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Russell County Civil War Website
  • 3/1/2015 - Check out my blog on Russell County history. The blog will cover things that don't fit on these pages. It will cover things like World War II in Russell County, interesting census facts, pre-war emigration letters, and more. Check the widget to the right of this page for recent posts.


  • 3/26/2015 - Added second death notice for Canaan Counts to the Obituary page.

  • 3/22/2015 - Added death notice for Samuel M. Webb to the Obituary page.

  • 3/6/2015 - Added new letter (no. 3) of Harvey W. Martin to the letters page.

  • 3/5/2015 - Added the full transcription of the 1900 Census for Russell County.

  • 1/4/2015 - 3/3/2015 - Added obituaries or death notice for Augustus Aston Honaker, William G. Buckles, Henry Powell Meade, Francis Lark, Edward Dolan Kernan Cooper, Noah K. Rasnick, John Browning, Canaan Counts, Cornelius Ball, George W. J. Gray, Andrew F. Hurt, Robert B. Hendricks, William L. Jessee, T. C. M. Alderson, and David Kimberland to the Obituary page.

  • 1/8/2015 - Added the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Censuses (soldier houses only) for Russell County and linked all soldiers to the census.

  • 11/14/2014 - Added 1850, 1870, 1880, and 1900 Censuses for Russell County and linked all soldiers to the census.

  • 10/29/2014 - Added death notices or obituaries for Harvey Honaker, Henry Hopkins Dickenson, Elihu Kiser, John Joseph Fry, James Jackson Dickenson, Samuel W. Aston, John W. Fickle, James C. Fugate, Lilburn Finney, Isaac Puckett and John Taylor Carter to the Obituary page.

  • 10/22/2014 - Added two new Union soldiers (Monsieur LaForce and Patton G. Whited) to the Union Soldiers page. Added eight new Confederate soldiers (Francis M. Ball, Thomas Barker, George W. Barton, John G. Baylor, Isaac H. Draper, Edward W. Lampkin, George W. Ramsey, and William D. Snapp) to the Soldiers page.

  • 9/22/2014 - Added one new letter of John E. Gilmer and 17 new Civil War letters of Isaac Vermillion Reynolds to the Letters section. Added obituary of Elihu L. Kiser to the Obituary page.

  • 9/12/2014 - I have just added a new page Miscellaneous mentions of Russell County veterans. This page has almost 100 additional mentions from the Lebanon News.

  • 9/1/2014 - Added approximately 45 news articles from the Lebanon News to the News page. Of particular interest is an essay written by the grand-daughter of Luther Hart Clapp on his life. Most of the articles have to do with reunions, memorial services, and the Confederate monument.

  • 8/28/2014 - Added new letter of James H. Barrett to the letters page.

  • 8/9/2014 - 9/18/2014 - Added over 160 new obituaries to the Obituaries page.

  • 8/7/2014 - Finished transcribing Compiled Service Records for Union soldiers.

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  • Added scans and transcriptions of all Gilmer letters that I have (approximately 90 letters) with help from Donna Akers Warmuth. Here for the author list and here for the letters in chronological order.
  • The Letters section has over 150 Civil War letters written to and from Civil War soldiers from Russell County. Families include Barrett, Blackwell, Combs, Cowan, Fletcher, Fuller, Gilmer, Kelly, Kendrick, Martin, McFarlane, Reynolds, Vermillion, and Whitt.
  • Four photos of Confederate veterans, taken in ca. 1905, ca. 1910, 1912 and 1920. Many of the veterans are unidentified. Can you help?
  • The Soldiers page has a list of every soldier who served from Russell County.
  • The Obituary Index is to many different papers. It has the entire text of the mention in the paper, plus a scan of the article.
  • 1888 Civil War Pension Applications and the 1900 Pension Applications have been added.
  • Newspaper Articles contains mentions of Confederate veterans and their activities from 1862-1938.

to the Russell County, Virginia Civil War Website. Here you will find information on all aspects ofFrancis Marion Steele, 29th Virginia Infantry, wounded at Drewry's Bluff, 1864 Russell County and the soldiers who served during the Civil War. If you have any questions or comments just drop me a line at I am always looking for more information and resources related to Russell County during the Civil War.

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