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Fifth South Carolina Infantry Regiment

No regimental flag appears to have survived, although Dedmondt was able to reconstruct one from descriptions. The company flags that are known are as follows: Johnson Riflemen (Co. A) and the Pea Ridge Volunteers both flags are located at the Union County Historical Society; King Mountain Guards, Confederate Relic Room; Catawba Light Infantry, Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2


Citadel Flag by Marilyn

PLEASE NOTE ALL REGIMENTS NUMBERED ONE THROUGH TEN WERE DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED BY THE 1862 REORGANIZATION
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Fifth South Carolina Infantry Regiment


(Anderson’s, Jenkins, Walker’s Bratton’s Brigade)

(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

GENERAL MICAH JENKINS(C)
Promoted to Brigadier General
The Prince of Edisto
Wounded at Second Manassas
Killed in Action Wilderness

COL. JOHN R.R. GILES
Killed in Action Seven Pines

COL. ASBURY COWARD(C)
Wounded in the Wilderness

LT. COL. ANDREW JACKSON (VMI)
Wounded at Gaines Mill, Resigned due to lost of arm

MAJOR T.C. BECKHAM
Wounded at Chattanooga



LT. COLONELS: G.W.H. LEGG, J.D. WYLIE, ANDREW JACKSON (VMI)

MAJORS: W.T. THOMSON, W.M. FOSTER, T.C. BECKHAM ( C ), J.D. WYLIE

J.W. Avery (Adj)
W.H. Benson (Asst. Surg.)
J.R. Bratton (Asst. Surg.)
J.N. Craig (Chap.)
W.J. Durant (Chap.)
T.J. Elford (Comsy.)
H.L. Goss (Sgt. Major)
A.F. McConnell (QM Sgt.)
A.A. Moore (Asst. Surg.)
A.W. Thomson (Surg.)
J.B. Weiss (Drum Maj.)
J.D. Wright (QM)


