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5th South Carolina Cavalry
Company K
Mountain Rangers

This company was raised mainly in Spartanburg, Union, and York Districts, although men from Newberry and Laurens Districts are also known to have served in it. The commander was Joseph Gist Harlan (1822-1884), a planter and mechanic from Unionville, who had served previously as first sergeant, Co. D, Hampton Legion Bn. SC Cavalry. The company was mustered into Confederate service at Columbia, SC, on 30 December 1862, as Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry.

Officers:
Names Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry 5th Cavalry Co. K Disposition
Harlan, J. G. CPT CPT Retired, 24 Feb 1865
Moore, Edward 1LT 1LT Died, 11 Jun 1864
Bates, Farr Humphrey 2LT 2LT/1LT .
Gilliam, Robt. William 2LT 2LT Resigned, 30 Jul 1864
Richards, B. -- 2LT .

Roll:
NAME AGE RANK DISTRICT REMARKS
ALLEN, John . PVT Union .
ANDERSON, J. F. . PVT Spartanburg Substitute for James FORTEN-BERRY.
AUSTIN, John W. 38 PVT Union .
AUSTIN, William G. 18 PVT Union WIA South Side, VA, 18 May 1864. Lost right arm.
BARNETT, Charles 17 PVT Union WIA, Fayetteville, NC, 15 Mar 1865
BATES, Farr Humphrey 30 1LT Union WIA, Vaughan Road, VA, 1 Oct 1864
BEARD, John W. N. CPL Union Transferred from 3d SC Infantry, 1 May 1863
BETSILL, James 17 PVT Union .
BISHOP, Clough 19 PVT Union .
BLASSINGAME, Thomas . PVT Spartanburg Captured at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864
BOOZER, Daniel B. . PVT Newberry WIA, Trevilian Station, VA, 11 Jun 1864
BOOZER, Frederick S. 26 SGT Newberry DOW as POW in Lincoln Hospital,
Washington, DC, 20 Jun 1864
BOOZER, William . PVT Newberry .
BRIGGS, William B. 18 PVT York DOD at Richmond, VA, 12 Jun 1864
BUCHANAN, F. Maxim . PVT Union WIA, Cold Harbor, VA, 30 May 1864.
DOW at Richmond, VA, 21 Jun 1864
BUFORD, Munson Monroe ? PVT Newberry survived the war & was part of the cavalry escort when Johnston surrendered to Sherman in April 1865
BURNETT, Henry 17 PVT Union .
CAMPBELL, Benjamin D. 17 PVT Union .
CAMPBELL, Jeff Q. 18 PVT Union .
CAMPBELL, Thomas J. 41 PVT Union .
CAROTHERS, John M. 17 PVT York .
EDGINS (EDGEGINS), James 40 PVT Union Substitute for James William TAYLOR
EISON, David C. 24 PVT Union KIA, Bentonville, NC, 19 Mar 1865
EISON, Napoleon B. 18 PVT Union .
ESTES, Elisha . SGT Union .
ESTES, George W. T. . PVT Union WIA, Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864
FANT, John A. . PVT Union .
FARR, David A. T. 18 PVT Union .
FLEMING, Gilbert 39 PVT Union .
FOSTER, Columbus C. . PVT Union Transferred to Co. K, 18th SC Infantry, 1864
FOSTER, James M. . PVT Spartanburg .
FOWLER, Gassoway . PVT Union Exchanged with N.B. EISON, 6th SC Cavalry
GARRISON, M. Brown 18 PVT York .
GAULT, George . PVT Union .
GEORGE, Jefferson J. . PVT Union .
GIBBS, Jasper . PVT Union Substitute for Robert A. FANN
GILBERT, D. Pinckney . PVT Union Exchanged with David A. T. FARR, 6th SC Cavalry
GILES, Joseph . PVT Union Died in Union District, SC, 2 Apr 1863
GILLIAM, D. A. Thomas 18 PVT Union WIA, Cold Harbor, VA, 30 May 1864
GILLIAM, Robert William . 2LT Union KIA near Petersburg, VA, 30 Jul 1864
GILLIAM, Thomas . PVT Union .
GILLIAM, William T. 42 PVT York Discharged, Wilmington, NC, 29 Dec 1863
GILLILAND, Abner . PVT Union .
GILLISON, A. G. . PVT Union .
GOORE (GORE), Lawson D. . PVT York .
GORDON, William M. . PVT York Transferred to Co. K, 17th SC Infantry, 12 Apr 1864
GOREE, Robert A. . PVT GA WIA, Cold Harbor, VA, 30 May 1864
GOSSETT, John . PVT Union .
GOSSETT, W. G. . PVT York Detailed to Kings Mountain Iron Works
GREGORY, Charles S. . PVT Union .
GUY, James L. . PVT York .
HAMES, Theodore Thaddeus . PVT Union WIA, Charles City, C.H., VA, 24 May 1864
HAMM, J. Edwin 37 1SG Union WIA Trevilian Station VA, & Fayetteville NC
HARDEN, William . PVT Union .
HARDIN, George . PVT Union .
HARGROVE, Joseph C. 18 PVT Newberry .
HARLAN, Joseph Gist . CPT Union Disabled by fall from horse. Retired, 24 Feb 1865
HOWARD, Daniel 37 PVT Union .
HUFF, Frank . PVT Union .
HUFF, Jabez Bud . PVT Union Transferred to Co. C, 18th SC Infantry, 27 Jul 1864
