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5th Delaware Infantry USA

Name: Mifflin SpeakmanRank: Private Company:
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Name: Aaron W. Shaw JrRank: 1st Lieutenant Company: A
According to family members, Aaron's Civil War Sword has been handed down to his descendants through the years. It was presented to him by the men in his Company.

5th Regiment - Organized in Delaware at large October 25 to November 26, 1862. Duty in Delaware and as garrison at Fort Delaware, and guard duty on line of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore R. R. from Perryville to Baltimore, until August, 1863. Attached to District of Delaware, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to July, 1863. 2nd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to August. Mustered out August 12, 1863.

Regiment lost 3 by disease during service.

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Name: Joseph SimpsonRank: Private Company: B
My GGF Joseph Simpson, Pvt., age 21 joined the 5th Delaware Vol. Inf. Co. B, served as garrison guard at Fort Delaware and guard duty on Phila., Wilm., and Balt. R/R. The remainder of this unit was ordered to Perryville, MD to relieve a NY Regiment. After Joseph's service for Delaware was completed he joined the 34th NY Light Artillery until the end of the Civil War.
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Name: William M. HoltRank: Private Company: E
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Name: Thomas H. CastelowRank: Unknown Company: H
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Name: James McMullinRank: Private Company: H
Contributor is James' G-G-Grandson. The 'family history' says he was hauled out of the Presbyterian Church in St. George's, Delaware by Federal Marshals and told 'you're in the Army now.'
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Name: John Henry KilpatrickRank: Private Company: I
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Name: William P. RheinRank: Corporal Company: K
Mustered in 30 October 1862 as a Private, Rhein joined the 5th Delaware Infantry Volunteer. The Fifth Delaware Infantry...was organized for only nine months service. The regiment mustered in 37 officers and 878 men during October and November of 1862. They were all mustered out in August, 1863. Their contributions included guarding railroad bridges in Maryland along with guard duty in Delaware at certain critical industries and served on Pea Patch Island as prison guards for the steadily growing number of Confederate prisoners being held at Fort Delaware. Rhein was promoted to Corporal during his nine months service and mustered out on 6 August 1863.
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