5th Cavalry Regiment (McKenzie's)


Historical Notes:
    The Tennessee 5th Cavalry Regiment was organized in December, 1862, using the 1st Tennessee Cavalry Regiment / 13th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. The men were from the counties of Polk, Hamilton, Meigs, McMinn, Bradley, Cocke, Hawkins, and Blount. It served in Scott's, Humes', H.B. Davidson's, and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. After skirmishing in Kentucky the unit fought at Chickamauga, McMinnville, Shelbyville, and Philadelphia. Later it was involved in various conflicts in Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia, then took part in the campaign of the Carolinas. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
    Colonels George W. McKenzie and John B. McLin, Lieutenant Colonel John G.M. Montgomery, and Major John L. Backwell.
    Wharton's, Pegram's, J.S. Scott's, Davidson's, Humes', and H.M. Ashby's Brigade.
    The composite roster of this company contains 2,272 men.
Researching this Unit?
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Confederate Military History - Tennessee Volume
Porter, James D.
The Civil War in Tennessee
Rigdon, John C.
Rigdon, John C.
- Historical Sketch and Roster of the Tennessee 5th Cavalry Regiment (McKenzie's)


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