5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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5th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
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Active March 15, 1862 to August 7, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 5th Minnesota Regiment Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

On October 23, 1861, Assistant Secretary of War Thomas A. Scott sent correspondence to Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey, authorizing him to raise a 5th regiment of infantry in the state. The 5th Minnesota was mustered into Federal service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, between March 15 and April 30, 1862. The 5th Minnesota took part in the following battles and actions:

  • Farmington, Mississippi, May 28, 1862 (Companies A,E-K)
  • Redwood, Minnesota, Aug 18, 1862 (Company B, Dakota Conflict)
  • Fort Ridgely, Minnesota, August 20-22, 1862 (Companiess B & C, Dakota Conflict)
  • Fort Abercrombie, Minnesota, September 3-6, 1862 (Company D, Dakota Conflict)
  • Iuka, Mississippi, September 19, 1862 (Companies A,E-K)
  • Corinth, Mississippi, October 4, 1862 (Companies A,E-K)
  • Mississippi Springs, Mississippi, May 13, 1863 (5th Regiment from here on)
  • Jackson, Mississippi, May 14, 1863
  • Assault on Vicksburg, May 22, 1863
  • Satartia, Mississippi, June 4, 1863
  • Mechanicsburg, Mississippi, June 6, 1863
  • Richmond, Louisiana, June 14, 1863
  • Canton, Mississippi, October 16, 1863
  • Brownsville, Mississippi, October 18, 1863
  • Barton's Station, Mississippi, October 20, 1863
  • Assault on Fort De Russy, Louisiana, March 14, 1864
  • Henderson's Hill, Louisiana, March 21, 1864
  • Grand Ecore, Louisiana, April 2, 1864
  • Campti, Louisiana, April 3, 1864
  • Pleasant Hill, Louisiana, April 9, 1864
  • Cloutierville, Louisiana, April 23, 1864
  • Cane River, Louisiana, April 24, 1864
  • Moore's Plantation, Louisiana, May 3, 1864
  • Bayou La Moure, Louisiana, May 6 and 7, 1864
  • Bayou Roberts, Louisiana, May 7, 1864
  • Mansura, Louisiana, May 16, 1864
  • Bayou De Glaise, Louisiana, May 18 and 19, 1864
  • Lake Chicot, Arkansas, June 6, 1864
  • Tupelo, Mississippi, July 14, 1864 (non-veterans only; veterans on furlough June 17-August 17, 1864)
  • Oxford, Mississippi, August 21, 1864
  • Abbeville, Mississippi, August 23, 1864
  • Nashville, Tennessee, December 15 and 16, 1864
  • Fish River, Alabama, March 24, 1865
  • Capture of Spanish Fort, Alabama, April 8, 1865
  • Fort Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865
  • Garrison Duty at Montgomery, Selma, and Demopolis, Alabama, until August, 1865

The regiment was mustered out on September 6, 1865.

Casualties[edit]

The 5th Minnesota Infantry suffered 4 officers and 86 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 4 officers and 175 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 269 fatalities.[1]

Colonels[edit]

  • Colonel Rudolph von Borgesrode - April 30, 1862, to August 31, 1862.
  • Colonel Lucius F. Hubbard - August 31, 1862 to September 6, 1865.

Other noted individuals[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Civil War Archive

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Minnesota Civil War Units