United States Regiments & Batteries  * West Virginia

The 5th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 57 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officer and 88 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.

September 2 Organized at Ceredo, W. Va.
October 18 Mustered in under the command of Colonel John L. Zeigler and Major Albia A. Tomlinson.
October-November Duty at Ceredo and in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va. attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia
December 10 Moved to Parkersburg, W. Va., then to New Creek, W. Va.,
February 8 Linn Creek, Logan County
February-May Duty at New Creek
March Assigned to District of Cumberland, Md., Mountain Department
March 10 Major Abia A. Tomlinson was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
April Assigned to Milroy’s Independent Brigade, Mountain Department
May 2 Joined Milroy’s Brigade
May 8
Battle of McDowell
May 10-12 & 26 Near Franklin
June Attached to Milroy’s Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia
June 8
Battle of Cross Keys
June 20-July 5 At Strasburg
July 5-11 Advance to Luray
July 11 Moved to Sperryville
July 22 To Woodville, and duty there
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 10 Cedar Run
August 16-
September 2

Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 20-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Freeman’s Ford, Hazel River and Johnson’s Ford
August 24-25 Waterloo Bridge
August 28
August 29
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.
September 29-October 9 Moved to Beverly, W. Va. and attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, Dept. Ohio
October 10 Parkersburg
October – March Duty at Ceredo scouting Little Kanawha and east side of Big Sandy Rivers.
December Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia
December 8-25 Scammon’s demonstration from the Kanawha Valley
January Attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia
March Ordered to Wayne Court House and attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department
March 28 Hurricane Creek
April -February At Charlestown, Barboursville, Hurricane Bridge and other points in the Kanawha Valley
June Attached to 1st Brigade, Scammon’s Division, Dept. of West Virginia
June 19 Lieutenant Colonel Abia A. Tomlinson was promoted to colonel.
April Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia
May 2-19 Crook’s. Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad
May 6 Rocky Gap
May 9
Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain
May 10 New River Bridge and Blacksburg
May 12 Union
May 24 Meadow Bluff
May 26-July 1 Hunter’s Expedition to Lynchburg
June 11-12 Lexington
June 14 Buchanan
June 16 Otter Creek
June 17 Diamond Hill
June 17-18 Lynchburg
June 19 Buford’s Gap
June 21 Salem
July 13-15 Moved to the Shenandoah Valley
July 19 Kablestown
July 23-24
Battle of Kernstown, Winchester
July 25 Martinsburg
August 6-
November 1

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

August 15 Strasburg
August 24 Summit Point
August 2 Halltown
September 3 Berryville
September 19
Battle of Opequan or Third Winchester
September 22
Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
November 9 Consolidated with 9th West Virginia Infantry to form 1st West Virginia Veteran Infantry.