MS Infantry, Co. I
This information was
donated by Tom Neely.
Company I, 5th Mississippi Infantry was known as the Kemper Rebels, and as
Stennis' Company, enrolled at Peden, DeKalb and Scooba, mustered into State service August 3, 1861.
Captains-Adam T. Stennis, elected Major; Tandy C. K. Bostick
First Lieutenants: Tandy C. K. Bostick, Robert M. Peden
Second Lieutenant: Allen J. Henderson
Third Lieutenant: James D. Peden
Company K of the 6th Battalion Infantry, known as the Kemper Guards, was said to have been organized July 13, 1861, and lists
many of the same officers as Company I, of the 5th Regiment:
Captains: Adam T. Steinas (Stennis); Tandy C. K. Bostick, D. C. Durham, wounded at Atlanta
First Lieutenants: Tandy C. K. Bostick, R. M. Peden, D. C. Chamberlain
Second Lieutenants: Allen J. Henderson, John McRae
Third Lieutenants: James D. Peden, D. D. Durham
Adam T. Stennis was later elected Major of the 5th Mississippi Infantry Regiment.
Rowland has a note about this company as follows: "This company had gone to Virginia in July, 1861, had been attached to the 59th
Virginia, took part in the battle of Roanoke Island, N. C., February 8, 1862, was
captured and had returned to Mississippi on being exchanged." Sifakis states that
the 6th Battalion Inf. was disbanded in the summer of 1862 following the Vicksburg Bombardment in May through July 27, 1862.
The Fifth Regiment of Infantry was first commanded by Albert E. Fant, Colonel. The regiment was organized in 1861 and participated in the
Peach Tree Creek
Company I, Fifth Mississippi had men named to the Roll of Honor, and mentioned in Rowland's short history of the unit. At Shiloh, "...Toward
evening, near the river, in a very stubborn battle across a deep ravine, Captains R. J. Armstrong and T. C. K. Bostick
(Company I), were killed while gallantly leading their companies." At Stone's River, (Murfreesboro)
W. R. Flanagan of Company I was chosen for the Roll of Honor. James M. McDonald was selected for Chickamauga.
At the Battle of Peach Tree Creek a Lt. J. T. Hobgood shown as commanding, the company suffered 5 wounded.
Only a small remnant surrendered on April 26, 1865.
Those searching for ancestors in one of these units may find their records carried through the other, or through another unit altogether. As
the casualties mounted, and this regiment suffered terribly, they were consolidated with other numbered units. Some men who left home with Captain
Stennis wound up with their records in a unit with an unfamiliar designation. If you will email
with your ancestor's name
he will try to help you verify the correct unit.
Sources: Rowland, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898, Brandon Printing, 1908
Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies-Mississippi,
Facts on File, NY, 1995
The following are men that
served in this company. If you have additional Civil War information about
your ancestor in this company,
please let me
know, so I can add them to the "Soldiers" section. These names
came from the Civil
War Soldiers & Sailors System.
Barham, Nathaniel wounded at Battle of Franklin, survived
Bates F. M.
Beatheney T. P.
Berrage J. H.
Bethany T. P.
Brackenridge S. J.
Brackenridge S. J.
Briant T. P.
Brittan F. G. P.
Britton J. R.
Bryant J. P.
Bryant P. J.
Bryant T. P.
Burrage J. W.
Burrage T. A.
Burrage W. J.
Burriage J. W.
Burriage T. A.
Clark D. D.
Clark Daniel D.
Clark S. F.
Clement W. M.
Cole C. C.
Davis W. A.
Elliott G. W.
Fetherston William M.
Fulton S. D.
Garrard H. H.
Garret H. H.
Hardy B. B.
Harper J. W.
Hudnal J. D.
Hunicut E. P.
Hunnicut E. J.
Hunt J. H.
Jackson A. E.
Jackson E. A.
Kidd Samuel A.
Lee Andrew I.
Mosley W. E.
Murry R. W.
Nicholson T. L.
Oliver A. S.
Peadon James D.
Pearson T. P.
Peden, A. W. (Andrew White Peden, Private - Film Number M232
roll 31). His brother, listed as T. J. Peden, was Thomas
Jefferson Peden. Captain Robert M. Peden was another of
Peden, D. A.
Peden, J. R.
Peden, M. W. (Moses White Peden, Private - Film Number M232
roll 31) Moses White Peden, son of Thomas Jefferson Peden
[note that there are 4 men with the same name in this 1 line
Peden, T. J. [Thomas Jefferson Peden]
Also, while on the Soldiers site:
Lacy G. Peden [Lacy Griffith Peden]
John J. Peden [John Jasper Peden, d. at Shiloh]
James K. Peden [James Knox Peden, son of Andrew White Peden]
Person T. P.
Stokes, William P.
24. Enlisted Aug 3, 1861 at Peden. Died about Apr 5, 1862 at
the hospital in Corinth, MS -
NOTES: According to his Application for
confederate Pension my great grandfather Lewis Robert Rogers was in Company I,
Reg. 5th Miss Infantry. It says transferred to (I think it says "command" but
not positive) of Jas. K. Jackson and was discharged in Georgia in 1865 the war
having ceased. Submitted by: