Title page for ETD etd-05202004-160643

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Sebrell, Thomas E.
URN etd-05202004-160643
Title A Regimental History of the 5th Michigan Infantry Regiment From Its Formation Through the Seven Days Campaign
Degree Master of Arts
Department History
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Robertson, James I. Jr. Committee Chair
Davis, William C. Committee Member
Thorp, Daniel B. Committee Member
  • Fighting Fifth
  • 5th Michigan Infantry
Date of Defense 2004-05-12
Availability unrestricted
Every regiment that fought in the Civil, Union and Confederate, has a story to tell. Unfortunately, too many of these historic units’ legacies are not recorded and made available to modern-day scholars and citizens. Such was the case for the 5th Michigan Infantry before this thesis was written.

This work is part one of a regimental history of the “Fighting Fifth,” covering the first year of the war. It draws from the unit’s soldiers’ diaries and letters, as well as those of members of the 5th Michigan’s “sister” regiments: the 2nd and 3rd Michigan and 37th New York. The perspectives of Detroit-area newspapers are included, as are the Regimental Descriptive Books and Order Book. No longer are these documents simply sitting in a vault, but now are largely included in this thesis and made available for all people.

Here is the first part of the story of a unit that led charges against enemy lines frequently and suffered the fifth highest casualty rate of all Union regiments during the Civil War.

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