5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

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Title

5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry

Allegiance

Confederate States of America

Description

5th Cavalry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1862 with men recruited in the central section of Kentucky. It was attached to Buford's Brigade and skirmished in Tennessee and Kentucky. Later it fought with J.H. Morgan, and many of its members were captured at Buffington Island on July 19 and the remaining part at New Lisbon on July 26, 1863. The regiment was not reorganized. Its commanders were Colonel D. Howard Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Churchill G. Campbell and Preston Thomson, and Major Thomas Y. Brent, Jr. --From 'Battle Unit Details,' National Park Service
Some members of the unit also rode in Morgan's Cavalry Division.

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Began

1862

Ended

26 Jul 1863

Years duration

1862-1863

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Title Alternate label Class
Terrill, George Washington Military service Person
Gaines, Clinton Military service Person
Parker, Arthur Boyd Military service Person
Terrill, Joshua Cornelius Military service Person
Botts, William Rowland Military service Person
Berkshire, John William Military service Person
Terrill, Simeon F. Military service Person
Allphin, J.D. Military service Person
Bennett, Bill Military service Person
Carson, Marion Military service Person
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Morgan’s Cavalry Division Linked to Organization