United States Regiments & Batteries * West Virginia

The 1st West Virginia Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 51 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 136 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

October 30 Organized at Wheeling, W. Va.
October 13 Companies A, B, D & E moved from Wheeling to Little Kanawha, Wirt County, W. Va.
November 2 Companies A, B, D & E moved to Romney
November 9 Regiment left Wheeling for Romney, W. Va. Attached to Railroad District, West Virginia
January 6-7 Expedition to Blue’s Gap. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Landers’ Division, Army of the Potomac
January 7 Hanging Rock Pass, Blue’s Gap
January 10 Moved to Patterson Creek
February 5-13 Moved to Paw Paw Tunnel
March 1-15 Advance on Winchester. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Shields’ Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps
March 18-21 Reconnaissance to Strasburg
March 22-23
First Battle of Winchester
March 24-April 4 Pursuit of Jackson
March 27 Edenburg
April 1 Occupation of Mt. Jackson
April 4 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of the Shenandoah
April 17 New Market
May Attached to 4th Brigade, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
May 5 Columbia Bridge
May 12-21 March to Falmouth, Va.
May 25-June 7 To Port Republic
May 31 Gaines’ Cross Roads, near Front Royal
June 1 White Plains
June 3 Front Royal
June 9
Battle of Port Republic
June 10-27 March to Cloud’s Mills, near Alexandria. Attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
July Camp at Cloud’s Mills, near Alexandria
July 28 Move to the Rappahannock
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 20-23 Rappahannock Station
August 26 Sulphur Springs
August 28 Thoroughfare Gap
August 29
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
September-October 11 In the Defenses of Washington Attached to 2nd Brigade, Whipple’s Division, Military District of Washington, D. C.
October 11-13 Moved to Wheeling, W. Va.
November 27-28 Moved to Cumberland, Md.
December 8 To Romney, then to North Mountain, and duty there attached to Defences of Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept
March 6 At Mechanicsville Gap attached to 4th Brigade 1st Division, 8th Army Corps
June 14-20 Moved to New Creek Station, thence to Cumberland, Md. Attached to Campbell’s Brigade, Scammon’s Division, West Virginia
July 13 Moved to Hancock, thence to Williamsport
July 28 At Back Creek
August 3 To Winchester
August 15 To Romney and to Petersburg
August-January Operating against guerrillas and Imboden’s and McNeil’s forces
September 5 & 11 Moorefield. Companies B, D, E, F & H mostly captured by McNeil.
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia
December 10-23 Guard train from Petersburg to McDowell
December 16 Descent on Salem
January 10-12 Retreat from Petersburg to New Creek
January 27-February 7 Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties against Rosser
February & March Veterans on furlough
April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia
April 18 Moved to Grafton
April 19-22 To Martinsburg
April 30-May 16 Sigel’s Expedition to New Market
May 14 Mt. Jackson
May 15 New Market
May 16-June 1 At Cedar Creek
June 1-6 Advance to Staunton
June 5 Piedmont, Mt. Crawford
June 6 Occupation of Staunton
June 10-July 1 Hunter’s Raid on Lynchburg
June 11 Lexington
June 17-18 Lynchburg
June 18-29 Retreat to Gauley Bridge
July 5-17 Moved to the Shenandoah Valley
July 17-18 Snicker’s Ferry
July 23-24
Second Battle of Kernstown
August to November

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

August 12 Cedar Creek
August 22-24 Charlestown
August 26 Halltown
September 3-4 Berryville
September 19
Battle of Opequan, Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October 29 Ordered to Cumberland, Md.
December 10 Consolidated with 4th West Virginia Infantry to form 2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry