5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment

5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry

Iowa flag
Active July 15, 1861 to August 8, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Island Number Ten
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Iuka
Battle of Port Gibson
Battle of Champion Hill
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Chattanooga
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Missionary Ridge

The 5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 5th Iowa Infantry was organized at Burlington, Iowa and mustered into Federal forces on July 15, 1861.

The regiment was amalgamated with the 5th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Cavalry on August 8, 1864.

Total strength and casualties

Unit strength was 1067. The regiment suffered 9 officers and 108 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 131 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 250 fatalities.[1] 299 were wounded.


See also


  1. http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf1.htm#5th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil307.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1


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