The Gilmer Rifles
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 38° 55.955 W 080° 50.151
17S E 514227 N 4309308
Quick Description: Company D, "The Gilmer Rifles" saw action in three Civil War battles.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 7/11/2020 7:53:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM12T6D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Gilmer Rifles

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.
Marker Number: None seen on sign

Marker Title: The Gilmer Rifles

Marker Location: E Main Street

County or Independent City: Glenville

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives & History, 2017

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