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Fifth New York Infantry--“Duryee Zouaves.”

Warren's Brigade — Sykes's Division--Fifth Corps.

(1) Col. Abram Duryee; Bvt. Major-Gen. U. S. V. (3) Col. Hiram Duryea; Bvt. Brig.-Gen. U. S. V.
(2) Col. G. K. Warren, W. P., R. A.; Bvt. Major-Gen. U. S. A. (4) Col. Cleveland Winslow (Killed).

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 1   1       16
Company A   10 10   3 3 148
  B   22 22   4 4 157
  C   16 16   8 8 146
  D 2 19 21   2 2 149
  E   20 20   5 5 154
  F 1 16 17   2 2 147
  G 1 19 20   2 2 152
  H   10 10   1 1 139
  I 1 17 18   3 3 152
  K   22 22   4 4 148
Totals 6 171 177   34 34 1,508

177 killed == 11.7 per cent.

battles. killed. wounded. missing. total
Big Bethel, Va. 6 13   19
Siege of Yorktown, Va.   2   2
Gaines's Mill, Va. 38 110 14 162
Manassas, Va. 79 170 48 297
Shepherdstown Ford, Va.   1   1
Fredericksburg, Va.   2 3 5
Chancellorsville, Va.   2 1 3
Totals 123 300 66 489

Present, also, at Hanover Court House; Seven Days; Malvern Hill; Antietam.

notes.--Conspicuous, not only by its gay uniform, but by its precision of drill and steady bearing under fire. General Sykes once wrote that it was the best volunteer organization he ever saw. During all its active service the Fifth was in the Division of Regulars, and fully maintained its standing and right to be there. In addition to the great Generals who had served successively as its Colonels, the regiment graduated other noted ones, Generals Kilpatrick, Davies, and Hamblin having served in its line. Kilpatrick was seriously wounded at Big Bethel while a captain in the Fifth. The regiment was recruited in New York City, and was one of the first to respond to the alarm of war. At Gaines's Mill, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Hiram Duryea, it faced a musketry fire which cut down one-third of its men, and won praises from all who witnessed its remarkable efficiency and drill while in the thickest of that fight; it was in that battle that, after having received several deadly volleys, it paused at one time while still under fire to “count off” anew, so that its movements might not be deranged by the absence of its fallen men. At Manassas it took 490 into action, of whom 117 were killed or mortally wounded. The Fifth was enlisted for two years; but most of its recruits were enlisted for three years, and when the regiment was mustered out (May 14, 1863) these men were transferred to the One Hundred and Forty-sixth New York. After the muster-out of the Fifth, Colonel Winslow organized another regiment which bore the same number, and which rejoined the Fifth Corps, sharing the fortunes of Grant's army from the North Anna to Appomattox. Colonel Winslow fell mortally wounded at Bethesda Church, while in command of this regiment, and Colonel Frederick Winthrop, who succeeded him, was killed at Five Forks while in command of the brigade.

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