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5th California Volunteer Infantry
California flag
Active September 12, 1861 to December 14, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 5th Regiment California Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It spent its entire term of service in the western United States[1], attached to the Department of the Pacific and Department of New Mexico.

5th California Regiment of Infantry Commanders[]

  • Colonel John Kellog September 1861 - November 8, 1861
  • Colonel George W. Bowie November 8, 1861 - December 1864.

Company assignments[]

  • Headquarters: At Camp Union from September 1861 to March 1862 when it moved to Camp Wright, then for a short time was at Drum Barracks before joining the California Column's march across southern New Mexico Territory to Texas. There it occupied Franklin, Texas until the regiment was mustered out in December 1864.
  • Company A,
  • Company B,
  • Company C,
  • Company D,
  • Company E,
  • Company F,
  • Company G,
  • Company H,
  • Company I,
  • Company J,
  • Company K,


See also[]

  • Lists of American Civil War Regiments by State