5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
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EARNEST, John Barnett (18111865): 17/AVOL, Colleton Dist. b. 11 Mar 1811. Residence: St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC; occupation: farmer. Served as an independent volunteer in Apr 1862, age 52. Previously commanded Earnest's Co., 1st (Martin's) SC Mounted Militia, in State service. d. 19 Oct 1865, and buried at Cypress Methodist Church, near Ridgeville, SC. m. Mary Oram CUSACK. Father of Peter Madison Cusack EARNEST.

EARNEST, Peter Madison Cusack (18401877): 17/A, 5/DPVT, Colleton Dist. b. abt. 1840. Residence: St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC. 6' 4" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, occupation: planter. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 21. Previously served in Earnest's Co., 1st (Martin's) SC Mounted Militia. Detached to Charleston Gas Light Co. as woodcutter, 24 Oct 1863. Ordered to rejoin company in VA, 18 Nov 1864. Last reported AWOL, 31 Dec 1864. d. 22 May 1877, and buried at Cypress Methodist Church, near Ridgeville, SC. m. Amelia Frederick CANDES; she applied for a Confederate widow's pension at Ridgeville, SC, 30 Oct 1919. Son of John Barnett EARNEST.

EASTERLIN (EASTERLING), James Daniel Oliver (18381885): 5/IPVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 26 Sep 1838, Orangeburg Dist., SC, age 25. Enlisted at McClellanville, SC, 25 Oct 1863. Trans. to Co. C, 2d SC Artillery, 21 Feb 1864. Last reported absent on detached service, 31 Dec 1864. d. 29 Dec 1885, Canadys, SC, and buried in Providence Methodist Cemetery, Colleton Co., SC. m1. Sarah E. GUESS, abt. 1860; m2. Harriet Catherine GOODWIN, abt. 1872. Prob. brother of William Benjamin EASTERLIN.

EASTERLIN (EASTERLING), William Benjamin: 14/DPVT, 5/ICPL, Orangeburg Dist. b. abt. 1841. Trans. from Co. A, 1st (Hagood's) SC Infantry, at McPhersonville, SC, 25 May 1862, [age 21]. Appt. CPL, 1 Jul 1863. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. School teacher in Orangeburg Co., SC, in 1880. Prob. brother of James Daniel Oliver EASTERLIN.

EASTERLING, Alex E.: 17/D, 5/CPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 1 Jul 1862. Last reported on 40-day furlough to procure a horse, 5 Aug 1864.

EASTERLING, Ellis M.: 17/B, 5/GPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1826. Residence: Rhodesville, SC. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 15 Mar 1862, age 36. Trans. to Co. E, 7th (Enfield Rifles) Bn. SC Infantry in early 1864. Last reported as granted a 60-day furlough to Rhodesville, SC, from General (Pettigrew) Hospital No. 13, Raleigh, NC, 12 Dec 1864.

(EASTERLING (ETERLING), John: 17/DPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. Signed petition at Chisolmville, SC, 3 Sep 1862, but no other record of service found. Per "Memory Rolls," DOD in camp.

(EASTERLING, Thomas W.: 17/B, 5/G1LT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1822. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Feb 1862, age 40, and appt. 1LT. Capt. at Trevilian Station, VA, 12 Jun 1864; paroled at Charleston Harbor, SC, 15 Dec 1864. One of the "Immortal 600" Confederate prisoners of war held by Union forces on Morris Island, SC, during the summer of 1864. Farming in Charleston Co., SC, in 1880.

EASTERS (see ESTES).

EAVES, Simeon: 14/DPVT, Barnwell Dist. b. abt. 1818. 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes, occupation: timber cutter. Enlisted at Binnaker's Bridge, Barnwell Dist., SC, 28 Dec 1861, age 43, but never reported for duty. Enlisted as conscript in Co. B, 2d SC Artillery, 30 Jan 1864, and detailed to South Carolina RR through 31 Jan 1865. Farmer in Barnwell Co., SC, in 1880. m. Lydis WALKER.

EDGINS (EDGEINGS), James H.: 5/K, DBN/BPVT, Spartanburg Dist. b. abt. 1816. Residence: Valley Falls, SC; occupation: farm worker. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 16 Mar 1863, [age 47], as substitute for James William TAYLOR. Last reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. Farming in Spartanburg Co., SC, in 1880.

