5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)
The 5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (State Troops) (Robinson's) was organized at Meridian, September 5-6, 1862 as a unit of the Minute Men under the order of Major General T. C. Tupper.
The Minute Men were organized in May 1862 under the order of Major General T. C. Tupper from militia companies in each county. The enlistment term was for six months. Although not mustered into the Confederate States services, they were still subject to orders of Confederate officers. 
- The Mississippi Minute Men (State Troops) Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898. Scroll down to the unit of minute men you wish to view.
- "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
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.
5th (Robinson's) Regiment Mississippi Infantry Minute Men
Company A - (Newton Minute Men) - raised in Newton County
Company B - (Jasper County Minute Men) - raised inJasper County
Company C - (Capt. Maggard’s Company) - raised inLauderdale County
Company D - (Clarke Minute Men) - raised in Clarke County
Company E - (Neshoba Minute Men) - raised in Neshoba County
Company F - (Capt. Porter’s Company) - raised in Winston County
Company G - (Capt. Ward’s Company) - raised in Smith County
Company H - (Capt. Fairly’s Company) - raised in Jones County
Company I - (Capt. McLaurin’s Company) - raised in Kemper County
- 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.
- 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), FHL book 976.2 M2
- 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), FHL book 976.2 H2