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5th Inf. Co. K, "Scotland Guards" ...
from Laurel Hill

This information was contributed by Tom Neely

The Fifth Mississippi Infantry was finally organized in September, 1861 at Enterprise, Ms. Its field officers were:

Colonels--Albert E. Fant, John Weir, wounded at Franklin
Lieutenant Colonels--Samuel F. M. Faucett, W. L. Sykes, killed at Chickamauga; John B. Herring Majors--Adam T. Stennis, John B. Herring, John Weir Adjutant--A. F. Stennis

Company K, Scotland Guards, mustered into state service at Laurel Hill, July 23, 1861.
Captains--Zacariah Booth, James S. Lewis
First Lieutenant--J. Y. Cooper
Second Lieutenant--W. J. H. McBeath
Third Lieutenant--John Williams

At the battle of Stones River, (Murfreesboro, Tn.), Jesse Glass of Co. B and H. H. McMichael of Company K were selected for the Roll of Honor. At the battle of Chickamauga L. G. Collins of Co. B and John Hadley of Company K were selected for the Roll of Honor. Lieutenants Sam Houston and W. R. Morrow of Company K were killed in the battle of Turner's Ferry during the
Atlanta Campaign on May 15, 1864. Captain M. M. Miller, commanding Co. B, was killed on July 22, 1864, in the battle for Atlanta; Captain W. J. H McBeath of Co K was, along with four others, wounded on July 22, 1864, during the same battle.

The Fifth Mississippi was in the following battles and campaigns:

Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862
Corinth, April-June, 1862
Murfreesboro (Stone's River), December 31, 1862-January 3, 1863
Tullahoma Campaign, June, 1863
Chickamauga, September 19, 20, 1863
Chattanooga Siege, September-November, 1863
Chattanooga, November 23-25, 1863
Atlanta Campaign, May-September, 1864
Peach Tree Creek, July 20, 1864
Atlanta, July 22, 1864
Franklin, November 30, 1864
Nashville, December 15-16, 1864
Bentonville, March 19-21

This hard fighting regiment was in the thick of it from the first. Be sure to read the short history of the unit from Dunbar Rowland's work, Military History of Mississippi, 1803 - 1898, Brandon, 1908, courtesy of the Mississippi Sons of Confederate Veterans, Jim Huffman and Henry Irving at 

http://www.mississippiscv.org/  When you get there, click "Military History" and scroll down to the Fifth.

For additional history of this Regiment, click here.

Sources: Sifakis, Compendium of the Confederate Armies-Mississippi,
Facts-on-File, NY, 1995.
Rowland, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898,
Brandon Printing,  Nashville, 1908.

Scotland Guards Roster 

The roster for the Scotland Guards was donated to the site by Mitch McLaughlin. It came from the Neshoba Democrat Supplement dated April 27, 1911. Listed in the order shown with the spelling shown.

Alderman, Sam
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861 

Brown, James
Died at Okalona, MS 1869

Brooks, J. W.
Went to Texas since the war

Brooks. L. S.
Died at home since the war

Brantlay, W. B.
Died in New Mexico 1908

Brantley, C. H. 
(tank) Killed in Shiloh, Apr 6, 1862

Brantley, J. K. P. (Polk)
Killed in Franklin, TN, 1864

Boothe, D. D.
Went to LA since the war

Boothe, Zack
Died in LA, 1907

Banks, W. W.
Still here

Barham, Nat
Died at home, 1894

Bishop, J. W.
Died in Macon, GA 1863

Burgiss, J. C.
Died at Stallo?, MS 1862

Brewer, L.
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861

Caddenhead, Marc
Killed at Franklin, TN 1864

Cooper, H. D.
Still here

Cooper, W. D.
Killed at Murfreesboro, TN 1863

Cooper, J. L.
Died in AL since the war

Childs, J. M.
Killed at Atlanta, GA, Jul 22, 1864

Childs, J. F.
Killed at Kennesaw Mt., 1864

Chamblee, E.
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861

Chamblee, Dock
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861

Chamble, Francis
Died at Hospital 1863

Desken, G. M. B.
Died at home since the war

Deskin, A. H.
Died at home since the war

Dooley, J. T.
Died in Texas since the war, 1907

Duukin, John
Where unknown

Edgeman, W. T.
Missing at the Rye Patch, GA, 1864

Frasie, W. P.
Died at home since the war

Fortune, J. J.
In Winston Co., MS

Foster, J. E.
In New Mexico raising goats and Mexicans

Gordon, W. B.
Killed at Shiloh, TN, apr 5, 1862

Ganda, J. E.
Went to LA since the war

Goldman, G. B.
Killed at Chickamauga, GA 1863

Huston, Sam
Still kicking on the old ranch, 1911

Hadley, John
Still kicking on a peg, Selected for the Roll of Honor at battle of Chickamauga

Hadley, W. B.
Killed at Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863

Hanson, Rube
Went to Ark. since the war

Hanson, Geo.
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861

Hughess, Bill
Died in Texas since the war

Hardage, Martin
Pvt. at Camp Carolina on July 20, 1861, age 29. Appointed Corporal January 19, 1862. Wounded at Battle of Shiloh at 8:00AM on April 6, 1862, & foot  at 4:00 PM. Survived the war. Died at home Nov 14, 1895 Mitch McLaughlin

