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5th Delaware Infantry (USA)
Ancestor Info
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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