5th Regiment Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry

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5th Regiment Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry
ActiveJanuary 9, 1864-October 31, 1865
DisbandedOctober 31, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsAmerican Civil War

The 5th Regiment Massachusetts Colored Volunteer Cavalry (or 5th Regiment, Massachusetts Cavalry (Colored)) was a cavalry regiment from Massachusetts, that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It has not to be confused with the 5th United States Colored Cavalry.


The regiment was organized from January 9-May 5, at Camp Meigs, Readville. From May 12, 1864, it served dismounted and equipped as infantry until the end of war.

Detailed service[edit]

The regiment fought at Baylor's Farm during the Second Battle of Petersburg and the Siege of Petersburg.


The regiment lost 123 enlisted men; 7 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 116 enlisted men died of disease.


Notable soldiers and officers[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McCunn, Ruthanne Lum (2015). "Prince Romerson". In Shively, Carol A. Asians and Pacific Islanders and the Civil War. Washington, D. C.: National Park Service. pp. 142–145. ISBN 978-1-59091-167-9. OCLC 904731668.


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