5th Tenn Infantry, Co I..........Pvt. Abner Akers 5th Tenn Infantry, Co C........Pvt. B. F. Akers 5th Tenn Infantry, Co I .........Pvt. Uriah Akers
The regiment was organized at Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, in the Provisional Army of Tennessee, and moved to Camp Brown, Union City, Obion County. Here it was reported on July 31, 1861, with 860 men present, armed with flintlock muskets.
Companies A, B, C, D, G, H, I, K were recruited from Henry County.
46th Tenn Infantry, Co E......Cpl. Isaac Akers
In addition to these companies, Captain John W. Harris' Company "C", 46th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, the bulk of whose regiment was captured at Island Number Ten on April 8, 1862, served with this regiment (5th Tenn) as 2nd Co. "L" from this date until the fall of 1862. However, the rolls of this company are filed with the 46th Tennessee Infantry.