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4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Flag of West Virginia
Flag of West Virginia
Country United States United States
Union
Branch Infantry
Allegiance Flag of West Virginia.svg West Virginia
Service history
Active June 17, 1861 to December 21, 1864
Battles Siege of Vicksburg
Commanders
Insignia

The 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

ServiceEdit

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.[1] 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.

CasualtiesEdit

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.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. Reid, Whitelaw Ohio in the War, vol. 2, pg. 919

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