The South Carolina 7th Cavalry Regiment was organized in March, 1864 by consolidating five independent companies with the cavalry of Holcombe's South Carolina Legion. The unit served in General Gray's Brigade and was involved in various conflicts south and north of the James River and around Appomattox. It surrendered with 22 officers and 398 men.
The five Companies comprising Holcomb’s Legion S.C. Cav, (Cos. A,B,C, D, E) were with five Cos of S.C. Cav. commanded by Captain J. H........, W. L. Wallace, S.M. Boykin, W.L. ???????, J.J. ..... formed into a Regiment. called the 7th SC Cavalry.
Company A Cavalry Battn. Holcombe Legion SC Vols. Claremont Cavalry Unit became Company I 7th Regt. S.C. Cavalry
At the surrender at Appomattox, the regiment consisted of 5 Field
and staff-commissioned officers, 3 non-commissioned officers, 14
company officers, and 355 enlisted men for an aggregate total of
Colonels Alexander C. Haskell and W.P. Shingler, Lieutenant Colonel Isaac G. McKissic, and Major E.M. Boykin.
As Holcombe’s Legion:
3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (May-June 1862)
2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida (June-July 1862)
Unattached, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia (September - December 1862)
Wise's Brigade, Elzey's Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia (December 1862 - April 1863)
Wise's Brigade, Department of Richmond (April - September 1863)
Hunton's Brigade, Department of Richmond (September 1863 - March 1864)
The South Carolina 7th Cavalry Regiment was organized by the increase in the Calvary Battalion of the Holcombe Legion to a regiment on March 18, 1864, per S.O. #65, Adjutant and Inspector's General's Office. Service:
Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
New Market Heights (29 SEP 1864)
Ropers' Farm (30 SEP 1864)
Sayler's Creek (6 APR 1865)
Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865) Roster:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1503 men.
A Company, Marion Men of Winyah, Tucker's Cavalry: Captain John Tucker; Captain John McDonald
B Company, Rutledge Mounted Rifles: Captain William L. Trenholm; A Company, Horse Artillery
C Company: Captain Isaac McKissick; Captain John Palmer
D Company: Captain Alex R. Taylor; B Company Holcombe Legion
E Company: Captain J. Wash. Williams
F Company: Captain W. L. Wallace
G Company: Captain J.J. Magee; Captain Wm. Henry Jeffers
G Company, Rutledge Mounted Rifles: Captain L.J. Walker; B Company, Horse Artillery
H Company, Kirkwood Cavalry, Kirkwood Rangers, Camden Rangers
H Company, Brooks Infantry, Partisan Rangers: Captain Wm. Shannon
I Company: Captain Thomas V. Walsh; Captain Robert C. Webb; Captain J. Franklin Bradford