5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate)

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5th Cavalry Regiment, Provisonal Army was organized near Norfolk, Virginia, in July, 1861. The men were recruited at Petersburg and in the counties of Princess Anne, Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Nansemond, and Southampton. In May, 1862, three companies were assigned to the 14th Battalion and seven companies merged into the 16th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Majors Benjamin Allston and John Mullins were in command. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===

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Brief History

5th Cavalry Regiment, Provisonal Army was organized near Norfolk, Virginia, in July, 1861. The men were recruited at Petersburg and in the counties of Princess Anne, Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Nansemond, and Southampton. In May, 1862, three companies were assigned to the 14th Battalion and seven companies merged into the 16th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Majors Benjamin Allston and John Mullins were in command. [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.

Headquarters

Roster

Company A - Roster

Company B - Roster

Company C - Roster

Compnay D - Roster

Company E - Roster

Company F - Roster

Company G - Roster

Company H - Roster

Company I - Roster

Winfield's Company - Roster


Other Sources

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.

References

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