The Civil War in the East

5th New York Cavalry Regiment "1st Ira Harris' Guard"

The Fifth New York Cavalry Regiment lost 8 officers and 93 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, 21 officers and 244 enlisted men wounded, and 3 officers and 222 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 5th New York Cavalry at Gettysburg

1861

 

Regiment recruited at New York City as Ira Harris Cavalry under Colonel De Forest Othneil.

August 15

Company A mustered in

August 21

Company B mustered in

September 3

Company C mustered in

September 21

Company F mustered in

October 1

Company D mustered in. James Davidson mustered in as Second Battalion major

October 2

Robert Johnstone mustered in as lieutenant colonel

October 7

Company E mustered in

October 9

Company H mustered in

October 16

Designated Ira Harris Guard

October 28

Companies I - L mustered in

October 31

Company M mustered in

November 14

Designated 5th New York Cavalry. George Gardner mustered in as Third Battalion major

November 18

Left State for Baltimore, Md. Attached to Dix's Command for duty at Camp Harris, Baltimore, Md.

1862

March 31

Ordered to join Banks' 5th Corps in the field

April

Assigned to Hatch's Cavalry Brigade, Department Of the Shenandoah

April 19

South Fork, Shenandoah River

April 29

New Market

May 2

Port Republic

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man missing

May 2 and 6

Conrad's Store

May 3

Report to Gen. Hatch

May 4

Rockingham Furnace

May 6

Near Harrisonburg

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 1 wounded, and 1 officer and 1 enlisted man missing

May 7

New Market

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed

May 8

Columbia River Bridge

May 11

Bowling Green Road near Fredericksburg

May 15-June 17

Operations in the Shenandoah Valley

May 18

Woodstock

The regiment lost 1 officer wounded

May 23

Front Royal (Companies B and D)

The regiment lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded

May 24

Strasburg, Middletown and Newtown

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 14 enlisted men wounded, and 3 officers and 53 enlisted men captured

May 25

Winchester

May 28-30

Defense of Harper's Ferry (4 Companies). Major Davidson resigns

June 15

Reconnaissance to New Market

June

Assigned to Cavalry Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia

July 6

Sperryville

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded and 1 captured

July 12

Near Culpeper Court House

July 15

Orange Court House

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men captured

July 17

Liberty Mills

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men captured

July 18

Barnett's Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded and 1 officer and 22 enlisted men captured

August 2

Near Orange Court House

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 8 enlisted men wounded and 11 enlisted men captured

August 9-10

Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 1 enlisted men killed

August 16-
September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 17

Louisa Court House

August 20

Kelly's Ford

August 23-24

Warrenton Springs

August 24

Waterloo Bridge

August 28

Centreville

August 29

Groveton

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 5 wounded and 5 captured

August 30

Lewis Ford and Bull Run

September 1

Chantilly

September

Assigned to Wyndham's Cavalry Brigade, Defenses of Washington

September 17-19

Antietam, Md.

September 22

Ashby's Gap

September 26

Captain John Hammond of Company H promoted to major

October 16

Leesburg

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men captured

October 17

Upperville

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man captured

October 18

Thoroughfare Gap and Haymarket

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

November 1

Major Gardner resigns and Adjutant William Bacon promoted to major

November 5

New Baltimore and Cedar Hill

November 8

Hopewell Gap

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man captured

November 11

Thoroughfare Gap

November 12

Middleburg

November 16

Upperville

November 29

Aldie

November 30

Snicker's Gap and Berryville

December 18

Aldie

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 1 captured

December 31

Cub Run

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men captured

1863

January 5

Frying Pan and Cub Run

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded and 11 captured

January 26

Middleburg

The regiment lost 1 enlisted men captured

February

Assigned to Price's Independent Cavalry Brigade, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

February 7

Captain Amos White of Company d promoted to major

February 9

New Baltimore

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men captured

February 10

Warrenton

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men captured

March 4

Aldie

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wpunded and 3 captured

March 9

Fairfax Court House

March 23

Little River Turnpike and Chantilly

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed, 1 officer and 2 enlisted men wounded, and Lieutenant Henry Merritt and 35 enlisted men captured

