UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS
5th Regiment, United States Colored Cavalry
Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., October 24, 1864. Attached to 1st Division,
District of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1865. Military District
of Kentucky and Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1866.
- Participated in Burbridge's Raid from Kentucky into Southwestern
Virginia September 20-October 17, 1864. Action at Saltsville, Va., October
2. At Lexington, Ky., October 19. Harrodsburg, Ky., October 21. Stoneman's
Raid into Southwestern Virginia December 10-29. Near
Marion December 17-18. Capture of Saltsville and
destruction of salt works December 20-21. Duty at Ghent, Paducah, LaGrange,
Crab Orchard and Camp Nelson till August, 1865, and in the Dept. of Arkansas
till March, 1866. Mustered out March 20, 1866.
Regiment lost during service 35 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
and 1 Officer and 151 Enlisted men by disease. Total 187.
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