5th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active August 31, 1861 to October 27, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 5th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit | edit source]

The 5th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois on August 31, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on October 27, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]

The regiment suffered 28 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 5 officers and 414 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 447 fatalities.[1]

Commanders[edit | edit source]

  • Colonel John McConnells - mustered out October 27, 1865[2]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#5th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav005-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls

References[edit | edit source]

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