5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The Kentucky 5th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky. It was attached to Buford's Brigade and skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky. Later it fought with J.H. Morgan, and many of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized.

FIELD OFFICERS:

    Colonel D. Howard Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Churchill G. Campbell and Preston Thomson, and Major Thomas Y. Brent, Jr.

ASSIGNMENTS:

    Buford's Brigade

BATTLES:

    Perryville (October 8, 1862)
    Green River/Tebb's Bend Ky 4 July 1863
    Lebanon Ky 5 July 1863
    Shepherdsville Ky 6 July 1863
    Brandenburg Ky 6 July 1863
    St. Mary's Ky 6 July 1863
    Brandenburg, Ky 8-9 July 1863
    Corydon Ind 9 July 1863
    Salem, Ind. 10 July 1863
    Madison, Ind 11 July 1863

ROSTERS:

    The composite rosters of this unit contain the names of 1603 men.

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