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5th Tennessee Infantry      
Company Unknown
David C Crockett - Unknown   
Enlisted: Feb. 28, 1862 in Barbourville, KY
Fought in Battle of Resaca, 1864
Reported AWOL from May 22-Sept. 8, 1864 (probably to help bring in the family's harvest)
Fought in Battle of Franklin
Mustered out: Mar. 28, 1865
Contact Name:  Clayton Hall
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Date Added:  9/29/2013
Company A
William Harris Anderson - Corporal   
My great grandfather's brother: enlisted Barbourville KY in 1862 at the age of 16. Survived all action of the 5th, mustered out in Nashville.
Contact Name:  Scott Anderson
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Date Added:  4/19/2017
Company A
Isreal Scott - Private   
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Contact Name:  Scott Anderson
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Date Added:  4/19/2017
Company B
James R. Thompson - Captain   
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Contact Name:  William Thompson
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Date Added:  11/23/2016
Company C
William Byrd Pearson - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Jo Coldwell
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Date Added:  7/14/2009
Company D
Francis Marion Harrison - Private   
Also served in Co. I, 5th TN Infantry, USA, and Co. A, 17th Battalion, TN Cavalry, CSA.
Contact Name:  Tim Harrison
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Date Added:  2/19/2008
Company D
Miles Franklin Harrison - Corporal   
Served November 1864 - July 1865 with rank of Corporal. Also served in Co. H, 59th TN Mounted Infantry, CSA.
Contact Name:  Tim Harrison
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Date Added:  2/19/2008
Company D
Thomas Jackson Pelfrey - Sergeant   
Served in Companies, D, I, and K.
Pelfrey entered the service as a Private on November 1, 1862, and was mustered in on November 27th of that same year.

He attained the rank of Sergeant during his length of Service.
Thomas was promoted to Sergeant on May 18th, 1863.

Pelfrey served with the unit at Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. He also participated in Sherman's campaign of the Carolinas.

Thomas Pelfrey passed away on April 14, 1912, and was buried in Smyrna Cemetery. He has the second oldest grave (marked) in the cemetery.

While in the service, Thomas Pelfrey was listed as 26 years old, 6 ft. 2 1/2 in., dark complexion, yellow eyes, and black hair.
Contact Name:  Jacob
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Date Added:  2/11/2018
Company E
john henry rinkle/wrinkle - Private   
this is my great grandfather on my mothers side, am looking for a thomas raines married to dorothy ? which was johns in laws.
Contact Name:  lori grush
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Date Added:  3/20/2005
Company F
Frances Marion Goddard - Corporal   
1840-1883
GG Grandfather to Linda Mathis Neal. Daughter of John Dale Mathis, son of John M. Mathis, son of John Martin Mathis and Vesta Alice Goddard, dauther of Frances M. Goddard.
Contact Name:  James Lee Neal
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Date Added:  11/16/2011
Company F
Robert Ozias Jordan - Private   
Robert Ozias 'Icey' Jordan was born Jan. 1824 in Habersham Co., GA. He died 13 Sept 1907 Graysville, Rhea Co., TN. Pvt. Ozias Jordan enlisted in Co., 'F' 5th TN Inf USA. He contracted smallpox while he was in the War
Contact Name:  Pamela McKinney-Smith
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Date Added:  6/12/2006
Company F
Benjamin J. Lively - Private   
Buried at Indian Creek Church, Oliver Springs, TN with Civil War Tombstone
Contact Name:  Tom H. Carver
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Date Added:  1/22/2007
Company F
Francis M. Morgan - Private   
Pvt. Francis M. Morgan was born 1836 Rhea Co., TN. He enlisted in the 5th TN Inf Co 'F' USA. He was killed in action 05 Oct 1863 in Chattanooga, TN. He was only 27 years old when he died.
Contact Name:  Pamela McKinney-Smith
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Date Added:  6/12/2006
Company F
John W. Morgan - Private   
John W. Morgan b. 03 Mar 1828 Rhea Co., TN. d. 28 Feb 1914 Rhea Co., TN. buried: Mount Vernon Church Cemetery, Rhea Co., TN. Enlisted: 25 Mar 1862 Discharged: 29 Mar 1865 Pvt Co. 'F' 5th TN Inf USA (AKA) 5th East Tennessee Infantry.
Citations & Decorations: John received the 'GRAND ARMY BADGE' for the capture of a Confederate cannon. Disability Incurred: John's eyes were injured while he was in the Civil War, when he returned home from the War, he was given the name 'Sleepy John'. He also had Rhumatism. Source: 1890 Hamilton Co., TN. Dist. 11, Veterans Scheduales: Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines & Widows ect... Pension started: 03 June 1912 Pension pay: $30.00 a month
Contact Name:  Pamela McKinney-Smith
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Date Added:  6/8/2006
Company G
Charles D. Bean - Private   
Charles had migrated from Botetourt County Virginia to Rhea County Tennessee in the 1830''s. He died on March 2, 1863 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He had four sons who also were in the war, John, William, Jacob and Charles.
Contact Name:  Gary Beene
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Date Added:  2/13/2005
Company G
William F Kendall - Private   
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Contact Name:  Mark Watkins
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Date Added:  4/21/2021
Company G
Lawson Hicks Lemons - Private   
Buried - National Cemetery Chattanooga.
Contact Name:  Peggy Ingram
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Date Added:  6/7/2007
Company G
Wesley Massey - Private   
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Contact Name:  Dan Harris
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Date Added:  9/29/2009
Company G
James Morgan - Private   
Died in Nashville in April 1865, his wife retrieved his body and he is buried in Matthews Cemetery, Hamilton County, TN.
Contact Name:  Phebe Morgan
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Date Added:  6/24/2012
Company H
Wilkerson P Adkison - 1st Sergeant   
Birth (1831)married first(1853) Martha R. Green second
(1866) Caroline Green, Wilkerson buried in Williams Cemetery,
Roane Co; TN
Contact Name:  James Walls
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Date Added:  2/15/2006
Company H
Francis Beals - Private   
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Contact Name:  Scott Anderson
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Date Added:  4/19/2017
Company I
Perry Lee Collins - Unknown   
Born 14 Mar 1839, Died 18 Sep 1922
Contact Name:  Robin Marshall
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Date Added:  9/27/2010
Company I
Andrew D McKee - Private   
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Contact Name:  Joe
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Date Added:  5/18/2011
Company K
Wiley Lively - Private   
Buried at Indian Creek Church, Oliver Springs, TN with Civil War Tombstone
Contact Name:  Tom H. Carver
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Date Added:  1/22/2007
Company K
William Seward Raulston - 1st Corporal   
My GG Grandfather, Cpl. Willam Seward Raulston was wounded in the Right Shoulder in the battle of Resaca, GA on 05/14/1864 with Sherman's march through GA (promoted to Cpl on 06/20/1864). He continued on to Savannah and back and was discharged at the end of the war in Nashville, TN.
Contact Name:  Greg Miller
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Date Added:  3/11/2013
Company K
John R. Scott - Private   
Great-great grandfather: enlisted with Southern forces in 1862, went AWOL and joined the 5th in 1863. Injured at Battle of Resaca. Survived the war.
Contact Name:  Scott Anderson
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Date Added:  4/19/2017
Company M
William E. Cole - Private   
Pvt. William E. Cole, Union soldier, 5th mounted Infantry Company G. died May 25, 1865 at Gordon's Mill, Georgia. I have looked for his burial site for two and a half years.
Contact Name:  Junior Cole
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Date Added:  4/14/2014
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