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Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force

 of the United States Army

 for the Years 1861,  ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.




Published by Order of the Secretary of War,

in Compliance with the Joint Resolution of the Senate

and House of Representatives, approved  March 2, 1865.


Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, August 31, 1865, pp. 1-2.




First West Virginia Veteran Infantry Regiment


 (This regiment was organized by the consolidation of the 5th and 9th regiments

of West Virginia Infantry November 9, 1864.  It was mustered out of service

July 21, 1865, in  accordance with orders from the War Department.)


(The official list of battles in which this regiment

bore an honorable part is not yet published in orders.)





William H. Enochs

23 Dec., 64

 (Brevet Brig. Gen. 13 March, 1865.)



Lieutenant Colonel.


John S. P. Carroll

7 Jan., 65





James P. Waymer

7 Jan., 65





Mark Poore

10 Sept., 63


Hamilton Willis

29 Sept.,


Oliver Phelps

2 Feb., 64


Jacob May

14 Nov.,


John W. Johnson

14 Nov.,


Robert Laughlin

14 Nov.,


William T. Elswick

7 Jan., 65


Henry C. Duncan

12 Jan.,


William A. Zeigler

3 Apr.,


Cornelius M. Conley

3 Apr.,



First Lieutenants.


Francis L. Hersey, Adj’t.

30 May, 64


Alfred O. Enochs

18 Oct.,


John C. Bishop,  R. Q. M.

14 Nov.,


John Q. Hagerman

14 Nov.,


Silman Andre

14 Nov.,


Hardin Kuhn

14 Nov.,


Cyrus Partridge

16 Dec.,


Andrew J. Johnston

7 Jan., 65


Charles O. Phelps

3 Apr.,


David A. Johnston

3 Apr.,



Second Lieutenants.


John Zimmerman

19 Oct., 64


Lawrence Leppert

14 Nov.,


James T. Hailey

14 Nov.,


George F. Jarrell

30 Nov.,


Vimri D. Gardner

15 Dec.,


Anthony O. Stiveson

22 Dec.,


Columbus Enochs

6 Jan., 65


George W. Will

1 Mar.,


Lorenzo D. Markin

3 Apr.,


John M. Truman

3 Apr.,





James H. Hysell

14 Nov., 64



Assistant Surgeon.


Richard L. Meers

17 Mar., 65





Joseph Little

22 Nov., 62






Resigned, (3.)


Captain Stephen C. Hiltbruner

March 10, 1865.


Captain Carey B. Hayslip

March 10, 1865.


First Lieut. Samuel T. Riggs

July 7, 1865.



Died, (1.)


First Lieut. George W. Jenkins

April 3, 1865, of disease, Portland, Ohio.




Note 1:


No brevet appointments are entered on this register

except those announced in General Orders before October 14,  1865.


Note 2:


This roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of muster out.


Information obtained at the National Archives, Washington, DC


Contributed by:  Mark Anderson


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