Butler and his Cavalry, 1861-1865
by U. R.
Complete in one volume
1909, The State Company, Columbia,
REGIMENTAL ROLLS OF OFFICERS
First S. C. Cavalry:
Colonel John L. Black
Co. A - M. T. Owens
Co. B - N. Nesbitt
Co. C - T. W.
Co. D - J. S. Wilson
Co. E - J. D. Trezevant
Co. F - Elam
Co. G - L. J. Johnson
Co. H - K. C. Jones
Co. I - K. P.
Co. K - Lieut. F. A. Sitgreaves
|First Regiment Cavalry:
Colonel J. L.
Lieutenant Colonels: J. D. Twiggs, W. A. Walker
Adjutant: C. H. Ragsdale
Quartermasters: H. L. Mason, James Henderson
Commissary: W. A. Peden
Surgeons: Charles Pinckney,
Assistant Surgeons: _ Sams, _ Whaley
Chaplain: Richard Johnson
Hospital Steward: _
Ordnance Sergeant: Ed. Sharpe
Chief Buglers: John
Small, Sr., Charles Franklin
Musician: Jesse Gladden
Co. A, M. T. Owens, S. H. Jones
Miles Nesbit, W. J. Leake
Co. C, J. D. Twiggs, Thos. W. Whatley
Co. D, W. A. Walker, John F. Wilson
Co. E, J. D. Trezevant
Co. F, Elam Sharp, A. T. Clayton
Co. G, L. J. Johnson
H, Robert Ap. C. Jones
Co. I, John R. C. Fox, Fred Horsey
K, Angus P. Brown
|Second Regiment of Cavalry: |
Colonel M. C. Butler.
Lieutenant-Colonel Frank Hampton.
Major Thos. J. Lipscomb.
Co. A, from Kershaw, Capt. John Chestnut
Co. B, from
Beaufort, Capt. Thos. E. Screven
Co. C, from Richland, Capt. John
Co. D, from Charleston, Capt. J. C. McKewn
Co. E, from
Spartanburg, Capt. A. H. Dean
Co. F, from Pickens, Capt. J. W.
Co. H, from Richland, Capt. Jas. P. McFie
Co. I, from
Edgefield, Capt, J. H. Clarke
Co. K, from Greenville, Capt. L.
Adjutant J. W. Moore's memorandum:
Second Regiment of Cavalry was composed of 1st, Hampton Legion Cavalry
2nd, Easley's Squadron (four troops)
independent troops, Boykin Rangers, Capt. A. H. Boykin
Dragoons, Capt. Thos. J. Lipscomb
Its organization was completed at Urbana, Maryland, 9th
September, 1862, while in the field. The last troop (Boykin's) reported
M. C. Butler, Colonel
Frank Hampton, Lieutenant-Colonel
Thos. J. Lipscomb, Major
James W. Moore, Adjutant
Smith B. Blocker, Commissary
B. W. Taylor,
H. W. Moore, Assistant Surgeon
Troop A, Capt. A. B. Boykin
(afterwards John A. Chestnut)
Troop B, Capt. Thos E. Screven
(subsequently promoted lieutenant-colonel)
Troop C, Capt. John
Troop D, Capt. J. C. McKewn
Troop E, Capt. A. H.
Troop F, Capt. John Westfield
Troop G, Capt. J. Wister Gary
Troop H, Capt. Jas. P. McFie
Troop I, Capt. T. H. Clark
K, Capt. Leonard Williams
Fourth S. G. Cavalry:
The Fourth South Carolina Cavalry was organized into a regiment
December 16, 1862, by consol idating the battalions of Major William
Stokes and Major W. P. Emanuel, of four companies each, and the Charleston
Light Dragoons, Capt. B. H. Rutledge's company, and Capt. Thos. Pinckney s
company, aggregating some 1,000 men,with
B. H. Rutledge,
William Stokes, Lieutenant-Colonel
W. P. Emanuel,
G. E. Manigault, Adjutant
I. McP. Gregorie, Surgeon
Dupont, Assistant Surgeon
J. W. McCurry, Quartermaster
A. P. Lining,
A. J. Burton, Sergeant Major
Hugo G. Sheridan, Ordnance
_ Cordes, Commissary Sergeant
Co. A, from Chesterfield,
Capt. Henry McIver
Co. B, from Chester and Fairfield, Capt. O. Barber
Co. C, from Pickets, Oconee and Anderson, Capt. J. C. Calhoun
D, from Georgetown (mainly), Capt. Thos. Pinckney
Co. E, from Marlboro
(mainly), Capt. P. L. Breeden
Co. F, from Marion (mainly), Capt. W. C.
