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Charleston in Kanawha County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)

Kanawha Riflemen


Kanawha Riflemen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
1. Kanawha Riflemen Marker
This memorial erected by
the Kanawha Riflemen Chapter
United Daughters of
the Confederacy
in honor of
the Kanawha Riflemen

First organization of the company 1856
Capt. George S. Patton ∙ First Lieut. Andrew Moore ∙ Second Lieut. Nicholas Fitzhugh ∙ Third Lieut. Henry D. Ruffner

Second organization 1858
Capt. David L. Ruffner ∙ First Lieut. Richard Q. Laidley ∙ Second Lieut. Gay Carr ∙ Third Lieut. John P. Donaldson

Third organization 1861
Capt. Richard Q. Laidley ∙ First Lieut. John P. Donaldson ∙ Second Lieut. Henry W. Rand ∙ Third Lieut. Alanson Arnold

Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates
Arnold, E.S. ∙ Barton, Norman ∙ Blaine, Charles ∙ Boswell, Martin ∙ Bradford, Henry ∙ Brodt, J.T. ∙ Broun, Jo. M. ∙ Broun, Thos. L. ∙ Brown, J. Alliene ∙ Cabell, H. Clay ∙ Caldwell, William ∙ Carr, Gay ∙ Carr, John O. ∙ Chambers, John ∙ Chewning, Charles ∙ Clarkson, A.Q. ∙ Cook, Walton ∙ Cox, Frank ∙ Cushman,
Kanawha Riflemen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
2. Kanawha Riflemen Marker
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William ∙ DeGruyter, M.F. ∙ Doddridge, J.E. Jr. ∙ Doddridge, Philip ∙ Fry, James J. Jr. ∙ Grant, Thomas T. ∙ Hale, John P. ∙ Hansford, Carroll M. ∙ Hare, Robert ∙ Hopkins, J. ∙ Lewis, James F. ∙ Lewis, Joel S. ∙ Lewis, John ∙ McClelland, Robert ∙ McFarland, Henry D. ∙ McMullen, John ∙ McQueen, Archibald ∙ Malone, William ∙ Mathews, John ∙ Miller, H. ∙ Miller, Samuel A. ∙ Noyes, Benjamin ∙ Noyes, Frank ∙ Noyes, James B. ∙ Noyes, James B. Jr. ∙ Noyes, John ∙ Noyes, William ∙ Parks, Bushrod ∙ Parks, Creed ∙ Patrick, A.S. Dr. ∙ Patrick, John ∙ Quarrier, Joel S. ∙ Quarrier, Monroe ∙ Quarrier, William A. ∙ Rand, Noyes ∙ Read, Fred M. ∙ Reynolds, Fenton M. ∙ Reynolds, William ∙ Roberts, Thomas ∙ Ruby, Edward ∙ Ruby, John C. ∙ Ruffner, Andrew L. ∙ Ruffner, Daniel Jr. ∙ Ruffner, David L. ∙ Ruffner, Joel Jr. ∙ Ruffner, Meredith P. ∙ Rundle, John ∙ Shrewsbury, Andrew ∙ Shrewsbury, Joel ∙ Singleton, Albert ∙ Smith, Isaac Noyes ∙ Smith, Thomas ∙ Smithers, David ∙ Snyder, W.B. ∙ Spessard, Jacob ∙ Summers, George W. Jr. ∙ Summers, William S. ∙ Swann, John S.
Ruffner Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Michael Sean Nix, October 3, 2009
3. Ruffner Memorial Park
∙ Swann, Thomas B. ∙ Teays, Stephen T. ∙ Thompson, Cameron L. ∙ Thompson, Thornton ∙ Turner, Benjamin F. ∙ Watkins, Joseph F. ∙ Wehrle, Meinhart ∙ Welch, George L. ∙ Welch, James ∙ Welch, Levi ∙ Wilson, Henry ∙ Wilson, W.A.

William Armistead, colored cook, faithful during the war

Dedicated to those who served
in the Confederate Army

Erected by Kanawha Riflemen Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 20.283′ N, 81° 37.212′ W. Marker was in Charleston, West Virginia, in Kanawha County. Marker was on Kanawha Boulevard, 0.1 miles west of Elizabeth Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Charleston WV 25311, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Kanawha Riflemen (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ruffners (within shouting distance of this marker); Slavery in West Virginia (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 45th US Colored Infantry
Kanawha Riflemen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Shane Oliver, August 8, 2021
4. Kanawha Riflemen Marker
Marker Plaque has been removed.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); State Capitol (approx. ¼ mile away); The 35th Star (approx. ¼ mile away); Executive Mansion (approx. 0.3 miles away); Limestone • Sandstone • Silica (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
More about this marker. The marker was located in Ruffner Memorial Park. This area was originally the Ruffner Cemetery, but half the bodies were removed to the Spring Hill Cemetery. There are still many bodies on the property.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Kanawha Riflemen
Additional keywords. White nationalist propaganda; Lost Cause propaganda; Neo-Confederate propaganda
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,492 times since then and 80 times this year. Last updated on June 29, 2020, by Harry Hamrick of Charleston, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 5, 2009, by Michael Sean Nix of Spartanburg, South Carolina.   4. submitted on August 12, 2021, by Shane Oliver of Richmond, Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 24, 2021