Union Regimental Histories

 

West Virginia

 

10th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Camp Pickens, Canaan, Glenville, Clarksville, Sutton, Phillippi and Piedmont March 12 to May 18, 1862. Attached to Cheat Mountain District, Mountain Department, to May, 1862. Railroad District, Mountain Department, to July, 1862. Railroad District, 8th Corps, Middle Department, to September, 1862. Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division; West Virginia, July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.---At Monterey April, 1862. Assigned to railroad guard duty in Railroad District, District of West Virginia, until January, 1863; at Beverly, Bulltown, Martinsburg, etc. Expedition from Summerville to Addison April 17-21, 1862. Skirmish at Holly River, W. Va., April 17. Mung's Flats June 25. Buckhannon August 30. Sutton September 23. Big Birch October 6. Wardensville December 22. At Winchester, Va., January, 1863. At Beverly May, 1863. Scout to Beverly June 16. Action at Beverly July 2-3. At Martinsburg August, 1863. Averill's Raid through Hardy, Pendleton, Bath, Highland, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties August 5-31. Rocky Gap near White Sulphur Springs August 26-27. Sutton August 26 (Cos. "G," "I"). Bell's Mills and on Elk River August 27 (Detachment). Bulltown, Braxton County, October 13. Averill's Raid against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point November 5. Droop Mountain November 6. Hillsboro November 10. At Beverly until May, 1864; scouting Counties of Randolph, Tucker, Pocahontas, Greenbrier, Braxton, Highland, Pendleton and Webster. Cheat River December 6, 1863. Moorefield Junction January 3, 1864. Scout from Beverly through Pocahontas, Webster and Braxton Counties May 15-30. Leetown July 3. Maryland Heights, Md., July 6-7. Operations about Harper's Ferry July 10. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Kernstown, Winchester, July 23-24. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6 to November 28. Strasburg and Massametton Mountain August 16. Winchester August 17. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Cedar Creek October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 19-20, thence to Bermuda Hundred December 20-23. Duty in the trenches north of James River until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to front of Petersburg March 28-29. Hatcher's Run March 30-31, and April 1. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Lynchburg April 12-15. March to Farmville and Burkesville April 15-19, thence to Richmond April 22-25. Duty near Richmond until August. Mustered out August 9, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 93 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 144 Enlisted men by disease. Total 241.

 

11th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, Elizabeth, Burning Springs, Parkersburg, Ravenswood, Kanawha Station and Point Pleasant, W. Va., October 29, 1861, to October 8, 1862. At Ceredo and Parkersburg, W. Va., until October, 1862. Attached to Railroad District, West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains and Middle Department, to January, 1863. Parkersburg, W. Va., to March, 1863. 6th Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. Wilkinson's Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, West Virginia, July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Parkersburg and guarding Baltimore & Ohio Railroad through counties south of line from Jackson County to Lewis County until June, 1863. Skirmishes at Arnoldsburg and Camp McDonald, W. Va., May 6, 1862. Scout to Roane and Clay Counties May 8-21. Big Bend June 4. Mouth West Fork June 10. Glenville September 1. Spencer Roane Court House September 2. Operations against Jones' Raid on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad April 21-May 21, 1863. Duty on the Upper Potomac until August. West Union May 6, 1863 (1 Co.). Elizabeth Court House May 16. At Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Grafton, Sutton, Bulltown and Beverly guarding Baltimore & Ohio Railroad until April, 1864. Operations against Morgan July 2-26, 1863. Glenville August 21, 1863 (Cos. "C," "H"). Near Glenville August 27, 1863 (Cos. "C," "H"). Skirmish at Beech Fork, Calhoun County, September 8, 1863. Roane County September 12. Bulltown, Braxton County, October 13. Salt Lick Bridge October 14. Ravenswood October 26. Sandy River near Elizabeth October 27. Hurricane Creek December 3 (Detachment). Crook's Raid on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19, 1864. Princeton May 6. Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9. Cove Mountain or Grassy lack near Wytheville and New River Bridge May 10. Salt Pond Mountain and Gap Mountain May 12-13. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Panther Gap June 4. Middlebrook and Brownsville June 10. Lexington June 11. Otter Creek near Liberty June 16. Spencer June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston, W. Va., June 19-July 1. Buford's Gap June 19. About Salem June 21. Moved to Shenandoah Valley July. Sandy Hook, Md., July 8. Snicker's Ferry or Gap July 17-18. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24. Flintstone Creek, Md., August 1. Cumberland, Md., August 1 (4 Cos.). Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Skirmishes at Cedar Creek October 1 and 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in Shenandoah Valley at Camp Russell until December 19. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23. Duty in the trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to front of Petersburg March 28-29. Hatcher's Run March 30-31 and April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Lynchburg April 12-15, thence to Farmville and Burkesville Junction April 15-19, and to Richmond April 22-25. Duty near Richmond until June, 1865. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 63 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 148 Enlisted men by disease. Total 215.

12th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., August 30, 1862. Attached to Railroad District, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna, to July, 1863. McReynolds' Command, Martinsburg, W. Va., to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April. 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Buckhannon October, 1862. Wardensville October 16. Moved to Winchester, Va., January, 1863, and duty there until May. At Beverly May. Battle of Winchester June 13-15. Retreat to Harper's Ferry June 15-17. At Bloody Run, Pa., June 30. At Martinsburg, W. Va., July 14-December 10, 1863. Wells' demonstration up the Shenandoah Valley December 10-25. At Harper's Ferry until February 1, 1864. At New Creek until April. At Cumberland, Md., Webster and Beverly April. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market, Va., April 30-May 16. Rude's Hill May 14. Battle of New Market May 15. Advance to Staunton May 24-June 6. Piedmont, Mt. Crawford, June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg June 10-July 1. Near Lynchburg June 14. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston, W. Va., June 18-July 1. Moved to Shenandoah Volley July 12-15. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester July 23-24. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Cedar Creek August 12. Strasburg August 15. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19 (guarding 54 trains). Fisher's Hill September 22 (guarding trains). Duty at Winchester and in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23. Duty in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to front of Petersburg March 28-29. Hatcher's Run March 30-31 and April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Lynchburg, Va., April 12-15, thence to Farmville and Burkesville Junction April 15-19, and to Richmond April 22-25. Duty near Richmond until June. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 131 Enlisted men by disease. Total 190.

