Mississippi 5th Infantry Battalion

Historical Notes:
The Mississippi 5th Infantry Battalion was formed of companies at Mobile or Pensacola in 1861. The Battalion of volunteers and one unattached company included in Withers’ Army of Mobile, under General Bragg, return of February 1, 1862. Battalion was sent to Corinth in March. No other details have been found on this unit. Apparently the unit was split up in the reorganization of 1862. Officers:
Major -- William H. Kilpatrick. Assignments:
Withers’ Army of Mobile Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 320 men.

  • Company A -- Capt. Banks’ Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS) [became Co. I, 43rd MS Infantry]

  • Company B -- Enfield Rifles, aka Enfield Rifleman (raised in Monroe County, MS) [became Co. K, 27th MS Infantry]

  • Company C -- Talibonella Rifles, aka Pope Walker Reserves (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [became Co. A, 41st MS Infantry]

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