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.

  • 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)
Company B - Bogue Chitto Rangers (raised in Neshoba County) see Roster
Company C - Lauderdale Springs Greys (raised in Lauderdale County)
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)
Company G - Barry Guards (raised in Chickasaw & Choctaw Counties)
Company H - Noxubee Blues (raised in Noxubee County)
Company I - Kemper Rebels, aka Kemper Guards (raised in Kemper County)
Company K - Scotland Guards (raised in Neshoba County) see Roster

Source Material

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment.

  • 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).