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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia|Calhoun County]]''
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Guide to '''Calhoun County West Virginia genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded year = 1856
 
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| founded date = March 5
 
| seat wl = Grantsville
 
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| building address = Calhoun County Courthouse<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>Phone: 304-354-6725<br>[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx '''Calhoun County Website''']
 
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[West Virginia|West Virginia]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia|Calhoun County]]''
 
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:Calhoun County, West Virginia Courthouse.JPG|thumb|right|200px]] '''Calhoun County'''<br>Main Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 230<br>Grantsville, WV 26147<br>304-354-6725 <br>  
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*County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856  
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
*Land records from 1856<ref name="Handybook" />
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County, West Virginia Government]
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[http://www.calhouncounty.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx Calhoun County, West Virginia Government]<br>[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Calhoun/calhistory.html Calhoun County, West Virginia History]<br>[http://www.littlekanawha.com/calhistory.htm History of Calhoun County]  
 
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[http://www.polsci.wvu.edu/wv/Calhoun/calhistory.html Calhoun County, West Virginia History]  
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[http://www.littlekanawha.com/calhistory.htm History of Calhoun County]  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://www.placenames.com/us/54013/ppl/ Calhoun County Polulated Places]
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/54013/ppl/ Calhoun County Polulated Places]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Obituaries]  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/obits.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Obituaries]  
  
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3070 Find A Grave - Calhoun County]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=3070 Find A Grave - Calhoun County]  
  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/calhoun.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/wv/calhoun.htm Interment.net Cemetery Records Online]  
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/calhoun.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;- Calhoun County
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/westvirg/calhoun.htm Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp;- Calhoun County  
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
 
Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.<ref>Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. {{FHL|39597|item|disp=FHL Book 973 B2ng}}</ref>  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/60cen.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/60cen.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/70cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1870 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/70cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1870 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/80cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1880 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/80cen.htm Calhoun County, WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1880 Federal Census]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/90cen.htm Calhoun&nbsp; 1890 Federal Census of Veteran &amp; Widows]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/90cen.htm Calhoun&nbsp; 1890 Federal Census of Veteran &amp; Widows]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/1900cen.htm Calhoun 1900 WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1900 Federal Census]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/1900cen.htm Calhoun 1900 WV&nbsp;Gen Web 1900 Federal Census]  
  
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Calhoun County Books]
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[http://www.wvculture.org/history/counties/calhoun.html West Virginia Archives &amp; History Calhoun County Books]  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/calhoun.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895]  
 
[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/WV/County/calhoun.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895]  
  
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Calhoun-County-West-Virginia.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2]
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/maps/map-of-Calhoun-County-West-Virginia.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2]  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
<br>West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)|3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate)]]. Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company E.<ref>Robert J. Driver, ''14th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). {{FHL|370000|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47}}.</ref>
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:- [[19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).<ref>Richard L. Armstrong, ''19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). {{FHL|701272|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101}}.</ref>
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Records and histories are available, including:
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*West Virginia, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932429 Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865]
  
 
==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
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[http://www.hurherald.com/ The Hur Herald]
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[http://www.hurherald.com/ The Hur Herald]  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
Calhoun County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030603%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1870-1969]
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Calhoun County, West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.familysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2F14030603%3Fcc%3D1909099 Will Books 1870-1969]  
  
West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]
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West Virginia [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1909099 Will Books]  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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===== Online West Virginia Tax site  =====
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West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.
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Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.
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The search for tax information can start [http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/West-Virginia-Assessor-and-Property-Tax-Records.htm here]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{WVvital}}. Includes marriages 1856-1969 - free.
  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/births.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Births]  
 
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/births.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;GENWEB Births]  
  
[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/deaths.htm Calhoun County WV GEBWEB&nbsp;Deaths]
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/deaths.htm Calhoun County WV GEBWEB&nbsp;Deaths]  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://calhounhistoricalsociety.art.officelive.com/default.aspx Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The ]<br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society  
 
[http://calhounhistoricalsociety.art.officelive.com/default.aspx Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The ]<br>P. O. Box 242<br>Grantsville, WV 26147-0242<br>President: Robert Bonar<br>c/o The Society<br>Secretary: Teresa Harris<br>c/o The Society  
  
<br>Family History Centers<br>
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[http://calhoun.lib.wv.us/Genealogy/genealogy.htm Calhoun County Public Library]
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<br>Family History Centers<br>  
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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{{FHL|West+Virginia%2C+Calhoun|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia Calhoun County, West Virginia Wikipedia]  
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/wv Cyndi's List for West Virginia]<br>[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia] [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies]<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/genealogies.htm Calhoun County Genealogy Files]&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/page5.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records]&nbsp;<br>[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/calhoun/ Welcome to Calhoun coun WV&nbsp;History and Genealogy]  
 