EDWARDS, Charles Samuel (18251874): 14/BSGT, 5/AQMS, Orangeburg Dist. b. 26 Jan 1825, DuBois Plantation, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC. Residence: South Santee Ferry, Charleston Dist. SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Camp Huger, McPhersonville, SC, 15 Apr 1862, age 36. Detailed as acting QMS and forage master. Reported AWOL, 29 Oct 1864. Per "Memory Rolls," surrendered [at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr] 1865. d. 19 Sep 1874, and buried at Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Berkeley Co., SC. m. Cynthia Sarah HARVEY, 18 Jan 1849. Brother of John Cubbage EDWARDS.

EDWARDS, John Cubbage (18231887), 14/BCPT, 5/ACPT, DBNCPT, 5/FSLTC, Orangeburg Dist. b. 1823, DuBois Plantation, St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC. Residence: McCantsville, SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 38, and appt. CPT. In temporary command of regiment at Trevilian Station, VA, 1112 Jun 1864. Assigned to command of Dismounted Bn., 25 Oct 1864. Unofficially appt. LTC, 15 Mar 1865, with DOR from 27 Oct 1864. Per "Memory Rolls," surrendered [at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr] 1865. d. 3 Oct 1887, Orangeburg, SC. Brother of Charles Samuel EDWARDS.

EDWARDS, John O., Sr. (18301882): SJMR, 17/B, 5/EPVT, Charleston Dist. b. 13 Jan 1830, Bladen, NC. 5' 10" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 12 Apr 1862, age 32. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 31 Mar 1865. Post-war, farmer in Charleston Co., SC. d. 9 Jul 1882, and buried at Berea Methodist Church, Bethera, SC. m. Sarah E. DENNIS, abt. 1860.

EHNEY, Edwin W.: 17/A, 5/DPVT, Charleston Dist. b. Dec 1828. Residence: Charleston, SC. 5' 8" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, grey eyes, occupation: machinist. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 17 Feb 1862, age 32. Detached to CS Navy, 24 Apr 1862Apr 1864. Detached to South Carolina RR, 20 Jul31 Dec 1864. Shipbuilder in Charleston, SC, in 1880. Living in Atlanta, GA, in 1900.

(EISON, Charles D.: HCC, 5/K, DBN/BPVT, Union Dist. b. abt. 1845. Enlisted at Unionville, SC, 7 Nov 1862, age 17. WIA (gunshot in right hip) at Cold Harbor, VA, 30 May 1864. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Oct 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 1 Dec 1864. Merchant in Collierville, TN, in 1880.

((EISON, David C. (1838?1865): 5/KPVT, Union Dist. Trans. from Co. C, 18th SC Infantry, 21 May 1863, age 24. WIA (head, severely) at Monroe's Crossroads, NC, 10 Mar 1865. DOW, 19 Mar 1865.

EISON, Napoleon Bonaparte (18381919): 5/KPVT, Union Dist. b. 19 May 1838, Spartanburg Dist., SC. Residence: Jonesville, SC. Trans. from Co. F, 6th SC Cavalry, in exchange with Gassoway FOWLER, and joined company at Kenansville, NC, 4 Oct 1863, age 25. Previously served in Co. E, 1st (Gregg's) SC Infantry, and Co. B, 18th SC Infantry. Last reported present, 31 Oct 1864. Detailed as scout for BG M. C. BUTLER. Post-war, salesman and farmer at Jonesville, SC. Applied for a Confederate pension at Jonesville, SC, 17 Apr 1919. d. 16 Jul 1919. m. Ann HAMES, 14 Aug 1866; she applied for a Confederate widow's pension at Jonesville, SC, 7 Oct 1919.

ELWELL, Silas Pinkney Holbrook (18421900): 5/HPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. 5 Jan 1842, Clarendon Dist., SC. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 21 Feb 1863, age 21. Trans. to Co. I, 23d SC Infantry, 17 May 1863. Retired to Invalid Corps at Columbia, SC, 17 Oct 1864. Post-war, minister in Little River and Easley, SC. d. 17 Feb 1900, and buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Columbia, SC. m. Julianna Plicidia Camilla RHAME, 27 Dec 1860.

ENSTON, E. D.: 1MM/JPVT, Charleston Dist. Entered State service at Charleston, SC, 6 Nov 1861, and served to 3 Dec 1861. Living at 19 Drake St., Charleston, SC, in 1866. d. bef. 1897.

