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|4th West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment|
|Active||July, 1863 to June 23, 1864|
Service[edit | edit source]
- January 30, 1864, Engagement at Moorefield
The regiment was mustered out on June 23, 1864.
Casualties[edit | edit source]
The 4th West Virginia Cavalry suffered 30 enlisted men dead from disease for a total of 30 deaths.
Officers[edit | edit source]
Colonel[edit | edit source]
- Joseph Snider (formerly of the 7th West Virginia Infantry)
Lieutenant-Colonel[edit | edit source]
Majors[edit | edit source]
- Nathan Goff, Jr. (formerly of the 6th West Virginia Cavalry). Goff later became a general. He was captured during the action at Moorefield, when pinned under his fallen horse, and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia where he was held in close confinement as a hostage for the captured Confederate Major Thomas D. Armsey. He and Armsey were eventually exchanged and President Abraham Lincoln sent for Goff, who described the conditions in Confederate prison camps, prompting Lincoln to arrange further exchanges.
QM Sergeants[edit | edit source]
- Octavius C. Bray Company A 1863-65
References[edit | edit source]
- The Civil War Archive
- West Virginia in the Civil War Website
- Octavius Bray QM Sergeant 4th WV Cavalry
See also[edit | edit source]
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