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{{West Virginia-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Putnam_County,_West_Virginia|Putnam County]]''  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Putnam County
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| state = West Virginia
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = March 11
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| seat wl = Winfield
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
*Putnam County; 3389 Winfield Road, Winfield WV 25213 Phone 304-586-0202  
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[http://www.putnamcounty.org/ Putnam County Courthouse]<br>3389 Winfield Road<br>Winfield WV 25213<br>Phone 304-586-0202  
*Conty Clerk has bird records from 1848, death records from 1853 Marriage and Probate Records from 1853  
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*Marriage and Probate from1839
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*County Clerk has birth records from 1848, death records from 1853  
*Land Records from 1841  
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*Marriage and probate records from 1853  
*Clk Cir Ct has div and Court Records
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*Land records from 1841  
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*Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, West Virginia. Page 745 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:Israel Putnam.JPG|thumb|right|200px]]  
  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_West_Virginia "Putnam County, West Virginia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel_Putnam Israel Putnam] (1718-1790).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Putnam_County,_West_Virginia "Putnam County, West Virginia,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/putnam/putnam_history.htm History of Putnam County, West Virginia]
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[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/putnam/ History and Genealogy Putnam County, West Virginia]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Putnam County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Putnam County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/westvirginia/wv-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 
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[[Image:Wvputnam.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3103 Find A Grave Putnam County&nbsp;]<br>[http://wvcpaweb.org/cemeteryregister/Putnam/PutnamCoCemetery.html West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association Inc].<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/photos/tombstones/frazierIV.htm Putnam County Tombstone Photos]<br>[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/putnam.htm Interment.net Cemetery records on line]
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==== Census  ====
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{{WVcensus}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Genealogy  ====
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*'''[Rust]''' Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. ''Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940''. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. {{FHL|5485|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R922re}}.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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''Centennial Celebration'', Hurricane, West Virginia, 1888-1988: Program. s. l., n. p., 1988.&nbsp; 975.435 H966c Pam.
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Comstock, Jim. ''Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia''. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.&nbsp;&nbsp; 975.4003 H259 1973 v.1.
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Hanson, Lee H. ''The Buffalo Site: A Late 17th Century Indian Village Site'' (46 PU 31) in Putnam County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1975.<br>Geo 3. R4 no.5.
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Harper, Charles Ray. ''History of Red House, West Virginia''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, 1983.<br>975.435 H293 Pam.
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_________________. ''A Short History of Putnam County, in Two Parts''. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, Putnam Democrat and Hurricane Breeze, 1983.<br>975.435 H293s Pam.
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''Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia:'' No. 40 Putnam County (Winfield). Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1941.<br>016.9754 P899.
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''History of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia''. Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Mattox Printing Service, 1976.<br>975.435 B929.
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''History of Hurricane, 100 Years, 1888-1988''. Salem, West Virginia, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1988.<br>975.435 H966.
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''Upper Vandalia Historical Society. The Paradise Journals, 1884-1905, Putnam County, West Virginia''. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1981. 975.435 P222 Pam.
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____________________________. ''The Vandalia Journa''l. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1964-.<br>Per.
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Wintz, William D. and Hunter, Ivan N. ''The History of Putnam County. Charleston, West Virginia'', Upper Vandalia Historical Society, Quick Copy Service Company, 1967.<br>975.435 H673.
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/map.htm Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia]<br>[http://maps.google.com/maps?rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&safe=active&q=Putnam+County,+West+Virginia&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x8848b9c93b099939:0x426b7f82776a878c,Putnam,+WV&gl=us&ei=kxWXT9HMLbTo2gXnq52PDg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEMQ8gEwAg Putnam County, West Virginia map]<br>[http://www.us-places.com/West-Virginia/maps/Putnam-County-map.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Map]
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[http://www.digital-topo-maps.com/county-map/west-virginia.shtml &nbsp;]&nbsp;
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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:- [[8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company G (Mountain Rangers).<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''8th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|498421|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25}}.</ref>
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:- [[16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D.<ref>Jack L. Dickinson, ''16th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|540327|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60}}.</ref>
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment) (Confederate)|22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment)]]. Company A (Border Rifles).<ref>Terry D. Lowry, ''22nd Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). {{FHL|361573|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44}}.</ref>
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:- [[34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)|34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>Scott C. Cole, ''34th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). {{FHL|676842|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company B.<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). {{FHL|576978|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24}}.</ref>
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:- [[36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)|36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Buffalo Guards).<ref>J.L. Scott, ''36th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). {{FHL|577297|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, Civil War [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
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===== World War II  =====
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[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/westvirginia/putnam.htm Putnam County, West Virginia World War II Casualties Army and Air Force]
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==== Naturalization  ====
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West Virginia,[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909003 Naturalization Records, 1814-1991]<br>
  
