2nd West Virginia Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized at Parkersburg, W. Va., September to November, 1861.1
Muster Out: June 30, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel James Allen
Commander Image

Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry | Army of the Shenandoah | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel James Allen (March 31, 1865)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Sheridan’s cavalry from the Army of the Shenandoah, formerly the 1st and 3rd Divisions, Cavalry Corps, AotP, crossed the James River from the north side on March 26, 1865 to rejoin the Union Armies operating against Richmond and Petersburg.
  • Note: The 2nd West Virginia Cavalry consisted of seven (7) companies at this time.14,15

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles16:

  • Beaver Dam Station March 15.
  • White House March 26.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Dinwiddie Court House March 29-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Namozine Church and Scott’s Corners April 2.
  • Jettersville April 4.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • Stony Point April 7.
  • Appomattox Station April 8.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 592: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 592: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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