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United States. Army. West Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)


Parallel Names

  • United States. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1863)


This unit first mustered into service in 1861 as the First Virginia Cavalry (United States) and became attached to the United States Army. Recruits were from a region of northwestern Virginia which would become West Virginia when the state was created in 1863. At that point the regiment changed its name to the First West Virginia Cavalry.

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