5th (Smith's) Infantry Regiment

5th (Smith's) Infantry Regiment [also called 9th Regiment] was organized in July, 1862, with men from Kentucky and Tennessee. It was formed by consolidating J. K. Walker's 2nd Regiment Tennessee Volunteers and the 21st Tennessee Infantry Regiment. The unit fought at Perryville before being assigned to L. E. Polk's and Granbury's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. From February, 1863, to April, 1864, it was united with the 3rd Confederate Regiment. It participated in many campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations, and fought at Bentonville. This regiment lost 5 killed, 34 wounded, and 6 missing at Perryville, and had 7 killed, 64 wounded, and 12 missing at Murfreesboro. In December, 1863, the consolidated unit totaled 338 men and 232 arms. The 5th contained about 100 men in July, 1864, but only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its commanding officers were Colonel James A. Smith, Lieutenant Colonel James C. Cole, and Major Richard J. Person.

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