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Civil War

Flat Top Copperheads

151st Virginia Militia


Confederate Unit
Captain Richard B. Foley
Organized in Mercer Co, 21 August 21, 1861

This roster was compiled 28 March 1862, and was headed by the 
oath taken by Foley's men: 
  "We the undersigned do hereby constitute overselves into a 
company of guerrillas, known by the names of Flattop Copperheads, 
for the porpose of defending our immediate country, and western 
Va., against the invasion of the Yankeys. We bind our selves 
by every obligation of honor and patternage, to obey the command 
of our officers, and to be true and faithful to the Confederate 
States of America, and to be true to our selves and families, 
and serve for the during term of six months except sooner 
discharged. March 28th 1862."

R. B. Foley, captain
Jeremiah Hylton, first lieutenant
B. M. P. Foley, second lieutenant
Wm. J. S. Swinney, third lieutenant
PRIVATES
George W, Dillon
John W. Stovall
G. S, Halstead
A. L. Goad
Hiram Farley
Wm. Shuck
Thomas Cole
James Clark
Jessey McBride
Nelson Farley
Asa Anderson
Green M. Swinney
Jacob A. Peck
Augustus Maxey
Anderson Boling
John Farley
Andrew J. Bailey
Ervin H. Bailey
Daniel Strong
G. W. P. Miller
Daniel Glowers
Martin N. Swinney
Osher F. Prince
Preston Maxey
U. C. Reed
Edgar Maxey
Wm. Shrewbury
Marshal Mullens
Squire Mullens
Irah McKinney
James M. Cooper
Silas Hatcher
George Hylton
David Knzer
James N. Sneed
Joseph Hopkins
Wm. Duncan
James Boling
Peter Morrell
Andrew Hedrick
James A. Brammer
Samuel J. Leedy
Charles T. Foley
David M. Hutchison
John A. Hutchison
Henry C. Trump
William A. Trump
John A. Burgess
Roland Mills
Pleasant Lilly
John Lilly
Green Lilly
James A. Clyburn
Thompson L Walker
Andrew Roles
John D. Godfrey
Josiah Cook (?)
Joseph Daniel
Huston Farmer (?)
Henry McMillion
John (?)
Daniel O'Niel
James Miller
Joel Sloan
Francis M. Peterson (?)
David Mills, substitute
Wm. Trump
Thomas Stickelman
P. G. Trump
John N. Shumate
Joel Daniel
James T. Coleman
Hugh J. Lilly
Hiram A. Reed
John C. Reed
RESIDENCE
Raleigh
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Wyoming
Wyoming
Mercer
Mercer
Wyoming
Fayette
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Wyoming
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Raleigh
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Mercer
Wyoming
Fayette
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Wyoming
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Fayette
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Mercer
Mercer
Raleigh
Mercer
Wyoming
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Raleigh
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Mercer
Raleigh
Mercer
Raleigh
Wyoming
Wyoming
Wyoming
Raleigh
Mercer
Mercer

    


       
Source: History of Raleigh County, by Jim Wood