Reproduced Steve Hill National Flag of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry.  It is all silk with hand- painted stars and text.

Musterfield Farm
 Sutton, New Hampshire
November 2008

Photo by George Hall

Strawbery Banke
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
   Summer 2011

Memorial honoring all New Hampshire Regiments
that fought during the War of the Rebellion
Laconia, New Hampshire



How often will the unit meet? 

There is one general business annual meeting held on a weekend day typically in the month January. We encourage all members to attend this meeting as we set the event schedule for the upcoming season and discuss other important matters.

Are there any attendance requirements? 

Yes. A member must attend a minimum of two regimental functions, one maximum effort event and at least one other weekend event, meeting, historical presentation, parade, and similar official functions set forth by the executive board. 

What about discipline? 

The 5th NHV (the Fifth) abides by a military chain of command. We desire to reenact with greater commitment to authenticity and military procedure and protocol than many of the groups that are out there to more accurately reflect the Civil War soldier. Although mechanisms for enforcing the standards are in place, it is expected that individuals who join the Fifth are mature and dedicated and will behave accordingly Positive attitude, cooperation, and initiative are desirable attributes.

Who commands the unit? 

Recommended by the board of directors, candidates for the positions of officers, first sergeants, sergeants and corporals are voted on by the membership based on leadership qualities, subject matter knowledge, enthusiasm, event participation and other proficiencies and qualities. 


How are the candidates selected? 

Candidates are elected by the general membership from a slate of members deemed qualified by the officers and Board of Directors. 

What is the maximum number of officers? 

The number of officers and NCO's is determined by need. Typically the Fifth has 1 officer, 2 corporals, 1st and 2nd sergeants, and a quartermaster. If we only have a few men at a given event, the highest-ranking man would be  in charge. 

Why are annual dues collected? 

A certain amount of money is necessary to purchase insurance coverage, pay for food for one local event, registration at southern events and to pay the transportation costs to one southern event.

What are the Board of Directors' responsibilities? 

The Board of Directors acts as the governing body of the unit in all matters when not actually on the field. The Board monitors the activities of the those who oversee event coordination, expenditures, and manage other company business on a day-to-day basis affairs. 

What about Civilians? 

The Fifth encourages those who wish to participate as period civilians, either as a sutler, minister, civilian, or Sanitary Commission, however this impression is typically practical at local events. Understanding that the Fifth is a campaigner group, one would not normally see the aforementioned types on the march. At present, we do not have a civilian contingent per se, as we are primarily a military organization. That being said, we welcome the opportunity to assist authentic civilians in any way and to interact with them in the field in a meaningful and historically
accurate context. 

Can anyone fall in with the Fifth? 

This really depends on the quality of your impression and your commitment to the hobby. Remember, we are very serious about this hobby and uphold the highest standards regarding a quality impression. However, we enjoy the camaraderie and fun associated with the hobby. So if you are willing to abide by our rules and participate fully in the unit's activities, then we extend an invitation to you. 

What is your affiliation? 

The Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, is a member of the National Regiment.  Please click here for information.


The 5th New Hampshire Volunteers, Co. A, 1st Division, Second Corps, with support from the

3rd Vermont, proudly honor and rededicate the Lancaster, New Hampshire grave site of

Colonel Edward E. Cross, who died at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863.