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The 5th Massachusetts Cavalry Regiment (Colored) lost 7 enlisted men killed and 116 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Camp Meigs, Readville.
May 5-8, 1st Battalion moved to Washington, D.C; .2nd Battalion moved to Washington
May 8-12 1st Battalion at Camp Stoneman, Giesboro Point, Md.
May 9 2nd Battalion to Camp Casey
May 8-10 3rd Battalion moved to Washington
May 11 3rd Battalion to Camp Casey
May 12 Dismounted and moved to Camp Casey, near Fort Albany
May 13-16 Regiment moved to Fortress Monroe, Va,, then to City Point, Va. as Infantry. Attached to Rand’s Provisional Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May Attached to Hinks’ Colored Division, 18th Army Corps
June Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps
June 16-19 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16-28 Siege of Petersburg
June 30 Moved to Point Lookout, Md. and duty there guarding prisoners
July Point Lookout, Md., District of St. Mary’s, 22nd Army Corps
March Attached to 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia. Ordered to the field and duty near Richmond and Petersburg
April Near City Point
May At Camp Lincoln
June 16 Ordered to Dept. of Texas and duty at Clarksville
October 31 Mustered out