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5th Massachusetts Infantry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Brevet Major Jacob Henry Sleeper (USA) (1839 - 1891)
    The first Commander of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery and the first President of the Tenth Massachusetts Battery Association. Commissioned an officer in Company F, Massachusetts 5th Infantry Regiment ...


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)