Tennessee 5th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

    01 Feb 1862

    Tennessee 5th Volunteer Infantry organized at Tennessee.

    25 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of New Hope Church at Paulding County, Georgia.

    The Battle of New Hope Church
    The Battle of New Hope Church

    During early May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman successfully outmaneuvered the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston fell back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. After Johnston retreated to Allatoona Pass on May 19-20th following the battle at Adairsville, Sherman determined to move around Johnston's left flank rather than attack the strong Confederate defenses in his front. On May 23rd, Sherman set in… Read More

    29 Nov 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Spring Hill at Maury County, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Spring Hill
    The Battle of Spring Hill

    On the night of November 28, 1864, Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee marched toward Spring Hill to get astride Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield's Union army's supply line. Hood was pursuing Schofield as the Yankees withdrew north from Columbia towards Nashville. Cavalry skirmishing between Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson's Union cavalry and Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate troopers continued throughout the day as the Confederates advanced. On November 29th, Hood's infantry crossed the Duck… Read More

    30 Nov 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Franklin (1864) at Franklin, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Franklin (1864)
    The Battle of Franklin (1864)

    After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield's Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike… Read More

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by .

    15 Dec 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by .

    15 Dec 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Nashville at Nashville, Tennessee.

    The Battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville

    Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys… Read More

    22 Feb 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Wilmington at Wilmington, North Carolina.

    30 Jun 1865

    Tennessee 5th Volunteer Infantry mustered out at Tennessee.