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Re: George Stanley/Standley
Posted by: Alice J. Gayley (ID *****8127) Date: September 08, 2011 at 08:54:40
In Reply to: Re: George Stanley/Standley by MICHAEL HIGGINS of 29679

" He enlisted in 5th U.S. Infantry Volunteers on April 14, 1865." Meaning he took an oath of allegiance to the United States and became a "Galvanized Yankee."

All of the "galvanized Yankee" units were sent west so as not to engage their former comrades in battle. Here is the description of the service of the 5th U. S. Infantry from Dyer's Compendium:

5th REGIMENT INFANTRY.

Duty in the Dept. of New Mexico throughout the war, operating against Indians. Battle of Valverde, N.M., February 21, 1862 (Cos. "B," "D," "F," "I"). Evacuation of Alburquerque and Santa Fe March 2-4, 1862 (1 Co.). Action at Apache Canon March 28, 1862 (Cos. "A," "G"). Peralta April 15. Companies "D," "E," "F" and "G" Joined Gen. Carlton's Command at Las Cruces August 10, 1862, Companies "A," "B," "I" and "K" at Fort Craig. Pecos River near Fort Sumner January 5, 1864 (Co. "D"). Expedition against Indians in Central Arizona December 26, 1864-January 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 35 Enlisted men by disease. Total 57.


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