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Company H, 5th West Virginia
|Company H, 5th West Virginia Cavalry. — Capts., Patrick
McNally, Joseph M. Bushfield, John Combs; First Lieuts., Henry C.
Flesher, Louis P. Salterbach ; Second Lieuts., Charles H. Day, John C.
French, Andrew P. Russell. This company was recruited in Lawrence
county, Ohio, by Maj. Patrick McNally, its first captain, under the
first call of the president for volunteers to serve for three years. It
was organized at Ironton on June 10, 1861, and mustered into service
June 28, at Wheeling, W. Va., with other West Virginia infantry
regiments. The 2nd was mounted in June, 1863, and on Jan. 26, 1864, its
designation was changed to the 5th W. Va. cavalry, the Ohio company
becoming Co. H. The company was mustered out on June 29, 1864, on
expiration of term of service. The veterans remaining in the service
were transferred to the 6th W. Va., cavalry on Dec. 14, 1864.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2