ESDORN, Hammond: 1MM/J, 17/APVT, Charleston Dist. b. Nov 1833, Prussia; emigrated to U.S. in 1851. Residence: Charleston, SC; occupation: grocer. Entered State service at Charleston, SC, 6 Nov 1861. Reenlisted in Confederate service at Charleston, SC, 17 Feb 1862, age 28. Deserted, 18 Jul 1862. Per "Memory Rolls," trans. to Gist Guard Battery SC Artillery, but no official record of service in that unit found. Grocer in Charleston, SC, in 1900.

ESTES (EASTERS), Elisha M.: HCC, 5/KSGT, Chester Dist. b. abt. 1819. 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, light hair, blue eyes, occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Unionville, SC, 7 Nov 1862, age 43. Discharged for disability (tuberculosis) at Columbia, SC, 20 Jan 1865. d. bef. 1897.

(ESTES (EASTERS), George W. T.: 5/K, DBN/BPVT, Union Dist. b. abt. 1831. Residence: Gowdeyville, SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 21 Apr 1863, [age 32]. WIA (gunshot in right hand) at Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864. Last reported as returned to duty from General (Pettigrew) Hospital No. 13, Raleigh, NC, 26 Dec 1864. d. bef. 1897.

EUTSEY (see UTSEY).

EVANS, Benjamin Franklin (18311873): 1MM/J1LT, Charleston Dist. b. 14 Sep 1831, Georgetown, SC. Residence: Charleston, SC; occupation: printer. Sent to England by Confederate authorities to obtain printing equipment and artisans, Aug 1861Sep 1862, and saw no active service with company. Later assigned to Co. K, PBLA, but spent the war detached to Evans & Cogswell, Confederate Government Printers and Lithographers, in which he was a partner. Post-war, returned to his printing business in Charleston, SC. d. 25 Dec 1873, Charleston, SC, and buried there in Magnolia Cemetery. m. Julia E. COGSWELL, 26 Apr 1853. Brother-in-law and business partner of Harvey COGSWELL.

EVANS, David Wesley (18231900): 14/B, 5/APVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 13 Jul 1823, Orangeburg Dist., SC. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 39. Detailed as teamster. Paroled at Greensboro, NC, [1] May 1865. Post-war, farmer in Orangeburg Co., SC. d. 28 Feb 1900. m. Frances H. DANTZLER, 8 Apr 1847.

EVANS, Lewis Richard (18451934): 5/APVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 12 May 1845, Orangeburg Dist., SC. 5' 63?4", tall, dark complexion, dark brown hair, grey eyes. Enlisted at James Island, SC, 12 May 1863, age 18. Capt. at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864. Sent to Point Lookout, MD, and released, 12 Jun 1865. Post-war, farmer in Orangeburg Co., SC. Applied for a Confederate pension at Providence, SC, 11 Apr 1919. d. 16 Oct 1934. m. Mary Ann Catherine EVANS, 7 Apr 1870.

EVANS, Thomas P. (18291903): 14/BSGT, 5/A1SG, Orangeburg Dist. b. May 1829. Residence: White Cane, SC. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 33, and appt. SGT. Reported as 1SG, 30 Jun 1863. Last reported as returned to duty from General (Pettigrew) Hospital No. 13, Raleigh, NC, 2 Jan 1865. Per "Memory Rolls," surrendered [at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr] 1865. d. 20 Apr 1903, and buried at Jerusalem Methodist Church, near Elloree, SC.

EVANS, Wade Hampton, M.D.: 14/BPVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 2 Oct 1832, Orangeburg Dist., SC. 5' 91?2" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, occupation: physician. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 32. Discharged for disability (chronic bronchitis) at McPhersonville, SC, 12 Jun 1862. Farmer and physician in Lauderdale Co., TN in 1900. d. Pleasant Hill, Lauderdale Co., TN. m. Adelia LLOYD, 1 Apr 1859.

(EVANS, William Capers (18371920): 14/BPVT, 5/ASGT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 1 May 1837. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 24. Reported as SGT, 31 Aug 1863. WIA (gunshot in right breast) at Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864, and disabled for life. Last reported as granted a 60-day medical furlough at Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA, 19 Nov 1864. Applied for a Confederate pension at Elloree, SC, 11 Apr 1919. d. 9 Apr 1920. Barbara Alice EVANS of Elloree, SC, applied for a Confederate widow's pension based on his service, 27 Dec 1922.

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