Co. G, from Colleton and Orangeburg, Capt. W. P. Appleby
H, from Lancaster (mainly), Capt. John C. Foster
Co. I, from
Williamsburg (mainly), Capt. S. J. Snowden
Co. K (Charleston Light
Dragoons), from Charleston, Capt. R. H. Colcock
The former captains of
the companies, and captains who succeeded some of these in command at the
organization of the regiment, can be found on the company rolls.
|Fourth S. C. Cavalry:
Colonel - B. H.
Lieutenant-Colonel - William Stokes
Major - W. P.
Adjutant-Gabriel E. Manigault
Surgeon - Isaac McP.
Assistant Surgeon - Charles Dupont
I. W. McCurry
Commissary - Arthur P. Lining
Allen J. Benton
Ordnance Sergeant - Hugo G.
Commissary - Sergeant Cordes
Co. A, Jas. C. Craig
Co. B, Osborne
Co. C, John C. Calhoun
Co. D, Thos. Pinckney
W. P. Emanuel, Henry Edens, P. L. Breeden
Co. F, D. Monroe, H.
Godbold, W. C. Hewett, W. B. Evans
Co. G, Wm. Stokes, Wm. P.
Co. H, J. D. Mcllwain, W. J. McLlwain, J. C.
Co. I, John Watson, G. P. Nelson, S. J. Snowden
B. H. Rutledge, R. H. Colcock
The Fifth S. C. Cavalry was organized on
the 18th January, 1863, by the consolidation of Major Jeffords and Major
Morgan's battalions of four companies each, and Captain Whilden's and
Captain Harlan's companies, with an aggregate of 1,200 men.
S. W. Ferguson:
Lieutenant-Colonel, R. J. Jeffords
Major, J. H.
Co. A, from Orangeburg, Capt. J. C. Edwards
Co. B, from
Charleston, Capt. A. B. Mulligan
Co. C, from Colleton, Capt. W. G.
Co. D, from Charleston, Capt.Zimmerman Davis
Co. E, from
Charleston, Capt. L. A. Whilden
Co. F, from Lexington, Capt. A. H.
Co. G, from Charleston, Capt. B. W. McTureous
Co. H, from
Sumter, Capt, R. M. Skinner
Co. I, from Barnwell and Orangeburg, Capt.
T. W. Tyler
Co. K, from Spartanburg and Union, Capt. J. C. Harlan
Colonel Zimmerman Davis furnishes the following regimental
sketch Fifth Regiment South Carolina Cavalry, organized January 18, 1863:
S. W. Ferguson, Colonel
Robert I. Jeffords,
Joseph H. Morgan, Major
Composed of Major
Jeffords battalion of four companies, Major Morgan's battalion of four
companies, and the two companies of Captain Whilden and Captain Harlan, as
Co. A, Capt. J. C. Edwards, Orangeburg
Co. B, Capt. A. B.
Co. C, Capt. W. G. Smith, Colleton
Co. D, Capt.
Zimmerman Davis, Charleston
Co. E, Capt. L. A. Whilden,
Co. F, Capt. A. H. Caughman, Lexington
Co. G, Capt. B. W.
Co. H, Capt. K. M. Skinner, Sumter
Capt. T. W. Tyler, Barnwell and Orangeburg
Co. K, Capt. J. C. Harlan,
Spartanburg and Union
The aggregate number on the rolls being about
The following were the field, staff and company officers at
the close of the war:
Zimmerman Davis, Colonel
J. E. Edwards,
J. H. Morgan, Major
Lieut. Virgil C. Dibble,
Capt. Ellis C. Green, Assistant Quartermaster and
Capt. H. M. Faust, M . D., Assistant Surgeon
Davis, Sergeant Major
J. A. Quackenbush, Quarter master Sergeant
E. Gadsden, Jr., Commissary Sergeant
Julius P. Browne, Jr., Ordnance
W. G. Duval, Bugler
Captain, Theo. A. Jeffords
Dantzler, V. C. Dibble, John D. Browne
Captain, A. B. Mulligan
Lieutenants, B. F. Buckner,
J. T. Foster, A. J. Harrison
Captain, G. W. Raysor
Lieutenants, J. E. Larrissey,
Lieutenants. J. P. DeVeaux, George H.
