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5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers petition

Collection number: ahc.MSS672f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a petition signed by officers of the 5th Regiment to Colonel Warren W. Packer, former commander of the regiment, asking him to come back and resume command as the unit anticipates the extension of their term of service. A telegraphic communication adds four more names to the petition.


  • undated


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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

The 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers was first organized as the 1st Regiment, Colt’s Revolving Rifles, with Samuel Colt as their colonel. The regiment was reorganized on June 20, 186,1 as the 5th Infantry, Connecticut Volunteers. In the spring of 1864, the regiment became part of Knipe’s Brigade, Williams’ Division, participating in the Atlanta Campaign. The regiment was involved in the following engagements: Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Lost Mountain, Marietta, Kolb’s Farm, Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, and the Siege of Atlanta.


2 item(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers petition
Paul Crater
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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