HUFF, James F. 17 PVT Union DOD at home, 2 Feb 1863
HUGGINS, Lawson E. . PVT Union Substitute for James G. V. LEGG
HUGHES, George W. 39 PVT Union .
HUNTER, James W. . PVT Union .
IVEY, John 17 PVT Union .
JACKSON, Drury 57 PVT Union .
JACKSON, James 48 PVT Union .
JENKINS, Francis J. 43 PVT Union .
JOHNSON, James 17 CPL Union .
KENNEDY, Benjamin PVT Union .
LANDRUM, William P. 17 PVT Union .
LAWSON, Elijah B. . PVT Union .
LAWSON, Henry Coleman . PVT Union .
LAWSON, Robert J. 17 PVT Union .
LAWSON, William B. . PVT Union .
LAYTON, Francis L. 17 PVT Union .
LEAMAN, Hugh . PVT Newberry .
LEE, John T. 39 PVT Union Transferred to Co. A, 18th SC Infantry, 15 Nov 1864
LEE, Robert . PVT Union .
LEMASTER, Abraham 52 PVT York Substitute for T. M. WHITAKER
LITTLE, Thomas 41 PVT Union .
LYNCH, David S. . PVT Union .
MARTIN, Spencer G. . PVT Union .
MCDANIEL, Robert 37 PVT York Captured and escaped
MILLER, James R. 20 PVT York Captured at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864
MILLER, Robert A. 18 PVT York Captured at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864
MONTJOY, James M. 18 PVT York WIA, Bentonville, NC, 21 Mar 1865
MOORE, Daniel D. 35 SGT York WIA, White Oak Swamp, VA
MOORE, Edward 37 1LT York WIA, Cold Harbor, VA, 30 May 1864
DOW at Richmond, VA, 11 Jun 1864
MURPHY, A. M. B. . PVT York .
MURTISHAW, William H. . PVT York Transferred to Co. B, 18th SC Infantry, 12 Dec 1864
MYERS, Isaac N. 17 PVT Union Transferred to Co. I, 18th SC Infantry, 1863
NOLAND, James F. . PVT York .
PARKER, Eleazer . PVT Union Captured at Bentonville, NC, 22 Mar 1865
PHILLIPS, Milton 31 PVT Union .
POOL, John Albert . PVT Spartanburg .
QUINN, W. H. 44 PVT Union Never reported for duty
RICHARDS, M. G. Berry . 2LT Laurens DOW at Smithfield, NC, 27 Mar 1865
RICHARDS, John C. . SGT Union .
ROBERTSON, William S. B. 39 PVT Union .
ROCHESTER, George W. 17 PVT Union .
SADLER, Hezekiah H. . PVT York KIA, Trevilian Station, VA, 11 Jun 1864
SADLER, John S. 26 PVT York Captured at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864
SADLER, Samuel N. . PVT York .
SADLER, William B. . PVT York .
SAVAGE, William M. . PVT Union Claimed exemption as black-smith
SCOTT, Lee . PVT Union DOD in hospital at Danville, VA,
22 Dec 1864
SEXTON, Curran P. 17 PVT Union WIA Price's Farm, VA, 28 May 1864. DOW in hospital at Richmond, VA, 16 Jun 1864
SEXTON, Francis M. 17 CPL Union .
SHUTTLESWORTH, George C. . PVT Union .
SMITH, John W. . PVT Union .
SPARKS, Barham W. . PVT Union .
STROUD, Isaac T. 17 PVT Union WIA near Fayetteville, NC, 1865
SUBER, William P. 22 PVT Newberry DOD in hospital
SUMNER, John R. 17 PVT Union WIA, Trevilian Station, VA, 11 Jun 1864
SUMNER, Marion M. . PVT Union WIA, Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864
TUCKER, Elijah . PVT Union Discharged for disability, Columbia, SC, 3 Feb 1863
TURNER, James B. . PVT Union WIA, Darbytown Road, VA, 19 Aug 1864
VINSON, James W. 17 PVT Union Transferred to Co. A, RMRHA, 15 Dec 1863
VINSON, William L. (Bones) 17 PVT Union Discharged, 13 Oct 1863
VINSON, W. J. . PVT Union .
WALKER, Landon M. E. 17 PVT Union .
WALKER, William M. . PVT York Divison blacksmith
WATERS, Henry C. . PVT Union .
WEBSTER, John R. . PVT Union Captured at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864
WELBOURNE, Monroe W. . CPL Union DOW in hospital at Charlottes-ville, VA,
15 Jul 1864
WHITMIRE, K. C. . PVT Union .
WHITMIRE, William Bobo . PVT Union DOW in hospital at Charlottes-ville, VA, 25 Jun 1864
WILBURN, Monroe W. . PVT Union DOD in hospital at Charlottes-ville, VA, 10 Jul 1864
WILBURN, Sanford 19 PVT Union Died at Cedar Bluff, Union Co., SC, 29 Jun 1912. Buried in Padgett Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Union Co., SC.
WILBURN, Thomas . PVT Union
WILLIAMS, C. Knox 36 SGT York Transferred to Co. K, 17th SC Infantry, 1 Nov 1863
WILLIAMS, Harvey J. 36 PVT Union .
WILLIAMS, Jonathan B. 18 PVT York .
WILLIAMSON, James B. . PVT York .
WILSON, Thomas W. 18 PVT Union .
WIX, Benjamin F. 16 PVT Union .
WIX, John T. 40 PVT Union .
WOOTEN, John E. 37 PVT Union .
YOUNGBLOOD, Thomas H. . PVT York .

