5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry
5th Cavalry Regiment, organized at Tuscumbia, Alabama, in December, 1862, recruited its men in Morgan, Lawrence, Fayette, Franklin, Lauderdale, Tuscaloosa, and Marion counties. Many were captured. The small force that remained surrendered at Danville, Alabama, on May 6, 1865.
The 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion (a.k.a. Warren's Alabama Cavalry Battalion) was reorganized as the 5th Alabama Cavalry regiment in December, 1862, at Tuscumbia, Alabama. This was accomplished by adding four additional companies to the six already in the battalion.
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.
Companies by County:
- Company A - many men from Fayette County (also known as Powell"s Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion)
- Company B - many men from Tuscaloosa County (also known as Woodward's Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion)
- Company C - many men from Lawrence County (also known as Brown's Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion)
- Company D - many men from Morgan County (originally Company G 1st Alabama Cavalry Regiment)
- Company E - many men from Franklin County and Marion County (also known as Clarke's Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion)
- Company F - many men from Marion County and Morgan County
- Company G - many men from Morgan County
- Company H - many men from Marion County (also known as Marchbank's Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion
- Company I - County Unknown, Could have been Morgan County. Captain was G.E. Sandlin
- Company K - many men from Marion County (also known as Underwood's Company of the 22nd Alabama Cavalry Battalion)
The Companies by county with their captains are found in Fifth Alabama Cavalry Regiment Confederate States Army by Gene Cantrell on the ALGenWeb Talladega County Web Site
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