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Brief History

This regiment completed its organization at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. During December, 1862 consolidated with the 4th Tennessee Volunteers. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

These companies were composed almost entirely of citizens of Henry County.

  • Company A - Captain B.B. Bunch Jr., William H. Wilson.  Men from Henry County.
  • Company B - Captain John H. Long, Henry F. Bowman.  Men from Henry County.
  • Company C - Captain Thomas H. Conway - Men from Henry County.
  • Company D - Captain A. Wayne Caldwell - Men from Henry County. 
  • Company E - Captain H. Corbett - Men from Benton County.
  • Company F - Captain Josiah H. Porter, H.T. Blanton, Jr. - Men from Henry County.
  • Company G - Captain James E. Fowler - Men from Henry County.
  • Company H - Captain J.D. Dumas - Men from Henry County.
  • Company I - Captain W.D. Hallum, Eliah Foust - Men from Henry County.
  • Company K - Captain H. W. Ballard, Joseph T. Kendall - Men from Henry County.
  • Company L - Captain John A. Lauderdale, J.B. Ward - Men from Fulton County, Kentucky.
  • Company M - Captain J.T. Winfrey, M.M. Fry - Men from Benton County.

The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 19 Nov 2011).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,235 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Lindsley, John B. The Military Annals of Tennessee: Confederate, First Series; Embracing a Review of Military Operations, with Regimental Histories and Memorial Rolls, Compiled from Original and Official Sources. 1886. Reprint. Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Co., 1974. (Family History Library book 976.8 M2L.) Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive.   A brief history and memorial rolls for the 5th Tennessee Infantry begin on page 195.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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