5th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)

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Brief History

Minute Men was organized under the order of Major General T.C. Tupper. 

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.


Company A - Newton Minute Men (raised in Newtonn County)
Company B - Jasper County Minute Men (raised in Jasper County)
Company C - Capt. Maggard’s Company (raised in Lauderdale 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)

Source Material

  • 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).