The Civil War in the East

5th New York Veteran Infantry Regiment

The 5th New York Veteran Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 91 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 90 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War

 

1863

October 14

Organized into a Battalion of four Companies by consolidation of the Veterans and Recruits of the 5th New York Infantry, with those recruited for the reorganized 31st and 37th New York Infantry

October 24

Lt. Colonel Cleveland Winslow mustered in

October 27

Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to Garrison of Alexandria, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

May

Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field and attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

1864

June 2

A Battalion of the 12th New York Infantry assigned as Companies E and F, and the Veterans and Recruits of the 94th New York Infantry assigned as Companies G, H, I and K. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps. Captain George L. Guthrie of Company A was promoted to major.

May 31 -
June 12

Battles about Cold Harbor

In addition to the casualties listed for Bethesda Church, the regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed and 2 mortally wounded, 41 enlisted men wounded and 25 men missing or captured.

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

Lt. Colonel Cleveland Winslow, Captain Lawrence Murphy, Lieutenants William Alpers and Constantine Weinberg, 7 enlisted men were killed, Captain Henry Scheickhardt and 5 enlisted men mortally wounded, and Lieutenant Axel Leatz wounded and captured.

June 2

Major Henry W. Ryder of the 12th New York Infantry Regiment transferred in

June 16-18

Assault on Petersburg

The regiment loast 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Thomas Hayes and 12 enlisted men wounded and 11 enlisted men missing

June 16-April 2

Siege of Petersburg

In addition to the batles listed below, the regiment lost Lieutenant James Rich and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 16 enlisted men wounded and 2 missing during the nine months of the siege

June 22-23

Weldon Railroad

July 4

Major Guthrie promoted to lieutenant colonel

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (in reserve)

August 6

Captain Frederick Winthrop of the 12th United States Infantry transferred in as colonel

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

Captain William Woods, Lieutenant George Osborn and 20 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Winthrop, Captains William Chambers, Henry DeWinstanley, James McKeon and Gordon Winslow, Lieutenants Joseph Turkington and Edward Williams and 34 enlisted men wounded and 1 officer and 55 enlisted men missing or captured

September 3

Lieutenant Robert Green wounded on picket

September 8

Lt Colonel Guthrie discharged

September 29-
October 2

Poplar Springs Church

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed and 5 wounded

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

December 7-12

Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad "Hicksford Raid"

The regiment lost 1 officer killed and 4 enlisted men captured

1865

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

Captain Charles Montgomery and 1 enlisted man were killed, Lieutenant Oscar Weil and 23 enlisted men wounded, and 30 men missing or captured

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

In addition to the battles listed below, the regiment lost 2 officers and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 23 enlisted men wounded, and 30 men missing

March 29-31

White Oak Road

The regiment lost 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and Captain Joseph Turkington wounded and captured

April 1

Five Forks

Colonel Winthrop, 1 other officer and 3 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded

Lt. Colonel William F. Drum of the 2nd United States Infantry Regiment was transfered in

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23

Lt. Colonel Drum promoted to colonel

May

March to Washington, D, C.

May 23

Grand Review

June-August

Moved to Hart's Island, N.Y.

July 10

Major Ryder promoted to lieutenant colonel

July 14

Captain Henry Scheickhardt of Company C promoted to major

July 29

Captain John Taylor cashiered

August 14

Captain Chambers dismissed by sentence of general court martial

August 21

Mustered out under Colonel Drum, Lt. Colonel Ryder and Major Scheickhardt




 
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