5th Minnesota Battle Flag
Washington, October 23, 1861.
Hon. Alexander Ramsey,
Governor of Minnesota:
Sir : Please consider yourself authorized to raise an additional regiment of infantry, being the fifth from your State.
THOMAS A. SCOTT,
Assistant Secretary of War.
The Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was subsequently organized at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, from March 15 to April 30, 1862, and was disbanded September 6, 1865. The 5th Minnesota participated in western theater Civil War activities as part of the Union Army; it also was employed in managing Indian affairs at times. During its 3 1/2 years of service, the regiment lost 4 officers and 86 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 officers and 175 enlisted men by disease for a total loss of 269 men. A synopsis of regiment activities may be viewed at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/regiments.cfm .
This web site has information on the 10 companies of the 5th Minnesota (designated A-I and K) as well as the Field and Staff officers and Generals who commanded the 5th Minnesota.
this web-site because my great great grandfather, Johann "Michael"
Herrmann, served in the 5th Minnesota, Company E, from September
1864 until he was wounded at the Battle of Nashville on December
5th Minnesota Researcher & Webmaster
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Recent Updates12/5/2012 Added a bio page for Edwin Maynard, Company H
2/24/2012 Added a bio page for George Giebenhain, Company F
2/2/2012 Added a bio page for Ernst A. Boessling, Company D
1/31/2012 Added a bio page for Charles E. White, Company I
1/17/2012 Added a bio page for Lemuel Bardwell, Company A
1/16/2012 Added a bio page for Theodore Bardwell, Company A
1/14/2012 Added a bio page for Tracy Bardwell, Company A
8/28/2011 Updated bio page for Nicolas I. Lowthian, Company C
5/22/2011 Added a bio page for William Van Slyke, Company G
5/01/2011 Added a bio page for Charles Chapel, Company C
4/26/2011 Updated bio page for John Marsh, Company B
4/26/2011 Updated bio page for Nicolas I. Lowthian, Company C
4/26/2011 Added a bio page for Elias W. Mortimer, Company F
4/24/2011 Updated bio page for Thomas Mogan, Company K
4/23/2011 Added a bio page for Jean B. Trotecheaud, Company D
4/20/2011 Added head shots to the Generals page
4/10/2011 Added a photo link for Captain John King, Company G
4/8/2011 Added 5th Minnesota in the Official Records page (under construction)
2/15/2011 Updated bio page for Ezekiel Rose, Company B
1/18/2011 Added a bio page for Richard Gessert, Company E