1st West Virginia Veteran Infantry

(Consolidation of the 5th West Virginia Infantry and 9th West Virginia Infantry)

HISTORY

The First Regiment West Virginia Veteran Infantry was formed by the consolidation of the Fifth and Ninth West Virginia Infantry Regiments, November 9, 1864, Col. Isaac H. Duval, of the Ninth, becoming colonel of the consolidated regiments. Colonel Duval was soon after promoted to brigadier-general, when, on the 19th of December, 1864, Lieut.-Col. William H Enochs succeeded to the colonelcy. The regiment was assigned to the First Brigade, commanded by Col. Rutherford B. Hayes; Second Division, General I. H. Duval commanding; and in the Department of West Virginia, Gen’l Geo. H. Crook, commander. The regiment was on duty the principal portion of its term of service in the Shenandoah Valley, and at Staunton, Virginia. Its losses were: died of wounds and disease, 40 men. It was mustered out of service July 21, 1865.

[Source: Loyal West Virginia 1861-1865, by Theodore Lang]

SERVICE

Organized November 9, 1864, by consolidation of 5th West Virginia Infantry and 9th West Virginia Infantry. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to January, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Provisional Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.–Duty at Beverly, W. Va., Cumberland, Md., and other points in the Dept. of West Virginia till July, 1865. Mustered out July 21, 1865.

[Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer]

LOSSES

The regiment’s losses were: died of wounds and disease, 40 men.

[Source: Loyal West Virginia 1861-1865, by Theodore Lang]