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New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs

5th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
National Zouaves; Advance Guard Zouaves; Duryee Zouaves

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Mustered in: May 9, 1861
Mustered out: May 14, 1863

This regiment, Col. Abram Duryee, was accepted by the State April 23, 1861; organized at Fort Schuyler, New York harbor, and there mustered in the service of the United States for two years May 9, 1861.

The companies were recruited principally: A and B in New York city and Brooklyn; C in New York city, Astoria and Poughkeepsie; D-Fifth Ward Volunteers-and E in New York city, Brooklyn and Williamsburg; F in New York city, Brooklyn, Fordham and Yonkers; G in New York city, Brooklyn and New Rochelle; H in New York city, Brooklyn, Flushing, Greenpoint, Tarrytown and West Point; I in New York city, Brooklyn, Jamaica, Long Neck and Williamsburg, and at Perth Amboy, Plainfield and Orange, N. J.; and K in New York and Jersey City.

The regiment left the State May 23, 1861; served at Fort Monroe, Va., from May 25, 1861; in Pierce's Brigade, at Newport News, Va., from May 27, 1861; at Baltimore, Md., from July 27, 1861; with the Army of the Potomac from April 11, 1862; in Sykes' Brigade, Reserve Infantry, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1862; and in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May 17, 1862. May 14, 1863, its three years' men. were transferred to the 146th Infantry, and the regiment, having previously been ordered to New York city, was there, commanded by Col. Cleveland Winslow, honorably discharged and mustered out May 14, 1863.

During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 4 officers, 126 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 47 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 37 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 210 enlisted men; aggregate, 216.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Further reading

Davenport, Alfred. Camp and field life of the Fifth New York volunteer infantry (Duryee zouaves), by Alfred Davenport. New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, 1879. 485 p. front. (port.), plate (illus.).

Dedicatory ceremonies held on the battlefield of Manassas or Second Bull run, Virginia, October 20th, 1906, and May 30th (Memorial day), 1907, under the auspices of the Veteran association of the Fifth regiment of New York volunteer infantry "Duryee zouaves." [Brooklyn: Eagle press, 1907] 96 p. 2 plates (illus.).

Ferry, Sylvester. "Yankee Letters from Andersonville Prison." Georgie Historical Quarterly XXXVIII (1954), p. 394-8.

Pell, John Howland. "Letters of John Howland Pell." Pelliana I (1934) 29-51. illus.

Southwick, Thomas Paine. A Duryee zouave, by Thomas P. Southwick of the Fifth New York volunteers. Journal and reminiscences of camp life and the personal experiences on the march and in the field, of an ordinary, common soldier of the Civil war. [Washington, D. C.: Acme print. co., 1930] 119 p. front. (mounted port.), 2 illus.

Williams, George Forrester. Bullet and shell, a soldier's romance, by Geo. F. Williams of the 5th and 146th regiments New-York volunteers. lllustrated from sketches among the actual scenes, by Edwin Forbes. New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert [cl882] 454 p. illus.

Williams, George Forrester. Bullet and shell, war as the soldier saw it. Camp, march, and picket; battlefield and bivouac; prison and hospital, by Geo. F. Williams. lllustrated from sketches among the actual scenes, by Edwin Forbes. New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1883. 454 p. il}us. 21 1/2cm. NN has 1884 reprint.

Williams, George Forrester. Lights and shadows of army life. Century magazine XXVllI (1884) 803-19. illus.

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