2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

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Men often enlisted in  a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  However if you are unsure which company your ancestor  was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in  a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  However if you are unsure which company your ancestor  was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
:*Company A (also known as Boykin Mounted Rangers and Hampton Scouts) - [[Kershaw County, South Carolina#Military|Kershaw County]]  
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:*Company A (also known as the Boykin Mounted Rangers and Hampton Scouts) - [[Kershaw County, South Carolina#Military|Kershaw District (County)]], with a few from Richland, Darlington, Charleston, Barnwell, Chester, Lexington, Spartanburg and Laurens Districts (Counties)
:*Company B (also known as Beaufort Detachment, Hampton Legion, Beaufort District Troop, Beaufort Dragoons) - [[Beaufort County, South Carolina#Military|Beaufort County]]  
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:*Company B (also known as Beaufort Detachment, Hampton Legion, Beaufort District Troop, Beaufort Dragoons) - [[Beaufort County, South Carolina#Military|Beaufort District (County)]] (Grahamville area), a few men from Charleston and Colleton Districts (Counties)
:*Company C (also known as Hapmton Detachment and Congree Mounted Riflemen) - [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland County]]  
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:*Company C (also known as Hapmton Detachment, the Congaree Mounted Riflemen, and the Congaree Rangers) - [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland District (County)]]  
:*Company D (also known as McKewn's Cavalry, Wassamassaw Cavalry) - [[Charleston County, South Carolina#Military|Charleston County]]  
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:*Company D (also known as McKewn's Cavalry, Wassamassaw Cavalry, and the Wassa Massaw Rangers) - [[Charleston County, South Carolina#Military|Charleston Ditrict (County)]] (Goose Creek area)
:*Company E (alson known as Dean's Cavalry) - [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Military|Spartanburg County]]  
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:*Company E (alson known as Dean's Cavalry) - [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Military|Spartanburg]], Greenville, and Laurens Districts (Counties)
:*Company F (also known as Easley's Cavalry) - [[Pickens County, South Carolina#Military|Pickens County]]  
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:*Company F (also known as the Easley's Cavalry) - [[Pickens County, South Carolina#Military|Pickens District (County)]], a few men from Greenville, Anderson, Lancaster and Spartanburg Districts (Counties)
:*Company G (also known as Bonham's Light Dragoons) - [[Edgefield County, South Carolina#Military|Edgefield County]]  
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:*Company G (also known as Bonham's Light Dragoons and Lipscomb's Troop) - Newberry, Abbeville and Laurens Districts (Counties), a few men came from Richland, Charleston and [[Edgefield County, South Carolina#Military|Edgefield]] Districts (Counties)
:*Company H (also known as Congaree Troops) - [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland County]]  
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:*Company H (also known as the Congaree Troop) - [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland]] and Fairfield Districts (Counties)
:*Company I (also known as Edgefield Hussars or formerly known as Company A, Cavalry Battalion, Hampton Legion) - [[Edgefield County, South Carolina#Military|Edgefield County]] - [http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/2ndcavi.htm Roster]  
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:*Company I (also known as the Edgefield Hussars or formerly known as Company A, Cavalry Battalion, Hampton Legion, and the Edgefield Dragoons) - [[Edgefield County, South Carolina#Military|Edgefield District (County)]], also from Abbeville, Richland, Fairfield and Orangeburg Districts (Counties) - [http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/2ndcavi.htm Roster]  
:*Company K (Formerly knowns as Company B, Cavalry Detachment, Hampton Legion, Brooks' Troops) - [[Greenville County, South Carolina#Military|Greenville County]]
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:*Company K (Formerly knowns as Company B, Cavalry Detachment, Hampton Legion, Brooks' Troops, and the Brook's Guards and Brook's Dragoons) - [[Greenville County, South Carolina#Military|Greenville District (County)]]
  
 
Information about the companies is taken from Seigler's book<ref name="Seigler" />, and the websites for Batson<ref name="Batson">[http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/cav2r.html South Carolina Cavalry, Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment], South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson's Internet site, accessed 11/27/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The reference to the [http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/cavbat.html Second Cavalry Battalion] states: ; See Eighth Cavalry Battalion.</ref> and Eastern Digital Resources.<ref name="EDR">"[http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit70.htm 2nd Cavalry Regiment]". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina from Eastern Digital Resources, an Internet site, accessed 11/15/2010 Lists Company Roster for Company I and a brief Regiment History.</ref>
 
Information about the companies is taken from Seigler's book<ref name="Seigler" />, and the websites for Batson<ref name="Batson">[http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/cav2r.html South Carolina Cavalry, Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment], South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson's Internet site, accessed 11/27/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The reference to the [http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/cavbat.html Second Cavalry Battalion] states: ; See Eighth Cavalry Battalion.</ref> and Eastern Digital Resources.<ref name="EDR">"[http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit70.htm 2nd Cavalry Regiment]". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina from Eastern Digital Resources, an Internet site, accessed 11/15/2010 Lists Company Roster for Company I and a brief Regiment History.</ref>