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AT.H. Dunn(1st)UnionJohnson Rifles
.J.W. Goss (1st)..
.J.D. Wiley (2nd)..
.W.G. Stewart(unk)..
....
. R.A. McKnight (1Lt.) (1st) ..
.Edwin Richter (1Lt) (1st)..
. C.L. Beaty(2Lt.) (1st) ..
. J.M. Faucett (2Lt.) (1st) ..
.B.P. Gregory (2Lt) (1st)..
.W.R. McCormick (2Lt) (1st)..
.J.T. Kitchen (1Sgt) (1st) ..
. W.J. Scaife (OrdSgt) (1st) ..
....
.Wm. B. Dunlap (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.W. Patterson (1Lt) (2st)..
. M.J. Shaver (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
.J.N. Crockett (AQM) (2nd) ..
.T.L. Wright (1Sgt) (2st)..
.J.C. Huey (QMSgt) (2st)..
.John Stanfield (Drum) (2st)..
.J.H. Witherspoon (Hosp.Stew.) (2st)..
....
BAndrew Jackson(1st)YorkKing's Mountain Guard
.Jonathan Fitchet(1st)..
.J.A. Harvey (1st)..
.T.C. Beckham(C)(2nd)..
.G.A. Patrick(2nd)..
....
.Joseph Black (1Lt.) (1nd) ..
.J.L. Gill (1Lt.) (1nd) ..
.A.P. Black (2Lt.) (1nd) ..
. G.W. Thompson (2Lt.) (1nd) ..
. J.A. Bell (1Sgt) (1nd) ..
. E.M. Leech (QMSgt) (1nd) ..
....
.S.E. Carroll (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.J.H. Barry (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.L. Thompson (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
. W.H. Ragsdale (1Sgt) (2nd) ..
. E.M. Leech (QMSgt) (2nd) ..
....
CR.B. Seay(1st)LimestoneLimestone Southern Rights Guards
.Wm. Foster (1st)..
.J.H. McDowell (1st)..
.T.H. Dunn (2nd)..
.J.B. Lyles(2nd)..
....
.G.F. Chapman (1Lt.) (1nd) ..
.Calvin Foster (1Lt.) (1nd) ..
. M.V. McDowell (2Lt.) (1nd) ..
. W.D. Chapman (3Lt.) (1nd) ..
. C.M. Mayberry (3Lt.) (1nd) ..
. H.M. Gault (1Sgt) (1nd) ..
....
.W.T. Norris (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.B.P. Gregory (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
. W.R. McCormick(2Lt.) (2nd) ..
....
DJohn R.R. Giles(1st/2nd)UnionTyger River Vols./Goshen Hill Vols.
.J.T. Douglass(1st/2nd)..
.J.B. Lyles (1st/2nd)..
....
.J.C. Gross (1Lt.) (1st) ..
.W.T. Jeter (1Lt.) (1st) ..
.W.T. Norris (1Lt.) (1st) ..
.H.H. Richards (1Lt.) (1st) ..
.W.N. Kelly (2Lt.) (1st) ..
.T.W. Giles (ACS) (1st)..
.J.T. Bishop (1Sgt) (1st) ..
....
.J.c. Gross (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.T. Jeter (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.T. Norris (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.H.H. Richards (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.N. Kelly (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
.T.W. Giles (ACS) (2st)..
. W.D. Hardy (Adj) (2st)..
.J.T. Bishop (1Sgt) (2nd) ..
....
EW.H.T. Glenn (1st)UnionPea Ridge Vols.
.Thomas Comer (1st)..
.C.W. Scott (1st)..
.Samuel B. Meachem (2nd)..
....
. E.J. McKissick(1Lt.) (1st) ..
.J.R. Farr Sr. (2Lt.) (1st) ..
.J.J. Gallman (2Lt.) (1st) ..
.J.H. Gallman (2Lt.) (1st) ..
.T.J. Foster (1Sgt) (1st) ..
.E.P. Going (1Sgt) (1st) ..
....
.J.D. McConnell (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.C.W. Sanders (1Lt.) (2nd) ..
.Wm. Crosby (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
.F.P. Mullinax (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
.W.C. Rosby (2Lt.) (2nd) ..
. W.R. Barron(Asst.Surg.) (2nd) ..
.G.R. Burris (1Sgt) (2nd) ..
.J.T. McNight (1Sgt) (2nd) ..
....
FA.H. FOSTER(1st)SPARTANBURGMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY
.Jonathan FITCHETT(2nd)..
GJ.Q. CARPENTER(1st)SPARTANBURGPACOLET GUARD
.J.B. Lyle(1st)..
.T.P. Whiteside(2nd..
HW.J. BOWEN(1st)YORKCATAWBA L.J.
.G.A. Patrick (1st)..
.Thomas Comer(2nd)..
.J.B. STEEDMAN(2nd)..
IE.B. CLINTON(Lt.1stORANGEBURGJASPER L.J.
.S.B. Meacham(1st)..
.C.A. SEABROOK(1st)..
.W.D. CAMP(2nd)..
KJOSEPH WALKER(1st)SPARTANBURGSPARTAN RIFLES
.Wm. Choice(1st/2nd)..
.J.H. McDowell(2nd)..


WHEN REORGANIZED IN 1862:
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CoCaptain
A*J.D. WYLIE(1862)
BT.C. BECKHAM(1862)
.G.A. PATRICK
C*T.H. DUNN(1862)
.L.J. BANKS
DJ.R.R. GILES (Col.)
.J.T. DOUGLAS(1862)
E*S.B. MEACHAM(1862)
FANDREW JACKSON(to Lt. Col.)
.JONATHAN FITCHETT(1862)
.J.M. HARVEY
G*T.P. WHITESIDE(1862)
HJ.B. STEEDMAN(1862)
.THOMAS COMER
I*W.D. CAMP(1862)
KR.B. SEAY(1862)
.WM. CHOICE JR.


*New Companies

The reorganized Fifth Regiment was composed of five old companies and five new ones. The following five old companies joined the Palmetto Sharpshooters or Jenkins' new regiment.


