE DATE:
RANK:  Private.
BRANCH OF SERVICE:  Cavalry.
COMBAT ORGANIZATION:  Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company, Confederate States Army, American Civil War.
CAPTURED:  22 October 1862 in Kanawha County, West Virginia.
PRISONERS RECEIVED FROM WHEELING, VIRGINIA, 23 OCTOBER 1862, LISTED ON THE SAME PAGE:
~ Jno. W. Hobbs, Private, Jenkins Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company, captured 22 October 1862 at Kanawha, Virginia.  M598_25.
~ Henry Hobbs, Private, Jenkins Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company, captured 22 October 1862 at Kanawha, Virginia.  M598_25.
ROLL OF PRISONERS OF WAR AT CAMP CHASE, OHIO, 13 NOVEMBER 1862, LISTED ON THE SAME PAGE:
~ John W. Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company, captured at Kanawha, Viriginia on October 22, 1862.  M598_24.
~ Henry Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company, captured at Kanawha, Viriginia on October 22, 1862.   M598_24.
LIST OF PRISONERS OF WAR TRANSFERRED TO CAIRO, ILLINOIS FOR EXCHANGE, 20 NOVEMBER 1862, LISTED ON THE SAME PAGE:
~ Jno. W. Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company.  M598_26.
~ Henry Hobbs, Private, Jenkins’ Virginia Cavalry, Walker’s Company.  M598_26.
BATTLES, CAMPAIGNS, THEATRES:
DATE OF DEATH:
CEMETERY:
SOURCE:  U. S. Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865.

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