Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in the 5th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia:
Warren B. Ball, 3 months, Co. G
Edward A. Davidson, 100 days, Co. E (died of disease)
Adolphus Dusseault, 9 months, Co. B
Lyman Gibbs, 9 months, Co. I
William B. Gray, 3 months, Co. G.
Samuel A. Lawrence, 100 days, Co. E
Joseph N. Robbins, 3 months, Co. G
Elbridge Robbins, Jr., 3 months, Co. G.
J. Francis Whitney, 100 days, Co. I
Granville W. Wilder, 100 days, Co. E.
Regimental history from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, compiled and published by the Adjutant General:
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:
Fifth Regiment, Three 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.
Fifth Regiment, Nine Months
Tendered services to government for nine months August 14, 1862. Organized at Camp Lander, Wenham, and mustered in by Company. Company "A" October 8; Companies "B," "D" and "K" September 19; Companies "C," "E," "G," "H" and "I" SepTember 16, and Company "F" September 23, 1862. Moved to Boston October 22, thence on Steamer "Mississippi" to New Berne, N. C., October 22-27, and to Washington, N. C., October 30-31. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to December, 1862. Lee's Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January,1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1863.
SERVICE.--Foster's Expedition to Williamston November 2-12, 1862. Duty at New Berne until December 10. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Action at Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Duty at New Berne until June, 1863. Deep Gully, New Berne, March 13-14. (Co. "G" detached at Forts Hatteras and Clark, Hatteras Inlet, February 21 to June 22, 1863.) (Co. "D" at Plymouth February 21 to May 4.) Operations on the Pamlico April 4-6. Expedition to the relief of Washington April 7-10. Expedition toward Kinston April 27-May 1. Wise's Cross Roads April 28. Demonstration on Kinston May 20-23. Gum Swamp May 22. Moved to Boston June 22-25, and there mustered out July 2, 1863.
Lost by disease 16 Enlisted men.
Fifth Regiment, 100 Days
Tendered services to the government for 100 days July, 1864. Left State for Baltimore, Md., July 28, 1864. Camp at Mankin's Woods and garrison duty at Forts McHenry, Marshall, Carroll and other points in and about the Defences of Baltimore until November. Attached to 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. Ordered home November 6. Mustered out November 16, 1864.
Lost by disease 9 Enlisted men.
Robinson, Frank T. History of the Fifth Regiment, M.V.M. Boston: W. F. Brown & co., printers, 1879. Digital edition: http://archive.org/details/historyoffifthre00robi
Roe, Alfred C. Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in Its Three Tours of Duty, 1861, 1862-'63, 1864. Fifth Regiment Veteran Association, 1911. Digital edition: http://archive.org/details/fifthregimentmas00roea