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South Carolina Cavalry
Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment


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Second South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
Hampton's Cavalry Brigade

Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee


(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

MAJOR GENERAL M.C. BUTLER
Wounded at Brady Station
Promoted to Brigadier 9/63
Promoted to Major General 9/64
Major General (U.S.A.) Spanish American War

COL. THOMAS J. LIPSCOMB
Burned out of his home during reconstruction by Radicals

LT. COL. T.E. SCREVEN

LT. COL. FRANK HAMPTON
Brother of Wade Hampton
Killed in Action, Brady Station by a Sabre Cut

LT. COLONELS:
T.J. LIPSCOMB, T.E. SCREVEN, W.K. EASLEY, FRANK HAMPTON

MAJORS:
T.E. SCREVEN, T.J. LIPSCOMB,

Staff:
S.B. Blocker (Asst. Comsy.)
Manning Brown (Chap.)
Charles Davaint (Asst. Surg.)
William King (Ch. Bugler)
C.H. Lanneau Jr. (Sgt. Major)
J.W. Moore (Lt. Adj.)
B.W. Taylor (Asst. Surg.)


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AJOHN CHESTNUTKERSHAWBOYKIN MOUNTED RANGERS
.A.H. BOYKIN ..
. T.C. Lee (1Lt.)..
.T.A. Sanders (2Lt.)..
.R.C. Shiver (Bvt2Lt.)..
.J.B. Ulm (QMComsy.)..
.E.L. Rivers (QM)..
B*T.E. SCREVENBEAUFORTBEAUFORT DETACHMENT, HAMPTON LEGION
.A.M. RUTH..
.John Ferebee (1Lt.)..
.W.W. Broughton (2Lt.)..
.J.C. Davant (2Lt.)..
.T.A. Jeffers (2Lt.)..
.T.E. Besslliew (1Sgt)..
.J.B. Grimes (1Sgt)..
.R.P. Searson (1Sgt)..
CFRANK HAMPTONRICHLANDHAMPTON DETACHMENT, CONGREE MOUNTED RIFLEMEN
.JOHN H. MIEGHAN..
.W.A. Stack (1Lt.)..
.C.A. Roach (2Lt.)..
.D.W. Ruff (2Lt.)..
.B.E. Elkin(QMSgt.)..
DJ.C. MCKEWNCHARLESTONMCKEWN'S CAV.
.A.J. HYDRICK..
.T.H. Winter (1Lt.)..
.J.J. Hough (2Lt.)..
.J.P. Varner (2Lt.)..
.H.H. Murray (1Sgt)..
EG.B. DEANSPARTANBURGDEAN'S CAV.
.JOHN WESTFIELD..
.C.S. Thompson (1Lt.)..
.J.G. Wham (2Lt.)..
.A.H. Dean (Bvt.2Lt.)..
.J.P. Pearson (1Sgt)..
.Benjamin Wallace (1Sgt)..
FW.K. EASLEYPICKENSEASLEY'S CAV.
.Wm. P. Hunt (1Lt.)..
.J.S. Latham (1Lt.)..
.Jeremiah Phillips (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Ellison (1Sgt)..
.W.D. Holland (1Sgt)..
GT.J. LIPSCOMBEDGEFIELDBONHAM'S LIGHT DRAGOONS
.J.W. GARY..
.J.F. Hodges (1Lt.)..
.T.J. Hearst (2Lt.)..
.A.W. Moore Jr. (2Lt.)..
.A.W. Teague (Bvt2Lt.)..
.W.A. McClintock (1Sgt)..
.J.Q. Wilbur (1Sgt)..
HJ.E. MCFIERICHLAND.
.J.R. Sondley (1Lt.)..
. W.H. Warren(2Lt.)..
.J.H. Rhett (Bvt2Lt.)..
.W.A. Clarkson (1Sgt)..
I#M.C. BUTLEREDGEFIELDEDGEFIELD HUSSARS, HAMPTON LEGION
.T.H. CLARK..
.P.M. Butler (1Lt.)..
.M.A. Markert (2Lt.)..
. J.R. Tolbert(Bvt2Lt.)..
. J.M. Wise (1Sgt)..
.J.P. Bates(OrdSgt.)..
.J.M. Shirer (ColorSgt.)..
K@J.F. LANNEAUGREENVILLEHAMPTON LEGION
.LEONARD WILLIAMS..
.W.H. Perry (1Lt.)..
.E.F. Stokes (2Lt.)..
.Absolum Blythe (Bvt2Lt.)..
. J.A. Pearson (1Sgt)..
.S.E. Mays(OrdSgt.)..


* Formerly known as Beaufort Detachment, Hamton Legion.
# Formerly known as Company A, Cavalry Battalion, Hampton Legion.
@ Formerly known as Company B, Cavalry Detachment, Hampton Legion.

Composed of four companies of the Hampton Legion Cavalry, Four companies from Easley's Squadrons, Bonham's Light Dragoons, and Boykin's Light Mounted Rangers.


