2nd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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Flag of West Virginia
Active May 21, 1861 to January 26, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of McDowell
Battle of Cross Keys
Battle of Cedar Mountain
Battle of Groveton
Second Battle of Bull Run

The 2nd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Mutering[edit | edit source]

The 2nd West Virginia (originally known as the 2nd Virginia) was mustered into Federal service in mid-1861 by companies as follows;

  • Company "A" was recruited in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia), and was mustered in on May 21, 1861.
  • Company "B" known as the "Grafton Guards," from Grafton was mustered in on May 25, 1861 at Wheeling. Commanded by colonel George R. Latham.
  • Company "C" from Wheeling was mustered in there on June 1, 1861.
  • Company "D" was recruited in Pittsburgh and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling and was mustered in on June 14, 1861.
  • Company "E" from Wheeling was mustered in there on June 16, 1861.
  • Company "F" was recruited in Pittsburgh and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling and was mustered in on June 24, 1861.
  • Company "G" was recruited in Pittsburgh and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling and was mustered in on June 13, 1861.
  • Company "H" was recruited in Ironton, Ohio, and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling and was mustered in on June 28, 1861.
  • Company "I" was recruited in Washington County, Pennsylvania, and not accepted by its home state. It moved to Wheeling and was mustered in on July 10, 1861.
  • Company "K" from Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) was mustered in there on July 21, 1861.

Service[edit | edit source]

The regiment was converted to the 5th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment on January 26, 1864.

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