5th Battalion Mississippi Infantry (Kilpatrick’s)

 

(from Dunbar Rowland’s "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s "For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)

 

Company A -- Capt. Banks’ Company (raised in Lowndes County, MS) [became Co. I, 43rd MS Infantry]

Company B -- Enfield Rifles, aka Enfield Rifleman (raised in Monroe County, MS) [became Co. K, 27th MS Infantry]

Company C -- Talibonella Rifles, aka Pope Walker Reserves (raised in Pontotoc County, MS) [became Co. A, 41st MS Infantry]

 

Major -- William H. Kilpatrick.

This battalion was formed of companies at Mobile or Pensacola in 1861. No other information available.

Battalion of volunteers and one unattached company included in Withers’ Army of Mobile, under General Bragg, return of February 1, 1862. Battalion was sent ot Corinth in March.

 

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