Hardage, W. L.
Went to Texas since the war

Henry, B. F.
Went to LA and died

Henry, J. P.
Died at Macon, MS 1862

Hawk, W. W?
Killed at Jonesboro, GA 1864

Harris, W. H.
Died at Walnut Grove, MS 1906

Houston, Sam (not listed in Newspaper)
Killed in the battle of Turner's Ferry, May 15, 1864

Jackson, W. H.
Still here

Johnson
Went to Ark. since the war

Kelley, Levi
Died at Pensacola, FL 1861

Kennedy, Steve
Died at Macon, MS, 1862

Lewis, J. S.
Died in Texas 1905

Morrow, W. A. J. (Bindoo)
Still on the old range, 1911

Morrow, D. W.
In South MS, Pineywoods

Morrow, J. W.
Died at home since the war

Morrow, J. J.
Died at home since the war

Morrow, W. R.
Died at home since the war

Morrow, W. R. (not in Newspaper)
Killed in the battle of Turner's Ferry May 15, 1864

Morrow, Wilson
Died at home since the war

McMillan, J. M.
In Carthage, MS

McMillan, D. W.
In Dowdville, MS

McMillan, A. N. (Donahoo)
Died May, 1910

McMichael, C. C.
Killed at Atlanta, GA, Jul 22, 1864

McMichael, H. H.
Died at home since the war, Selected for the Roll of Honor at battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, TN.

McMichael, G. W.
Killed at Chickamauga, Sep 19, 1863

McKay, J. A.
Died in Meridian since the war

McDonald, H. W. (Dick)
Died at home since the war, May 8, 1897

McDonald, Evander
Died at Columbus, MS 1862

McDonald, J. R.
Died at Okalona, MS 1862

McBeath, J. C.
Died at Neshoba, MS, 1910

McBeath, W. J. H. (Peeby) 2nd Lieu.
Bosque Co., Texas 1911,wounded on July 22, 1864

McBeath, W. J. H.,


McBeath, A. C.
Killed at Franklin, TN, 1864

McPhail, J. A.
Died in Ark. since the war

McBryde, W. P.
Died at French Camp, MS, 1904

McBryde, A. M.
Died at Carthage, MS, 1906

McDougald
Now at Soldier's home, MS, 1911

Mayo, Asa
Killed at New Hope, GA, 1864

McNair, D. T.
Died at Charleston, TN 1863

Nelson, Wm.
Died at Bridgeport, AL, 1863

Nelson, Robt.
Died at Maben, MS, 1862

Owns, C. C.
Went to GA since the war

Owns, Thomas
Killed at Franklin, TN 1864

Owens, W. H.
Died at Pensacola, 1861

Phillis, J. B.
Died at home since the war

Phillips, W. W.
Killed at Atlanta, GA, Jul 22, 1864

Phillips, Ben
Died in Ark. since the war

Parker, S. H.
Still on the old ranch

Parker, B. M.
At Bay Springs, MS

Parker, Hugh
At Newton, MS 1911

Parker, E.
Died at home since the war

Parker
Died at Okalona, MS, 1862

Parker, J. B.
Died in Camp Douglas III, 1865

Peebles, Thomas
Died at home, 1905

Russell, E. B.
Died in Hospital, 1862

Rogers, J. C.
Killed at Missionary Ridge, Nov 1863

Rogers, Jesse
Killed at Atlanta, Jul 22, 1864

Ridgeway, W. J.
Died in Texas since the War

Ricks, Sam
Still here, 1911

Strickling, W. J.
Went to Texas, 1910

Shaw, J. D.
Went to Texas since the war

Shackleford, R. J.
Died in Yazoo Co., since the war

Shackleford, D. H.
Died in Pensacola, FL 1861


Sanders, Andrew Jackson
Enlisted as private age 20 on July 23, 1861, at Laurel Hill, Ms. Mustered: Camp Carolina located at the Carolina Presbyterian Church near Laurel, Hill, MS. Died near Dalton, Ga., on Jan 14, 1864, age 22. Mitch McLaughlin

Sanders, John Perry
Enlisted as private on July 20, 1861, at Camp Carolina. Mustered into service on July 23, 1861, at Laurel Hill. He died at home in Leake County on July 5, 1862, after having been sick in army hospitals Mitch McLaughlin

Sanders, George Washington
Enlisted as Pvt at age 21. Mustered in on July 23, 1861, at Laurel Hill, MS. Captured at Franklin, TN., Nov 30, 1864, and died of pleurisy in Union POW camp at Camp Douglas, Ill. Mitch McLaughlin

Steele, S. E.
Died at home since the war

Starling, T. E.
At Walnut Grove, MS, 1911

Smith, Peter
Went to Ark since the war

Smith, Joe
Died in Meridian, MS 1867

Savell, J. G.
Died at home since the war

Watson, John
Somewhere in Texas

 


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