Organized from 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry January
26, 1864. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia,
to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West
Virginia, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West
Virginia, to July, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, Kanawha Valley,
W. Va., to August, 1865.
Duty at Martinsburg and Charleston, W. Va., to April,
1864. Crook's Raid on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19.
Rocky Gap May 6. Cloyd's
Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Cove Gap May 10.
Blacksburg May 11. Union and Pond Mountain Gap May 12. Meadow
Bluff May 24. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Buffalo
Gap June 6. Lexington June 11. Buchanan June 13. New London
June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty
June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. About Salem June 21. At Loup
Creek June 29. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley and duty at
Charleston, Coalsmouth, Winfield, Point Pleasant and Guyandotte
till August, 1865. Coalsmouth September 30, 1864. Skirmish at
Winfield October 26, 1864 (1 Co.). Operations in the Kanawha
Valley November 5-12. Mustered out August 1, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 28 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 201 Enlisted men
by disease. Total 236.
WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS.
8th REGIMENT INFANTRY.
Organized at Buffalo, W. Va., November, 1861. Attached to
District of the Kanawha, W. Va. Unassigned to May, 1862.
Cluserett's Advance Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June,
1862. Bohlen's Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of
Virginia, to September, 1862. Milroy's Independent Brigade,
Defences of Washington, D. C., to October, 1862. Point Pleasant,
W. Va., District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to
March, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps,
Middle Department, to June, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate
Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade,
4th Division, Army of West Virginia, to January, 1864.
Post duty at Buffalo, W. Va., till April, 1862.
Ordered to New Creek, W. Va. At Franklin till May 25. Pursuit
of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley May 26-June 19. Mt. Carmel
Road near Strasburg June 1. Strasburg and Staunton Road June
1-2. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Port
Republic June 9. Moved to Strasburg June 19-22, thence to
Middletown June 24, and duty there till July. Middletown July 7.
At Winchester till August 2. Pope's Campaign in Northern
Virginia August 2-September 22. Fords of the Rappahannock August
20-23. Freeman's Ford August 22. Sulphur Springs August 23-24.
Waterloo Bridge August 25. Gainesville August 28. Groveton
August 29. Bull Run August 30. In the Defences of Washington,
D. C., till September 29. Moved to Mt. Pleasant, W. Va.,
September 29-October 9. Outpost duty at various points in
District of West Virginia, till June, 1863. Skirmish, Gilmer
County, W. Va., April 24, 1863. Regiment mounted at Bridgeport
June, 1863. Moved to Grafton June 17. Beverly July 2-3.
Huttonsville July 4. Moved to Cumberland, Md., July 7.
Hedgesville and Martinsburg July 18-19. Averill's Raid through
Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas
Counties, W. Va., August 5-31. Huntersville August 22. Warm
Springs August 24. Jackson River August 25. Rocky Gap near
White Sulphur Springs August 26-27. At Martinsburg till
November. Averill's Raid against Lewisburg and the Virginia &
Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point November 5. Droop
Mountain November 6. Covington November 9. Averill's Raid to
Salem on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad December 8-25. Gatewood's
December 12. Covington, Jackson River and Soott's or Barber's
Creek December 19. At Martinsburg till January, 1864.
Designation changed to 7th West Virginia Cavalry January 26, 1864