5th Regiment Louisana Infantry

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5th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

5th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at New Orleans, Louisiana, in May, 1861 with men from New Orleans and the parishes of St. Bernard, Bienville, De Soto, Lafourche, and Ouachita. Ordered to Virginia and assigned to the Department of the Peninsula, the unit totalled 744 men in April, 1862. During the war it was attached to General McLaws', Semmes', Hays', and York's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The field officers were Colonels Henry Forno and Theodore G. Hunt, Lieutenant Colonels William T. Dean and Bruce Menger, and Major Alexander Hart.


It participated in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles.
The regiment reported 27 casualties at Manassas Junction.
Involved in Rappahannock Station where they had 123 captured.

Marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley.
There were 50 casualities at Sharpsburg.
53 casualities were reported at Chancellorsville.
At Second Winchester they had 7 casualities.
While at Gettysburg  it lost more than thirty percent of the 196 engaged.
Cold Harbor brought them a victory.

They were also involved in the
Appomattox operations. 
Only 1 officer and 18 men surrendered in April, 1865.