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5th New York
5th New York
Veteran Infantry Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 17 View the Entire Book
|Fifth New York Veteran Infantry. Col. Winslow received authority to
reorganize the 5th for three years' service and with the recruits enlisted for the 31st
and 37th veteran infantry, a battalion of four companies the veteran 5th left New
York Oct. 26, 1863, and was assigned to the defenses of Washington, where it remained
until May 31, 1864. It was then assigned to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 5th corps, Army
of the Potomac, and received at different times, the veterans and recruits of the 12th,
84th, 140th, 185th and 189th N. Y. The regiment participated in the battle of Cold Harbor;
lost at Bethesda Church 87 killed, wounded and missing; proceeded with the 5th corps to
Petersburg; was in an encounter at the Weldon railroad in August and lost 119 men; was
also active at Poplar Spring Church, Hatcher's run. White Oak road, where the loss was 60
killed, wounded and missing; and shared in the final assault on Petersburg and the battle
of Five Forks. Routine duties were performed by the regiment for some weeks and on Aug.
21, 1865, it was mustered out at Hart's island, N. Y. Harbor. The total strength of the
5th veteran regiment was 1,138 and it lost by death from wounds 99 members, and 90 died
from other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2