Submitted by Deborah Lancaster Butcher.

Isaac Lancaster was born February 1845, the son of John and Cassander Lancaster. He married Matilda Moore 01 Mar 1898. Isaac died in 1915 in Wetzel County, West Virginia and is buried there in Low Gap Cemetery, Center District. His brothers, David, Peter, John, and George W. also served in the Civil War.

     The Civil War medal of Isaac was claimed from the West Virginia State Archives Jul 2001 by Deborah Lancaster Butcher, a descendant of Isaac's brother, David.

SERVICE RECORD, National Archives

Volunteer Enlistment
State of West Va
Town of Wheeling
     I, ISAAC LANCASTER, born in Wetzel Co. in the State of Virginia, aged TWENTY years, and by occupation a FARMER, do hereby acknowledge to have volunteered this EIGHTH day of MARCH, 1865, to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of America, for th period of ONE year, unless sooner discharged by proper authority: Do also agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, established by law for volunteers. And I, ISAAC LANCASTER, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.

Sworn and subscribed to, at WHEELING WVa
the EIGHTH day of MARCH, 1865
Capt. ---- 1D WVa
Mark (X) of Isaac Lancaster

I certify, on honor, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer Isaac Lancaster previously to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted; that, to the best of my judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting him as duly qualified to perform the duties of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service. This soldier has BROWN eyes, DARK hair, SALID complexion, is FIVE feet NINE inches high.

Capt. ---- 1D WVa
Recruiting Officer

Muster & Descriptive Roll, 1st Cav
Wheeling, W.Va.
Age 20 yrs; occupation FARMER
When enlisted Mch 8, 1865.
Where enlisted WHEELING, WVA
For what period enlisted ONE Years
Eyes BROWN; hair DARK
Complexion SALID; HEIGHT 5 ft 9 in
When mustered in Mch 8, 1865.
Where mustered in WHEELING, W.VA
Bounty paid $33.33; due $66.66
Where credited 15 sud-dist, Wetzel Co, 1C D, WVa
Signed by C. M. Clark, Copyist.

Muster Out Roll
Pvt, Co M, 1 Reg't W.Va. Cavalry.
Age 20 years.
Appears on Co Muster Out Roll, dated
Wheeling W.Va July 8, 1865.
Muster-out to date July 8, 1865
Clothing account:
due U. S. $5.41
Remarks: Recruit stop
for arms retained
per GO No101 AGO
May 30/65. 1 light Cav Sabre $3.00
Book Mark: AGO Jan 26 1876...
Reynolds, Copyist