UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS
5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Organized at Columbus, Ky., December, 1861, to February, 1862, and mustered in at Gallatin, Tenn., March 31, 1862. Served with Unattached Cavalry, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 4th Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1863. (District Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, April to June, 1863; 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to July, 1863; 4 Cos.) 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to May, 1865.
- Duty at and near Columbia scouting and operating against guerrillas on border till February, 1862. Gradysville, Ky., December 12, 1861. Moved to Gallatin, Tenn., February, 1862, and duty there and in Tennessee till September. Lebanon, Tenn., May 5. Lamb's Ferry May 10. Expedition to Rodgersville, Ala., 13-14. Lamb's Ferry May 14. Sweeden's Cove June 4. Chattanooga June 7. Raid on Louisville & Nashville Railroad August 12-21 (Detachment). Hartsville Road nor Gallatin August 21 (Detachment). March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 22-September 26. Glasgow, Ky., September 18. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Burksville November 8. Kimbrough's Mills, Mill Creek, December 6. Operations against Cluke's forces in Central Kentucky February 18-March 5, 1863. Duty at Franklin and in Middle Tennessee till June. Near Nashville May 4. University Depot and Cowan July 4. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Expedition to Athens, Ala., August 2-8. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance from Alpine to Summerville and skirmish September 10. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Smith's Expedition from Nashville to Corinth, Miss., December 28, 1863, to January 3, 1864. Smith's Expedition to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Okolona, Ivey's Hill, February 22. New Albany February 23. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Scout from Alpine to Summerville May, -. Near Nickajack Gap May 7. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church, and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 4. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. On line of the Nickajack July 2-5. On line of the Chattahoochie July 5-17. Summerville July 7. Sandtown and Fairburn August 15. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta July 18-22. Lovejoy Station August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Sweetwater and Noyes Creek near Powder Springs October 1-3. Van Wert October 9-10. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Jonesboro November 15. Towallaga Bridge November 16. East Macon November 20. Griswoldsville
November 22. Sylvan Grove and near Waynesboro November 27. Waynesboro November 27-28. Near Waynesboro November 28. Near Louisville November 30. Millen Grove and Louisville December 1. Rocky Creek Church Deceinber 2. Waynesboro December 4. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Blackville, S. C., February 7. Near White Post February 8. Williston February 8. Johnson's Station, February 11. About Columbia February 15-17. Lancaster February 27. Phillips' Cross Roads, N. C., March 4. Rockingham March 7. Monroe's Cross-Roads March 10. Averysboro, Taylor's Hole Creek, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 8-13. Morrisville and occupation of Raleigh April 13. Chapel Hill April 15. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Mustered out May 3, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 32 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 172 Enlisted men by disease. Total 213.
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