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In the photo above, Field and Staff of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, circa. 1865

First row, L-R, seated:  Major Edgar B. Blundon, Lt. Thomas H. Burton, Dr. Louis V. Sanford, and Lt. John McCombs.
Second row, L-R: Chaplain Andrew W. Gregg, Lt. Col. John J. Polsley, Col. John Hunt Oley, Major Hedgeman Slack, Lt. John W. Wingfield.
Third row, L-R, standing: Major William Gramm, Dr. James H. Rouse, Dr. Lucius L. Comstock, Captain Jacob M. Rife, Lt. Daniel W. Polsley.
 

Video: On Thursday, May 15, 2014, Steve Cunningham presented “Loyalty They Always Had: The 7th West Virginia Cavalry in the Civil War” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston.

7th West Virginia Cavalry
Formerly: 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry and
8th [West] Virginia Infantry
Union Army, American Civil War, 1861-1865

About This Site

This web site is maintained for those who have an interest in the history of the 7th West Virginia Cavalry, a Union Army regiment from the Kanawha Valley region of West Virginia. Please note that this is not a re-enactment group.

Mr. Cunningham is conducting research for a comprehensive history of the regiment for publication. Descendants and others are encouraged to submit photographs, diaries, pension papers, and other documents relating to soldiers of the regiment.

Please direct your comments and questions to Steve Cunningham, the webmaster of this site, using the Contact form.