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
AllegianceUnion
BranchCavalry
SizeRegiment
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.

Service[edit]

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.

Casualties[edit]

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

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Notes[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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