Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County

Civil War Militia of Suffolk and Nansemond County (HM1YR2)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
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N 36° 44.056', W 76° 34.787'

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1861 ~ 1865

More than 1,500 men and boys from Suffolk and Nansemond County left their homes and families in defense of constitutional liberty and states right to face overwhelming odds. Many paid the ultimate price; all endured hardships and suffering while maintaining the reputation of the greatest fighting force the world had ever known. Placing their faith in God, the southern soldiers fought for a just cause and the light of their accomplishments can never be dimmed or shadowed by any revision of history.

Listed below are many of the companies mustered in whole or in part plus other units and places of enlistments in Suffolk and Nansemond County:
The first departure was May 3, 1861

(column 1)
Chuckatuck Light Artillery
Co. F, 9th VA Infantry
Enlisted Chuckatuck
Enlisted Cedar Point, Nansemond County

Cohoon's Battalion
Confederate Defenders
Co. B & G, 61st VA Infantry
Enlisted Suffolk
Enlisted Blinkhorn Point, Nansemond County

Cypress Chapel Sharpshooters
Co. I, 41st VA Infantry
Enlisted at Cypress Chapel, Nansemond County

Godwin's 57th North Carolina Infantry

Independent Signal Corps and Scouts
Enlisted Suffolk
Enlisted Nansemond County

Marion Rangers
Co. A, 16th VA Infantry
Enlisted Suffolk
Enlisted Fair Grounds, Nansemond County

Nansemond Cavalry
Co. G, 5th VA Cavalry
Co. I, 13th VA Cavalry
Enlisted Suffolk

Nansemond Guards
Rice Button Company
Co. E, 6th VA Infantry
Enlisted Bethlehem Christian Church, Nansemond County

Nansemond Home Guards
59th VA Militia
14th VA Infantry
Enlisted Camp Randolph, Suffolk
Enlisted Camp Hargroves, Nansemond County

Nansemond Rangers
Co. F, 3rd VA Infantry
Enlisted Hargroves Tavern & Godwin's Point, Nansemond County

(column 3)
Norfleet's Cavalry
Co. L, 62nd GA Cavalry
Co. D, 8th Confederate Cavalry
Co. I & K, 24th VA Cavalry
Mustered South Quay, Nansemond County

Randolph Dragoons
Co. G, 5th VA Cavalry
Co. C, 13th VA Cavalry
Enlisted Suffolk

Roy's Scouts
Formed around Chuckatuck, Nansemond County

South Quay Guards
Co. K, 41st VA Infantry
Enlisted South Quay, Nansemond County

Suffolk Continentals
Co. B, 16th VA Infantry
Enlisted Suffolk
Enlisted Blinkhorn Point, Nansemond County
Enlisted Collins Farm near Somerton, Nansemond County

Wilson Guards

Co. B, 7th VA Battalion
Co. B & I, 61st VA Infantry
Enlisted Blinkhorn Point, Nansemond

Co. A & B, 12th VA Infantry
Co. D & E, 9th VA Infantry
Enlisted Nansemond County

Co. F, 3rd VA Infantry
Enlisted Godwin's Point, Nansemond County

Co. F, 9th VA Infantry
CSS Virginia

Co. H, 9th VA Infantry
Enlisted Pig Point, Nansemond County

Co. I & K, 13th VA Cavalry
Enlisted Yeates Lower Free School House, Nansemond County

As the resident volunteers filled the local ranks, many went outside the county to enlist. The enemy occupation of Suffolk in 1862 also made this necessary. Some of those places are listed below:

(column 1)
Beaver Dam, Isle of Wight County
Camp Lee, Richmond
Camp Withers, Norfolk County
Center Hill, North Carolina
Craney Island, Norfolk County
Entrenched Camp, Norfolk County Franklin

(column 2)
Gates County, North Carolina
Glebe School House, Norfolk County
Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth
Huger Barracks, near Norfolk
Isle of Wight County
Jerusalem, Southampton County

(column 3)
Norfolk City
Pinner's Point, Norfolk County
North Carolina
Sewells Point, near Norfolk
Tanner's Creek Crossroads, near Norfolk

This shaft of granite was reverently placed during the first year of the sesquicentennial commemorating the War Between the States. It once served as one of eight footers supporting the columns of the Marshall/Richmond Theatre that was located at 7th & Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia. Jefferson Davis, his family, many southern soldiers, as well as famous actors and actresses, walked on this stone. This historic piece was rescued during the demolition of the building in 2005.
HM NumberHM1YR2
Year Placed2011
Placed ByUnited Daughters of the Confederacy, Suffolk Chapter 173
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358944 N 4066557
Decimal Degrees36.73426667, -76.57978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.056', W 76° 34.787'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 3.36" N, 76° 34' 47.22" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Prentis St, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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