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Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Company D

Formerly Second (2nd) Virginia Infantry

Recruited in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

5th WV Regiment Co. D


On the first Monday after Pres. Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops for three months service, Thomas Gibson Jr. began to recruit a company in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa.; but not succeeding in securing the full complement of men, the company was not accepted by the Governor. Recruiting was continued, and when the next call for troops came, they again tried to enter the service, but having only fifty men, the company was again refused. But amid the excitement, they determined to mount and equip themselves, and go as an independent organization. While arrangements were being made to that end, word was received from Wheeling, Va., that troops were wanted there, for the protection of the threatened border. The company unanimously decided to go to that city and enter the service there, proceeding by boat, and arriving in Camp Carlisle in May. Captain Gazzam, of Pittsburgh, was there with about the same number of men as Captain Gibson, and by an understanding between the two Captains, the two companies were consolidated. On June 14, 1861 the company was mustered into U.S. service and was mustered out on June 16, 1864. The recruits and veterans were then transferred to the 6th. W.V. Cavalry.
RANK  	NAME   			REMARKS
 

Captain 	GIBSON, Thomas	Promoted to Major July 7, 1862.

Captain	BARCLAY, D.D.	Prom. from 2nd. Lieutenant to 1st. Lt Apr. 17, 1862; to Captain July 7, 1862; to Maj. May 1, 

                   1864. 

Captain	FRISBEE, John R.Prom. from 1st. Sgt. Co. F. to 2nd Lieutenant Co. D., May 20, 1862; to 1st. Lieutenant July 7, 1862; to 

                 										  Captain May 1, 1864.

1st. Lieutenant	ECKER, David 		Resigned April 17, 1862.

2nd. Lieutenant	BUSHFIELD, Joseph M	Appointed 2nd. Lieutenant Apr. 17, 1862; to 1st. Lieutenant May 30, 1862; transferred to Co. H.

2nd. Lieutenant	CHAMBERS, A.J.		Prom. from 1st. Sgt. Co. A, to 2nd Lieutenant, Co., July 7, 1862. Relieved Sept. 29, 1862.

2nd. Lieutenant	COLMER, Jacob		Promoted from 1st. Sgt. To 2nd. Lieutenant, Sept. 29, 1862.

Sgt		MAY, James

Sgt.		GROVES, Robert  

Sgt.    	SMYTHE,  Thomas G.	Discharged for disability, Oct. 25, 1861.

Sgt.    	NUBERT, George 		Discharged for disability, Feb. 19, 1862.

1st. Sgt. 	SCHMOLZE, William		Promoted to 2nd. Lieutenant Co. F.

1st. Sgt.  	BROOKS, Jerome		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

1st. Sgt.  	STARK, Charles		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

1st. Sgt.  	STEINAKER, William		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

1st. Sgt.  	GILLESPIE, William		Deserted.

Corporal		LEE, Michael		Killed in skirmish at Laurel Fork, Aug. 18, 1861.

Corporal		HEIST, John H.		Killed at Allegheny Mt., Dec. 13, 1861.

Tmr.		LISTMAN, Andrew  

Priv.		ALGEO, John B.  

Priv.		ANDERSON, David		Discharged for disability, Oct. 17, 1862.

Priv.		ASHBY, Jacob R.		Discharged for disability, March 16, 1863.

Priv.		ANDERSON, James M.	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		ALLEN, Charles		Deserted.

Priv.		BRUBACH, Michael 	Wounded at Droop Mountain.

Priv.		BAILEY, John		Discharged for disability, Sept. 11, 1862.

Priv.		BROOKS, Bonaparte	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		BARTH, Frederick	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		BLACK, Washington	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		BURNS, Michael		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		BLACK, George		Died at Beverly, Oct. 20, 1861.

Priv.		BERNARD, Andrew		Killed at Droop Mt., Nov. 5, 1863.

Priv.		BOWDEN, Samuel		Killed at Droop Mt., Nov. 5, 1863.

Priv.		BARTLETT, Thomas J.	Deserted.

Priv.		CAMPBELL, Joseph    

Priv.		CHASE, Ira.		Killed at 2nd Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.

Priv.		DOWDEN, Joseph		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		DOYLE, Edward 		Killed at Droop Mt., Nov. 5, 1863.

Priv.		DAUGHERTY, Charles	Deserted.

Priv.		ECKER, James C. 		Discharged May 13, 1863.

Priv.		ELKINS, William 		Died from wounds received at Laurel Fork, Aug. 18, 1861.

Priv.		FITSIMMONS, Franc's 

Priv.		FENNERTY, Thomas J.	Discharged for disability, Sept. 18, 1862.

