Original 5th Michigan Member Photos

 

As we strive to portray the men of the 5th Michigan, we are thrilled to find any photos that remain of the men. Scroll down and meet some of the veterans!

Field and Staff

Col. Henry Terry - 1st Colonel

Colonel Henry Terry was the first Colonel of the 5th Michigan. He oversaw their organization at Fort Wayne and movement to the Army of the Potomac.

Colonel Terry had a few busy months in his private life just before enlisting. He moved his law practice from 55 Miami Ave., Detroit to the corner of Rowland and State just in time to be printed in the errata sheet in the Detroit Directory 1861.

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Asst. Surgeon Henry Lyster

Henry Lyster was an assistant surgeon in the 5th Michigan. He later surved as the regiment's surgeon.

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Alexander McGraw

Alexander McGraw enlisted with the regiment as it's Quartermaster Sergeant. However, no further records exist on him.

Prior to the war, Alexander was as salesman at Virgil W. McGraw's chair manufacturing factory. This factory was located on Michigan Avenue between 4th and 5th. The address was listed as 151 Fifth Street.

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Company A

Captain Edwin T. Sherlock

Captain Edwin T. Sherlock was the first captain of the "Sherlock Guards," the organization which would become Company A.

At the time he enlisted, he was noted to be a theater leasee, with addresses of 325 Jefferson and 108 Congress East, both in Detroit.

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John Pulford

John Pulford would rise to the rank of Brigadier General, he started his military career at the 1st Lieutenant of Company A.

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John Fortier - Company A, 5th Michigan Infantry

John Fortier enlisted in Company A on June 19, 1861. He was one of Company A's initial sergeants.

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William H King

William H King was a member of Company A. In this image, he appears in an early war jacket. You can tell this becuase it has the spacing of a sack coat, but the buttons are of a three piece design - most likely State of Michigan buttons, and garment has a stand-up collar shoulder tabs.

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Company B

 

Allen Hicks Company B
Allen E. Hicks joined Company B

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David Halsey

David K Halsey

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Company C

elbridges

Brothers Franklin and Luther Elbridge enlisted in Company C.

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John Braden

John Braden was a member of Company C.

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Company D

John Knox

John Knox was in Company D.

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Mathews

Salmon S Mathews was in Company D.

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Company E

Edwin C Miles

Though he ended up a Captain in the 11th Michigan Cavalry, Edwin C. Miles started his Army career in Company E, 5th Michigan.

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Lemual Smith & Friends

Lemual Smith (Center) and his friends in the 3rd Michigan. Our friend Jim Rapai is Lemual's descendant. Lemual re-enlisted and was merged into the 5th Michigan, where he served to the end of the war.

Photo courtesy Jim Rapai