Battle Unit Details


5th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery


Organized by consolidation of Jackson Heavy as Companies "E," "F," "G" and "H" and 2nd Jackson Heavy as Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" March 6, 1862. 6th Battalion Heavy Artillery (3rd Battalion Black River Heavy Artillery) assigned as Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M" December 31, 1862. First 8 Companies served as garrison in New York Harbor at Forts Hamilton, LaFayette, Wood, Gibson, Richmond and Schuyler, March 11 to May 27, 1862. Moved to Baltimore, Md., May 27 and duty there till April 19, 1864. Companies "A" and "F" detached at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 19 to September 15, 1862, participating in actions at Point of Rocks and Berlin September 4-5 (Company "A"). Point of Rocks September 7 (Co. "A"). Defence of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16, and rejoined Regiment at Baltimore. Regiment attached to Defences of Baltimore, Md. 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, May, 1862, to February, 1863. Morris' Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Battalion (Cos. "I," "K," "L" and "M" on duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., north and south of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps, December 31, 1862, to November 24, 1863; then at Harper's Ferry, Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to October, 1864. 1st Battalion, attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia, April 19 to July 29, 1864, participating in Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 29-May 16. Battle of New Market May 15. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg, Va., May 26-July 1. Piedmont June 5 Occupation of Staunton June 6. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty June 19. Salem June 21. Operations about Harper's Ferry July 4-7. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Kernstown, Winchester July 24. Martinsburg July 25. Duty at Harper's Ferry till October. 2nd Battalion attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Army of West Virginia, July 29 to October 28, 1864, participating in Sheridan's Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, August to October. Cedar Creek August 12. Charlestown August 21. Halltown August 23. Berryville September 3. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Cedar Creek October 13. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. At Harper's Ferry till October 29. Regiment on duty in the Shenandoah Valley and in District of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., October, 1864, to July, 1865. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of West Virginia, January to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865. District of Harper's Ferry to July, 1865. 3rd Battalion mustered out July 24, 1865. Regiment mustered out July 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 295 Enlisted men by disease. Total 386.

Predecessor Unit



Organized at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., and mustered in September 11, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 20, 1862. Duty in the Defences of that city till December, 1862. Transferred to 5th New York Heavy Artillery December 31, 1862, as Companies "I," "K," "L" and "M." (See 5th New York Heavy Artillery.)

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