5TH CAVALRY REGIMENT
This Regiment was recruited and organized by Col. Wm. B. Stokes, in Middle Tennessee, who was commissioned by Andrew Jackson, Military Governor, to raise a battalion of cavalry in June 1862. In July following, he raised a regiment consisting of twelve companies. It was filled up at Nashville principally, the recruits coming in from various counties in squads, making their way generally by night through a country infested by guerrillas and rebels of the most desperate and brutal character. It was first known as the First Middle Tennessee Cavalry, and was afterward numbered as the Fifth. The following are some of the engagements which it fought, or in which it participated.
The routing and completely demolishing Cols. Bennett and Ward on Dickinson Pike, September, 1862. The defeat of Col. Dibrell, driving him out of Nealy's Bend, utterly demolishing him, in Oct. 1862. It was in the battle of Franklin pike with Gen. Forrest. In the battle of Lavergne, and succeeded in driving Forest and Anderson from the field, capturing a number of prisoners, a large quantity of sup-
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