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Union Volunteers of West Virginia Regiments, Civil War Service Records

Collection Number: A&M.3059


The compiled service records of soldiers belonging to units from the State of West Virginia are arranged according to an organizational breakdown ending with the regiment or the independent company. Under each unit the service records are arranged alphabetically by soldiers' surnames. Preceding the jacket-envelopes for the individual soldiers in each organizational unit are envelopes containing record-of-events cards giving the stations of the unit and sometimes information relating to the movements, activities, or organization of the unit or a part of it. In addition, there sometimes are envelopes containing general notation cards giving information relating to the entire organizational unit. The jacket-envelope for each soldier is labeled with his name, rank, and unit in which he served and typically contains the originals of any papers relating solely to that soldier and card abstracts of entries relating to the soldier as found in original muster rolls, returns, descriptive books, etc. There are cross-references for soldiers' names that appear in the records under more than one spelling. The series of card abstracts is arranged in the same general organizational order as the jacket-envelopes. The personal papers are in two subseries: one arranged alphabetically by name of soldier; the other by organizational unit and thereunder alphabetically by name of soldier.


  • 1861-1865

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Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.


0 Linear Feet (Summary: 261 reels)

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL:
Union Volunteers of West Virginia Regiments, Civil War Service Records, 1861-1865
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Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US