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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.[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.

Other Sources

  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).


For alphabetical listing of men serving in this regiment; listing Name, Company, Rank In, Rank out click: HERE

For organization and Engagements/Skirmishes click: HERE

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


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