VW Civil War Volunteer Soldiers
Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Company G
Formerly Second (2nd) Virginia Infantry
Recruited in Allegheny and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
5th WV Regiment Co. G
This company was raised in Pittsburgh, Pa., by Chatham T. Ewing, J.D. Owens, H.A. Evans and others, and was composed of residents of Allegheny and surrounding counties of Pennsylvania, and a few from Wheeling, Va., bearing the name of the Plummer Guards. John D. Owens was elected Captain and C.T. Ewing 1st. Lieutenant, and the company began to drill. The organization was completed fully on May 15th. Joseph Plummer, at the time a prominent shoe dealer on Wood Street, in return for the honor of having the company named after him, bought uniforms for the men, consisting of a suit of grey cloth pants, and jackets trimmed with black, very neat and pretty.
The quota of Pennsylvania being full, Gov. Curtin declined to accept the company, and the men chafed under the inability to get into the seat of war. At this time the confederates were becoming active in Western Virginia, and Major Oakes, at Wheeling, came to Pittsburgh to get some troops. The Plummer Guards at once accepted service, going to Wheeling on the steamer John T. McCombs, making their first camp on the steamboat Courier, and afterward in Camp Carlisle. They were mustered into U.S. service by Captain Craig on June 13, 1861 and mustered out on Aug. 8, 1864.
RANK NAME REMARKS
Captain OWENS, John D. Promoted to Major, 2nd. Virginia Infantry.
Captain EWING, Chatham T. Wounded at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.
1st. Lt SICKMAN, Alfred Killed in action at Allegheny Mt., Dec. 13, 1861.
1st. Lieutenant MORTON, H. Promoted from Corporal, Dec. 14, 1861.
2nd. Lieutenant HUGGINS, Jacob G. Resigned March 22, 1862.
2nd. Lieutenant SHEARER, S.J. Promoted from Sgt., March 22, 1862.
Q.M.S. RIPLEY, Stephen
1st. Sgt. FETTERMAN, L.F. Transferred to 101 Pa., Jan. 6, 1862.
1st. Sgt. ROOK, A. Boyd Re-enlisted as veteran, Feb. 26, 1864.
Sgt. OSBORNE, S.J. Chief of first piece
Sgt. VEACH, John H. Chief of second piece.
Sgt. BROWN, Adam Chief of third piece. Wounded at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.
Sgt. GRAHAM, Daniel Chief of fourth piece.
Sgt. EVANS, Henry A. Chief of fifth piece. Wounded at Rocky Gap. Aug. 26, 1863.
Sgt. WATSON, Robert Chief of sixth piece.
Corporal OSBORNE, A.G. Gunner first piece.
Corporal HAWKES, W.J. Gunner second piece.
Corporal POWELL, Joseph N. Gunner third piece. Captured on scout, Jan.21, 1863. Exchanged.
Corporal LAMBIE, John Gunner fourth piece.
Corporal HAWKES, John Gunner fifth piece.
Corporal BYDER, John G. Gunner sixth piece.
Corporal DEFIBAUGH, Jere Chief caisson first piece. Captured Salem Raid. Died in Andersonville.
Corporal BARCLAY, George D. Chief caisson second piece.
Corporal HOUSEHOLDER, Joseph Chief caisson third piece. Re-enlisted Feb. 24, 1864. Trans. to Bat. D.,1st. W.Va. Art.
Corporal BOLES, John Chief caisson fourth piece.
Corporal MARSHALL, L.G. Chief caisson fifth piece. Wounded at Rocky Gap. Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864.
Transferred to Battery B., 5th. U.S. Art.
Corporal PUDDER, Richard Chief caisson sixth piece.
Mus. THOMAS, J.R. Promoted to Prin. Mus., 2nd. Va. Wounded at Rocky Gap.
Art. EDWARDS, W.L.
Art VANGILDER, J.W. Captured on scout, Jan. 21, 1863. Taken to Richmond and Exchanged.
Priv. ATCHESON, Alexander
Priv. ANNINGTON, Louis
Priv. ADAMS, Elijah Captured on scout, Nov. 22, 1862. Exchanged. Re-enlisted Feb. 22, 1864. Transferred
to Battery B., 5th. U.S. Art.
Priv ANSHUTZ, William Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864. Trans. to Battery D., 1st. W.Va. Art.
Priv. ARBOGAST, GeorgeW. Recruit. Killed at Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. ARBOGAST, Charles Recruit. Died in Andersonville prison.
Priv. BERNERT, John
Priv. BRADLEY, Michael Deserted July 18, 1862.
Priv. CLAWSON, Benjamin F. Recruit Oct. 3, 1862.
Priv. CASEY, John
Priv. COLEVES, Frank W.
Priv. CAMPBELL, H. Re-enlisted Feb. 24, 1864. Assigned to Battery D., 1 W.Va. Art.
Priv. COLVILLE, Wm Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864. Assigned to Battery B., 5 U.S. Art.
Priv. CONNER, William L. Discharged for disability Sept. 1, 1861.
Priv. CAMPBELL, W.I. Deserted July 18, 1861.
Priv. CUTLIP, Benjamin F. Recruit Oct. 17, 1863.
Priv. DOUGHERTY, D.
Priv. DUFFORD, Jeremiah
Priv. DUXBURY, Robert P. Discharged for disability Nov. 1, 1861.
Priv. EVANS, Rufus E.
Priv. FRAZIER, John W.
Priv. FIFE, John Wounded at Rocky Gap Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. FORREST, Henry
Priv. FORSYTHE, Joseph
Priv. FRY, John Captured at Beverly. Taken to Richmond, Va. Exchanged.
Priv. GIBSON, William
Priv. GUEST, James P. Captured on Salem Raid. Trans. to 6th W.Va. Cav. June 22, 1864.
Priv. GARRISON, Daniel Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864.
Priv. GREGG, William H. Discharged by order of General Hill, Company being above maximum.
Priv. HART, George Wounded at Rocky Gap Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. HALL, James H.
Priv. HASTINGS, James
Priv. HOBAUGH, John Captured Salem Raid.
Priv. HOPE, Martin
Priv. HICKMAN, Samuel B. Recruit.
Priv. HUFFMAN, George Captured on scout, Jan. 21, 1863. Exchanged. Re-enlisted Feb. 24, 1864. Transferred
to Battery B, 5th U.S. Art.
Priv. HAYS, C. McClure Promoted to adjutant 2nd Va.
Priv. HEATON, Uriah Recruit.
Priv. JAMISON, William Re-enlisted Feb. 24, 1864.
Priv. KALOR, Andrew
Priv. KENNELLY, Roger
Priv. KILGORE, Watson
Priv. KLEIN, Francis A.
Priv. KINCAID, Albert Killed in action 2nd Bull Run, Aug. 30, 1862.
Priv. LEEDOM, Jeremiah Wounded at Cross Keys June 1862, Wounded at New Market, May 1864.
Priv. LITTLE, Arthur Discharged for disability Dec. 6, 1862, at Beverly.
Priv. LESSIG, Samuel Killed in action at Rocky Gap Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. MANSBERGER, Robert
Priv. MARTIN, George C.
Priv. MAXWELL, George H.
Priv METCALF, James Wounded at Rocky Gap Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. MOAN, John Killed accidentally April 26, 1864, on B&O R.R. between Grafton & Clarksburg.
Priv. MARTIN, Henry W. Deserted July 1862.
Priv. McCAULEY, William
Priv. McCAULEY, Alexander
Priv. McCLURE, William F.
Priv. McCORMICK, M.H.
Priv. McCRACKEN, James
Priv. McCUNE, Hugh
Priv. McGILL, Armstrong
Priv. McGILLIVRAY, Far. Captured on Salem Raid. Exchanged.
Priv. McGILLIVRAY, John
Priv. McINTOSH, James
Priv. McKEE, William Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864. Assigned to Battery B, U.S. Art.
Priv. McKENDREE, James Re-enlisted Feb. 24, 1864. Assigned to Battery D, 1 W.Va. Art.
Priv. McKENZIE, Alexander Killed in action at New Market, Va., May 15, 1864. Veteran.
Priv. PHILLIPS, David R.
Priv. PRENTICE, George Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864. Assigned to Battery B, 5th U.S. Art.
Priv. RODGERS, M.V.B Recruit.
Priv. ROWE, Frederick Died at White Sulphur Springs, Oct. 3, 1863, of wounds received in action at Rocky
Gap, Aug. 1863.
Priv. SEIBERT, John
Priv. SHAW, Samuel
Priv. SHIELDS, William
Priv. SUTHERON, John W.
Priv. SAMPLE, Morrison A. Discharged for disability Nov. 1, 1861.
Priv. STOBLE, Jacob Discharged for disability Sept. 1, 1861.
Priv. TAGGERT, John N. Wounded at Rocky Gap Aug. 26, 1863.
Priv. TRUSSELL, Joseph
Priv. WALLACE, Patrick Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864.
Priv. WALSH, Thomas
Priv. YOUNG, Nathaniel
Priv. YINGST, David R. Re-enlisted Jan. 2, 1864.
Priv. ZEIGLER, Philip Wounded at Rocky Gap and taken prisoner Aug. 26, 1863.
Roster Source: "A History of the Fifth West Virginia Cavalry, Formerly the Second Virginia Infantry" by Frank S. Reader, New Brighton, Pa. 1890.Donated by Glen Dixon
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