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5th Florida Infantry Regiment

 The 5th Florida Infantry Regiment organized at Tallahassee in May 1862 and taken into Confederate service in August.  Officers included: Colonel, John C. Hatley; Lieutenant Colonel, Thompson Bird Lamar; Major, Benjamin F. Davis.
 
 Brigaded with the 2nd and 8th Florida Infantry Regiments as Perry’s Brigade (E. A. Perry) and fought in most of the major battles in the Eastern Theater, including 2nd Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Cold Harbor, and the Siege of Petersburg (Weldon railroad, Ream’s Station, Bellfield, Hatcher’s Run).  During the Appomattox Campaign the 5th Florida saw action at Farmville, and Appomattox. 

 The 5th Florida surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. 


Battles, engagements, and campaigns:

1862:
Second Manassas—August 28-30
Antietam—September 17
Fredericksburg—December 13

1863:
Chancellorsville—May 1-4
Gettysburg—July 1-3
Bristoe Station--October

1864:
Wilderness—May 5-6
Spotsylvania Court House—May 8-21
North Anna—May 22-26
Cold Harbor—June 1-3
Petersburg—June 1864-April 1865
Weldon Railroad—June 23
Ream’s Station—June 30
Bellfield—December 9

1865:
Hatcher’s Run—February 5-7
Farmville—April 7
Appomattox Court House—April 9

Notes:  Raymond Jenckes Reed, son of former territorial governor Robert Reed, was killed at the Wilderness.  Martha M. Reed, Raymond Reed’s mother, served as a nurse at the Florida Hospital in Richmond. 

 



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