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Glenville in Gilmer County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

The Gilmer Rifles

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
1. The Gilmer Rifles Marker
Inscription.  A Confederate company organized at Glenville in May 1861 by Rev. John E. Mitchell, the group only had 45 hunting rifles and no uniforms. Mitchell was replaced by J.S. Kerr McCutcheon just before the formal mustering of the company into the 31st Virginia Infantry. As Company D, the Gilmer Rifles took part in actions at Laurel Hill, the Battle of Greenbrier, and Monterey.
 
Erected 2017 by West Virginia Archives & History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1861.
 
Location. 38° 55.955′ N, 80° 50.153′ W. Marker is in Glenville, West Virginia, in Gilmer County. Marker is on East Main Street just east of Morris Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 E Main St, Glenville WV 26351, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glenville State Teachers College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glenville State College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Attack on Glenville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Moore (approx. 0.3 miles
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By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
2. The Gilmer Rifles Marker
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away); Glenville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Lewis Hays (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary (approx. 1.4 miles away); Duck Run Cable Suspension Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenville.
 
More about this marker. It is in front of the Holt House, headquarters of the Gilmer County WV Historical Society.
 
The Holt House, Glenville West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2021
3. The Holt House, Glenville West Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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