HISTORICAL NOTES:

The 5th Regiment, Michigan Cavalry was organized at: Detroit, Michigan and mustered in August 30, 1862. The Regiment mustered out June 23, 1865 and Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 1st Michigan Cavalry. OFFICERS:
Cols., Joseph T. Copeland, Freeman Norvell, Russell A. Alger, Smith H. Hastings; Lieut. -Cols., William D. Mann, Ebenezer Gould, Edward M. Lee; Majs., Freeman Norvell, Ebenezer Gould, Luther S. Trowbridge, Myron Hickey, Crawley P. Dake, John E. Clark, Stephen P. Purdy, Robert C. Wallace.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Regiment organized at Detroit, Mich., and mustered in August 30, 1862.
Left State for Washington, D.C. December 4, 1862.
Attached to Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Military District of Washington to February, 1863.
Provisional Cavalry Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington to March, 1863.
1st Brigade, Stahel's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps to June, 1863.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac to March, 1864.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac and Middle Military Division to June, 1865.
Mustered out June 23, 1865.

SERVICE:

ROSTERS:

Field Staff and Band
Company A - Wayne County
Company B - Kent and Ottawa Counties
Company C - Wayne County
Company D - Wayne County
Company E - MaComb and St. Clair Counties
Company F - Muskegon County
Company G - Clinton County
Company H - Wayne County
Company I - Allegan County
Company K - Genessee and Washtenaw Counties
Company L - Kalamazoo and Allegan Counties
Company M - Branch County
Company Unassigned - Wayne and Jackson Counties

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Michigan. AGO. Records of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War. Vol. 1. Kalamazoo, MI: Ihling, 1905. E514.3.M62v1. (Alphabetical list of regiment's personnel).

Robertson, John, compiler. Michigan in the War. Lansing, MI: W. S. George, 1880. pp. 165-86. E514.M62. (Brief history of the regiment).

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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