1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry

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Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. <br>  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. <br>  
  
The original men of this unit came from following towns and counties: <br>Wheeling, Ohio County, Clarksburg, Harrison County and Morgantown, Monongalia County  
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The original men of this unit came from following towns and counties: <br>Wheeling, Ohio County, Clarksburg, [[Harrison,_West_Virginia|Harrison County]] and Morgantown,[[Monongalia,_West_Virginia|Monongalia County]]
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, West Virginia Cavalry was organized at Wheeling, Clarksburg and Morgantown, West Virginia, July 10 to November 25, 1861. The regiment mustered out July 8, 1865. The Companies in this regiment were Company A through Company M. [1]

For more information see the Civil War Archives.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The original men of this unit came from following towns and counties:
Wheeling, Ohio County, Clarksburg, Harrison County and Morgantown,Monongalia County

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'West Virginia in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • West Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for West Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • For alphabetical listing of men serving in this regiment; listing Name, Company, Rank In, Rank out click: HERE

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 20 December 2010).