5th Regiment
Pennsylvania Cavalry


Source:  U. S. Army Heritage and Education Center
(formerly the U. S. Army Military History Institute)

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Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5. Wilmington, NC:Broadfoot, 1993.   Vol. 3, pp. 568-631 (32 photocopied pages).E527B32.1993v3.  (Brief history and roster of the regiment).

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979. Ref. See pp. 1559-60 (2 photocopied pages) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Longacre, Edward J. "The Most Inept Regiment of the Civil War." CW Times Illus (Nov l969): pp. 4-7 (4 photocopied pages). Per.

Sauers, Richard A. Advance the Colors!: Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flags. Vol. 2. Hbg, PA: Capitol Preservation Comm, 1991. pp. 182-83 (2 photocopied pages).E527.4S38.1987v1.  (Brief unit history with emphasis on the regimental flags). 

Taylor, Frank H. Philadelphia in the Civil War. Phila: By the City, 1913.  . pp. 160-62 (2 photocopied pages). E527.97P54T39. (Brief history of the unit).

The Institute's Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following pertinent personal papers are in the Institute's Manuscript Archive:

Fitton, Walter H. - CWMiscColl (Officer's papers and muster roll, l86l-l865)

Hamer, John & Samuel - HCWRTColl (Enlisted men's letters, diaries, official papers, Sep l7, l86l-Sep l6, l864)

Hinman, Daniel B. - HessColl (Officer's letter, Apr 3, 1862)







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