UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS
5th Regiment, Michigan Infantry
Organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 28, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 11. Attached to Richardson's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Berry's 3rd Brigade, Kearny's 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade. 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.
- Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., September 13, 1861, to March 10, 1862. Reconnoissance to Occoquan October 21-24, 1861. Pohick Run, Va., January 9, 1862. Advance to Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 17. Peninsula Campaign March to August. Siege of
Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, or Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-26. Battles of Groveton August 29, Bull Run August 30, Chantilly September 1.
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, and thence to Falmouth October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of
Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. On detached duty at New York City and at Troy, N. Y., August 16-September 17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn October 13. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Veterans on furlough January 4 to February 14, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7, Laurel Hill May 8, Spottsylvania May 8-12, Po River May 10, Spottsylvania Court
House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm, Fredericksburg Road, May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31.
Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Warren's Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. White Oak Road March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 8-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 10-14. At Jeffersonville, Ind., till July 5. Mustered out July 5, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 247 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 183 Enlisted men by disease. Total 454.
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