>
CoCaptainNickname
.JOHN GOSSJOHNSON RIFLES
.JOHN EVINSSPARTAN RIFLES
.J.N. WITHERSJASPER LIGHT INFANTRY
.A.H. FOSTERMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY
.J.Q. CARPENTERPACOLET GUARDS


FIRST ORGANIZATION WAS FOR TWELVE COMPANIES
CoCaptainCountyNickname
AJ.W. GOSSUNIONJOHNSON RIFLES
BANDREW JACKSONYORKKINGS MOUNTAIN GUARDS
CR.B. SEAYSPARTANBURGLAWSON FORK VOLS.
DJ.W. SARTORUNIONTYGER VOLS.
EW.J.T. GLENNUNIONPEA RIDGE VOLS.
FJ.M. BENSONSPARTANBURGMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY
GJ.Q. CARPENTERSPARTANBURGPACOLET GUARD
KJ. WALKERSPARTANBURGSPARTAN RIFLES
ICATO SEABROOKYORKJASPER LIGHT INFANTRY
.R.H. GLENNYORKCATAWBA LIGHT INFANTRY
.A.E. HUTCHINGSONYORKWHYTE GUARDS
. J.J. BROWNSPARTANBURGBATESVILLE VOLS.


Company A may be Company A 9th S.C. Infantry in 1862.
Company B does become F Company in 1862

For Additional Reading:

BALDWIN, JAMES J., III: The Struck Eagle: A Biography of Micah Jenkins and a History of the Fifth South Carolina Volunteers and the Palmetto Sharpshooters(Rosters).
COWARD, ASBURY: The South Carolinians

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Austin, Judge, Co K, 5th SCV, Vol. 3, page 199
Beckham, T.C. Beckham, 5th S.C.V., Vol. 8 page 94, U.D.C.
Bratton, Dr. Rufus Bratton, Fifth S.C.V, Vol. 6, page 219, U.D.C.
Carothers, The Carothers Family Letters, Fifth and Sixth SCV, Vol. 8, page 113, U.D.C.
Clark, Jason A., Co. A, Fifth SCV, Vol. 2, page 173
Connor, H.C., Co. H, Fifth SCV, Co G, PSS, Vol. 2, page 1-159, Letters
Coward, Asbury Col., Fifth SCV, Vol. 5, page 112
Cowart, Asbury Coward, Vol. V, page 494
Coward, Asbury, Fifth SCV, Vol. 4, page 439
East, W.W. East Letters, Fifth Infantry, Vol. 9, page 237, U.D.C.
Fewell, U.J. Fewell, Fifth Regiment, S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 222, U.D.C.
Fitchett, J.F., Letter, 5th SCV, Vol. 5, page 353
Foster, A.H., 5th SCV, Vol. 5, page 446
Hagins, J.J. Hagins, Fifth and Ninth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 90, U.D.C.
Hughes, David Marion Hughes, Fifth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 271, U.D.C.
Jackson, Lt. Col. Andrew Jackson, Fifth South Carolina, Vol. 11, page 358, U.D.C.
Knox, John Knox, 5th SCV, Vol. 8, page 15, U.D.C.
McConnell, J.D. Lt., Co. E, Fifth SCV, Vol. 3, page 326
McConnell, W.H. McConnell, Sixth SCV, Vol. 8, page 107, U.D.C.
Muirhead, J.M. Muirhead, Sr., Fifth S.C.V., Vol. 7, page 197, U.D.C
Rawls, John, Co E, 5th SCV, Vol. 2, page 524
Scoggins, John Scoggins, Company F, Fifth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 218, U.D.C.
Sims, J.K.S. Sims, Fifth SCV, Vol. 8, page 274, U.D.C.
Stewart, J.A.M.L. Stewart, Fifth S.C.V., Vol. 9, page 539, U.D.C.
Thomson, A.W., Surgeon, Fifth SCV, Vol. 5, page 500
Tracy, John, Co H, Fifth SCV, Vol. 4, page 128
Turner, Letters, Turner Family, Fifth S.C.V. Vol. 7, page 418, U.D.C.
Unger, H.E., Co F, 5th SCV, Vol. 2, page 541
Rosters and Other:
Roster, Co D, Vol. 2, page 603
Roster, Co D, Vol. V, page 288
Roster, Co E, Pea Ridge Vols., History, Vol. I, page 216
Roster, Co E, History, Vol. III, 326
Roster, Co K, Fifth SCV, Vol. 2, page 602
Flag of the Pea Ridge Volunteers, (Co. E, Fifth SCV), Vol. 3, page 412
Flag of the Pea Ridge Vols., Vol. V, page 25


