Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac
Organized July 22, 1862, disbanded June 1, 1865. Casualties 35708. “Brave Companions Tried and True” — Commanders: Porter Hooker Butterfield Meade Sykes Warren Griffin.
(List of Battles) Hanover Court House Mechanicsville Gaines Mill New Market Malvern Hill Second Bull Run Antietam Fredericksburg Chancellorsville Gettysburg Wilderness Spottsylvania North Anna Bethesda Church Cold Harbor Hatchers Run Five Forks Appomattox.
Regiments, Batteries and Organizations officially serving with the Fifth Army Corps between July 22nd, 1862, and June 1st, 1865.
United States Army. Infantry: 1st (Co. G), 2d, 9d, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th. Cavalry: 5th. Artillery: 1st (Batts E, G), 2d (Batt. A), 3rd (Batts F. K), 4th (Batt. B), 5th (Batts D, G, I, K).
New York. Infantry: 5th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 17th, 25th,
Pennsylvania. Infantry: 11th, 39th, 56th, 13th, 83d, 88th, 90th, 91st, 107th, 114th, 118th, 121st, 123d, 126th, 129th, 131st, 133d, 134th, 142d, 143d, 149th, 150th, 155th, 187th, 190th, 191st, 198th, 210th, Penn Reserves 1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th. Cavalry: 3d, 4th, 16th 17th, 21st. Artillery: 1st Light (Batt B).
Massachusetts. Infantry: 9th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 8th, 22d, 32d, 39th, 61st, 2d Co. Sharpshooters. Cavalry: 1st. Artillery: Light Batt's C, E, I.
Maryland. Infantry: 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, Parnell Legion.
Maine. Infantry: 2d, 16th, 20th, 1st Sharpshooters.
Michigan. Infantry: 1st, 4th, 16th, 24th, Brady Sharpshooters.
Delaware. Infantry: 3d, 4th, 8th.
Wisconsinl. Infantry: 2d, 6th, 7th Independent Battalion.
Indiana. Infantry: 7th, 19th.
Rhode Island. Cavalry: 1st. Artillery: 1st Light (Batt C).
Ohio. Artillery: 1st Light (Batt L).
Presented to the Fredericksburg
Erected 1901 by Major General Daniel Butterfield, U.S.V.
Location. 38° 17.591′ N, 77° 28.07′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Boulevard and Sunken Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sunken Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg National Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Campaign (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Col. Joseph A. Moesch (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fredericksburg National Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Fredericksburg Battlefield (about 400 feet away); Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (about 400 feet away); Willis Hill Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
1. General Butterfield's “Taps”
The music for “Taps,” the Lights-Out military bugle call, was adapted by Union General Daniel Butterfield for his Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, in July 1862. Today its 24 haunting and emotional notes are known to everyone, military or civilian. Day is done, gone the sun From the hills, from the lake, from the sky All is well, safely rest God is nigh.
Additional keywords. U.S.V. - Unites States Volunteers
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,600 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 14, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.