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11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of West Virginia
Flag of West Virginia
Country United States
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Union
Service history
Active October 29, 1861 to June 17, 1865
Battles Battle of Cloyd's Mountain
Battle of Cedar Creek
Battle of Fisher's Hill
Siege of Petersburg
Commanders
Insignia

The 11th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

The 11th West Virginia was organized at Elizabeth, Wheeling, Burning Springs, Ravenswood, Kanawha Station, and Point Pleasant in western Virginia between October 29, 1861 and October 8, 1862.

Private George G. Moore of Company D was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Fisher's Hill

Corporal Adam White of Company G, was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his exceptional heroism in charging the Rebel works, routing the enemy and capturing a brigade flag . This was during the breakthrough at Hatcher's Run during the Siege Petersburg, VA, April 2, 1865. The 10th West Virginia was mustered out on June 17, 1865.

CasualtiesEdit

The 11th West Virginia suffered 4 Officers and 63 enlisted men killed in battle or died from wounds, and 148 enlisted men dead from disease for a total of 215 fatalities.[1]

ColonelsEdit

  • Colonel John C. Rathbone, 1861 - 1863
  • Colonel Daniel Frost (killed in action), 1863 -1864
  • Colonel Van H. Bukey, 1864 - 1865

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