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[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/wv/calhoun.htm Microfilms at the Library of Virginia] [http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/bios.htm Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies]  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/genealogies.htm Calhoun County Genealogy Files]&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/page5.htm Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records]  
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[http://www.wvgenweb.org/calhoun/pictures.htm Calhoun County WV&nbsp;Gen Web Photos &amp;&nbsp;Postcards]
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[http://www.lindapages.com/nurses/nurses.htm Pioneer Nurses of West Virginia]
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[http://genealogytrails.com/wva/calhoun/ Welcome to Calhoun coun WV&nbsp;History and Genealogy]
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[http://www.oldtimeherald.org/archive/back_issues/volume-10/10-2/mccumbers.html A Musical Marriage]
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[http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Calhoun_County,_West_Virginia Calhoun County, West Virginia Familypedia]
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[http://www.elijah.org/genealogy/jarvis3.htm Jarvis Genealogy]
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United States  Gotoarrow.png West Virginia  Gotoarrow.png Calhoun County

Guide to Calhoun County West Virginia genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Calhoun County, West Virginia
Map
Map of West Virginia highlighting Calhoun 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 5, 1856
County Seat Grantsville
Courthouse
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
Main Street
P O Box 230
Grantsville, WV 26147
Phone: 304-354-6725
Calhoun County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death from 1856 Land records from 1856[1]

History

Calhoun County, West Virginia Government
Calhoun County, West Virginia History
History of Calhoun County

Parent County

1856--Calhoun County was created 5 March 1856 from Gilmer County.
County seat: Grantsville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Calhoun County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Calhoun County Polulated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Wvcalhoun.jpg

Cemeteries

Cemeteries Calhoun West Virginia

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Obituaries

Find A Grave - Calhoun County

Interment.net Cemetery Records Online

Tombstone Transcription Project - Calhoun County

Census

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

1860

Census takers uncharacteristically recorded the birth town or county of residents this census year.[3]

Calhoun County WV Gen Web 1860 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1870 Federal Census

Calhoun County, WV Gen Web 1880 Federal Census

Calhoun  1890 Federal Census of Veteran & Widows

Calhoun 1900 WV Gen Web 1900 Federal Census

  

 

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

West Virginia Archives & History Calhoun County Books

Maps

Map of 1850 Virginia and West Virginia

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 1895

Calhoun County, West Virginia Map 2

Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Calhoun 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 Calhoun County, West Virginia:

- 3rd Regiment, Virginia State Line (Cavalry and Infantry) (Confederate). Company A (Moccasin Rangers), Company D.
- 14th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company E.[4]
- 19th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company A (The Moccasin Rangers).[5]

Records and histories are available, including:

Naturalization Records

West Virgina, Naturalization Records, 1814-1991

Newspapers

The Hur Herald

Probate

Calhoun County, West Virginia Will Books 1870-1969

West Virginia Will Books

Taxation

Online West Virginia Tax site

West Virginia real and personal property tax records are managed by the County Assessor in each county. Land and land improvements are considered real property while mobile property is classified as personal property.

Many County Assessors offer an online searchable database, where assessment record searches can be performed by name, account number, year, or mp/parcel number. Where online records are not available, requests for records can be made to the Assessment Office in person, by phone, or in writing.

The search for tax information can start here

Vital Records

West Virginia Vital Records - Birth - Death - Marriages. See also How to order West Virginia Vital Records or order electronically online.. Includes marriages 1856-1969 - free.

Calhoun County WV GENWEB Births

Calhoun County WV GEBWEB Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Calhoun County Historical and Genealogical Society, The
P. O. Box 242
Grantsville, WV 26147-0242
President: Robert Bonar
c/o The Society
Secretary: Teresa Harris
c/o The Society

Calhoun County Public Library


Family History Centers

Web Sites

Family History Library Catalog

Cyndi's List for West Virginia
Microfilms at the Library of Virginia Calhoun County, West Virginia Biographies
Calhoun County Genealogy Files  
Calhoun County WV Gen Web Miscellaneous Records 
Welcome to Calhoun coun WV History and Genealogy

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Calhoun County, West Virginia. Page 743 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Alycon Trubey Pierce, "In Praise of Errors Made by Census Enumerators," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 1 (March 1993):51-55. FHL Book 973 B2ng
  4. Robert J. Driver, 14th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, c1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 47.
  5. Richard L. Armstrong, 19th and 20th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1994). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 101.