The following was submitted by Glen Dixon of West Yellowstone, MT for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in January 2000.
Glen writes:95% of the information below was obtained from a very rare out of print book entitled: "History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, -Formerly The Second Virginia Infantry" by Frank S. Reader, and Published in 1890 by the Daily News in New Brighton, Pa. I transcribed the article in question from the muster roll that was located in the book. The other 5% of material came from other independent sources. The book is very rare and I have seen one copy at the Library of Congress in Wash. D.C. and one copy at the California, Pa. Area Historical Society, in California, Pa.
COMPANY I, FIFTH WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY. (Formerly Second Virginia Infantry). Company raised from Greenfield (modern Coal Center) and California, Washington Co., Pa., in July 1861. Mustered out in July 1864. Saw action at Cross Keys, Ceder Mt., 2nd. Bull Run, Rocky Gap, Droop Mt., Salem Raid and Cloyds Mt. RANK NAME REMARKS Captain SMITH, Lewis E. Resigned Nov. 23, 1862. Struck by piece of shell at Cross keys. Captured at Fauquier Co., Va., Aug. 1862. Taken to Libby Prison, where his health was broken down. He was later paroled and exchanged. 1st. Lt & TRUXAL, Norval W. Promoted from 1st. Lt. To Captain, Dec. 27, 1862. Captain Elected Captain Nov. 24, 1862. 1st. Lt. DEVORE, A.A. Resigned Oct. 10, 1861. Sgt. & 2nd.Lt. BILLINGSLEY, Jas.K. Promoted to Capt. Co. C., Apr. 15, 1863. Wounded in Ankle at & 1st.Lt. Cross Keys. 1st. Lt. DAY, Charles H. Transferred from Co. H & E, May 24, 1863. Elected 1st.Lt. Dec. 3, 1863. 1st. Lt. WILLIAMSON, D.F. Transferred from Co. K. Resigned. Sgt. & MONTGOMERY, Jas. B. Promoted from Sgt. To 2nd. Lt., Dec. 25, 1862. 2nd. Lt. Corp. & HUTCHISON, O.M.J. Promoted from Corp. to 1st. Sgt., May 25, 1863. Ist. Sgt. Sgt. KENT, Jacob Sgt. QUALK, Jacob Discharged for disability, Dec. 15, 1861. Sgt. HORNBAKE, Jacob Wounded in arm at 2nd. Bull Run. Sgt. LATTA, Alexander Corp. &. UNDERWOOD, Geo. Captured at West Union. Paroled. Sgt. Corp. AMALONG, Samuel Discharged for disability, Feb. 18, 1862. Corp. BIGELOW, Jas. T. Prisoner Corp. DWYER, Theophilus Wounded at Rocky Gap & Captured, Aug.26, 1863. Corp. KENT, Samuel Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run, Captured at West Union. Corp. GARTON, William Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run, Captured on Salem Raid, Dec. 1863, Died in Andersonville. Corp. LEADBEATER, Abrm. Discharged for disability, Oct. 1861. Corp. LICHTEBERGER, Elijah Prisoner. Corp. LOPP, John Discharged for disability, Jan.22, 1863. Corp. MAYHORN, Robert Captured at West Union. Corp. WARD, Stephen H. Prisoner. Corp. WEAVER, John H. Wagoner & DOWLER, James R. Farrier. Private AILES, John F. Killed by falling tree, Nov. 27, 1861. AMMON, Jesse Captured on Salem Raid, Dec. 1863. BARNHART, Henry Wounded at Beverly, Apr. 24, 1863, Died of wounds. BENEDICT, Sidney J. Deserted. BILLINGSLEY, Jacob D. Re-enlisted, Jan. 5, 1864. BEE, Thomas Captured at 2nd. Bull Run. BOYD, George D. Captured near Centerville. BUNTING, William Re-enlisted Jan.5, 1864. BALDWIN, Nathaniel Transferred to Invalid Corps, Nov. 1863. BLAIR, James W. BILLINGSLEY, W.H. Wounded at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863, Captured. Died at Savannah. CARPENTER, David O. Trans. From Co. B., July 1, 1863?, Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. CHESTER, Joseph W. CLARK, Augustus Captured at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863. CLENDANIEL, Silas J. CLENDANIEL, Geo. W. Recruit, July 5, 1863. Trans. To Co. G., July 19, 1864. CONNARD, John H. CROW, John N. Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. CRUMRINE, Marion Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. DEHAVEN, Jehu DEVERS, Henry E. Also listed as H.E. DEVORE. DOWLING, Michael Also listed as M. DOWLING. EVANS, John C. Discharged for disability, Jan. 1, 1863. FITTSIMMONS, G.H. FREEMAN, Louis, M. Died of Typhoid Fever, Feb. 14, 1862. GEHO, William Captured at West Union. GORDON, James H. Discharged for disability, May 31, 1862. GRAHAM, Dewitt C. Discharged for disability, Jan. 22, 1863. HARRIS, Andrew, J. Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run, Discharged Nov.21, 1862. HARRIS, Andrew, J. Recruit July 5, 1863, Transferred to Co.G., July 19, 1864. HARRIS, William J. Captured at West Union. HERRON, Robert HIXENBAUGH, Chas. S. Captured at Rocky Gap, Aug. 22, 1863. HOWDEN, Noble Also known as N. HOUDON. HOWE, Daniel Killed by Guerrillas at Bull Pasture, Va., Apr. 26, 1863. HOWE, Lemuel B. Recruit July 5, 1863. Wounded & captured at Rocky Gap, Aug. 27, 1863. Died in Andersonville. HORNBAKE, William H. Musician. JOBES, Andrew, N. JOBES, Joseph Captured at West Union. JOBES, Albert Left at Armory Square Hospital, Sept. 25, 1862. Discharged. JOBES, Samuel JOBES, William Discharged for disability, Sept. 8, 1862. JOHNSON, James Discharged for disability, Nov. 15, 1861. JOHNSON, Joseph JONES, Edward Wounded at Bull Run. Captured. LANCASTER, Hugh LATTA, William L. MARKER, George Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 25, 1864. MAYHORN, Joseph E. Discharged for disability, Jan. 22, 1863. McCAIN, Isaac C. Recruit, July 5, 1863. Trans. To Co. G., July 19, 1864. McCOY, Robert A. McCOY, William McDONALD, Robert A. MILLER, Sansom Deserted. MOORE, Allen McLAUCHLIN, John Discharged for disability, Oct. 26, 1861. McCAIN, James P. NORCROSS, Albert Recruit, July 5, 1863. Trans. To Co. G., July 19, 1864. NORCROSS, William PATTERSON, Nathaniel Discharged for disability, Jan. 22, 1863. PETERS, John Discharged for disability, Sept. 27, 1863. PHILLIPS, David R. QUALK, Hiram Shot through right lung, May 1864. READER, Frank S. Captured READER, James Discharged for disability, Oct. 22, 1861. RIMMEL, Frederick Captured at Bull Run? RIMMEL, John. S. Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run. RIMMEL, John Jr. RUSSEL, Felix SHAFFER, Augustus Discharged for disability, Aug. 8, 1862. SHOWALTERS, William Deserted. SIKES, Nehemiah SIVERT, Charles W. Wounded in leg-amputated. Fauq. W.H. Sulphur Springs, Aug.26, 1862. Discharged, Jan. 9, 1863. SOULSBY, Cuthbert Killed at Grafton, July 7, 1863. THOMAS, Phillip Recruit. TRUXAL, Henry F. Recruit Nov. 15, 1862. Died of Typhoid Fever at Beverly, Dec. 31, 1862. TRUXAL, John W. Recruit, Nov. 15, 1862. Trans. To Co. G., July 19, 1864. UNDERWOOD, Elihu Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. Bugler. WALKER, Thomas J. Wounded in leg at Bull Pasture, while out with foraging party. WEAVER, Abraham V. WEAVER, John WELLS, Hiram A. WILKINS, William R. WILLIAMS, John R. WISE, Elloit Finley WORRELL, William H. YOUNG, Nathaniel YOUNG, Robert YOUNG, Thomas Orderly. Trans. To Ewings Battery, Nov. 13, 1861.
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