Fifth Battalion, Cavalry (Florida — Confederate)
Military Units from Florida > Fifth Battalion, Cavalry (Confederate)
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The Fifth Cavalry Battalion was organized during the summer of 1863 with eight companies. Its members were recruited in the counties of Jackson, Gadsden, Leon, Escambia, Columbia, and Wakulla. It served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and took an active part in the battles of Olustee, Gainesville, Milton, and Braddock's Farm. The unit surrendered at Tallahassee on May 10, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel George W. Scott and Major William H. Milton were in command.