|1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
Flag of West Virginia
|Active||July 10, 1861 to July 8, 1865|
First Battle of Kernstown|
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Cedar Creek
Service[edit | edit source]
The 1st West Virginia Cavalry was organized at Wheeling, Clarksburg, and Morgantown in western Virginia between July 10 and November 25, 1861. An analysis of the regiment by the George Tyler Moore Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia shows that it was composed of 32% native West Virginians, while 23% were from Pennsylvania, 16% Ohio, 6% Virginia, 10% were German immigrants and 13% were from other U.S. states.
The regiment was mustered out on July 8, 1865.
|Name||Rank||Company||Place of action||Date of action|
|James F. Adams||Private||D||Nineveh, Virginia||November 12, 1864|
|Thomas Anderson||Corporal||I||Appomattox Station, Virginia||April 8, 1865|
|Wilmon W. Blackmar||Lieutenant||H||Five Forks, Virginia||April 1, 1865|
|Hugh P. Boon||Captain||B||Sayler's Creek, Virginia||April 6, 1865|
|Richard Boury||Sergeant||C||Charlottesville, Virginia||March 5, 1865|
|Charles E. Capehart||Major||—||Monterey Pass, Pennsylvania||July 4, 1863|
|Henry Capehart||Colonel||—||Greenbrier River, West Virginia||May 22, 1864|
|Francis M. Cunningham||First Sergeant||H||Sayler's Creek, Virginia||April 6, 1865|
|William Houlton||Commissary Sergeant||—||Sayler's Creek, Virginia||April 6, 1865|
|Archibald H. Rowand, Jr.||Private||K||Winter of 1864–65|
|Charles Schorn||Chief Bugler||M||Appomattox Station, Virginia||April 8, 1865|
|Emisire Shahan||Corporal||A||Sayler's Creek, Virginia||April 6, 1865|
|Levi Shoemaker||Sergeant||A||Nineveh, Virginia||November 12, 1864|
|Daniel A. Woods||Private||K||Sayler's Creek, Virginia||April 6, 1865|
Casualties[edit | edit source]
The 1st West Virginia Cavalry suffered 10 officers and 71 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in battle and 126 enlisted men dead from disease, for a total of 207 fatalities.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- Col. Henry Anisansel 1861-1862
- Col. Nathaniel P. Richmond 1862-1863
- Col. Henry Capehart1863-1864
- Lt. Col Charles E. Capehart 1864
- Maj. Harvey Farabee 1864-1865
References[edit | edit source]
- George Tyler Moore Center
- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (A–L)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110521215831/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwaral.html. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
- "Medal of Honor Recipients - Civil War (M–Z)". Medal of Honor Citations. United States Army Center of Military History. December 3, 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110521215237/http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/civwarmz.html. Retrieved May 21, 2011.
See also[edit | edit source]
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