UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
4th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry
Organized at Macon City, Point Pleasant and Grafton, W. Va.,
June 17 to August 22, 1861. Served unattached, District of the
Kanawha, W. Va., to March, 1862. 4th Brigade, Kanawha Division,
West Virginia, to September, 1862. Point Pleasant, W. Va.,
District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to January,
1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the
Tennessee, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th
Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division,
West Virginia, to December 1864.
- Skirmish at Grafton, W. Va., August 13, 1861 (Co.
"A"). Moved up the Kanawha Valley August 22. Operations in the
Kanawha Valley and New River Region October 19-November 16. Mill
Creek Mills October 26. At Ceredo till January, 1862. March to
Louisa Court House and operating with Garfield in operations
against Humphrey Marshall in Eastern Kentucky January, 1862.
March up the Kanawha Valley to join Gen. Cox April 3. At Flat
Top Mountain till August. Operations about Wyoming Court House
August 2-8. Wyoming Court House August 5 (Cos. "H" and "I").
Beech Creek August 6. Campaign in the Kanawha Valley September
2-16. Repulse of Loring's attack on Fayetteville September 10.
Cotton Hill and Charlestown September 11. Gauley Ferry September
11. Gauley Bridge September 12. Charlestown September 12-13.
At Point Pleasant till October 19. Bulltown, Braxton County,
October 3. Salt Lick Bridge October 14. Expedition up the
Kanawha Valley to Charlestown October 21-November 10. At
Fayetteville till December 30. Ordered to Napoleon, Ark., thence
to Young's Point, La., January 21, 1863, and duty there till
March. Expedition to Rolling Fork via Muddy, Steele's and Black
Bayous and Deer Creek March 14-27. At Milliken's Bend till
April. Expedition to Black Bayou April 5-10. Demonstration
against Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Moved to
join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand
Gulf May 2-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July
4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg
July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson
July 10-17. At Big Black River till September 26. Moved to
Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September
26-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in
Alabama October 20-29. Brier Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27.
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill
November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to
Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn.,
November 28-December 8. Regiment re-enlisted February 3, 1864,
and Veterans on furlough March 15 to May 3. Joined Hunter at
Cedar Creek, W. Va., May. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg, Va.,
May 26-July 1. Piedmont
, Mt. Crawford, June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Lynchburg June 17-18.
Retreat to Martinsburg June 18-July 1. Moved to the Shenandoah
Valley, Snicker's Gap, July 17-18. Kernstown or Winchester July
24. Shenandoah Valley Campaign August-September. Berryville September 3. At
Stephenson's Depot till December. Moved to Cumberland, Md.
Consolidated with 1st West Virginia Infantry December 21, 1864,
to form 2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry (which see).
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 80 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 156 Enlisted men
by disease. Total 241.
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