13th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Mt. Pleasant and Barboursville October, 1862. Attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Provisional Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Point Pleasant and Coalsmouth, W. Va., until April. 1863. Hurricane Bridge March 28. Skirmish at Point Pleasant March 30. Hurricane and Coal River until July. Fayetteville May 20. Expedition to Piney in pursuit of Loring July 5-14, and in pursuit of Morgan July 17-26. Duty at Charleston and other points in the Kanawha Valley until May, 1864. Crook's Raid on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge and Cove Mountain May 10. Salt Pond Mountain and Gap Mountain May 12-13. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Lexington June 11. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston June 18-July 1. Buford's Gap June 19. About Salem June 21. Moved to the Shenandoah Valley July 12-15. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester July 23-24. Martinsburg July 25. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Near Charlestown, W. Va., August 21-22. Halltown August 26. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Camp Russell and in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Kablestown November 18. At Cumberland, Md., until April, 1865. At Winchester and Staunton until June. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 57 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 108 Enlisted men by disease. Total 170.

14th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., August 25, 1862. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. New Creek, W. Va., Defenses Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to March, 1863. 5th Brigade, 1st Division. 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Mulligan's Brigade, Scammon's Division, West Virginia, to December, 1563. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April. 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Ordered to Clarksburg, W. Va., and guard duty on the Upper Potomac, Headquarters at New Creek, until June, 1863. Expedition to Greenland Gap April 13-22, 1863. Action at Greenland Gap April 25 (Co. "A"). Duty at New Creek, Petersburg and Romney until April, 1864. Skirmish near Burlington November 16, 1863. Burlington and Petersburg Turnpike November 19. Salem December 16. Jackson River, near Covington, December 19. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties December 31, 1863-January 5, 1864. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties against Rosser January 27-February 7, 1864. Evacuation of Petersburg January 30. Crook's Expedition against Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Cove Mountain or Grassy Lick, near Wytheville May 10. Salt Pond Mountain and Gap Mountain May 12-13. Hunter's Expedition against Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston June 18-July 1. Buford's Gap June 20. About Salem June 21. Moved to the Shenandoah Valley July 12-15. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Stephenson's Depot July 20. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester July 23-24. Martinsburg July 25. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Strasburg August 15. Halltown August 24 and 26. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Camp Russell and in Shenandoah Valley until December. Myerstown November 28. Duty at Martinsburg, Cumberland, Md., and Winchester, Va., until June, 1865. Near Patterson Creek Station March 22, 1865 (Co. "H"). Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 157 Enlisted men by disease. Total 246.

15th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., August-October, 1862. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Sir John's Run, Defenses Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to March, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Unattached, New Creek, W. Va., Dept. of West Virginia, to August, 1863. Campbell's Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--At New Creek Station October 18-December 22. 1862. Moved to Sir John's Run December 22, and duty there guarding Baltimore & Ohio Railroad until June 16, 1863. Moved to New Creek June 16, thence to Cumberland, Md., and to Hancock, Md., July 4. To Fairview July 11, and to Williamsport, Md., July 14. Operations against Lee until July 28. At Mechanicsburg Gap, near Romney, August 5-November 5, and at Alpine until April, 1864. Bath March 19 Crook's Expedition against Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Battle of Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Cove Mountain or Grassy Lick, near Wytheville, May 10. Salt Pond Mountain and Gap Mountain May 12-13. Meadow Bluff May 19. Hunter's Expedition to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Middlebrook and Brownsville June 10. Lexington June 11-12. Otter Creek, near Liberty, June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to Charleston June 18-July 1. Buford's Gap June 20. About Salem June 21. Moved to Shenandoah Valley July 12-15. Snicker's Ferry or Gap July 17-18. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester July 23-24. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 6-November 28. Berryville September 3. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Skirmish at Cedar Creek October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Camp Russell and in the Shenandoah Valley until December. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23. Duty in the trenches before Richmond, Va., until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Moved to front of Petersburg March 28-29. Hatcher's Run March 30-31 and April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Lynchburg April 12-15, thence to Farmville and Burkesville Junction April 15-19, and to Richmond, Va., April 22-25. Duty near Richmond until June. Mustered out June 14, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 99 Enlisted men by disease. Total 153.

16th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Washington, D. C, August and September, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses South of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.--On duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.. north and south of the Potomac, during entire term. Mustered out June 10, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 7 by disease.

17th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., September 26, 1864, to February 25, 1865. Attached to Reserve Division, District of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., west of Sleepy Hollow, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va., September 27, 1864, and guarding railroad and on garrison duty until mustered out. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 killed and 24 by disease. Total 25.

Independent Battalion Infantry

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., October 1, 1862, to January 9, 1863. On duty at Wheeling, W. Va., entire term. Mustered out: Company "B" April 23, 1864; Company "A" May 31, 1865.

1st Independent Company Loyal Virginians

Organized at Cobb's Island June 30, 1864. Mustered out December 1, 1865.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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