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5thNYCavBurns2013McFarlandSubjectThe Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War by Vincent L. Burns

Important Points:

Chapter 8: Across the River—1864

  • John Hammond was a Lieutenant Colonel by May 2, 1864.1
  • The 5th NY had 7 shot Spencer Carbines as of May 6, 1864. 2
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Hammond was present and in command on June 17, 1864.  He wrote a letter home on that day.3

 

Chapter 9: Wilson’s Raid—1864

  • The 5th NY had 7 shot Spencer Carbines as of June 29, 1864.4
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Hammond was in command during the entirety of the Wilson-Kautz Raid, from June 21-July 2, 1864, according to a letter he wrote home on July 2, 1864.5
  • John Hammond was promoted to Colonel on July 3, 1864.6
  • Colonel John Hammond was in command on at least July 17-18, 1864.7

 

Chapter 9: Autumn in the Shenandoah—1864

  • Colonel John Hammond was in command of the 5th NY Cav. On August 12, 1864.8
  • Colonel Hammond resigned on August 30, 1864 and Lieutenant Colonel Bacon took command.9
  • The Essex County Republican and the Wyoming County Mirror were two newspapers reporting on the actions of the 5th NY Cav. In 1864.  See if you can find them online in the usual places.  Old Fulton NY Postcards has the Wyoming County Mirror into 1864 but only has the Republican for 1852-54.  The Republican does not appear to be readily available anywhere online.10
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bacon resigned on September 12, 1864 and Major Abram H. Krom took his place, leading the regiment until October 19, when his term of enlistment was up.  Major Theodore Boice then took command on October 21.11

 

Chapter 10: Cedar Creek—1864

  • Captain Elmer Barker commanded from October 19-21, 1864, when Major Theodore Boice took command.12
  • The Western New Yorker, the succeeding title to the Wyoming County Mirror, was another paper which discussed the 5th New York Cavalry.13

 

Chapter 11: The Final Months—1865

  • Colonel Amos H. White took command of the regiment on December 19, 1864.14
  • On March 7, 1865, the 5th NY Cav was again commanded by Lt. Col. Theodore Boice, but most of the regiment, the part led by him, was in the Valley, and never went to Petersburg.15

Sources:

  1. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 173
  2. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 179
  3. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 193
  4. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 204
  5. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 208
  6. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 209
  7. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), pp. 216-217
  8. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 221
  9. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 226
  10. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), pp. 227-228
  11. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 228
  12. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 249
  13. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 251
  14. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 254
  15. Burns, Vincent L. The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil War (McFarland and Company, Inc.: 2013), p. 254

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