United States Regiments & BatteriesConnecticut

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

July 22 Organized at Camp Putnam, Hartford, Connecticut.
July 29 Left State for Baltimore, Md. under the command of Colonel Orris S. Ferry

Colonel Orris Ferry

Colonel Orris 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 Assigned to Gordon’s Brigade, Banks’ Division, Army of the Potomac
December 17-20 Operations about Dams Nos. 4 and 5
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, Virginia.
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.

Colonel George Chapman

Colonel George Chapman

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 (Company “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, Lieutenant Colonel Stone and Major Smith were all wounded and captured, leaving Captain Henry W. Daboll as senior surviving officer. Companies F and H were on detached 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
January 19-23 Moved to Stafford Court House. 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 Connecticut Infantry brought 324 men to the battle under the command of Colonel Packer. Two men were wounded and five were missing. The regiment fought on Culp’s Hill, where its monument is today.

Monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry

Monument to the 5th Connecticut Infantry at Gettysburg

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 The regiment marched to Brandy Station, then to Bealeton and moved by train to Stevenson, Alabama, joining the Army of the Cumberland.
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.

Atlanta Campaign

Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps.

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


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.