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5th West Virginia Infantry      
Company Unknown
Lorenzo Dow Markin - Unknown   
He married one of my relatives, Sorilda Jane Dilley, on 5 October 1865 in Lawrence County, OH. His dates of service in this unit as well as his company are not known by the family but he was wounded at Winchester, VA.
Contact Name:  Michael F. Dilley
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Date Added:  8/1/2012
Company A
Samuel Cavins - Private   
The 5th and 9th WV Infantry were disbanded to form the 1 WV Veteran Infantry.
Contact Name:  William R. Cavins
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Date Added:  6/13/2005
Company A
John Larck - Private   
(AKA, Larch, Lark) Enlisted: March 18, 1864 at Camp Pratt, West Virginia; Reported KIA, Battle of Kernstown, Winchester July 24, 1864; Jarvis USA General Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Oct, 1864; US Army General Hospital: Philadelphia, PA, Oct 22, 1864; US Army General Hospital: Gallipolis, OH, Dec 1864; Discharged after leg amputated: January 10, 1865

Contact Name:  Bob Legg
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Date Added:  8/27/2011
Company A
John McKnight - Private   
John McKnight was the name he was known as in the service. His actual name was John L. Henry
Contact Name:  Daniel Bowen
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Date Added:  10/25/2014
Company B
Andrew J Moore - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Kevin Moore
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Date Added:  8/31/2013
Company B
Henry Simmons - Private   
Followed his two brothers, Joseph (6th WV Inf) and Nathaniel (13th WV Inf) into Federal service.
Contact Name:  Richard L. Simmons
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Date Added:  2/24/2013
Company C
Eli Ratliff - Private   
Eli's sister, Sarah Ratliff Simmons, was the mother of my maternal gr,grandmother, Mary Simmons Cox. Following the war Eli became a prominent Baptist Minister in Northeast Tennessee and his native Southwest Virginia.
Eli Ratliff (First_Last)
Regiment Name 5 W. Va. Inf.
Side Union
Company C
Soldier's Rank_In Pvt.
Soldier's Rank_Out Pvt.
Alternate Name Eli/Ratcliffe

Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  7/30/2006
Company D
Hugh Bowen - Private   
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Contact Name:  Toney Bowen
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Date Added:  9/7/2008
Company D
John Albert Bowen - Private   
My Greatgreat Grandfather has a story of his life on Linda's West Virginia Medals homepage.
Contact Name:  Toney Bowen
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Date Added:  3/30/2008
Company D
william foreman - Private   
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Contact Name:  william foreman
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Date Added:  3/5/2011
Company F
Francis Marion Blankenship - Private   
Francis Marion Blankenship was my gg-grandfather.
Contact Name:  Lynda Davis-Logan
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Date Added:  8/4/2009
Company G
Job Lambert - Private   
Job Lambert was buried in the National Cemetary in Dayton, OH. He passed Nov. 9, 1885
Contact Name:  Brian K. Lambert
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Date Added:  12/11/2011
Company I
William Bussey - Private   
William Bussey: 3rd Great Granduncle of Trent Johnson
Rank: Private
Company ā€œIā€ 5th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Enlisted: October 1, 1861 Cerado (West) Virginia
Discharged: Died December 19, 1862 Vernon Township, Scioto County, Ohio
Born: 1841
Died: December 19, 1862 Vernon Twp., Scioto County, Ohio
Contact Name:  Trent Johnson
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Date Added:  11/22/2006
Company I
Charles A. Goodwin - Private   
enlisted Cerado, Wayne, West Virginia
9/1861
7/23/1862 Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland
8/9/1862 Certificate of Disability For Discharge
Contact Name:  Mary Smith
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Date Added:  8/12/2013
Company I
Perry Lauderback - Private   
Perry Lauderback: 3rd Great Grandfather of Trent Johnson
Rank: Corporal, Private
Company ā€œIā€ 5th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry
Enlisted: October 1, 1861 Ceredo, (West) Virginia
Major Engagements: Battle of McDowell, Battle of Cross Keys & Second Battle of Bull Run
Discharged: October 14, 1864 Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Born: November 22, 1830 Scioto County, Ohio
Died: March 3, 1919 Scioto County, Ohio
Buried: Vernon Cemetery, Lyles, Scioto County, Ohio
Contact Name:  Trent Johnson
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Date Added:  11/22/2006
Company K
Pleasant Alfred Adkins - Private   
Pleasant Adkins was my great-great grandfather
Contact Name:  Lee A. Taylor
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Date Added:  6/28/2006
Company K
Henry King Mead - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  BJ Brown
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Date Added:  4/25/2008
Company K
Austin Moore - Private   
Family records indicate Austin Moore was in the 5th.
Contact Name:  Greg Lambert
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Date Added:  9/27/2012
Company K
Hiram F Osborne - Private   
Hiram F. Osborne was the son of Hiram and Mary Osborne, originally from Fayette County, PA. He was born in May 1838 and died March 7, 1909. He was the coroner of Greenup Co., KY.
Contact Name:  James Osborne
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Date Added:  6/20/2009
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