Priv.		FINLIN, James		Discharged dishonorably at Beverly, Dec. 18, 1863.

Priv.		FLANNAGAN, Thomas	Deserted.

Priv.		GALVIN, Thomas   

Priv.		GILLESPIE, Obadiah	Deserted.

Priv.		HANE, Cyrus M.    

Priv.		HALPIN, John		Captured Salem Raid, Dec. 19, 1863.  Died in Andersonville.

Priv.		HASTINGS, John W. 	Discharged for disability.  Aug. 9, 1861.

Priv.		HARRISON, William		Discharged for disability.  Nov. 24, 1861.

Priv.		HERSHBERBER, J.S.	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		HOYER, William		Died Aug. 30, 1862, from wounds received at 2nd. Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.

Priv.		HUGHES, William L.		Killed at Droop Mt., Nov. 5, 1863.

Priv.		HAAS, Danl. D.		Deserted.

Priv.		JACKSON, Robert 	Discharged for disability, March 17, 1862.

Priv.		KEARNS, Patrick		In confinement at Fort Delaware.

Priv.		KELLEY, Gabriel 	Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		LITTLE, James     

Priv.		LESLIE, William O.		Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run.  Re-enlisted as veteran.  Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		LEHMAN, Joseph		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv		LARKINS, James		Deserted.

Priv.		MONINGER, Adam		Transferred from Company A, Aug. 31, 1863.

Priv.		MESSENGER, Noah

Priv.		MADDEN, Michael 

Priv.		MARTIN, J.W.		Discharged for disability, July 8, 1861.

Priv.		MORRIS, George W.		Discharged for disability, Aug. 5, 1861.

Priv.		MASON, Mansfield J.	Disch. Oct. 11, 1862, on account of wounds received at Allegheny Mt., Dec.13, 1861.

Priv.		MOAN, John 		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		MORROW, William		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		MILLER, William		Transferred to Captain West's Cav. Camp, Clarksburg, July 9, 1861.

Priv.		MUSGRAVE, Jacob		Deserted.

Priv.		MANNING, Robert		Deserted.

Priv.		MORLAND, John 		Deserted.

Priv.		McGURGEN, Peter		Captured on Salem Raid, Dec. 19, 1863.  Died at Andersonville.

Priv.		McMURRAY, William B.	Discharged for disability, Aug. 6, 1862.

Priv.		McCLELLAND, John D.	Discharged for disability, Dec. 8, 1862.

Priv.		McGULLY, William		Disch. Apr.27, 1863; Loss of leg in action at White Sul. Springs, Aug. 26, 1862.

Priv.		McHAHON, Peter 		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		McALEER, James 		Died Aug. 28, 1863, from wounds received at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.

Priv.		NEIL, John

Priv.		NEWLITTLE, George		Discharged for disability, Sept. 18, 1862.

Priv.		NOLTE, Henry		Died April 13, 1862, Cheat Mountain Summit.

Priv.		PHILLIPS, John

Priv.		POWELL, Alonzo J.	Deserted.

Priv.		QUEST, James 		Killed at 2nd. Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.

Priv.		RHODES, John		Wounded at Cross Keys.

Priv.		RUSSELL, Thomas     

Priv.		RENFORTH, Franklin

Priv.		REED, Thomas J.		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.   

Priv.		RAY, Samuel 		Died Aug. 28, 1863, from wounds received in action at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.

Priv.		REICHENACHER, George	Deserted.

Priv.		SAWER, Jacob

Priv.		SEAMAN, Elias F.	Promoted to Q.M. Sergeant, Sept. 1, 1863.

Priv.		STRATTON, Charles		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		SOLES, Aug.		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		SANDS, Charles 		Died Sept. 18, 1862, from wounds received at 2nd. Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.

Priv.		STILLY, John		Died Sept. 30, 1862, from wounds received at 2nd. Bull Run, Aug. 29, 1862.

Priv.		STANLEY, W.		Deserted.

Priv.		STEVENS, Horner		Deserted.

Priv.		TAYLOR, Thomas		Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864.

Priv.		VAUGHN, Patrick

Priv.		WENDEL, John

Priv.		WOODS, John		Feet frozen on Salem Raid.

Priv.		WALTON, Joseph		Prisoner at Libby.

Priv.		WARNOCK, Edward		Captured on Salem Raid, Dec. 19, 1863. Died in Andersonville.

Priv.		WILEY, William A.		Wounded at 2nd. Bull Run.  Re-enlisted as veteran, Jan. 5, 1864. 



Roster Source: "A History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Formerly the Second Virginia Infantry" by Frank S. Reader, New Brighton, Pa. 1890.Contributed by Glen Dixon



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