|4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment|
Flag of West Virginia
|Active||June 17, 1861 to December 21, 1864|
|Engagements||Siege of Vicksburg|
Service[edit | edit source]
The 4th West Virginia was mustered into Federal service on June 17, 1861, at Grafton, Point Pleasant, and Macon City, Virginia. It was recruited primarily in Ohio from the counties of Meigs, Gallia, Lawrence and Athens, which contributed seven full companies. Among its early recruits was future United States Congressman John L. Vance, who would rise to the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Toward the end of the war, the regiment's re-enlisting veterans were consolidated with the 1st West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 Year) on December 21, 1864 to form the 2nd West Virginia Veteran Volunteer Infantry Regiment.
Casualties[edit | edit source]
The 4th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment suffered 3 officers and 80 enlisted men killed or fatally wounded in battle and 2 officers and 156 enlisted men dead from disease, a total of 241 fatalities.
Colonels[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Reid, Whitelaw Ohio in the War, vol. 2, pg. 919
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See also[edit | edit source]
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