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5th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Illinois flag
Active August 31, 1861 to October 27, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Cavalry

The 5th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 5th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois on August 31, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on October 27, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 28 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 5 officers and 414 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 447 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel John McConnells - mustered out October 27, 1865[2]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls