Surnames/tags: Military_and_War Spanish-American_War
The Fifth Army Corps was a unit of the United States Army raised for the Spanish–American War. After the declaration of war, General Order 36 of May 7, 1898 approved the organization of eight "army corps," each of which was to consist of three or more divisions of three brigades each.
The Fifth Army Corps was noted chiefly for its victory in the Siege of Santiago, which led to the general collapse of the Spanish war effort.
840 officers, 18,619 enlisted men (as of July 1898)
The Fifth Army was disbanded Oct 3, 1898
- General William Rufus Shafter May 1898-
The Fifth Army Corps was assigned to:
Primary subordinate units were:
- Headquarters troops
- one company of Signal Corps
- three companies of Hospital Corps
- Companies C and E of Engineers Battalion
- Troops A, C, D, and F of the 2nd Cavalry
- Parker's Detachment of the 13th U.S. Infantry with four Gatling guns.
- 1st Division (Brig. Gen. Kent)
- 2nd Division (Brig. Gen. Lawton)
- 3rd Division
- Cavalry Division (Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler)
- Artillery Battalion (Maj. Dillenback)
- Siege Train
- Independent Brigade (part of IV Army Corps, attached to Vth Corps)
- 3rd U.S. Infantry
- 20th U.S. Infantry
- 1st Marine Battalion
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