For Additional Reading:

Douglas, David, D.: The Civil War Letters of Captain Leonard Williams, Brooks Troop, Hampton Legion, Company K, Second South Carolina Cavalry

Griffin, J.B.: A Gentlemen and an Officer: A Military and Social History of J.B. Griffinís Civil War, 1996

Moore, H.W.: Chained to Virginia, While Carolina Bleeds, The Civil War Correspondence of H.W. Moore and J.W. Moore

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Betsill, W.T. Betsill, Second S.C. Cavalry Vol. 7, page 240, U.D.C.
Blackwell, J.H. Blackwell, Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 7, page 68, U.D.C.
Dean, Captain A.H. Dean, Company E, Second SC Cavalry, Vol 6, page 192, UDC
Etheredge, J.B., Co E, 7th SCV, Co I, 2nd SC Cav, Vol. 2, page 527
Gaston, J.T., Co. K, 2nd SC Cav., Vol. 2, page 247
Henagan, A.B. Second S.C. Cav. Vol. 5, page 243
Hester, T.E. Hampton Legion Mounted, Second SC Cav. Vol. 4, page 129
King, H.C. King, Company G, Seventh S.C.V. and Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 6, page 208, U.D.C.
McCall, John McCall, Second Cavalry, Vol. 8, page 483, U.D.C.
Miller, S.C., Co. K, Second S.C. Cav, Vol. 3, page 226
Ouzts, J.A., Co. B, 2nd SC Cav., Vol. 3, page 216
Poag, K.D. Poag, Company H. Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 11 page 231, U.D.C
Poag, Leroy Davis, Hampton Legion Cav., Co D, Co. H, 2nd SC Cav., Vol. 5, page 532
Rawl, Maryland Raid, J.P. Rawl, Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 11, page 180, U.D.C.
Ruth, Captain A.M. Ruth, Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 8, page 290, U.D.C.
Ruth, War Record of Captain Abram Miles Ruth, Beaufort Troop, Hampton Legion Mounted, Second S.C. Cavalry, Vol. 11, page 210, U.D.C.
Tolbert, E.L., Co I, Second SC Cav., Vol. 3, page 212
Rosters and Other:
Roster, Co I, Second SC Cav., Vol. 2, page 582

For Additonal Insight:
BROOKS, U.R.: Butler and his Cavalry
BROOKS, U.R.: Stories of the Confederacy
MARTIN, SAMUEL: Matthew Calbraith Butler: Confederate General, Hampton Red Shirt, and U.S. Senator
WELLMAN, MANLEY: Giant in Grey


The following applies to the Second S.C. Cav., with some few notes on the Hampton Legion.
You listed LTC Frank Hampton under the section entitled "(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)" which implies to me that brother Frank commanded the 2nd at some point. That is not correct. He served under Butler as a LTC and never had full command of the regiment.

Co. A, The second Captain listed as A.B. Boykin is incorrect, it was Alexander H. Boykin and his unit was also called the Boykin Rangers but not the "Boykin Mounted Rangers".

Co. B, Thomas E. Screven commanded the Beaufort District Troop, not to my knowledge ever referred to as the "Beaufort Detachment"

Co. C, The second Captain's name listed is misspelled, it is Meighan not "Mieghan". The first Captain was actually Thomas Taylor, the troop was previously designated as Co. D of the Hampton Legion cavalry battalion. The name "Hampton Detachment" as mentioned is really not correct. I have never heard them referred to as "Congaree Mounted Riflemen" just as the Congaree Troop.

Co. E, In case you are interested in first names, it was Alvin H. Dean

Co. F, William K. Easley was succeeded as Captain by John Westfield

Co. H, The Captain was James P. McFie not J.E. McFie

Co K, John F. Lanneau commanded the Brooks Troop (which was originally an infantry unit known as the "University Riflemen" of Furman). The were designated as Co. B of the Hampton Legion cavalry battalion.

With reference to Co.s B, C, I, and K, I would suggest listing their nicknames as "(Beaufort District Troop/Congaree Troop/Edgefield Hussars/Brooks Troop), (Co. C/Co. D/Co. A/Co. B), Hampton Legion Cavalry Battalion"

For additional reading I would also recommend:

Boykin, Richard - Captain Alexander Hamilton Boykin
Wells, Edward - Hampton and His Cavalry in '64
McArthur and Burton - A Gentleman and an Officer

Contact Ron who was kind enough to provide the above information on the Second S.C. Cav. and the Hampton Legion


Second Cavalry Regiment, Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
8/29-8/30-62 Second Manassas .M.C. Butler Hampton's Brigade . .
9/14/62 Boonsboro . M.C. Butler Hampton's Brigade ..
9/17/62Sharpsburg. M.C. ButlerHampton's Brigade..
10/9-10/12-62Maryland Raid.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
11/28/62Hartwood Church.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
12/12/62Dumfries.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
12/13/62Fredericksburg.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
12/19/62Occoquan River.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
12/27-12/29-62Raid on Fairfax.M.C. ButlerHamptonís Brigade..
6/9/63Brandy Station.M.C. Butler(W)Hamptonís Brigade..
...T.J. Lipscomb...
6/21/63Upperville.M.C. Butler(Recovering)Hamptonís Brigade..
...T.J. Lipscomb...
7/63Gettysburg.M.C. Butler (Recovering)Hamptonís Brigade..
...T.J. Lipscomb...
8/1/63Second Brandy Station.M.C. Butler(Recovering)Hamptonís Brigade..
...T.J. Lipscomb...
10/9-10/22-63Bristoe Campaign.T.J. LipscombButler's-Young's BrigadeHampton's DivisionCavalry Corps
11-12/63Mine Run Campaign.T.J. LipscombButler's-Young's BrigadeHampton's DivisionCavalry Corps
5/64Return to South Carolina.T.J. Lipscomb...
1/3-1/15-65Fort Fisher.T.J. LipscombHarrisonís BrigadeMcLaw's Division.
2-4/65Carolina Campaign.T.J. Lipscomb Loganís Brigade..
3/19-3/21-65Bentonville.T.J. Lipscomb Loganís Brigade..


Unknown Soldiers from the Second S.C. Cav.Hampton's Brigade Can you help?..



Can you help, with more information, will you?batsonsm@bellsouth.net
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(Infantry)


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(Cavalry)


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(Artillery)




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