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5th Veteran Infantry Regiment
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Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

5th Veteran Infantry Regiment Camp Color 5th Veteran Infantry Regiment Camp Color

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Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Claxton, Robert Bethell. "C. S. M. [Charles S. Montgomery] in Memoriam." Rochester, 1865.

Dedication services at the unveiling of the bronze statue of Maj.-Gen. G. K. Warren at Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pa., August 8, 1888. [Brooklyn: Brooklyn Daily Eagle print., 1888].

Pell, John Howland. "Letters of John Howland Pell." Pelliana I (1934) 29-51. illus.

Schroeder, Patrick A. We came to fight : the history of the 5th New York veteran volunteer infantry: Duryee's Zouaves (1863-1865). Patrick A. Schroeder Publications, 1998.

Tilney, Robert. My life in the army, three years and a half with the Fifth army corps, Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865, by Robert Tilney, Company D, Twelfth N.Y. volunteers, and Sergeant Company F, Fifth N.Y. veteran volunteer infantry. Philadelphia: Ferris & Leach, 1912. 247 p. front. (port.).

Winthrop, family; Schambert, Daniel; Smith, Mary T.; Winthrop, Charles Francis; Winthrop, Eugene; Winthrop, Francis Bayard; Winthrop, Frederick; Winthrop, Grenville; Winthrop, James; Winthrop, John; Winthrop, Margaret Tyndal; Winthrop, Robert C.; Winthrop, Robert Dudley; Winthrop, Thomas Charles. Papers II, 1578-1977, bulk: 1817-1910.
Abstract: Papers of Winthrop family members, mostly from the 19th c., but including some earlier items of John and Margaret Winthrop, John Winthrop, F.R.S., and an estate inventory of James Winthrop; and some 20th c. items, mostly genealogical notes. The bulk of the collection is personal papers of the descendants of Francis B. Winthrop, including his will and estate inventory (1817); a will (1834) of a Mary T. Smith; and correspondence among family members Thomas C., Charles F., Grenville, Eugene, their cousins Robert C. Winthrop Sr. and Jr., Robert D. Winthrop, and others. Letters (1868-74) of Eugene Winthrop from Paris include descriptions of social life there and the effects of the Franco-Prussian War. There is much genealogical information on the Winthrop family, with a few notes on the Taylor family as well. Also, a series of Civil War letters from Frederick Winthrop, describing his activities with the 12th U.S. Infantry and the 5th N.Y. Volunteers in the battles of Fair Oaks and Spotsylvania, and the campaigns of North Anna River, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Sherman's March to the Sea. A letter written by a Daniel Schambert describes the Battle of Ball's Bluff.
Located at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Winthrop, Frederic; Ayres, R. B.; Campbell, James R.; Leatz, Arel; Winthrop, Grenville; Winthrop, Robert. Papers, 1861-1867
Abstract: Civil war papers of Frederic Winthrop, including seven letters from the field to his brothers Grenville and Robert Winthrop, 1862-65. Winthrop served in Virginia with the 12th New York Volunteer Infantry (1861-64); as chief of staff to Gen. R.B. Ayers of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac (1864); and as commander of the 5th New York Volunteer Veterans, known as Duryee's Zouaves (1864-65). Topics include picket duty, work on roads and bridges, and the Peninsular Campaign (1862). The papers also contain official reports and papers, including an account of the Battle of Hatcher's Run (Feb. 1865); letters, telegrams, etc, (1865-67) to Grenville Winthrop and others upon Winthrop's death at the Battle of Five Forks on 1 Apr. 1865, including accounts of the battle, testimonials, news of the transfer of Winthrop's body, biographical sketches, and poems on Winthrop's death. Correspondents include James R. Campbell, Arel Leatz, and R.B. Ayres.
Located at the Massachusetts Historical Society.


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