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All the foregoing names of soldiers & military company accredited are taken from Hardesty's Ency. History & may be confusing if not erroneous; confusing because it is that some of the CASTOs are listed accredited to 2 different companies & there were some who deserted the Confederate & enlisted in the Union service & we personally know other enlisted Union Soldiers of Roane CO. whose names are not given in Hardesty's; we give others here as follows: Patrick HUNT, Oliver B. HUNT, William M. HUNT, of Co. K, Andrew J. CHANCEY of Reedy, regt. unk, John BISHOP, Co. D, 13th Regt. Vols., a G.A.R. member, Sgt. Bent F. HAWKINS & James A. CLEAVENGER, Co. D, 7th Regt. WV Calvary Vol., who enlisted in 1864, the last named being then not 15 years old; he is the son of Bailey CLEAVENGER, killed in this county as stated elsewhere. The G.A.R. post of Spencer was named for this family of CLEAVENGERS, "Cleavenger Post", of which James M., above named has been commander for many years. Ephraim McKOWN, Co. F, 11th WV, a Sgt. of this Company.

In all, there were of enlistments on the Union side from this county, 229 men, on the side of the Confederacy 115, a total of 344 of the citizens went to war.


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