5th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry

Historical Notes:
The North Carolina 5th Cavalry Regiment (AKA The 63rd Regiment North Carolina State Troops) was formed at Garysburg, North Carolina about Oct. l, 1862, by S.O. 216, Hdqrs. Dist. of N.C., dated Sept. 30, 1862. Companies A and C. were independent companies, H, I, and K were raised for White's Battalion Partisan Rangers (composed of Virginia and North Carolina companies which did not complete its organization); the other companies composed Evans' Battalion North Carolina Partisan Rangers. The 5th Regiment North Carolina Cavalry was formed by adding to the five Cos. of Evans' Battalion to the other five companies mentioned. Officers:
• Peter G. Evans
• James H. McNeill
Lieutenant Colonels:
• Stephen B. Evans
• E. F. Shaw
• John M. Gallaway
The NC 5th Cavalry Regiment skirmished in North Carolina around Washington and Plymouth. Later it moved to Virginia and served under Generals Robertson, L. S. Baker, James B. Gordon, and Barringer.

Gordon's Brigade, Hampton's Division, Stuart's Cavalry Corps, ANV. Established on Sept 9, 1863. The first ever North Carolina Brigade consisting of the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th North Carolina Cavalry Regiments.

Barringer's Brigade, W.H.F. Lee's Division, Hampton's Cavalry Corps. May 1864-April 1865.
Kinston – Goldsboro, NC
Action, Culpeper Court House, VA (Sept. 13, 1863)
Action, Raccoon Ford/Rapidan Station, (September 14, 1863)
Skirmish, Jack's Shop, Madison Court House, VA (Sept. 22, 1863)
Skirmishes, James City, VA (Oct. 8-10, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (Oct. 9-22, 1863)
Action, Warrenton/White Sulphir Springs, VA (Oct. 12, 1863)
Action, Auburn Mills, (Oct. 13, 1863)
Skirmish, Brentsville, VA (Oct. 14, 1863)
Engagement, Auburn, Auburn Miulls, Auburn Ford, VA (Oct. 14, 1863)
Skirmish, Manassas Junction, (Oct. 15, 1863)
Skirmish, Oak Hill, Va (Oct. 15, 1863)
Skirmish, Blackburn's Ford, Bull Run, VA (Oct. 15, 1863)
Action, Buckland's Mills (the Buckland Races), VA (Oct. 19, 1863)
Skirmish, Haymarket, VA (Oct. 18, 1863)
Operations against the Advance to the line of the Rappahannock River, VA (Nov. 7-8,1863)
Engagement, Kelly's Ford, VA (Nov. 7, 1863)
Action, Brandy Station, VA (Nov. 8, 18963)
Mine Run Campaign (Nov. 26-Dec. 2, 1864)
Skirmishes, Raccoon Ford, VA (Nov. 26-27, 1863)
Engagement, Payne's Farm, VA (Nov. 27, 1863)
Operations against the Demonstration on the Rapidan, VA (Feb 6-7, 1864)
Engagement, Morton's Ford, VA (Feb.6-7, 1864)
Operations against Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid from Stevensburg to Richmond, Va (Feb. 28-Mar. 4, 1864)
Engagement, Fortifications of Richmond, Brooks Turnpike, Richmond, VA
Skirmish, Hanover Junction, VA (March 1, 1864)
Skirmish, Ashland, VA (March 1, 1864)
Skirmish near Tunstall Station, VA (detachment) (March 3, 1864)
Wilderness Campaign (May 1-June 12, 1864)
Engagement, Todd's Tavern, VA (May 5-6, 1864)
Battle, Wilderness, VA (May 5-7, 1864)
Combat, The Furnaces, VA (May 6, 1864)
Combat, Alsop's Farm, Spottsylvania, VA (May 8, 1864)
Operations against Sheridan's Expedition from Todd's Tavern to the James River, VA (May 9-24,1864)
