UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
5th Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry
Organized from 2nd Regiment West Virginia Mounted Infantry
January 26, 1864. Attached to Martinsburg, W. Va., to March,
1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864.
3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1864. 2nd
Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865.
Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to December,
- Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., till March 19, 1864.
Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties January 27-February 7.
Springfield February 2. Moved to Cumberland, Md., and duty there
and at Patterson's Creek till April 27. Moved to Charleston
April 27-30. Crook's Expedition to Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
May 2-19. Cloyd's Mountain
or Farm May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Hunter's Expedition to
Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Lexington June 11. Near Buchanan June
13. New London June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty
June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. Catawba Mountains and about
Salem June 21. At Camp Piatt, Charleston and New Creek guarding
railroad in district west of Sleepy Hollow till December.
Consolidated to a Battalion at Charleston September. Expedition
from New Creek to Moorefield November 6-8 (Detachment). New
Creek November 28. Transferred to 6th West Virginia Cavalry
December 14, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 68 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 118 Enlisted men by disease.
WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS.
2nd REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Company "A" organized at Pittsburg, Pa., April, 1861. Not
accepted by Pennsylvania. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., May 9,
1861, and mustered in May 21, 1861. Moved with 1st West Virginia
Infantry May 25 along line of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Guard
Glover's Gap till May 28. Action with Capt. Roberts' Command May
27. Moved to Grafton May 28. Detached as Body Guard to Gen.
Geo. B. McClellan on his assuming command of the Army of West
Virginia. Participated in the West Virginia Campaign July 6-17.
Assigned to 2nd Regiment as Company "A." Company "B," Grafton
Guards, organized May 20, 1861. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., and
mustered in May 25. Moved to Mannington June 28, thence to
Grafton July 1, and to Phillippi July 4. West Virginia Campaign
July 6-17. Laurel Hill July 7. Carrick's Ford July 13. Moved
to Beverly and assigned to 2nd Regiment as Company "B." (A
detachment of Company at Bealington till January 25, 1862,
guarding supply trains between Webster and Beverly and scouting.
Company "C" organized at Wheeling and mustered in June 1, 1861.
Moved to Beverly, W. Va., July 1, and joined Regiment. Company
"D" organized at Pittsburg, Pa., and mustered in at Wheeling, W.
Va., June 14, 1861. Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va. Guard supply
train to Rich Mountain (Cos. "C," "D," "E") July 5-6, thence
march to Beverly. Company "E" organized at Wheeling, W. Va., and
mustered in June 16, 1861. Moved to Clarksburg, W. mustered in
June 16, 1861. Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va. Guard supply train
to Rich Mountain July 5-6, thence march to Beverly. Company "F"
organized at Pittsburg, Pa., and mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va.,
June 24, 1861. Company "G" organized at Pittsburg, Pa., and
mustered in at Wheeling, W. Va., June 18, 1861. Companies "F"
and "G" left Wheeling July 5, and joined Regiment at Beverly.
Company "H" organized at Ironton, Ohio, and mustered in at
Wheeling, W. Va., June 28, 1861. Company "I" organized in
Washington County, Pa. Moved to Wheeling, W. Va., July 9-10, and
mustered in July 10. Moved to Grafton, Webster and Beverly July
22-27. Company "K" organized at Parkershurg, W. Va., and
mustered in July 21, 1861. Regiment attached to Army of
Occupation, W. Va., to September, 1861. Cheat Mountain, District
West Virginia, to March, 1862. Cheat Mountain District, Dept. of
the Mountains, to April, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Dept. of the
Mountains, to June, 1862. Milroy's Independent Brigade, 1st Army
Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Defences of
Washington, D. C., to October, 1862. Beverly, W. Va., District
of West Virginia, Dept. of Ohio, to March, 1863. 4th Separate
Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863.
Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, West Virginia, to December, 1863.
3rd Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia, to January,
- Duty at Beverly, W. Va., till September 11, 1861.
Laurel Fork Creek August 20. Ordered to Elkwater September 11.
Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Cheat Mountain Pass September
12. Camp Allegheny September 13. Expedition to Huntersville
December 31, 1861, to January 6, 1862. Huntersville January 3,
1862. At Cheat Mountain Summit till April 5. Dry Fork, Cheat
River, January 8 (Co. "B"), and February 8. Advance on Staunton
April 5-May 8. Monterey April 12. Battle of McDowell May 8. Near
Franklin May 26. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. At
Strasburg June 20-July 5. Advance to Luray July 5-11. Moved to
Sperryville July 11, thence to Woodville July 22, and duty there
till August 9. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's
Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of
the Rappahannock August 21-23. Freeman's Ford, Hazel River,
August 22. Waterloo Bridge August 23-25. Gainesville August 28.
Groveton August 29.
Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington till
September 29. Moved to Beverly, W. Va., September 29-October 9.
Duty there till April 24, 1863. Cockletown January 22, 1863.
Expedition into Pocahontas County February 10-12 (Detachment).
Scout to Franklin April 11-18. Beverly April 24. Regiment
mounted at Grafton. West Union May 6. Averill's Raid through
Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas
Counties August 5-31. Jackson River August 25. Rocky Gap near
White Sulphur Springs August 26-27. Seneca Trace Crossing, Cheat
River, September 25 (Detachment). Averill's Raid on Lewisburg
and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point
November 5. Droop Mountain
November 6. Averill's Raid from New Creek to Salem on
Virginia & Tennessee Railroad December 8-25. Gatewood's December
12. Salem December 16. Scott's or Barber's Creek December 19
(Detachment). Covington December 30. At Martinsburg till
January 26, 1864. Designation changed to 5th West Virginia
Cavalry January 26, 1864 (which see).
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