I have much interest in this unit. My ancestor, William Henry Clay Hendricks is apparently listed with this unit as "H. C. Hendrix". My understanding is that this unit was a compilation of various units that were put together towards the end of the war, but the details are unclear to me. I would love to hear from anyone with a better understanding of that process. My ancestor was from Echols County, GA, but apparently enlisted in Savannah in 1862. His pension application states he enlisted in "Co E., 6th, later 5th Regiment", he also refers to Capt. C? or G? W. Haynes Co" and other records have him in Cpt. R. A. Peeples Co. He surrendered with Johnston's army at Goldsboro April 26, 1865. He states they were originally "seige artillery, later made infantry". He goes on to say "We were first a company of heavy artillery, then was put in the sixth regiment, later the fifth regiment owing to the thinning out of our men, then we had reserve troops placed with us, but retained our same officers, company and regiment but we were spoken of as reserves but were confederate troops and in confederate service all the time and were never state troops". He also refers to being captured in South Carolina, "but made escape in about 5 hours"! I have been in touch with another descendant of a member of this unit who had information about some of them being captured, but I don't have any details with me now. Would love to discuss further.
Paul M. Hendricks