Capt. George S. Patton
, was organized at the time of the John Brown
raid, and entered the Confederate
service in April, 1861.
It included some twenty lawyers of the Charleston
bar, among them, serving as privates, William A. Quarrier
, T. B. Swann
, Thomas L. Broun
, Isaac N. Smith
, S. A. Miller
, R. Q. Laidley
, J. G. Newman
, Nicholas Fitzhugh
and Thomas Smith
, son of the governor and general.
Another Kanawha county company was commanded by Capt. John S. Swann
, and an artillery company was raised by Dr. John P. Hale
contributed ten companies to the Confederate army.
furnished the Lowry
battery, the Chapman
battery, and other organizations.
also made generous contributions.
A. J. Jenkins
, of Cabell
, raised a cavalry company, and afterward a regiment.
Thomas L. Broun
organized two infantry battalions, of two companies each, in Boone
, and Dr. McChesney
raised an infantry company at Peytona, Boone county
, called the Boone Rangers
In Pocahontas county
, the scene of many conflicts, some of which are not recorded in history, two infantry companies and one of cavalry were organized in April, 1861. One of the infantry companies, organized at Huntersville
, included nearly 100 men, commanded at first by Capt. D. A. Stoner
and later by Capt. J. W. Matthews
, was ordered to Philippi
, where it shared the fate of Colonel Porterfield
The company formed part of Reger
's battalion, which was consolidated with Hansbrough
's battalion to form the Twenty-fifth regiment, the Huntersville company becoming Company I.
The other infantry company was organized at Green Bank
in April, 1861, with 106 men, under Capt. James C. Arbogast
, and was ordered west on the Parkersburg turnpike
, and later stationed at Laurel Hill
, as Company G of the Thirty-first regiment.
The cavalry company, about 75 men, Capt. Andrew McNeel
, went to Laurel Hill
, but could not be supplied with arms at that time, and disbanded, about a