Captain Jos. L.
Lieutenants, W. C. Yenning, J. O. Freeman
Captain, A. H. Caughman
Lieutenants, P. H.
Caughman, T. B. Roberts
B. W. McTureous
Lieutenants, T. W. Easterling, J. B. McCants, H.
Captain, A. H. Bradham
Lieutenants, J. C. Bethune, F. M. Rhame
Captain, T. W. Tyler
Lieutenants, E. Brooker, J.
M. Whetstone, M. J. Rice
Lieutenant, F. H. Bates
|Fifth S. C. Cavalry:
Colonels - John Dunovant, T.
P. Jeffords, Zimmerman Davis
Lieutenant-Colonel J. C. Edwards
Adjutant - Theo. A. Jeffords
Quartermaster - Ellis C. Green
Surgeon - Thos. S. Thompson
Assistant Surgeon - Henry M.
Sergeant-Majors Virgil C. Dibble, Glenn E.
Quartermaster Sergeants - J. A. Quackenbush, Alex. E.
Ordnance Sergeant - Julius P. Brown
|Bugler - W. G.
Color Bearer - J. J. Scott
Captains Co. A, T. A.
Co. C, G. W. Raysor
Co. D, Robert J. Jeffords, George
Co. E, Jos. L. Inglesby
Co. F, Wesley F.
Co. G, William Disher
Co. H, William Nettles, E. M.
Co. I, J. W. Reed, P. A.
The Sixth S. C. Cavalry : Lieutenant
Alfred Aldrich furnishes the following statement of this organization:
Colonel Hugh K. Aiken
Lieutenant-Colonel L. P. Miller
T. B. Ferguson
Quartermaster - Richard Ward
Commissary - E. H.
Surgeon - Frank Calhoun. Assistant
Surgeon - Lewis
Adjutant - Robert Aldrich
Captain, M. A. Sullivan;
Lieutenant, J. Harvey Woods
Second Lieutenant, J. Mims Sullivan
Third Lieutenant, John M. Sullivan
Captain, Lewis Jones;
Lieutenant, James J. Gregg
Second Lieutenant, John M. Ward
Third Lieutenant, John Bauskett
Captain, Peter W. Goodwin
Lieutenant, Robt. W. Kennedy
Second Lieutenant, R. S. Cobb
Third Lieutenant, Walter Bailey
Captain, Wm. M. Hale
Lieutenant, Robert E. Evans
Second Lieutenant, A. Austin
Lieutenant, Wm. H. Rich
Captain, Jas. P. Knight
Lieutenant, W. D. Evans
Second Lieutenant, Joseph W. Goodgion
Third Lieutenant, Lowry (Roll, Chas. B. Brooks)
Captain, M. B. Humphrey
Lieutenant, A. W. Dozier
Second Lieutenant, A. (J.) Nettles
Third Lieutenant, Alfred Aldrich.
Captain, John Miot
Lieutenant, E. B. Clinkscales
Second Lieutenant, James Taggart
Third Lieutenant, John Kennerly
Captain, M. Maguire
Lieutenant, H. M. Rush
Second Lieutenant, J. A. Kellar
Lieutenant, J. M. Cantwell
Captain, Joe N. Whitner
Lieutenant, Robt. W. Jenkins
Second Lieutenant, Honorine H.
Third Lieutenant, Edward DeBerry
Captain, M. J. Hough
Lieutenant, W. P. Hunt
Second Lieutenant, W. B. Hancock (Roll,
J. M. Field)
Third Lieutenant, J. M. Hough
|Sixth S. C. Cavalry
Colonel - Hugh K.
Lieutenant-Colonel - Lorick P. Miller
Major - T. B.
Quartermaster - Richard Ward
Commissary - E. Horry
Surgeons - Frank Calhoun, _ McCauley, Lewis Grimball
Adjutant - Robert Aldrich
Sergeant Majors - J. O. Sheppard,
Benjamin M. Shipman
Quartermaster Sergeant - Milledge B. Ward
Commissary Sergeant - S. S. Gibbes
Chief Bugler Hoffman
Co. A, Milton A. Sullivan
Lewis Jones, Jas. J. Gregg
Co. C, Peter W. Goodwyn
Co. D, Wm.
Co. E, James P. Knight
Co. F, Moses B.
