1st Regiment, West Virginia Infantry
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.
For additional information about this regiment, see the Civil War Archives.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
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 "D" at Steubenville, Brooke County May 15, 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
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 20 December 2010).