5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
This company was raised in Charleston District in February 1862,
by William L. Disher of Charleston, and was named in memory of the founder and
publisher of the Charleston Courier, Aaron Smith Willington (1781-1862). It was
mustered into Confederate service as Co. B, 6th (Jeffords') Battalion SC
Cavalry, on 20 February 1862.
|Disher, Wm. L.
||[Declined reelection in 1862.]
|McTureous, B. W
|Easterling, Thos. W.
|Mims, Thos. H.
||Resigned, 1 Dec 1863. |
|Lancaster, H. C.
||Resigned, 28 May 1863. |
|Murray, H. H.
Record of Events.
Co. B, 6th/17th Battalion SC Cavalry
20 Feb 1862. Station: Charleston, SC.
[Caption] Muster Roll of Captain B. W. McTureous'
Company in the 17 Battalion of Cavalry, S.C.V., commanded by Major R. J.
Jeffords, called into service of the Confederate States in the Provisional Army,
under the provisions of the Act of Congress, from the 20 day of February, 1862
(date of this muster) for the term of the War, unless sooner discharged.
20–28 Feb 1862. Station: Camp Yeadon, near Charleston, SC.
Mar & Apr 1862. Station: Secessionville, SC.
Sep & Oct 1862. Station: James Island, SC.
Nov & Dec 1862. Station: James Island, SC.
Co. G, 5th SC Cavalry
31 Dec 1862–31 Jan 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
Jan & Feb 1863. Station: Not stated [James Island, SC].
Mar & Apr 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
May & Jun 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
Jul & Aug 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
was engaged in the fight on 16 Jul 1863 at Grimball's Landing (Secessionville) .
Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Camp Suber, James Island,
Nov & Dec 1863. Station: James Island, SC.
Jan & Feb 1864. Station: James Island, SC.
30 Apr–31 Aug 1864. Station: Gravelly Run, VA.
has been engaged in the following Skirmishes and Battles, Viz.–
Chester, 10 May 1864
Battle of Drewry's Bluff, 15 May 1864
South Side, 18 May 1864
Battle of Charles City (Wilson's Wharf/Kennen's
Point), 24 May 1864
Battle of Haws Shop, 28 May 1864
Battle of Cold
Harbor, 30 May 1864
Battle of Louisa C.H., 11 June 1864
Trevilian Station, 20 June 1864
Battle of Nancy Shop, 24 June 1864
Battle of Stoney Creek, 29 June 1864
Skirmish of Gravel Run, 23 August
Sep & Oct 1864. Station: Not stated [VA].
The Company has been in the following engagements, Viz.–
Wyatt's Farm, Sept. 29th
Mrs. Cumming's, Vaughn Road, Oct. 1st
Boydon Plank Road, Oct. 27th.
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