The Adjutant General of West Virginia is responsible for all military records and affairs of the state. The official date of creation of the office was 1897; prior to that date the office was combined with that of the Quartermaster General from 1863-71. From 1871-77 the State Superintendent of Free Schools served as Adjutant General ex-officio. In 1877 the duties transferred to the State Librarian ex-officio until the official creation of the Adjutant General Office in 1897.
The five collections listed comprise the major portion of the Adjutant General records. A more detailed description of each collection is given with each collection.
Restrictions: The Archives does not currently have the necessary equipment to make proper photostatic copies of oversized items such as muster rolls and order, descriptive, and clothing books. Staff may determine whether an item is too large and/or too fragile to copy.
To order copies or obtain further information about the collection, contact Terry Lowry at (304) 558-0230. There is a minimum, non-refundable research fee of $15.00 for out-of-state residents and $5.00 for in-state residents.
Military and Wartime