 
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[http://wvgazette.com/News/Putnam Charleston Gazette]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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Putnam County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030635%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1847 - 1968]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099Taxation Will Books]
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[http://usgwarchives.net/wv/putnam/wills.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Wills]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{WVvital}}
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://librarycommission.lib.wv.us/html/libdirectory/county/putnam.html Putnam County Library Directory]
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Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.&nbsp; The closest family history centers are in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Huntington_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Huntingon Family History Center ]and in the [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Charleston_West_Virginia_Family_History_Center Charleston Family History Center]
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[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=4572 Putnam County Library]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Putnam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Putnam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv CYNDI'S List West Virginia]
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*Putnam County, West Virginia Various [http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/various.htm Microfilm Records at the Library of Virginia]
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*[http://www.putnamcounty.org/ Putnam County, West Virginia]
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*[http://www.wvgenweb.org/putnam/putnam_family_sites.htm Putnam County, West Virginia Families]
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Putnam County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Putnam County
Location in the state of West Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting West Virginia
Location of West Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 11, 1848
County Seat Winfield
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Putnam County Courthouse
3389 Winfield Road
Winfield WV 25213
Phone 304-586-0202

  • County Clerk has birth records from 1848, death records from 1853
  • Marriage and probate records from 1853
  • Land records from 1841
  • Circuit Court Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

History

Israel Putnam.JPG

The county is named after Revolutionary War Major General Israel Putnam (1718-1790).[2]

History of Putnam County, West Virginia

History and Genealogy Putnam County, West Virginia

Parent County

1848--Putnam County was created 11 March 1848 from Kanawha, Mason and Cabell Counties.  County seat: Winfield [3]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Putnam County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvputnam.jpg

Cemeteries

Find A Grave Putnam County 
West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association Inc.
Putnam County Tombstone Photos
Interment.net Cemetery records on line

Census

For tips on accessing Putnam County, West Virginia census records online, see: West Virginia Census.

Church

Court

Genealogy

  • [Rust] Rust, Ellsworth Marshall. Rust of Virginia: Genealogical and Biographical Sketches of the Descendants of William Rust, 1654-1940. Washington, D.C.: Rust, 1940. FHL Book 929.273 R922re.

Land

Local Histories

Centennial Celebration, Hurricane, West Virginia, 1888-1988: Program. s. l., n. p., 1988.  975.435 H966c Pam.

Comstock, Jim. Hardesty's Historical and Genealogical Encyclopedia. Richwood, West Virginia, Jim Comstock, 1973.   975.4003 H259 1973 v.1.

Hanson, Lee H. The Buffalo Site: A Late 17th Century Indian Village Site (46 PU 31) in Putnam County, West Virginia. Morgantown, West Virginia, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1975.
Geo 3. R4 no.5.

Harper, Charles Ray. History of Red House, West Virginia. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, 1983.
975.435 H293 Pam.

_________________. A Short History of Putnam County, in Two Parts. Red House, West Virginia, Charles Harper, Putnam Democrat and Hurricane Breeze, 1983.
975.435 H293s Pam.

Historical Records Survey, West Virginia. Inventory of the County Archives of West Virginia: No. 40 Putnam County (Winfield). Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Charleston, West Virginia, West Virginia Historical Records Survey, 1941.
016.9754 P899.

History of Buffalo, Putnam County, West Virginia. Pt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Mattox Printing Service, 1976.
975.435 B929.

History of Hurricane, 100 Years, 1888-1988. Salem, West Virginia, Walsworth Press, Inc., 1988.
975.435 H966.

Upper Vandalia Historical Society. The Paradise Journals, 1884-1905, Putnam County, West Virginia. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1981. 975.435 P222 Pam.

____________________________. The Vandalia Journal. s. l., Upper Vandalia Historical Society, 1964-.
Per.

Wintz, William D. and Hunter, Ivan N. The History of Putnam County. Charleston, West Virginia, Upper Vandalia Historical Society, Quick Copy Service Company, 1967.
975.435 H673.

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia
Putnam County, West Virginia map
Putnam County, West Virginia Map

  

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Putnam County, West Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Putnam County, West Virginia:

- 8th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company G (Mountain Rangers).[4]
- 16th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D.[5]
- 22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment). Company A (Border Rifles).[6]
- 34th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Witcher's Battalion, Virginia Mounted Rifles) (Confederate). Company B.[7]
- 36th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company B.[8]
- 36th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (2nd Kanawha Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Buffalo Guards).[9]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II

Putnam County, West Virginia World War II Casualties Army and Air Force

Naturalization

West Virginia,Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

Charleston Gazette

Probate

Putnam County, West Virginia Will Books 1847 - 1968

West Virginia Will Books

Putnam County, West Virginia Wills

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Putnam County Library Directory

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers.  The closest family history centers are in the Huntingon Family History Center and in the Charleston Family History Center

Putnam County Library


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Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Putnam County, West Virginia. Page 745 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Putnam County, West Virginia," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Jack L. Dickinson, 8th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 25.
  5. Jack L. Dickinson, 16th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 60.
  6. Terry D. Lowry, 22nd Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 44.
  7. Scott C. Cole, 34th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1993). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 94.
  8. J.L. Scott, 36th and 37th Battalions Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1986). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 24.
  9. J.L. Scott, 36th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1987). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 36.