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    Guerrilla's and Home Guards

    I have found the location of a West Virginia Confederate guerrilla site, and I was wondering how they "ticked"

    How do they camp? With or without tents? In neat rows? Spread out?

    Where would they place their pickets?

    How many would usually stay at the "camp"?

    I will add a hand drawn map later. I can't risk someone finding the site I worked so hard to find.

    Also, I know where the Kentucky Home Guards were stationed, and I'm wondering if any of you guys know anything about them.

    I'll tell ya one thing, finding and learning about Western theater sites is one tough gig!
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Rusty, Congrat's to you on locating the camp locations. I'm not an authority on the Confetrit' guerilla forces, but I would be led to believe that they camped pretty much the same as the regular army in late war. Since they were fighting and employing guerilla tactics, (sudden attacks with lightening speed, with the True element of surprise), I would think that their camps would be spread out in such a way that they could be ready to move at a moment's notice. These groups would be the predecessors of our Special Forces today. Living off the land and making do with what they had or what they could get their hands on. Just my thoughts. Best of luck to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devldog View Post
    Rusty, Congrat's to you on locating the camp locations.
    Would you believe that I can see the location from my front porch? All these years living here, and I found out by accident.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    I now found out exactly who was there at the furnace. The 54th Virginia Infantry, incorrectly labeled guerrillas by an 1862 newspaper. I already found one photo of a member of the 54th, and a bio.

    Meet Private Uriah Crawford, Co. K, 54th VA.

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    Enlisted along with his brother Madison A. Crawford in 2nd. Co. C 28th. Virginia Infantry on 5/10/61. The brothers service was short.
    Uriah was discharged due to illness 8/10/61.
    Brother Madison died due to sickness 9/12/61.
    Uriah reinlisted in Co. K 54th. Va. Inf. 3/31/62.
    Skirmishing along the Noyes' Creek line near Kennesaw Mt. Ga. Uriah was captured 6/19/64.
    He was imprisoned at Louisville Ky. and Camp Morton Ind.
    He was exchanged 3/4/65 and admitted to Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond Va. 3/13/65, with cronic bronchitis.
    Given a 30 day furlough, he was at home when the war ended.

    His wife's name was Mary Martha Looney.
    Uriah died on his son's Joshua Day Crawford farm.
    Uriah's farther and mother's names were Madison Beal Crawford and Mahalia Gray Crawford.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Seeing the location from your porch is priceless. Sometime we amaze ourselves! Like when my friends bought this 55 acre PA farm, and on the THIRD outing with the detector we started finding Civil War items. Now up to FIVE Confederate buckles, with a lot of other stuff to go with it. Place was not in the history books.
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    Great post. Sometimes relics and treasures come from the most unlikely places.
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    Got more pictures.

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    Colonel Trigg


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    Major Austin Harman

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    Major John Deyerle
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    John Ghiselin, Co. C, 54th Virginia.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    James Sorah, 54th Virginia.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    I recently read a book written by John S. Mosby. Itís was an amazing insight on what he did. He was a true man of honor. Although many southerners wonít like some of what he says. Very, very intelligent man. I am currently reading Joshua Chamberlains memoirs. Another very honorable man. Both are well worth the time to read.
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    I heart Colonel John Singleton Mosby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosescout View Post
    I recently read a book written by John S. Mosby. It’s was an amazing insight on what he did. He was a true man of honor. Although many southerners won’t like some of what he says. Very, very intelligent man. I am currently reading Joshua Chamberlains memoirs. Another very honorable man. Both are well worth the time to read.
    I like Mosby as a general, as a person, and as a Virginian.

    I like John Hunt Morgan too.

    My top favorite Confederate Cavalry Commanders are probably J.E.B Stuart, John Hunt Morgan, J.S. Mosby and who doesn't like Nathan Bedford Forrest?
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

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    Mosby was very close to Stuart and spends a significant amount of time defending him on what happened at Gettysburg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosescout View Post
    Mosby was very close to Stuart and spends a significant amount of time defending him on what happened at Gettysburg.
    It was because they were Virginians.
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    "The Army of Northern Virginia was never defeated. It merely wore itself out whipping the enemy." - Jubal Early

    "We'll fight them, sir, till hell freezes over, and then, sir, we'll fight them on ice" - Unknown Confederate soldier

    Bullets wanted! http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/tr...ml#post6272084

 

 
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