5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
This company was raised mainly in Spartanburg, Union, and York
Districts, although men from Newberry and Laurens Districts are also known to
have served in it. The commander was Joseph Gist Harlan (1822–1884), a planter
and mechanic from Unionville, who had served previously as first sergeant, Co.
D, Hampton Legion Bn. SC Cavalry. The company was mustered into Confederate
service at Columbia, SC, on 30 December 1862, as Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry.
|Harlan, J. G.
||Died, 12 Jun 1864. |
|Bates, Farr Humphrey
|Gilliam, Robt. William
||Resigned, 30 Jul 1864. |
Record of Events.
Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry
30 Dec 1862. Station: Camp Hampton, near Columbia, SC.
Co. K, 5th SC Cavalry
Undated [received at A.&I.G.O., 28 Apr 1863]. Station:
Pocotaligo, SC. Mar & Apr 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.
29 Jun 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.
Jul & Aug 1863. Station: Kenansville, NC.
Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Kenansville, Duplin Co., NC.
Nov & Dec 1863. Station: Wilmington, NC.
Jan & Feb 1864. Station: Camp Badger [Wilmington], NC.
Mar & Apr 1864. Station: Wilmington, NC.
30 Apr–31 Aug 1864. Station: Gravelly Run, VA.
Sep & Oct 1864. Station: Armstrong's Mill, VA.
Company was engaged in the fight on the 28 Sept. and again on the 1 Oct., 1864,
near the Vaughn Road in Dinwiddie County, Va.
On the 27 October 1864, were
again engaged in the fight near Burgess Mills in Dinwiddie County, Va.
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