I find no W. Brand's in Alabama Confederate units, nor any Brand in the 5th Alabama Cavalry.
5th Regiment, Alabama Cavalry
5th Cavalry Regiment, organized at Tuscumbia, Alabama, in December, 1862, recruited its men in Morgan, Lawrence, Fayette, Franklin, Lauderdale, Tuscaloosa, and Marion counties. It was placed in General W.T. Martin's, then Roddey's Brigade, and took an active part in the operations in East Tennessee and Northern Alabama. Later the unit transferred to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana and fought at Brice's Cross Roads, Pond Spring, and Selma, where many were captured. The small force that remained surrendered at Danville, Alabama, on May 6, 1865. Its field officers were Colonel Josiah Patterson, Lieutenant Colonel James M. Warren, and Major R.F. Gibson.
This regiment wee organized at Tuscumbia in December, 1862 and
was sent into middle Tennessee, where it began a brilliant
career by skirmishes at Chapel HilL.
After serving a short time in Martin's brigade, it was
transferred to Roddey's, and served continuously during the
war. It was in Florida for a short time during the fall of
1863, but much of its service was in northern Alabama and
It captured a wagon-train at Hamburg, 60 prisoners and a train
at Hunt's Mill, and 130 prisoners at Madison Station. It
blocked the railroad in Rosecrans' rear, fought General Long
at Moulton, stampeded a regiment at Oak hill, and accompanied
General Forrest on his Pulaski raid.
It skirmished with Steedman as he marched into the Tennessee
valley, and fought Wilson all the way from Montevallo to
Selma, where it took part in the defense of the city.
The greater part of the regiment surrendered at Selma, the
remainder at Danville, Morgan county.
Col. Josiah Patterson creditably commanded the regiment till
the close of the war.
Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 267
Company A was recruited from Fayette & Marion Counties
There were three Brands in the 14th; C. A. Brand, Benjamin H. Brand, and:
Hezekiah [R] Brand, Company F, 14th Alabama Infantry, enlisted July 31, 1861 at Hickory Flat, Alabama by Captain M. P. Ferrell, for the war, surrendered with the Army of North Virginia April 9, 1865 at Appomattox, C. H.
John M. Brand, Private, Company B, 37th Alabama Infantry, captured at Vicksburg, Mississippi July 4, 1863, paroled July 9, captured on skirmish line, Marietta, Georgia, June 14, 1864, sent to Rock Island, Illinois prison camp
[The Thirty-seventh was organized at Auburn in the spring of 1862]
There were no Brand's in the 10th Alabama Cavalry, the only Brand in the 10 Alabama Infantry was:
Hiram W. Brand, Private, Company C, 10th Alabama Infantry, age 30, resident of Talapoosa County, Alabama
The only Brand in the 16th infantry was:
John F. Brand, Private, Company K, 16th Alabama Infantry, captured at Chattahoochie, Georgia July 3, 1864, sent to Camp Morton, Indiana prison camp, died January 14, 1865, Typhoid Malarial fever, buried in grave 1264 Green Lawn Cemetery
[Note: He most likely enlisted sometime after June 30, 1862, the last muster roll for Company K extant]
M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama
1860 United States Federal Census about John T M Brand
Name: John T M Brand
Age in 1860: 15
Birth Year: abt 1845
Home in 1860: Eastern Division, Fayette, Alabama
Post Office: Fayette Court House
Hezekiah P Brand 44
Lucinda Brand 43
John T M Brand 15
Wiley F Brand 13
Sarah J Brand 11
Hezekiah H Brand 10
James D Brand 9