The First South Carolina Regiment of Cavalry as formed in 1861 and
ordered up to Northern Virginia in the fall of 1862. Assigned to Gen.
Wade Hampton's Brigade, they participated in numerous battles and
engagements. Ordered South to defend their native state and surrounding
areas in the fall of 1864, the First South Carolina Cavalry served in the
defense of the city of Savannah, and the Campaign of the Carolinas.
The First South Carolina Cavalry ended the war with the Army of
Tennessee in May of 1865.