5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry
5th U.S. Volunteer Infantry (1898-1899) - Organized and mustered into the service of the United States at Columbus, Miss., June 24 to July 13, 1898, with 46 officers and 981 enlisted men.
- Left Columbus August 6; arrived at Savannah, Ga., August 8
- Sailed from Savannah August 8 and 11; arrived at Santiago, Cuba, August 12 and 15
- Sailed from Guantanamo, Cuba, on steamship "Thomas" May 2, 1899; arrived at Camp Meade, Pa., May 10
Mustered out of the service of the United States at Camp Meade May 31, 1899, with 46 officers and 682 enlisted men. Casualties while in service: Officers-none. Enlisted men-died of disease, 34; killed by accident, 1; murdered, 1; deserted, 30.
- Correspondence Relating to the War with Spain, Center for Military History, U.S. Army, Vol 1
- The Organization of the Army during the Spanish-American War, page 509
- Organization of Volunteers, page 581