Record of Events: Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry

30 Dec 1862. Station: Columbia, SC.

Record of Events:Co. K, 5th SC Cavalry

Undated [received at A.&I.G.O., 28 Apr 1863]. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.

Mar & Apr 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

29 Jun 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

Jul & Aug 1863. Station: Kenansville, NC.

Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Kenansville, Duplin Co., NC.

Nov & Dec 1863. Station: Wilmington, NC.

Jan & Feb 1864. Station: Camp Badger [Wilmington], NC.

Mar & Apr 1864. Station: Wilmington, NC.

30 Apr-31 Aug 1864. Station: Gravelly Run, VA.

Sep & Oct 1864. Station: Armstrong's Mill, VA.

This Company was engaged in the fight on the 28 Sept. and again on the 1 Oct., 1864, near the Vaughn Road in Dinwiddie County, Va. On the 27 October 1864, were again engaged in the fight near Burgess Mills in Dinwiddie County, Va.

Engagements:

Newport Barracks (Sheppardsville), NC, 2 February 1864.

Chester Station, VA, 10 May 1864.

Swift Creek, VA, 12 May 1864.

Drewry's Bluff, VA, 16 May 1864.

Atkinson's Farm, VA 17 May 1864.

South Side, VA, 18 May 1864.

Charles City C.H. (Wilson's Wharf/Kenner's Point),VA, 24 May 1864.

Haws' Shop (Price's Farm), VA, 28 May 1864.

Atlee's Station, VA, 29 May 1864.

Cold Harbor (Mattadaquin Creek), VA, 30 May 1864.

Trevilian Station, VA, 11-12 June 1864.

White House, VA, 20-21 June 1864.

Nance's Shop (Samaria Church), VA, 24 June 1864.

Stoney Creek (Sappony Church), VA, 29 June 1864.

Gravelly Run (Reams' Station), VA, 23 August 1864.

Wyatt's Farm, VA, 29 September 1864.

Vaughan Road (McDowell's), VA, 1 October 1864.

Stoney Creek, VA, 1 December 1864.

Monroe's Crossroads (Kilpatrick's Cavalry Camp), NC, 10 March 1865.

Averysborough, NC, 16 March 1865.

Bentonville, NC, 19-21 March 1865.

Informationn donated by Fred Knudsen.

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