5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
This company was raised in Orangeburg District by John C. Edwards,
a local farmer. It was originally, Co. C, then Co. B, 1st Battalion SC Cavalry,
and subsequently, Co. B, 14th Battalion SC Cavalry.
|Edwards, J. C.
|Rush, Paul D.
||Died, 24 May 1863 |
|Stokes, T. P.
||Discharged, 18 Jan 1862. |
|Wannamaker, W. W.
||Resigned, 23 Mar 1863 |
|Smoke, W. F.
||Died, 23 Jun 1864. |
|Dibble, Virgil C.
Record of Events:
Co. B, 14th Battalion SC Cavalry:
24 December 1861. Station: Camp Felder, SC.
7 Jan 1862. Station: Camp Hampton, near Columbia, SC.
Jul & Aug 1862. Station: McPhersonville, SC.
Sep & Oct 1862. Station: Tulifinny, SC.
This Company was in advance on the 22 Oct. & in three distinct engagements with the
enemy, first in Col. G. V. Elliott's field, second at Causeway at Mr. Hutson's
plantation & lastly at Old Pocotaligo. Loss: one killed, Private. Wounded: 1st
Lt. & 1 sergeant & seven privates.
Nov & Dec 1862. Station: Tulifinny, SC.
Co. A, 5th SC Cavalry:
22 Jan 1863. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.
Jan & Feb 1863. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.
Mar & Apr 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
May & Jun 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
Jul & Aug 1863. Station: Dills Bluff, James Island, SC.
This Company was engaged in the fight on 16 Jul 1863 at Grimball's Landing (Secessionville).
Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Camp Suber, James Island, SC.
Nov & Dec 1863. Station: Camp Suber, James Island, SC.
Jan & Feb 1864. Station: Camp Suber, James Island, SC.
1 May–31 Aug 1864. Station: In the field [VA].
Sep & Oct 1864. Station: In the field south of Petersburg, VA.
This Company has been engaged in the following Battles & Skirmishes, Viz.:
Swift Creek, Va., 12 May 1864; South Side, Va., 16 May 1864; Charles City C.H. (Wilson's Wharf/Kennen's Point), Va., 24 May 1864; Haws Shop, Va., 28 May 1864; Cold Harbor, Va., 30 May 1864; Louisa C.H., Va., 11 June 1864; Trevilian Station, Va., 12 June 1864; White House, 30 June 1864; Nance's Shop, 23 June 1864; Sapony Church, 29 July 1864; Gravelly Run, 23 July 1864; Reams' Station, 23 July 1864; Wyatt's Farm, 29 Sept 1864; McDaniels House, 1 Oct 1864; Burges[s'] Mill, 27 Oct 1864.
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