April

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps

April 1

Broad Run

April 28

White Plains

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man captured

May 3

Warrenton Junction

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and Captain Abram Krom, 2 other officer and 9 enlited men wounded

May 4

Flemming and Shannon Cross Roads

May 8

Near Fairfax Court House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man captured

May 14

Marsteller's Place

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded

May 30

Greenwich

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed, 1 officer and 6 enlisted men wounded, and 3 enlisted men captured

June 1

Snicker's Gap

June 10

Middleburg

June 19

Warrenton

June 28

Assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

June 30

Hanover, Pa.

Lieutenant Alexander Gall,1 other officer and 4 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 29 enlisted men wounded, and 18 enlisted men captured or missing

July 2

Hunterstown

July 3

Gettysburg

The regiment lost 1 enlisted men killed, 1 wounded, and 4 captured

July 4

Monterey Pass

July 5

Smithsburg

July 6

Hagerstown and Williamsport

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 7 enlisted men wounded, and 4 officers and 75 enlisted men captured

July 8

Boonsboro

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded and 1 captured

July 11-13

Hagerstown

July 14

Falling Waters

July 15

Hagerstown

July 26

Ashby's Gap

September 1-3

Expedition to Port Conway

September 1

Lamb's Creek

September 13-17

Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan

September 13

Culpeper Court House

September 13-14

Rapidan Station, Somerville Ford

The regiment lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 7 enlisted men wounded, and 14 enlisted men captured

September 14-16

Raccoon Ford

September 18

Kelly's Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

September 21

Madison Court House

September 21-23

Reconnaissance across the Rapidan

The regiment lost 1 officer

September 21-22

White's Ford

September 22

Brookin's Ford

September 25

Hazel River Bridge

October 8

Creigerville

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 10

Russell's Ford, James City and Bethesda Church

October 11

Sperryville Pike, Brandy Station and near Culpeper

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 8 wounded, and 1 officer and 17 enlisted men captured

October 14

Gainesville

October 16

New Market

October 17-18

Groveton

October 19

Haymarket, Gainesville and Buckland's Mills

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 8

Stevensburg

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded, 4 wounded, and 17 captured

November 18

Germania Ford

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

November 26

Morton's Ford

November 26-27

Raccoon Ford

December 3

Lieutenant Colonel Johnstone cashiered

1864

January 19

Ely's Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 2 wounded and 2 captured

January 22

Ely's Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 6 wounded and 6 captured

February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan

February 28-
March 4

Kilpatrick's Raid to Richmond

February 28

Ely's Ford

February 29

Beaver Dam Station and South Anna Bridge

March 1

Defenses of Richmond

The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men wounded, and 18 enlisted men captured

March 2

Hanovertown, Aylett's and Stevensville

Lieutenant Henry Merritt was wounded and he and 7 enlisted men were captured

March 3

King's and Queen's Court House

The regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men captured

March 4

Ely's Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 1 mortally wounded, 1 wounded, and 5 captured

March 8

Field's Ford

March 11

Southard's Cross Roads

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded and 1 captured

March 24

Colonel Othneil dismissed. Major Hammond promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Abram Krom of Company G to major

May-June

Rapidan Campaign

May 5

Parker's Store

May 5-6

Todd's Tavern

May 6-7

Wilderness

The regiment lost 1 officer and 17 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 20 enlisted men wounded, and 24 enlisted men captured

May 7

Germania Ford, Brock Road and the Furnaces

May 7-8

Todd's Tavern

May 8-18

Spottsylvania

The regiment lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 enlisted men wounded, and 6 captured

May 20

Downer's Bridge and Milford Station

May 21

Mattapony River and Bowling Green

May 22-26

North Anna

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded, and 10 enlisted men captured

May 25

Mt. Carmel Church

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunky

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

May 29

Hanover Court House

May 30

Mechump's Creek

May 31

Signal Hill

June 1

Ashland Station

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 18 enlisted men wounded, Major Amos White wounded and caprtured and 2 other officers and 18 enlisted men captured