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Contents

Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry was organized during the summer of 1862 (22nd of August) by consolidating the 4th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion and the Cavalry Battalion of Hampton's South Carolina Legion. In May, 1864, the Infantry Battalion of Hampton's South Carolina Legion was mounted and united with the 2nd Cavalry. It was then redesignated the Hampton South Carolina Cavalry Legion.In April 1865, the 2nd Regiment Cavalry were on picket duty along the Cape Fear River.  They were ordered to march to Charlotte and then on to Chester, South Carolina where they were furloughed.[1][2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in  a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  However if you are unsure which company your ancestor  was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Company A (also known as the Boykin Mounted Rangers and Hampton Scouts) - Kershaw District (County), with a few from Richland, Darlington, Charleston, Barnwell, Chester, Lexington, Spartanburg and Laurens Districts (Counties)
  • Company B (also known as Beaufort Detachment, Hampton Legion, Beaufort District Troop, Beaufort Dragoons) - Beaufort District (County) (Grahamville area), a few men from Charleston and Colleton Districts (Counties)
  • Company C (also known as Hapmton Detachment, the Congaree Mounted Riflemen, and the Congaree Rangers) - Richland District (County)
  • Company D (also known as McKewn's Cavalry, Wassamassaw Cavalry, and the Wassa Massaw Rangers) - Charleston Ditrict (County) (Goose Creek area)
  • Company E (alson known as Dean's Cavalry) - Spartanburg, Greenville, and Laurens Districts (Counties)
  • Company F (also known as the Easley's Cavalry) - Pickens District (County), a few men from Greenville, Anderson, Lancaster and Spartanburg Districts (Counties)
  • Company G (also known as Bonham's Light Dragoons and Lipscomb's Troop) - Newberry, Abbeville and Laurens Districts (Counties), a few men came from Richland, Charleston and Edgefield Districts (Counties)
  • Company H (also known as the Congaree Troop) - Richland and Fairfield Districts (Counties)
  • Company I (also known as the Edgefield Hussars or formerly known as Company A, Cavalry Battalion, Hampton Legion, and the Edgefield Dragoons) - Edgefield District (County), also from Abbeville, Richland, Fairfield and Orangeburg Districts (Counties) - Roster
  • Company K (Formerly knowns as Company B, Cavalry Detachment, Hampton Legion, Brooks' Troops, and the Brook's Guards and Brook's Dragoons) - Greenville District (County)

Information about the companies is taken from Seigler's book[1], and the websites for Batson[3] and Eastern Digital Resources.[4]

Other Source Material

  • Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Microfilm publication M267. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1958. These records have been indexed and digitized and are available at Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls). (Accessed December 2010)
  • "2nd Cavalry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina from Eastern Digital Resources, an Internet site, accessed 11/15/2010.  Lists Company Roster for Company I and a brief Regiment History.
  • Henderson, E. Prioleau. Autobiography of Arab. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. FHL fiche 6082614 (2 fiche).
  • Hewett, Janet B., ed. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001. FHL book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 64 & 65. Lists officers, companies, some nicknames for the companies and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed.
  • Boykin, Richard Manning   Captain Alexander Hamilton Boykin one of South Carolina's distinguished citizens   (New York: Pandick Press. 1942), 265 pages. Book at WorldCat.org
  • Mays, Samuel Elias   Genealogical Notes on the Family of Mays, and Reminiscences of the War Between the States   (Plant City, Printed by Plant City enterprise, 1927), 324 pages. From notes written around the campfires by Samuel Elias Mays, born in South Carolina, Nov. 12th, 1834.  Book at WorldCat.org
  • Moore, Henry Woodbury and James Washington Moore.  Chained to Virginia While Carolina Bleeds : the Civil War Correspondence of Henry Woodbury Moore and James Washington Moore, Gillisonville, Beaufort District, South Carolina  ( Columbia, S.C. : H.W. Moore, ©1996), 232 pages. Includes information on the Hampton Legion.  Book atWorldCat.com
  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. This book has an overview about the creation of the military units for service during the Civil War. There are four volumes which are divided into areas of the State. There is information about the different military units including dates of organization and service, company officers, battle engagements, company names and places of origin, and a few pictures. This book is also available through other libraries.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 2, p 287-296.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. The book goes into greater detail about the companies and the different military units they served in. Also the book may give more information about the different units this Battalion served with.
  2. Joseph H. Crute. Units of the Confederate States Army. (Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987).FHL book 973 M2crua. Information available at: National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed December 2010).
  3. South Carolina Cavalry, Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment, South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson's Internet site, accessed 11/27/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The reference to the Second Cavalry Battalion states: ; See Eighth Cavalry Battalion.
  4. "2nd Cavalry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina from Eastern Digital Resources, an Internet site, accessed 11/15/2010 Lists Company Roster for Company I and a brief Regiment History.