Arkansas 5th Infantry Regiment



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Arkansas 5th Infantry Regiment, recruited in the Pine Bluff area, was assembled at Gainesville, Arkansas, in July, 1861. The regiment was transferred to Bowling Green, Kentucky, then fought at Perryville. It was assigned to General Liddell's and Govan's Brigade, and consolidated with the 13th Arkansas Regiment in September, 1863. The unit participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesborough to Nashville, then saw action in North Carolina. It was organized with 722 officers and men and lost forty-two percent of the 336 at Murfreesboro. The 5th/13th lost forty-five percent of the 450 engaged at Chickamauga, had 21 men disabled at Ringgold Gap, totalled 321 men and 222 arms in December, 1863, and reported 112 casualties at the Battle of Atlanta. Only a remnant surrendered in April, 1865.

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Colonels:
      David C. Cross
      Lucius Featherston
      Peter V. Green
      J. E. Murray
    Lieutenant Colonels:
      E. A. Howell
      B. F. Sweeney
    Majors
      T. W. Ellsberry
      Riddick Pope.

BATTLES:

    ROSTERS:

      Our enumeration shows 2,070 men were members of this regiment.

      Field Staff and Band
      Company A
      Company B
      Company C
      Company D
      Company E
      Company F
      Company G
      Company H
      Company I
      Company K

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