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1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment
Flag of West Virginia
Active July 10, 1861 to July 8, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry
Engagements First Battle of Kernstown
Battle of Second Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of Cedar Creek

The 1st West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 1st West Virginia Cavalry was organized at Wheeling, Clarksburg, and Morgantown in western Virginia between July 10 and November 25, 1861.

An analysis of the regiment by the George Tyler Moore Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia shows that it was composed of 32% native West Virginians, while 23% were from Pennsylvania, 16% Ohio, 6% Virginia, 10% were German immigrants and 13% were from other U.S. states. George Tyler Moore Center

The regiment was mustered out on July 8, 1865.


The 1st West Virginia Cavalry suffered 10 officers and 71 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in battle and 126 enlisted men dead from disease, for a total of 207 fatalities.[1]



See also[]

  • West Virginia Units in the Civil War
  • West Virginia in the Civil War