Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina


1861
October 31 Organized as the 1st South Carolina Cavalry Battalion of six companies under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John L. Black. Assigned to the Department of South Carolina.
November-December The Department of South Carolina was expanded to become the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.
December-May Assigned to the 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
1862
May-August Assigned to the 2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Three additional companies were added.
May 29 Skirmish at Pocotaglio
June 7 Skirmish at John’s Island
June 25 The battalion was expanded and was redesignated as the 1st South Carolina Cavalry Regiment under the command of Colonel John L. Black, Lieutenant Colonels William A. Walker, and Major Niles Nesbitt.Companies A-F were from the original battalion.
Companies G-I were Companies A-D from the 1st South Carolina State Cavalry Battalion.
Company A – Abbeville Troop; Major Moses T. Owen
Company B – Ferguson Rangers; Captain Niles Nesbit
Company C – Edgefield Rangers and Barnwell Rangers; Captain Angus P. Brown
Company D – Chester Troop; Captain J.S. Wilson
Company E – Fort Motte Rangers; Captain James D. Trezevant
Company F – Allen Hussars; Captain A.T. Clayton
Company G – Captain L. J. Johnson
Company H – Captain Robin Cadwallader Jones
Company I – Round O Troop; Captain John R.P. Fox
Company K – Captain Angus P. Brown
September Assigned to the 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
November-September Moved to Virginia and assigned to Hampton’s Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
December 12 Dumfries (detachment)
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 27-29
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
1863
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station

Captain Robin Cadwallader Jones of Company H was killed. First Lieutenant James H. Barry took over the company and was promoted to captain.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment brought 339 men to Gettysburg,

July 2
Battle of Hunterstown
September Assigned to W.H.F, Lee’s Brigade, F. Lee’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
September-March Assigned to Butler’s-Young’s Brigade, Hampton’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
May 26 Chapman’s Fort, Ashepoo River
July-December Attached to Talliaferro’s Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
Company K
December Attached to Harrison’s’s Brigade, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
1865
January Assigned to Cavalry, McLaws’s Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
January Assigned to Harrison’s Brigade, McLaws’s Division, Hardee’s Corps
January-February Assigned to Elliott’s Brigade, Talliaferro’s Division, Hardee’s Corps
Company E assigned to Talliaferro’s Division, Hardee’s Corps
Company K assigned to Mercer’s Brigade, Wright’s Division, Hardee’s Corps
Detachment assigned to Harrison’s Brigade, McLaws’s Division, Hardee’s Corps
February-April
Carolinas Campaign

The regiment mustered 46 men.

April Assigned to Logan’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command
April 10 Moccasin Swamp
April 26
Durham Station

Surrendered with Johnston’s army.