John Horle, private, 5th W Va Cavalry.
John Horle was one of 2,500 cavalry who rode on the grueling Salem Raid in December 1863, cutting the Confederate railroad line, burning supplies in Salem, VA, then heading back on the treacherous, icy roads to Beverly, WV. They were pursued by some 12,000 Confederates.
John Hoyle memorial headstone in Beverly, West Virginia
Information was submitted by his Great grand-daughter, Denise Staresina. Denise has traveled to Civil War battlefields and to towns were her ancestor spent time during the Civil War. The memorial headstone (left) was placed in the Beverly Cemetery in Beverly, WV because John spent so much time in Beverly. He is actually buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Cleveland, OH, but because of complicated restrictions, the memorial headstone has been placed in Beverly near where John often camped.