2nd West Virginia Veteran Infantry

Consolidation of 1st West Virginia Infantry and 4th West Virginia Infantry

HISTORY

The Second Regiment, West Virginia Veteran Infantry was formed by the consolidation, on the 10th day of December, 1864, of the First and Fourth West Virginia Infantry Regiments, Lieut.-Col. Jacob Weddle, of the First Regiment becoming the commanding officer. The regiment served in General Kelley’s command until the close of the war. The regiment’s losses from wounds and disease, were 17. It was mustered out July 16, 1865.

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

SERVICE

Organized December 10, 1864, by consolidation of 1st West Virginia Infantry and 4th West Virginia Infantry. Attached to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865. On duty at Cumberland, Md., and at Bulltown, Braxton County, W. Va. Mustered out July 16, 1865.

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

LOSSES

Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

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