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5th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
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Michigan state flag
Active August 28, 1861 to June 5, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Peninsular Campaign
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville
Battle of Gettysburg
Battle of the Wilderness
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Appomattox Campaign

The 5th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[]

The 5th Michigan Infantry was organized at Detroit, Michigan and mustered into Federal service for a three year enlistment on August 28, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on July 5, 1865 at Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment mustered a total of 1586 men during its existence.[1] It suffered 16 officers and 247 enlisted men who were killed in action or motally wounded and 3 officer and 188 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 454 fatalities.[2]

Commanders[]

  • Colonel Henry D. Terry[3]

See also[]

  • List of Michigan Civil War Units
  • Michigan in the American Civil War

Notes[]

  1. http://www.michiganinthewar.org/infantry/5thinf.htm Michigan in the Civil War Website
  2. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf1.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  3. Michigan in the Civil War Website

References[]


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