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5th South Carolina Cavalry      
Company A
William Alexander McGrew - Private   
William A. McGrew
Side: Confederate
Regiment Name: 5 South Carolina Cavalry. (Ferguson's Regiment.)
COMPANY: A
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  1/17/2009
Company A
Pinckney Marion Weathers - Private   
My great great grandfather enlisted in Company A of the 5th South Carolina Cavalry - also known as Ferguson's Regiment.
He was also in Company B of the 20th South Carolina Infantry.
Contact Name:  John W. Weathers
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Date Added:  2/6/2008
Company A
David Carlyle Whetsell - Private   
David Whetsell was a brother to my great, great, great grandfather - Joel R. Whetsell and a brother to my great, great grandfather - John M. Whetsell.
David Whetsell enlisted in Company A, 5th South Carolina Cavalry.
Contact Name:  John W. Weathers
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Date Added:  2/6/2008
Company B
John Philip Daly - Private   
Buried at Gillisonville(S.C.) Baptist Church
Contact Name:  MAS
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Date Added:  2/5/2009
Company D
John Martin Whetsell - Private   
My great great grandfather enlisted in the Company D, 5th Regiment of the 5th South Carolina Cavalry - know as Ferguson's Regiment.
He was also enrolled in Company A of the same Regiment.
Contact Name:  John W. Weathers
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Date Added:  2/6/2008
Company E
Philip Evan Thomas - Private   
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Contact Name:  Phillip C Thomas
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Date Added:  3/15/2009
Company G
George R Mercer - Private   
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Contact Name:  Marty Craig
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Date Added:  1/30/2016
Company H
Edward Manly Bradham - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Jeffrey Holliday
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Date Added:  5/5/2014
Company H
James Warren Jackson - Unknown   
Company H, 5th Cavalry, SC Volunteer “Santee Guerrillas”; wounded at Burgess Mill, VA in 1864.
Contact Name:  Brian Mann
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Date Added:  3/12/2011
Company H
Richard Furman Jenkinson - Sergeant   
Richard was born Aug 1831 in Sumter Co. SC. He was 32 when he enlisted in Co A 2nd/14th Battalion SC Cavalry. Enlisted by Capt. William Nettles at Camp Hampton near Columbia SC for the 12 months. He has 12 cards in his archival file. This unit was engaged in battles in South Carolina until march 1864 when it was sent to Virginia and assigned to General Butler's Brigade. Engaged in bitter fighting at Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Hawes Shop, Cold Harbor, The Petersburg and Carolina Campaigns. He is detailed twice to bring in soldiers who had not reported. Had been assigned as Ordinance Sgt. [Supply Depot was at Cheraw SC ] 5 August he lost his horse and given a 40 day leave to find a horse. He did not and was reduced in rank to Pvt. The 5th Joined General Johnson and surrendered with the Army of Tenn. 26 April 1865. He died 12 Sept 1905 and is buried at Andrews Chapel, Summerton, Clarendon Co. SC
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  7/12/2020
Company H
John McCuen Rowe - Private   
John McCuen Rowe, born 10-4-1830. From Clarendon County. Enlisted January 2, 1862 in Company A, 14th Battalion, SC Cavalry. The 14th & 17th Battalions consolidated to form the 5th SC Cavalry on January 18, 1863. Rowe served in Company H (Santee Guerillas) . He was detailed as a gunsmith at Pocotaligo until the Regiment was ordered to Virginia in 1864. The 5th SC Cavalry participated in battles at The Wilderness; Spotsylvania Court House; North Anna; Hawes Shop; Cold Harbor; Defense of Petersburg; and Carolina Campaign, until Johnston's surrender on April 26, 1865.
J.M. Rowe died 4-6-1882 and is buried in St Pauls Cemetery, Summerton, SC. Brother of E.B. Rowe, Co. D, 4th SC Cavalry.
Contact Name:  Dan Williams
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Date Added:  5/20/2009
Company I
Samuel Daniel Medicus Guess - Private   
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Contact Name:  Beth Guess
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Date Added:  1/29/2010
Company K
Robert Alexander Fann - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jordan Kearney
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Date Added:  4/30/2008
Company K
George Washington Hughes - Private   
He was with the Company until the end. Once he lost his horse he was assigned to the Unmounted CAV.
Contact Name:  Bobby L Hughes
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Date Added:  9/17/2012
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