5th Infantry Regiment
 

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5th Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1861, and for a time served at Pensacola. Its members were recruited in the counties of Clinch, Spalding, Dawson, Camden, McDuffie, Schley, and Upson. During the war it served under the command of J. K. Jackson, Talliaferro, and G. P. Harrison. The 5th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, then served at Savannah and fought in North Carolina. This unit lost thirty-seven percent of the 173 engaged at Murfreesboro and fifty-five percent of the 317 at Chickamauga. It totaled 227 men and 137 arms in December, 1863, and had 256 effectives in March, 1865. In April it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels William I Black, C. P. Daniel, John K. Jackson, and Samuel W. Mangham; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas Beall, Charles B. Day, and John F. Iverson; and Majors David H. Ashley, W, B. Hundley, John F. Kiddoo, and W. L. Salisbury.

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