5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
Company K
Mountain Rangers

This company was raised mainly in Spartanburg, Union, and York Districts, although some members were from Newberry and Laurens Districts. The commander was Joseph Gist Harlan (1822-1884), a planter and mechanic from Unionville, who had served previously as first sergeant, Co. D, Hampton Legion Bn. SC Cavalry. The company was mustered into Confederate service at Columbia, SC, on 30 December 1862, as Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry. After drilling and training in Columbia, it proceeded to Pocotaligo, SC, on or about 5 February 1863, and was there augmented with men recently discharged from active duty with the 1st Corps, South Carolina Reserves.

Company K SC Cavalry 5th Cav  
Names Harlan's Co. Co. K Disposition
Harlan, Joseph Gist CPT CPT Retired, 24 Feb 1865
Moore, Edward 1LT 1LT Died, 12 Jun 1864.
Bates, Farr Humphrey 2LT 2LT/1LT  
Gilliam, Robert William 2LT 2LT Killed, 30 Jul 1864.
Richards, M. G. Berry   2LT  

Record of Events.

Harlan's Co. SC Cavalry

30 Dec 1862. Station: Camp Hampton, near Columbia, SC.

Co. K, 5th SC Cavalry

Undated [received at A.&I.G.O., 28 Apr 1863]. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.

Mar & Apr 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

29 Jun 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

Jul & Aug 1863. Station: Kenansville, NC.

Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Kenansville, Duplin Co., NC.

Nov & Dec 1863. Station: Wilmington, NC.

Jan & Feb 1864. Station: Camp Badger [Wilmington], NC.

Mar & Apr 1864. Station: Wilmington, NC.

30 Apr-31 Aug 1864. Station: Gravelly Run, VA.

Sep & Oct 1864. Station: Armstrong's Mill, VA.

This Company was engaged in the fight on the 28 Sept. and again on the 1 Oct., 1864, near the Vaughn Road in Dinwiddie County, Va.
On the 27 October 1864, were again engaged in the fight near Burgess Mills in Dinwiddie County, Va.

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