5th Cavalry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The SC 5th Cavalry Regiment was organized in January, 1863, by consolidating the 14th and 17th Battalions South Carolina Cavalry. For a time it served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, then in March, 1864, moved to Virginia with 1,200 effectives. Assigned to Butler's Brigade, the regiment fought in The Wilderness Campaign, the battles about Cold Harbor, and south of the James River. Later it was active in the campaign of the Carolinas and attached to Logan's Brigade. The 5th Cavalry surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

    At the surrender at Appomattox, B. T. Hane, Courier, Co. B is listed with some men of the 7th So. Ca. Cavalry (Gary's Cavalry Brigade).

OFFICERS:

    Colonels Zimmerman Davis, John Donovant, and Samuel W. Ferguson; Lieutenant Colonels J.C. Edwards and Robert J. Jeffords; and Major Joseph H. Morgan.

ASSIGNMENTS:

BATTLES:

    Grimball's Landing (30 JUL 1861)
    The Wilderness VA (5 - 6 MAY 1864)
    Spotsylvania Court House VA (8 - 21 MAY 1864)
    North Anna VA (23 - 26 MAY 1864)
    Haw's Shop (28 MAY 1864)
    Cold Harbor VA (1 - 3 JUN 1864)
    Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
    Vaughan Road (1 OCT 1864)
    Burgess' Mill (27 OCT 1864)
    Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

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