A Regimental History of the 5th Michigan Infantry Regiment From Its Formation Through the Seven Days Campaign
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This work is part one of a regimental history of the â Fighting Fifth,â covering the first year of the war. It draws from the unitâ s soldiersâ diaries and letters, as well as those of members of the 5th Michiganâ s â sisterâ regiments: the 2nd and 3rd Michigan and 37th New York. The perspectives of Detroit-area newspapers are included, as are the Regimental Descriptive Books and Order Book. No longer are these documents simply sitting in a vault, but now are largely included in this thesis and made available for all people.
Here is the first part of the story of a unit that led charges against enemy lines frequently and suffered the fifth highest casualty rate of all Union regiments during the Civil War.
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