5th New York Veteran Infantry

   

0 comments

in New York Infantry

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this unit’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers.

Muster In: Organized into a Battalion of four Companies by consolidation of the Veterans and Recruits of the 5th New York Infantry, with those recruited for the reorganized 31st and 37th New York Infantry October 14, 1863.1
Muster Out: August 21, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Frederick Winthrop
Commander Image

Lieutenant Colonel William F. Drum
Commander Image

Captain George L. Guthrie
Commander Image

Captain Charles S. Montgomery
Commander Image

Captain Henry Schickhardt
Commander Image

Commander 6
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)5
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg.  Captain Henry W. Rider was in command during this offensive.6,7

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Captain George L. Guthrie (June 30, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)11
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg.  Captain Henry W. Rider was in command during this offensive.12,13

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander:  Captain George L. Guthrie (July 31, 1864)16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg.  Major Henry W. Rider was in command during this offensive.17,18,19

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20,21

  • Commander: Colonel Frederick Winthrop (August 31, 1864)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg.  Major Henry W. Rider was in command during this offensive.23,24

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25,26

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg.27,28

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army29,30

  • Commander: Captain Charles S. Montgomery (October 31, 1864)31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of the 5th New York, consisting of Companies E and F, served as the Provost Guard of Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Siege of Petersburg. Captain Paul A. Oliver was in command during this offensive.32,33

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army34,35

  • Commander: Captain Charles S. Montgomery (December 31, 1864)36
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A battalion (Companies E and F) of the 5th New York under Captain Paul A. Oliver was serving as the Provost Guard for the Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac at this time.37,38
  • Note: This regiment and the battalion serving as Fifth Corps provost guard both participated in Warren’s Stony Creek, or “Apple Jack” Raid to Belfield and Hicksford, Virginia from December 7-12, 1864.39

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army40,41,42

  • Commander: Captain Henry Schickhardt (January 31 & February 28, 1865)43,44
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865, implying it was present during the Eighth Offensive and the battle.45

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army46,47

  • Commander:
    • Captain Henry Schickhardt (March 31-April 1, 1865)48
    • Lieutenant Colonel William F. Drum (April 1-2, 1865)49
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles50:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad, “Hicksford Raid,” December 7-12.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • White Oak Road March 29-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 224
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New York Entry, Page 111; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    6. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 223: This note places the detachment as Fifth Corps Provost Guard for July 1864.
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 224
    9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 546
    11. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 5th New York Entry, Page 111; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    12. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 223: This note places the detachment as Fifth Corps Provost Guard for July 1864.
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 255
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 732
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 732
    17. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 254: This note places the detachment as Fifth Corps Provost Guard for July 1864.
    19. Twelfth New York State Volunteers.” Sunday Mercury (New York, New York). July 10, 1864, p. 7 col. 2
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 123: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    23. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 122: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”: This note places the detachment as Fifth Corps Provost Guard for August 1864.
    25. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1300.
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 140: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    27. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    28. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1300.
    29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 156: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    31. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    32. Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.: The entry for the 5th New York Veteran Infantry clearly states that Companies E and F served as Fifth Corps Provost Guard from early 1864 to the end of the war.
    33. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 155: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    34. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    35. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    36. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1118: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    37. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    38. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    39. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    40. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 328: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    41. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 742: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    42. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 66: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
    43. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 328: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    44. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 742: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    45. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 66: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
    46. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    47. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 585: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    48. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    49. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    50. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

    ***



    What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

    { 0 comments… add one now }

    Leave a Comment

    Previous post:

    Next post: