Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina


“Dixie Rangers”

1863
January 19 The 6th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment was created by expanding the 16th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion Partisan Ramgers. It was under the command of Colonel Hugh K. Aiken, Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller and Major Thomas B. Ferguson. Assigned to 2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Company A – Captain M. A Sullivan “Carolina Guerillas”
Company B – Captain J. J. Gregg
Company C – Captain P. W. Goodwin
Company D – Captain W. M. Hale
Company E – Captain J. P. Knight
Company F – Captain M. B. Hunphries “Cadet Company” (Cadets from The Citadel)
Company G – Captain John R, Miot
Company H – Captain J. J. Maguire
Company I – Captain J. N. Whitner
Company K – Captain M. J. Haugh

July 10
Willstown Bluff

The regiment engaged Federal gunboats. It lost two men wounded, one of whom was captured.

December -January Companies A & F were assigned to the 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
1864
January-May Assigned to the 6th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
May-January Moved to Virginia with around 1,000 men and attached to Butler’s-Dunovant’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
May 28
Battle of Haw’s Shop
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 11-12
Battle of Trevilian Station

Colonel Aiken was wounded.

June
Siege of Petersburg
October 1 Vaughan Road
1863
January-April Moved to South Carolina and attached to Butler’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command
February-April
Carolinas Campaign
February 27
Darlington

Colonel Aiken was killed. Lieutenant Colonel Miller took over the regiment.

March 9
Solomon’s Grove
March 10
Monroe’s Crossroads
April Attached to Logan’s Brigade, Butler’s Division, Hampton’s Cavalry Command, Army of Tennessee.
April 26
Durham Station

Surrendered with Johnston’s Army