|4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
Flag of West Virginia
|Country|| United States|
|Active||June 17, 1861 to December 21, 1864|
|Battles||Siege of Vicksburg|
The 4th West Virginia was mustered into Federal service on June 17, 1861, at Grafton, Point Pleasant, and Mason City, West Virginia. It was recruited primarily in Ohio from the counties of Meigs, Gallia, Lawrence and Athens, which contributed seven full companies. Among its early recruits was future United States Congressman John L. Vance, who would rise to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Toward the end of the war, the regiment's re-enlisting veterans were consolidated with the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Year) on December 21, 1864 to form the 2nd West Virginia Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
The 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment suffered 3 officers and 80 enlisted men killed or fatally wounded in battle and 2 officers and 156 enlisted men dead from disease, a total of 241 fatalities.
- ↑ Reid, Whitelaw Ohio in the War, vol. 2, pg. 919
- Autobiography of Dr. Thomas H. Barton, the self-made physician of Syracuse, Ohio including a history of the Fourth Regt. West Va. Vol. Inf'y, with an account of Col. Lightburn's retreat down the Kanawha Valley, Gen. Grant's Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, together with the several battles in which the Fourth Regiment was engaged, and its losses by disease, desertion and in battle (1890) on Internet Archive
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