5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry

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Brief History

5th Infantry Regiment, organized in the spring of 1861, contained men from Pike, Amite, Lauderdale, Winston, Noxubee, and Kemper counteis. Only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels John R. Dickins, Albert E. Fant, and John Weir; Lieutenant Colonels Samuel F.M. Faucett, John B. Herring, A.T. Stennis, and W.L. Sykes; and Major James R. Moore. [1]

  • The 5th Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.

Regiment Companies with the County 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.

Company A - (Red Rovers) - raised in Monroe County [also listed as Company B]

Company B - (Bogue Chitto Rangers) - raised in Neshoba County see Roster [also listed as Company A]

Company C - (Lauderdale Springs Greys) - raised in Lauderdale County [also listed as Company E]

Company D - (New Prospect Greys) - raised in Winston County

Company E - (Pettus Rebels) - raised in Winston County see Roster

Company F - (Winston Rifles) - raised in Winston County [also listed as Company G]

Company G - (Barry Guards) - raised in Chickasaw County, Choctaw County, and Monroe County. [also listed as Company F]

Company H - (Noxubee Blues) - raised in Noxubee County and Winston County [also known as Company I]

Company I - (Kemper Rebels, aka Kemper Guards) - raised in Kemper County [also known as Company H]

Company K - (Scotland Guards) - raised in Neshoba County see Roster

Information from Military Annals of Mississippi: Military Organizations which Entered the Service of the Confederate States of America from the State of Mississippi, by John C. Rietti, Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company Publishers, 1976, p. 53, Template:FHL book 976.2 M2r with roster

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Mississippi 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.
  • Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, 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.
  • Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company).

  • Howell, H. Grady, For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)