The North Carolina 5th Cavalry Battalion was organized at Jacksboro, Tennessee, during the fall of 1862. It contained five companies and skirmished the Federals in Tennessee and Kentucky. In August, 1863, the unit merged into the 65th North Carolina Regiment-6th Cavalry. - Cos. A to D, 5th Battalion became Cos. I,K,H, and B, of the 6th Regiment.
Lieutenant Colonel John B. Palmer and Major Alfred H. Baird
Assignments: Battles: Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 593 men.
Co. A, Capt. Alfred H. Baird's Co. - Allen Rangers
Co. B, Capt. Sam'l W. English's Co. - Mitchell Cavalry
Co. C, Capt. Junius C. Tate's Co. - Burke Rangers
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