UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
5th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry
Organized at Ceredo, W. Va., September 2, 1861, and mustered
in October 18, 1861. Served Unattached, District of the Kanawha,
West Virginia, to March, 1862. District of Cumberland, Md.,
Mountain Department, to April, 1862. Milroy's Independent
Brigade, Mountain Department, to June, 1862. Milroy's
Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to
September, 1862. Defences of Washington, D. C., to October,
1862. District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, Dept. Ohio, to
January, 1863. Unattached, District of the Kanawha, West
Virginia, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army
Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Scammon's
Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st
Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 1st
Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to November,
- Duty at Ceredo and in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., to
December 10, 1861. Moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., December 10,
thence to New Creek, W. Va., February, 1862. Linn Creek, Logan
County, February 8. Duty at New Creek till May. Joined Milroy's
Brigade May 2. Battle of McDowell May 8. Near
Franklin May 10-12 and 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. Cedar
Run August 10. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August
16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23.
Freeman's Ford, Hazel River, August 22. Johnson's Ford August
22. Waterloo Bridge
August 24-25. Gainesville August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull
Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till
September 29. Moved to Beverly, W. Va., September 29-October 9.
Parkersburg October 10. Duty at Ceredo till March, 1863.
Scouting Little Kanawha and east side of Big Sandy Rivers.
Ordered to Wayne Court House March. Hurricane Creek March 28.
At Charlestown, Barboursville, Hurricane Bridge and other points
in the Kanawha Valley till April, 1864. Scammon's demonstration
from the Kanawha Valley December 8-25, 1863. Crook's Raid on the
Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19, 1864. Rocky Gap May 6.
Battle of Cloyd's Mountain
May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Blacksburg May 10. Union May
12. Meadow Bluff May 24. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May
26-July 1. Lexington June 11-12. Buchanan June 14. Otter Creek
June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18.
Buford's Gap June 19. Salem June 21. Moved to the Shenandoah
Valley July 13-15. Kablestown July 19. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July
23-24. Martinshurg July 25. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley
Campaign August 6-November 1. Strasburg August 15. Summit Point
August 24. Halltown August 2. Berryville September 3. Battle
Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22.
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 19. Consolidated with 9th West Virginia Infantry
November 9, 1864, to form 1st West Virginia Veteran Infantry
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 57 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 88 Enlisted men by
disease. Total 151.
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