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5th Connecticut Infantry

Organized: Hartford, CT; mustered in 7/22/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 7/19/1865


Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Henry W. Daboll


This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, XII Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps

Unit history

Organized in part from the "Colt's Revolving Rifles" company of early 1861.

The Regiment was heavily engaged at Cedar Mountain, 9 August 1862:
"Capt. Daboll, writing to his brother after the battle, says that he finds himself in command of the regiment, being the senior officer present for duty. The regiment went into the fight, with 380 men, and came out with 200. Companies H and F were not in the battle being on detached duty. He says 'Our colors was shot down nine times, and we have lost them with the nine brave men who defended them' . Col Chapman, LCol Stone, and Maj Smith were all wounded and captured, as were many other officers".
(Hartford Courant, August 16, 1862).

On the Antietam Campaign

Gen Crawford, in his official report, says "The Fifth Connecticut was not in action" at Antietam. It had been detached to Frederick (Md) since September 15th. 1

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #28: Williams' Division, Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
DPvtBarnard, George W.Died   11/21     We have some details for this person
UnkCaptDaboll, Henry W.        We have some details for this person


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1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 19/Part 1 (Ser #27) , Pg. 179  [AotW citation 134]