Duryče's Zouaves

Courtesy Smithsonian American History Museum Website.

5th New York Vol. Inf.

Organized at New York City and mustered in for two years' service May 9, 1861. Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va., May 23. Attached to Pierce's Brigade, Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1861. Dix's Division, Baltimore, Md., to March, 1862. Sykes' Infantry (Reserve), Army of the Potomac, May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Sykes' 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to. May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Newport News, Va., May 25 to July 26, 1861. Action at Big Bethel June 10. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 26, and duty there until April 11, 1862. Expedition through Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va., November 14-22, 1861. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., April 11, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 15-May 4. Reconnaissance to near Hanover Court House May 26. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. New Bridge June 5. Operations against Stuart June 13-15. Old Church June 13. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Mechanicsville June 26. Battle of Gaines Mill June 27. (Note.--At Gaines Mill, under command of Lieut.-Col. Hiram Duryea, it faced a musketry fire which cut down one third of its men and won praises from all who witnessed its remarkable efficiency and drill while in the thickest of that fight. It was in that battle that after having received several deadly volleys it paused at one time, while still under fire, to count off anew so that its movements might not be deranged by the absence of the fallen men. At Manassas it took into action 490 men of whom 117 were killed or mortally wounded.) White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 15-28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 28-September 2. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shephardstown Ford September 20. Duty in Maryland to October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out May 14, 1863, expiration of term. Recruits assigned to 146th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 171 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 211.

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