The 5th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment U.S.

This site will be discontinued later this year. It will be located at

(The Louisville Legion)

"No single body of men can claim more honor for the grand result than the officers and men of the Louisville Legion of 1861." Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman

Welcome to the web site of the 5th Kentucky Infantry. My name is Joe Reinhart and I am the author of A History of the 6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.: The Boys Who Feared No Noise, published by Beargrass Press, December 2000. I plan to write a comprehensive history of the 5th Kentucky and need access to Letters, Diaries and Photos of men from the 5th Kentucky for this book. Please contact me at if you have any information that would help or had an ancestor in this outstanding regiment.

Maj. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau, organizer and first colonel of the 5th Kentucky

  • January 22, 1863 Newspaper Article about General Rousseau

  • Brief Biography of General Lovell H. Rousseau

  • "Recollections of General Rousseau" by William F. G. Shanks

  • Rousseau's Louisville Legion—When and How Organized

  • Stirring Scenes at Camp Joe Holt

  • Brief History of the 5th Kentucky from The Union Regiments of Kentucky

  • Regiment's Organization and Chronicle of Service fromDyer's Compendium

  • Article Written by Victor Stein in the Louisville Anzeiger

  • Photos and Images

  • Alphabetical Roster of the 5th Kentucky

  • Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 149 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 302.

    Col. William W. Berry of the 5th Kentucky (promoted to colonel February 9, 1863)

  • Some Information About Colonel Berry

  • Brief Biography of Lt. Col. John L. Treanor

  • Brief Biography of Surgeon Enos S. Swain

    Links to Other Sites
    Kentucky's German-Americans in the Civil War
    6th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry U.S.
    Louisville Civil War Round Table
    Links to Other Civil War Sites