Fifth Infantry (Florida — Confederate)

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Unit Nickname Previous Unit Name Officers NCOs and Enlisted Men Total
Field and Staff 6 2 8
Company A Milton Light Infantry Captain Bailey's Independent Company, Florida Volunteers 7 121 128
Company B Baker Guards Captain Vanzant's Company 6 141 147
Company C Trapier Guards Captain Bloxham's Company 7 151 158
Company D Bartow Rebels Captain Lea's Company 8 153 161
Company E Madison Guerillas Captain Holleyman's Company 6 157 163
Company F Frink Guards Captain Frink's Company 9 142 151
Company G Anderson Infantry Captain Bailey's Company 6 131 137
Company H Liberty Guards Captain Gregory's Company 7 123 130
Company I Wakulla Tigers Captain Spencer's Company 7 115 122
Company K Dixie Yeomen Captain Gardner's Company 6 138 144
Other Soldiers     7 32 39
Totals     82 1,406 1,488

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The Fifth Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Tallahassee, Florida, during the spring of 1862. Companies that made up the unit were from the counties of Santa Rosa, Baker, Polk, Calhoun, Okaloosa, Wakulla, Madison, and Liberty. Ordered to Virginia with over 1,000 men it served in General Pryor's, E.A. Perry's, and Finegan's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The regiment fought with the army from Second Manassas to Cold Harbor, then was active in the Petersburg trenches south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. Only 1 man was wounded at Fredericksburg , but the unit lost 6 killed and 22 wounded at Chancellorsville and thirty-five percent of the 321 at Gettysburg . It surrendered with 6 officers and 47 men. The field officers were Colonels John C. Hately and Thomas B. Lamar, and Major Benjamin F. Davis.