16th West Virginia Infantry


The Sixteenth West Virginia Infantry was organized and mustered into service October 25, 1862, with the following field officers: James T. Close, colonel; Samuel W. Snider, lieutenant-colonel; and Bernard C. Armstrong, major. The regiment served in the defenses of Washington during its term of service, in January, 1863, under Brig.-Gen’l R. Cowdin, afterwards in Col. Burr Porter’s brigade. In April, 1863, was attached to the brigade of Colonel Tannatt. May 31, 1863, in General De Russy’s brigade.


Organized at Washington, D. C, August and September, 1862. Attached to Abercrombie’s Division, Defences of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defences South of the Potomac, to June, 1863.

SERVICE.–On duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C.. north and south of the Potomac, during entire term. Mustered out June 10, 1863.

[Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer]


The regiment lost during service 7 by disease.

[Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer]



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