5th Cavalry Regiment
Provisional Army

5th Cavalry Regiment, Provisional Army was organized near Norfolk, Virginia, in July 1861. The men were recruited at Petersburg and in the counties of Princess Anne, Sussex, Surry, Prince George, Nansemond, and Southampton. It served in the Department of Norfolk until May 1862, when three companies were assigned to the 14th Battalion and seven companies merged into the 16th Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Majors Benjamin Allston and John Mullins were in command.

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