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5th Louisiana Cavalry      
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Richard Legrande Capers - Colonel   
Upon redesignation of the 13th partisan rangers to the 5th Cavalry, the rank of major having been previously enjoyed by Richard Capers, he was promoted to Colonel and served as such til war's end.
Contact Name:  Patrick Stewart
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Date Added:  8/10/2009
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Benjamin Franklin Martin - Private   
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Contact Name:  Ben Martin
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Date Added:  11/15/2007
Company B
William Erskins - Private   
Erskin, William,Pvt. Co. B, 5th La. Cav. Appears on Roll of Prisoners of War, Captured at Bayou Gross Tete, La., Nov. 16, 1864. Sent to New Orleans, La., from Morganza, La., Nov. 22, 1864. Forwd. to Ship Island, Miss., Dec. 10, 1864. Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War, Paroled at New Orleans, La., May 17, 1865.
Contact Name:  Robert McGrath
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Date Added:  8/19/2009
Company B
Burlin Moore Scriber - Private   
AKA: Scribes, Scribner, Burling-Rolls of Prisoners of War, C.S.A: Surrendered at New Orleans, LA on 5/26/1865; Paroled at Monroe, LA on 6/14/1865. Residence: Franklin Parish, LA. Soldier also served with the 27th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry-Co. B. Enlisted: 3/25/1862 at New Orleans, LA. Rolls for 3/25/1862 through 12/1862: Present. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War: Captured at Vicksburg, MS on 7/4/1863; Paroled on 7/7/1863. On List dated Headquarters, 27th Louisiana Infantry, Shreveport, LA 4/1/1864: Reported for Exchange. CIVILIAN: Born: 1845 at Tensas Parish, LA, the grandson of a Revolutionary War veteran. Married: Rose Alisa Buie on 1/23/1869 at the home of her father, William Buie, at Fort Necessity, Franklin Parish, LA. Children: 3-2 sons and 1 daughter. Died: 9/11/1890 due to cancer. Buried: Richland Parish, LA.
Contact Name:  Terry G. Scriber
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Date Added:  3/24/2004
Company B
Samuell W. Visage - Private   
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Contact Name:  Wyatt Parker
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Date Added:  4/14/2008
Company C
Abraham Henry Scriber - 1st Sergeant   
Enlisted: 2/15/1862 as a Pvt. at Camp Jackson, LA in the 13th Battalion Louisiana Partisan Rangers. (The forerunner to the 5th Louisiana Cavalry) Rolls through 5/30/1863: Discharged by substitution on 5/12/1863. Re-enlisted in the 5th Louisiana Cavalry-Co. C. Rolls of Prisoners of War of Diverse Companies & Regiments, C.S.A: Surrendered at New Orleans, LA on 5/26/1865; Paroled at Monroe, LA on 6/13/1865. Residence: Ouachita Parish, LA.
Contact Name:  Terry G. Scriber
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Date Added:  4/17/2004
Company C
William John Collier Scriber - Private   
Enlisted: 8/1/1862 at Bastrop, LA in the 13th Battalion Louisiana Partisan Rangers-Co. C. (This was the forerunner of the 5th Louisiana Cavalry) On Register of C.S.A. General Hospital, Shreveport, LA: Transferred on 4/12/1865 to C.S.A. General Hospital at Keatchie, LA. Rolls of Prisoners of War, C.S.A: Surrendered at New Orleans, LA on 5/26/1865; Paroled at Monroe, LA on 6/7/1865. Residence: Ouachita Parish, LA. Buried: Monroe City Cemetery located at the corner of Desiard St. and Manassas St. in Monroe, Ouachita Parish, LA.
Contact Name:  Terry G. Scriber
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Date Added:  4/17/2004
Company E
William Henry T Taylor - Private   
Pvt. William Henry T Taylor, 5th Louisiana Cavalry Regiment Co - E. He was my 2nd great grandfather. he died in Oct 1870 in Veterans Hospital, Pineville, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.
Contact Name:  Lewis G. Lem
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Date Added:  9/1/2015
Company F
William Asbury Frost - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  James Frost
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Date Added:  10/18/2005
Company I
James Thomas Haynes - Private   
On roll for Jan. to April 30, 1863 in the 13th Battalion La. Partisan Rangers-Co.D. (This was the forerunner of the 5th La. Cavalry). He enlisted from Arcadia on Jan.12 1863. His name appears on roll of prisoners of war, surrendered at New orleans, La. May 26,1865 paroled at Monroe, La. June 12 1865. At that time he was in the Co. I,
5th Reg't La. Cavalry, C.S,A. His residence was Bienville Parish,La., where he returned after the war. He died 18 Sep 1883.
Contact Name:  Vickie Lyon
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Date Added:  10/12/2005
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