UNION MASSACHUSETTS TROOPS
5th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Unit:--(Militia 3 Months)
Tendered services to the government April 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 21, and there mustered in for three months May 1. Moved to Alexandria, Va., May 25. Duty at Camp Andrew until July 16. Attached to Franklin's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Ordered to Boston July 29, and there mustered out August 1, 1861.
Lost during service 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Enlisted men by disease. Total 11.
Union Order of Battle: First Manassas
Army of Northeastern Virginia
Brigadier General Irvin McDowell
Third Division: Colonel Samuel P. Heintzelman (W)
First Brigade: Colonel William B. Franklin
5th Massachusetts - Colonel S.C. Lawrence (W)