The 5th West Virginia Cavalry Regiment lost 3 officers and 68 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 118 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1864
January 26 Organized from 2nd Regiment West Virginia Mounted Infantry
February-March Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va.
January 27-February 7 Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties
February 2 Springfield
March 19 Moved to Cumberland, Md., and duty there and at Patterson’s Creek. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia
April 27-30 Moved to Charleston. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, West Virginia
May 2-19 Crook’s Expedition to Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
May 9. Cloyd’s Mountain or Farm
May 10 New River Bridge
May 26-July 1 Hunter’s Expedition to Lynchburg
June 11 Lexington
June 13 Near Buchanan
June 16 New London
June 17 Diamond Hill
June 17-18 Lynchburg
June 19 Liberty
June 20 Buford’s Gap
June 21 Catawba Mountains and about Salem
June At Camp Piatt, Charleston and New Creek guarding railroad in district west of Sleepy Hollow, attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, West Virginia
September Consolidated to a Battalion at Charleston
November 6-8 Expedition from New Creek to Moorefield (Detachment)
New Creek November 28
December 14 Transferred to 6th West Virginia Cavalry