5th Regiment, US Reserve Corps, Missouri Infantry (3 months, 1861) (Union)Edit This Page
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This regiment was organized at St. Louis, Mo., May 11, 1861. It was attached to Lyons' Army of the West. Riot at Fifth and Market streets, St. Louis, May 11. Duty at St. Louis till June 15. Companies "A," "D" and "K" moved to Jefferson City, Mo., June 15. Regiment moved to Boonevilie, thence to Lexington July 5-9. Lexington July 9. Moved to St. Louis July 16-19. Between Glasgow and Booneville July 17-18. Blue Mills July 24. Brunswick August 17. It mustered out August 31, 1861. 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
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