Co. G, Jno. R. Miot
Co. H, J. J. Maguire
Joe N. Whitner
Co. K, M. J. Hough
AIKEN'S PARTISAN RANGERS
In the spring of 1862
Hugh K. Aiken obtained permission from President Davis to organize a
regiment to be known as Aiken s Partisan Rangers, and ten companies were
soon enrolled and reported to him at Columbia, S. C., and before the
regiment was fully organized Colonel Aiken was ordered with his command to
report to General Johnson Hagood at Adam s Run, S. C., and it was there
that the regiment elected officers and was known as the Sixth S. C. C.
Hugh K. Aiken as colonel, L. P. Miller as lieutenant- colonel, and Thos.
B. Ferguson as major.
Colonel Aiken appointed Bob Aldrich as adjutant and old Dick Ward
quartermaster; Milledge Ward succeeded him.
This regiment did a great deal of hard picket duty and had severe
skirmishes and were frequently under fire from the Yankee gunboats along
the coast from John's Island, in Charleston County, to Bear's Island,
below Jacksonboro, in Colleton County.
In December, 1862, Co. B, Capt. Lewis Jones, was sent to Jacksonboro,
and Co. F, Capt. Moses B. Humphries, was assigned to duty on John's
Island. Colonel Aiken remained at Adam's Run, S. C., with the other eight
Co. A, Capt. M. A. Sullivan
Co. C, Capt. Peter C. Goodwyn
Co. D, Capt. Wm. Hale
Co. E, Capt. J. P. Knight
Co. G, Capt.
J. R. Minot
Co. H, Capt. McGuire
Co. I, Capt. J. N. Whitner
K, Capt. M. J. Hough
SURVIVORS OF BUTLER'S BRIGADE
U. R. BROOKS MADE HISTORIAN
Pursuant to notice, there was a meeting of the survivors of Butler s
Brigade in the State House at 11 o clock. Gen. M. C. Butler called the
meeting to order and nominated Col. T. J. Lipscomb, of Columbia, as
chairman of the meeting. On motion of Col. U. R. Brooks, Col. Wade H.
Manning was requested to act as secretary.
On motion of Gen. M. C. Butler, a committee on organization, consisting
of three members, was appointed as follows: Wade Hampton Manning, U. R.
Brooks, J. N. Fowles.
Gen. M. C. Butler then nominated Comrade U. R. Brooks as the historian
of the Association. The nomination was seconded, and Comrade U. R. Brooks
was declared elected.
Comrade Wade H. Manning offered a resolution that the papers throughout
South Carolina request members of the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and
Sixth Cavalry to send to Comrade U. R. Brooks, historian, at Columbia, S.
C., their names and postoffice addresses at the earliest date possible.
The resolution was adopted.
The survivors present at this meeting were as follows: Maj. Gen. M. C.
Butler, Col. T. J. Lipscomb, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; E. A. Bethea, Co. I, 6th
S. C. Cavalry; N. B. Eison, Co. K, 5th S. C. Cavalry; J. Newton Fowles,
Co. I, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; J. W. Quarles, Co. I, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; J. G.
Graham, Co. C, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; T. H. Dick, Co. A, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; J.
P. Rawls, Co. C, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; Chas. M. Calhoun, Co. C, 6th S. C,
Cavalry; John T. Langston, Co. B, 1st S. C. Cavalry; S. T. McKeown, Co. K,
1st S. C. Cavalry; W. W. Miller, Co. C, 1st S. C. Cavalry; U. R. Brooks,
Co. B, 6th S. C. Cavalry; Wade Hampton Manning, Co. K, (Charleston Light
Dragoons) 4th S. C. Cavalry; H. W. Richardson, Co. K, 4th S. C. Cavalry;
G. M. Cordes, Co. D, 4th S. C. Cavalry; J. H. Blackwell, Co. A, 2nd S. C.
Cavalry; J. C. Blackwell, Co. A, 2nd S. C. Cavalry; E. Lide Law, Co. I,
6th S. C. Cavalry; T. G. Douglass, Co. C, 6th S. C, Cavalry.
During the session of the old brigade Mrs. M. C. Robertson, a daughter
of Col. Hugh K. Aiken, was presented to the survivors by Gen. M. C.
The members deeply regretted the absence o Mrs. Hugh K. Aiken, who is
now in the city, and by a unanimous vote Mrs. Aiken was elected an
honorary member of the Association.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned subject to the
call of the chair.
WADE HAMPTON MANNING, Secretary.
Wednesday, October 25th, 1905.