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The 5th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized in July of 1861 for three years service under Lincoln’s original call for volunteers and reenlisted for the war in 1864, serving until July of 1865. It lost 6 officers and 104 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 82 enlisted men to disease. The 5th Connecticut is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1861
July 22 Organized at Camp Putnam, Hartford, Connecticut.
July 29 Left State for Baltimore, Md. under Colonel Orris S. Ferry
July 30 Moved to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.; Guard and outpost duty on the Upper Potomac
August 16 Attached to George H. Thomas’ Brigade, Banks’ Division
October 20-24 Operations near Edward’s Ferry
October Gordon’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac
December 17-20 Operations about Dams Nos. 4 and 5
1862
March 1 Advance on Winchester. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps
March 5 Near Winchester
March 12 Occupation of Winchester
March 17 Colonel Ferry was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel George D.  Chapman took command of the regiment.
March 18 Ordered to Manassas, Va.
March 19 Returned to Winchester
March 24 –
April 27
Pursuit of Jackson
April 4 Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah.
April 7 Lieutenant Colonel Chapman was promoted to colonel.
April 17 Columbia Furnace
April 18 –
May 20
At Strasburg
May 20-25 Retreat to Winchester
May 23 Action at Front Royal
May 24 Middletown
May 24-25 Battle of Winchester
May 25-June 6 Retreat to Martinsburg and Williamsport
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia
June 5 – 10 At Williamsport
June 10-18 Moved to Front Royal
June 29-30 Reconnaissance to Luray
July Moved to Warrenton, Gordonsville and Culpeper
July 28 Reconnaissance to Raccoon Ford (Co. “I”)
August 6 – September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The regiment lost 180 of the 380 men engaged, losing nine color bearers. Colonel Chapman, Lt. Colonel Stone and Major Smith were all wounded and captured, leaving Captain Henry W. Daboll senior surviving officer. Companies F and H were on detatched duty and were not involved. Captain Warren W. Packer was promoted to major, but had been shot in the thigh and could not take the field.

August 29-30 Second Battle of Bull Run
September Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 2-12 Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Frederick, Md. and to Detached Duty at Frederick
December 10-14 March to Fairfax Station
1863
January 19-23 Moved to Stafford C. H. Colonel George D. Chapman resigned due to extreme illness. Major Packer assumed command of the regiment.
January 28 Major Packer was promoted to colonel.
April 27 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Packer was captured.

May 23 Colonel Packer was paroled. He would return to the regiment on June 12.
June 11 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 5th brought 324 men to the battle under the command of Colonel Packer, of whom two were wounded and five missing.

July 12 Funkstown, Md.
July 21 Snicker’s Gap, Va.
July 22 – September 24 Near Raccoon Ford, Va.
August 3 Captain Henry W. Daboll of Company H was promoted to major.
August 31 Major Dabol was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
September 24 – October 3 March to Brandy Station, then to Bealeton and movement to Stevenson, Ala.; Army of the Cumberland
1864
October – April Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland; Guard duty along Nashville and Chattanooga R. R. at Cowan and Cumberland Tunnel.
April 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps; Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 26 – June 5. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10 – July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Mountain
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22 Kolb’s Farm
June 27 Assault on Kennesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochee River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22 Siege of Atlanta
July 22 Old members muster out
August 16 Allatoona
August 26 – September 2 Operations at Chattahoochee River Bridge
September 2 – November Occupation of Atlanta
October 20 Colonel Packer was discharged at the end of his term of enlistment. Lieutenant Colonel Daboll took command of the regiment.
November 15 – December 10 March to the sea
December 9 Montieth Swamp
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
1865
January Campaign of the Carolinas
January 28 Lieutenant Colonel Daboll was promoted to colonel.
March 2 Thompson’s Creek, near Chesterfield, S.C.
March 3 Near Cheraw
March 16 Averysboro, N. C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 9-13 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett’s House; Surrender of Johnston and his army
April 29-May 20 March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.
May 24 Grand review
June Attached to 2nd Brigade, Bartlett’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
July 19 Mustered out under Colonel Daboll.