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''[[United States of America|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] &nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia|West Virginia]] &nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp; [[West Virginia Military Records|West Virginia Military]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[West Virginia in the Civil War|West Virginia in the Civil War]] &nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry'' <br>
  
Brief History&nbsp;
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=== Brief History ===
  
Organized and mustered in for three months as follows: May through August 1861
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The 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry was organized and mustered in between May 10 and May 23, 1861. All companies mustered out August 27, 1861.<ref name="cwss">National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 20 December 2010).</ref>
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For additional information about this regiment, see the [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unwvinf1.htm#1stvet Civil War Archives].
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,809 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UWV0001RI Roster].
  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
Companies <br><br>Company "A" at Wheeling May 10, 1861
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Company "A" at Wheeling in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]] May 10, 1861  
 
 
Company "B" at Wheeling May 11, 1861  
 
  
Company "C" at Wheeling May 15, 1861  
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Company "B" at Wheeling in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]] May 11, 1861  
  
Company "D" at Steubenville, Ohio, May 15, 1861
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Company "C" at Wheeling in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]] May 15, 1961
  
Company "E" at Wheeling May 16, 1861  
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Company "D" at Steubenville in [[Brooke County, West Virginia|<u><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Brooke County</span></u>]] May 15, 1861  
  
Company "F" at Wellsburg May, 17, 1861  
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Company "E" at Wheeling in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]] May 16, 1861  
  
Company "G" at Wellsburg May 18, 1861  
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Company "F" at Wellsburg in [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke County]] May, 17, 1861  
  
Company "H" in Marshall County May 21, 1861  
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Company "G" at Wellsburg in [[Brooke County, West Virginia|Brooke County]] May 18, 1861  
  
Company "I" in Hancock County May 21, 1861  
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Company "H" in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] May 21, 1861  
  
Company "K" at Wheeling May 23, 1861, 1861  
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Company "I" in [[Hancock County, West Virginia|Hancock County]] May 21, 1861  
  
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Company "K" at Wheeling in [[Marshall County, West Virginia|Marshall County]] and [[Ohio County, West Virginia|Ohio County]] May 23, 1861,
  
All companies mustered out August 27, 1861&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;
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=== Other Sources  ===
  
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*For a list of Company Officers and Enlisted Men, see the [http://www.lindapages.com/wvcw/1wvi/1wvi-appenda.htm First West Virginia Infantry] web site by Linda Cunningham Fluharty (accessed 1 November 2011).
  
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'West Virginia in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below). <br>
  
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
  
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*[[West Virginia in the Civil War|West Virginia in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for West Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  
Other Sources <br>National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
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=== References  ===
  
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<br>West Virginia_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865
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[[Category:West_Virginia_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry was organized and mustered in between May 10 and May 23, 1861. All companies mustered out August 27, 1861.[1]

For additional information about this regiment, see the Civil War Archives.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,809 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company "A" at Wheeling in Marshall County and Ohio County May 10, 1861

Company "B" at Wheeling in Marshall County and Ohio County May 11, 1861

Company "C" at Wheeling in Marshall County and Ohio County May 15, 1961

Company "D" at Steubenville in Brooke County May 15, 1861

Company "E" at Wheeling in Marshall County and Ohio County May 16, 1861

Company "F" at Wellsburg in Brooke County May, 17, 1861

Company "G" at Wellsburg in Brooke County May 18, 1861

Company "H" in Marshall County May 21, 1861

Company "I" in Hancock County May 21, 1861

Company "K" at Wheeling in Marshall County and Ohio County May 23, 1861,


Other Sources

  • For a list of Company Officers and Enlisted Men, see the First West Virginia Infantry web site by Linda Cunningham Fluharty (accessed 1 November 2011).
  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'West Virginia in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • West Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for West Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 20 December 2010).