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Company H, 5th West Virginia Cavalry

Regimental History
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.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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