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5th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

5th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, in May, 1861. Its members were recruited in Henry and Benton counties. The unit fought at New Madrid, Shiloh, and Perryville before being assigned to Strahl's, Stewart's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. During December, 1862, it was reduced to five companies, and consolidated with the 4th Tennessee Volunteers. It participated in the various campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, returned to Tennessee with Hood, and was active in North Carolina. This regiment lost 8 killed, 68 wounded, and 12 missing at Perryville, and the 4th/5th reported 76 casualties at Murfreesboro, 33 at Chickamauga, and 63 at Missionary Ridge. In December, 1863, the 5th totalled 167 men and 106 arms, but only a remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Jonathan J. Lamb, William E. Travis, and Calvin D. Venable; Lieutenant Colonels John D. C. Atkins and William C. Swor; and Major Bryan B. Bunch, Jr.
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