6th Cavalry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    This unit was also called the 16th Battalion SC Partisan Rangers - Aiken's Regiment and the 1st Reg. SC Partisan Rangers.

    The South Carolina 6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Dixie Rangers] was organized in January, 1863, using the 16th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus. Some of the men were from Columbia and The Citadel Academy. It saw action at Willstown and Pon Pon River in South Carolina, then moved to Virginia with about 1,000 men. Assigned to General Butler's Brigade, the unit participated in The Wilderness and Cold Harbor operations and in various conflicts south of the James River. Later it was engaged in the campaign of the Carolinas assigned to Logan's Brigade. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.

BATTLES:

    The Wilderness VA (5 - 6 MAY 1864)
    Spotsylvania Court House VA (8 - 21 MAY 1864)
    North Anna VA (23 - 26 MAY 1864)
    Cold Harbor VA (1 - 3 JUN 1864)
    Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
    Vaughan Road (1 OCT 1864)
    Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)
    Darlington SC (27 FEB 1865)
    Solomon's Grove (9 MAR 1865)
    Monroe's Crossroads (10 MAR 1865)

OFFICERS:

    Colonel Hugh K. Aiken, Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller, and Major T.B. Ferguson.

ROSTERS:

Company B
Company E
Company F - Cadet Rangers

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