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3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, (US Civil War)

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  • Pvt. 3rd WV Cav (USA), Francis Marion Burns, Civil War veteran (USA) (1836 - 1903)
    He served in the Civil War- Private Francis M Burns, Company A, 3rd Regiment, West Virginia Calvary (Union States Army)
  • WV Co.D 3rd.Reg.Cav.(USA), Asa Henderson, Civil War veteran (USA) (1842 - 1921)
    Civil War, Co. D, Reg. 3, WV Cav. Volunteers Wife: Delilah C. Barrickman Henderson 1849–1899 Children: Alpheus Garrison Henderson 1877–1960 Mary E. Henderson Liming 1878–1973 Norman Noah He...
  • Isaac Jesse Shriver, Civil War veteran (USA) (POW), (1807 - 1880)
    Isaac Jesse Shriver BIRTH 27 May 1807 Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA DEATH 30 Mar 1880 (aged 72) Monongalia County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Shriver Cemetery Monongalia County, West Virginia, ...
  • Francis Marion Hawkins, Civil War veteran (1847 - 1920)
    PROBLEM- bad merge? Who are correct parents? Need to unlink incorrect wife & other family members Francis Marion Hawkins, Civil War Soldier- in MyHeritage Family Trees, King 2 in The King-Hull Family...
  • David Hunter Strother (1816 - 1888)
    Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Author. Born Martinsburg, Virginia. (now West Virginia), he was a nationally known artist and author before the Civil War, working under the nom de p...

The 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Active: December, 1861 to June 23, 1865


The 3rd West Virginia Cavalry was organized in western Virginia between December, 1861. Among the later recruits was Fremont, Ohio, dentist Everton Conger, who later in the war led the cavalry that tracked down and killed President Abraham Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth.

The regiment participated in the Grand Review of the Armies and then was mustered out on June 23, 1865.


The 3rd West Virginia Cavalry suffered 6 officers and 40 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded in battle and 136 enlisted men dead from disease for a total of 182 fatalities.


Colonel David Hunter Strother