CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
5th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
5th Infantry Regiment was organized in May, 1861, under Colonel K. Harper. Eight
companies were from Augusta County and two from Frederick County. The unit became part of
the Stonewall Brigade and served undder Generals T.J. Jackson, R.B. Garnett, Winder, Paxton,
J.A. Walker, and W. Terry. It saw action at First Manassas, First Kernstown, and in Jackson's Valley
Campaign. Later the 5th participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the
Seven Days' Battles to Cold
Harbor, then was active in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and around Appomattox. It reported 9 killed, 48
wounded, and 4 missing at First Kernstown, had 4 killed, 89 wounded, and 20 missing at Cross Keys and Port Republic, and suffered 14 killed and 91
wounded at Second Manassas.
The unit sustained 120 casualties at Chancellorsville and of the 345 engaged at
Gettysburg, sixteen percent were
disabled. It surrendered 8 officers and 48 men. The field officers were Colonels William S.H.
Baylor, John H.S. Funk, William H. Harman, and Kenton Harper; Lieutenant Colonel Hazel J.
Williams; and Majros Absalom Koiner and James W. Newton.
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