Fifth S.C. Vols. Infantry, Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
Spring/61Unit Organized . Col. Micah Jenkins . . .
4/20/61 Defense of Charleston Sullivan’s Island Col. Micah Jenkins .. .
6/10/61 To Virginia . Col. Micah Jenkins . . .
7/18/61Blackburn's Ford . Col. Micah Jenkins D.R. Jones' Brigade Hill's Divison .
7/21/61 First Manassas . Col. Micah Jenkins D.R. Jones' Brigade Hill's Divison .
9/5/61 Expedition to Great Falls . Col. Micah Jenkins D.R. Jones' Brigade Hill's Division .
4/62 Fort Magruder . Lt. Col. A. Jackson Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
.. .. Col. Micah Jenkins Gen. Richard Anderson .
5/31/62Seven Pines or Fair Oaks^ . Col. J.R.R. Giles/K Anderson’s Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
. . . Lt. Col. A. Jackson . . .
6/27/62Gaines Mill* . Lt. Col. A. Jackson Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
6/30/62 Frayser's Farm . Lt. Col. A. Jackson Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
8/29-8/30-62 Second Manassas Chinn House Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' Brigade Kemper's Division Longstreet's Corps
9/14/62 Boonsboro . Capt. T.C. Beckham Jenkins' Brigade Kemper's Divsion Longstreet's Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Burnside Bridge Capt. T.C. Beckham Jenkins' Brigade Jones' Division Longstreet's Corps
12/13/62 Fredericksburg Mayre Heights Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' Brigade Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps
4/10-5/3-63Suffolk, Va. (Detached Va./with Longstreet)Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' Brigade Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps
4/10-5/3-63Suffolk, Va. (Detached Va./with Longstreet)Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' Brigade French's Division Longstreet's Corps
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg Detached Va. . Jenkins' Brigade Pickett’s Division.
10/28-10/29-63 Wauhatchie . Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' BrigadeHood's DivisionFirst Corps
11/12-63Knoxville . Col. Asbury Coward Jenkins' BrigadeField's DivisionFirst Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton’s Brigade Field's Division First Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania .Major T.C. Beckham Bratton's Brigade Field's DivisionFirst Corps
5/16/64 Drewery's Bluff . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's DivisionFirst Corps
5/23-5/25-64North Anna.Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's BrigadeField's DivisionFirst Corps
6/03/64Cold Harbor.Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's BrigadeField's DivisionFirst Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
8/14/64 Fussell's Mill . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
9/28-9/30-64Ft. Harrison/New Market Road . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
10/7/64Darbytown . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
10/27/64Williamsburg Rd.. Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
4/6/65 Farmville .Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
4/9/65 Appomattox . Col. Asbury Coward Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps


^ Only the Fifth S.C. and Pametto Sharpshooters are with Jenkin's at Seven Pines or Fair Oaks.

* Only the Sixth and Palmetto Sharpshooters are with Jenkins at Gaines Mill.


Letter of J.J. Minter – Company I - Fifth South Carolina Infantry – Sullivan’s Island, Early War. .Army of Northern Virginia J.J. Minter Papers University of South Carolina (2001)
York County in the Civil War.Fifth S.C.V.Companies B, E, F, G.Roxsanne Wells-Layton has developed and maintains this great site.


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