V Alaudae   Update 4.11.2016    
1 Real-Encyclopädie article Legio by Ritterling p.1564-1571      
History from 30 BC to 284 AD        
Date Action Legionary HQ Modern name Province Comment
c.52 BC raised by Caesar in Transalpina among non-citizens       Alaudae = Larks
52-46 Caesar's Gallic and civil wars        
c.48 probably first numbered V Legion in civil war       when soldiers became Roman citizens
46 battle of Thapsus in Africa        
43 fought for M. Antonius at battle of Mutina        
42 fought for M. Antonius at Philippi in Macedonia        
42-31 followed M. Antonius to the East        
31 probably fought for M. Antonius at Actium        
30 sent to Spain        
27-19 Cantabrian campaigns     Hispania Ulterior  
17 sent to Gaul     Germania  
15 lost it's eagle to the Germans     Germania  
14 AD stationed  at Vetera Vetera Xanten Germania Inferior mutinied when Augustus died
28 Frisian revolt        
69 supported Vitellius with vexillation       1st battle of Bedriacum
69 almost destroyed by rebels in Civilis' revolt        
70 moved to Pannonia and Moesia       no firm evidence for legion after 70
85-86 Domitian's Dacian war        
86 probably destroyed in Dacia, never reformed        
92 ?? or destroyed in Domitian's Sarmatian war