UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
2nd Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry
Organized at Parkersburg, W. Va., September to November,
1861. Attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va., to March,
1862. Unattached, Kanawha Division, W. Va., to September, 1862.
Unattached, District of the Kanawha, Dept. of the Ohio, to
January, 1863. Unattached, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle
Department, to June, 1863. Scammon's Division, W. Va., to
December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West
Virginia, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division,
Army of West Virginia, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry
Division, Army of West Virginia, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd
Cavalry Division, W. Va., to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd
Division, Cavalry Corps, Middle Military Division, to February,
1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the
Potomac, to June, 1865.
- Ordered to Guyandotte, W. Va., December 15, 1861, and
duty there till April, 1862. Co-operate with Garfield against
Humphrey Marshall January 7-8, 1862. Dry Fork, Cheat River,
February 8. 1st Battalion (Cos. "B," "C," "F," "H" and "I")
moved to Meadow Bluff April, 1862. 2nd Battalion (Cos. "A," "D,"
"E," "G" and "K") moved to Raleigh with General Cox engaged in
scouting and operating against bushwhackers in Raleigh, Fayette
and Wyoming Counties till August, then rejoined Regiment.
Demonstration on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 10-18.
Lewisburg May 12. Princeton May 15-17. Retreat to Flat Top
Mountain May 18. Jackson River Depot May 20. Lewisburg May 23.
Raid to Shaver River May 30. Lewisburg May 30. Middle Creek
June 8. Alderson's Ferry June 9. Wolf Creek July 10. Lamb's
Mill July 15. Blue Sulphur Springs July 20. Alderson's Ferry
July 23. Williamsport July 28. At Meadow Bluff till August.
Ordered to Kanawha Falls August 14. Shady Springs August 28
(Detachment). Campaign in Kanawha Valley September 6-16.
Barboursville September 8. Fayetteville September 10. Cotton
Hill September 11. Loop Creek September 11. Hurricane Bridge
September 12. Charlestown September 13. At Point Pleasant to
October 20. Moved to Charlestown October 20, thence to Camp
Piatt. Expedition from Summerville to Cold Knob Mountain
November 24-30. Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek November 26. Peters
Mountain Raid January 5-20, 1863. Scout into Wyoming County
February 5-8. Expedition into Pocahontas County February 10-12.
Scout through Boone, Wyoming and Logan Counties March 12-16.
Expedition through Logan and Cabell Counties April 3-6. Mud
River April 5. Lewisburg May 2. West Union May 6. Summerville
May 12 Fayetteville May 18-20. Scout on Big and Little Coal
Rivers June 18-19. Loup Creek June 26 (Cos. "B" and "I").
Raleigh July 4. Expedition from Fayetteville to Wytheville July
13-25. Shady Springs July 14. Wytheville July 18-19.
Fayetteville July 28. Cold Springs Gap August 5 (Detachment).
Scouts from Camp Piatt September 11-13. Smythe County September
14. Scout to Boone Court House October 21-22. Expedition from
Charlestown to Lewisburg November 3-13. Little Sewell Mountain
November 6. Capture of Lewisburg November 7. Muddy Creek
November 7. Near Union November 8. Scammon's Demonstration from
the Kanawha Valley December 8-25. Meadow Bluff December 11.
Lewisburg and Greenbrier River December 12. Scout in Cabell and
Wayne Counties March 16-18, 1864. Averill's Raid on Virginia &
Tennessee Railroad May 5-19. Princeton, Grassy Lick Cove, near
Wytheville, Wytheville, Ingle and Cove Gap May 10. Salt Pond and
Pond Mountain Gap May 13. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg, Va., May
26-July 1. Staunton June 8. Newport June 10. Lexington June
11. Near Buchanan June 13. New London June 16. Otter Creek
June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty
June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. Catawba Mountains and near Salem
June 21. Cove Gap June 23. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18.
Carter's Farm July 20. Newtown July 22. Kernstown, Winchester, July
24. Martinsburg July 25. Hagerstown July 29. McConnellsburg,
Pa., July 30. Hancock, Md., July 31. Near Moorefield August 7.
Williamsport August 26. Martinsburg August
31. Bunker Hill September 2-3. Near Bunker Hill September 5.
Near Stephenson's Depot September 5. Darkesville September 10.
Bunker Hill September 13. Near Berryville September 14. Battle
September 19. Fisher's Hill
September 22. Mt. Jackson September 23-24. Forest Hill or
Timberville September 24. Piedmont September 25. Brown's Gap
September 26. Weyer's Cave September 26-27. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Dry
Run October 23. Nineveh November 12. Rude's Hill, Front Royal,
November 22. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty
Mills December 22. Jack's Shop, near Gordonsville, December 23.
Near Ashby's Gap December 27. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester
February 25-March 25, 1865. Mt. Crawford February 28. Waynesboro March 2.
Charlottesville March 3. Augusta Court House March 10.
Haydensville March 12. Beaver Dam
Station March 15. White House March 26. Appomattox Campaign
March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie
Court House March 29-31. Five Forks April 1. Namozine
Church and Scott's Corners April 2. Jettersville April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Stony
Point April 7. Appomattox
Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to North Carolina
April 23-29. March to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May
23. Mustered out June 30, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 77 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 115 Enlisted men by disease.
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