June 2

Gaines' Mill, Totopotomoy and Salem Church

June 3

Haw's Shop

June 10

Old Church

June 11

Shady Grove and Bethesda Church

June 12

Riddell's Shop and Long Bridge

June 13

White Oak Swamp

June 14

Malvern Hill

June 15

Smith's Store near St. Mary's Church

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 8 wounded, and 4 captured

June 19

White House Landing

June 22-30

Wilson's Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad

June 23

Black and white and Nottaway Court House

June 24

Staunton Bridge

June 25

Roanoke Bridge

June 28

Sappony Church or Stony Creek

June 29

Ream's Station

The regiment lost 1 officer and 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 91 enlisted men captured

June 30

Main body of regiment before Petersburg

July 3

Lieutenant Colonel Hammond promoted to colonel, Major Bacon to lieutenant colonel

July 6-7

Action at Maryland Heights (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

July 10

Action at Rockville, Md. (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

July 12

Action at Tell Gate (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

July 15

Action at Poolesville (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

July 18

Action at Snicker's Ferry (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

July 24

Action at Kernstown (detachment left at Dismounted Camp)

August 7-
November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

August 17

Winchester and Halltown

August 19

Opequan

August 21

Summit Point

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded and 5 captured

August 22

Charlestown

August 23

Duffield Station

August 25

Near Kearneysville

The regiment lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 11 enlisted men wounded

September 2-4

Berryville

September 3

Duffield Station, Darkenville

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 1 wounded, and 1 officer captured

 

Colonel Hammond mustered out at the end of his term of service

September 7

Opequan

September 12

Lt. Colonel Bacon resigned

September 13

Abraham's Creek near Winchester

September 15

Opequan

September 17

Opequan

September 19

Battle of Winchester

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed, 1 officer and 12 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 1 enlisted man captured

September 20

Near Cedarville and Crooked Run

September 21

Front Royal Pike and Fisher's Hill

September 22

Milford

September 23-24

New Market

September 24

Mt. Crawford

September 26

Waynesboro

September 26-27

Port Republic

September 27

Mr. Meridian

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 5 wounded and 9 captured

September 29

Waynesboro and Railroad Bridge

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men captured

October 2

Bridgewater

October 6

Brock's Gap

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men captured

October 7

Forestville, Near Columbia Furnace

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 4 wunded and 4 captured

October 8-9

Tom's Brook, "Woodstock Races"

The regiment lost 4 enisted men wounded and 1 captured

October 13

Back Road Cedar Creek

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

October 14

Lebanon Church

October 18

Cedar Run

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded and 4 captured

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 wounded

October 21

Major Krom mustered out at the end of his terms of service

November 12

Newtown and Ninevah

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally and 3 missing

November 14

Captain Elmer Barker of Company H promoted to major

November 22

Mr. Jackson

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men wounded

December 19-22

Expedition to Lacy Springs

December 19

Major White promoted to colonel

December 21

Lacy Springs

1865

January 10

Woodstock

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men captured

January 22

Edenburg

The regiment lost 9 enlisted men captured

February 27-
March 3

Sheridan's Raid

February 28

Captain Henry Merritt of Company K promoted to major

March 2

Waynesboro. Capture of Gen. Early's Command. Detached from Division to guard prisoners from Waynesboro to Winchester.

March 5

Mt. Sidney and Lacy Springs

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

March 6

New Market

March 7

Rood's Hill

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 wounded and 3 missing

March 30-31

Dinwiddie Court House (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 1

Five Forks (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 2

Fall of Petersburg (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 3

Sweet House Creek (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 6

Harper's Farm (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 8

Appomattox Station (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army. (detachment with Army of the Potomac)

April - July

Regiment on duty at Headquarters Middle Military Division and in vicinity of Winchester

May 29

Captain Liberty Abbott of Company E promoted to major

June 30

Captain Theodore Boice of Company B promoted to lieutenant colonel

July 19, 1865

Mustered out and honorably discharged from service under Colonel White, Lieutenant Colonel Boice and Majors Barker and Merritt




 
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