The Hawkeye State, Northern Line steamer, arrived yesterday afternoon from the North, having on board the Fifth Minnesota Regiment, or at least seven companies of it, which are all that will go down at present. The remainder are left to garrison Forts Ridgely, Ripley, and Abercrombie. The regiment disembarked above the bridge and preceded by their brass band, marched to the steamboat landing. Their officers are: Colonel R. Von Bergersrode; Lt. Colonel L. J. Hubbard; Major W. B. Gere; Quartermaster W. B. McGrorty; Adjutant A. R. French; Surgeons F. B. Etheridge and B. Kennedy. There was a very large admixture of Germans in the regiment, one or two companies being composed entirely of them. The regiment re-embarked on the Hawkeye, and proceeded down the river. They go to Pittsburg.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Friday Morning, May 16, 1862, p. 1