The Civil War in the East

5th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment

"2nd Regiment Jackson Heavy"

The 5th New York Heavy Artillery lost 90 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 295 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


March 6

Organized by consolidation of Jackson Heavy as Companies E, F, G and H and 2nd Jackson Heavy as Companies A, B, C & D

March 11

Service as garrison in New York Harbor at Forts Hamilton, LaFayette, Wood, Gibson, Richmond and Schuyler

May 27

Moved to Baltimore, Md. and duty there until April 19, 1864 attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md. 8th Army Corps, Middle Department

June 19 to September 15

Companies A & F detached at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

September 4-5

Company A - Point of Rocks and Berlin

September 7

Company A - Point of Rocks

September 12-15

Companies A & F - Defense of Harper's Ferry

September 12-13

Companies A & F - Maryland Heights

September 14

Companies A & F - Bolivar Heights

September 15

Companies A & F Surrendered with Harper's Ferry garrison

September 16

Companies A & F paroled and rejoined Regiment at Baltimore.

December 31

6th Battalion Heavy Artillery (3rd Battalion Black River Heavy Artillery) assigned to Regiment as 3rd Battalion, Companies I, K, L & M. Assigned to duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., north and south of the Potomac



Attached to Morris' Brigade, 8th Army Corps


Attached to 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps to April, 1864

November 24

3rd Battalion, Companies I, K, L & M at Harper's Ferry attached to the Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia


April 19 to July 29

1st Battalion attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia

April 29-May 16

1st Battalion - Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market

May 15

1st Battalion - Battle of New Market

May 26-July 1

1st Battalion - Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg, Va.

June 5

1st Battalion - Piedmont

June 6

1st Battalion - Occupation of Staunton

June 17

1st Battalion - Diamond Hill

June 17-18

1st Battalion - Lynchburg

June 19

1st Battalion - Liberty

June 21

1st Battalion - Salem

July 4-7

1st Battalion - Operations about Harper's Ferry

July 17-18

1st Battalion - Snicker's Ferry

July 24

1st Battalion - Kernstown, Winchester

July 25

1st Battalion - Martinsburg

July 29 -
October 28

2nd Battalion attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia


1st Battalion - Duty at Harper's Ferry

2nd Battalion - Sheridan's Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley

August 12

2nd Battalion - Cedar Creek

August 21

2nd Battalion - Charlestown

August 23

2nd Battalion - Halltown

September 3

2nd Battalion - Berryville

September 19

2nd Battalion - Third Battle of Winchester

September 22

2nd Battalion - Battle of Fisher's Hill

October 13

2nd Battalion - Cedar Creek

October 19

2nd Battalion - Battle of Cedar Creek

October 20-29

2nd Battalion - At Harper's Ferry


Regiment on duty in the Shenandoah Valley and in District of Harper's Ferry


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West Virginia



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia


Attached to District of Harper's Ferry

July 19

Regiment mustered out

July 24

3rd Battalion mustered out

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