Skirmish, Piney Branch Ford, Va (May 9, 1864)
Engagement, North Anna River, VA (May 9, 1864)
Action, Davenport Ford, VA (May 9, 1864)
Skirmish, Beaver Dam Station, VA (May 9-10, 19864)
Engagement, Ground Squirrel Church/Bridge, South Anna River, and yellow Tavern near Richmond, VA (May 11, 1864)
Engagement, Brook's Church (Richmond Fortifications), VA (May 12, 1864)
Combat, Mechanicsville, VA (May 12, 1864)
Combat, Strawberry Hill, VA (May 12, 1864)
Action, Haxall's Landing, VA (May 18, 1864)
Action, Hanover Court House, VA (May 26, 1864)
Combat, Crump's Creek, VA (May 28, 1864)
Action, Hanovertown, VA (May 28, 1864)
Operations on the line of the Totopotomoy River, VA (May 28-31, 1864)
Battles about Cold Harbor, VA (June 1-12, 1864)
Action, Haw's Shop, VA (June 3, 1864)
Skirmish near Via's House, VA (June 3, 1864)
Action, Long Bridge, VA (June 12, 1864)
Action, Smith's Store neat St. Peter's Church, VA (June 15, 1864)
Skirmish, Ream's Station, Va (June 22, 1864)
Operations against Wilson's Expedition against the south Side and Danville R. R., VA (June 22-July 2, 1864)
Action, Nottoway Court House, VA (June 23, 1864)
Skirmish, Staunton Bridge, VA (June 24, 1864)
Action, Staunton River Bridge (Roanoke River), VA (June 25, 1864)
Skirmishes, Ream's Station, VA (June 30-July 3, 1864)
Petersburg Siege, (June 1864 - April 2, 1865)
Action, Warwick's Swamp, Lee's Mills, Reams Station, VA (July 12, 1864)
Skirmish, Ream's Station, VA (July 22, 1864)
Demonstration on the North side of the James River and Engagements at Deep Bottom, Darbytown, Strawberry Plains, New Market Road (July 27-29)
Engagement, Malvern Hill, VA (July 28, 1864)
Action, Malvern Hill, VA (Aug.14-16, 1864)
Skirmish, White Oak Swamp, Fussell's Mill, VA (Aug. 18, 1864)
Battle, Ream's Station, VA (Aug. 25, 1864)
Skirmish near Richmond, VA (Aug 27, 1864)
Action, Sycamore Church, VA (Sept. 16, 1864)
Action, Arthur's Swamp, VA (Sept. 30-Oct.1, 1864)
Engagement, Boydton Plank Road, VA (Oct. 27-28, 1864)
Operations against the reconnaissance toward Stony Creek, VA (Nov. 7)
Expedition to and Skirmish at Stony Creek Station, VA (Dec. 1, 1864)
Operartions against Warren's Expedition to Hicksford, VA (Dec 7-12)
Skirmish, Bellefield, (December 9-10, 1864)
Battle, Barney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Armstrong's Mills (Feb.5-7,1865)
Appomattox Campaign (March 8-April 9, 1865)
Engagement, Dinwiddie Courthouse, VA (March 30-31, 1865)
Skirmish, White Oak Road, VA (March 31 - April 1, 1865)
Battle, Five Forks, Va (April 1, 1865)
Engagement, Sutherland Station, South Side R.R., VA (April 2, 1865)
Action, Scott's Cross Roads, VA (April 3, 1865)
Namozine Church, (April 3, 1865)
Engagement/Surrender, Appomattox Courthouse, (April 9, 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1879 men.

Co. A, Capt. James H. McNeill's Co.
Co. B, Capt. Stephen B. Evans' Co.
Co. C, Capt. E.F. Shaw's Co.
Co. D, Rockingham Rangers
Co. E, The Vance Troop
Co. F, Mecklenburg Rangers
Co. G, Chatham Rangers
Co. H, Capt. Wm. E. Booe's Co.
Co. I, Capt. N.P. Rankin's Co.
Co. K, Capt. J.E. Wharton's Co.
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