5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
Surname P

PACK, Elijah W.: 5/H, DBN/BPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. abt. 1835. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, 21 Feb 1863, age 28. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Oct 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 1 Dec 1864. Farming near Manning, SC, in 1870. d. bef. 1897.

PACK, John: 5/H, DBN/BPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. abt. 1815. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 12 Feb 1863, age 48, as substitute for T. Adams WAY. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Oct 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 1 Dec 1864. Farming in Sumter Co., SC, in 1870. d. bef. 1891. Father of Joseph and Robert R. PACK.

(PACK, Joseph (1836?1913): 14/A, 5/HPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. abt. 1836. Enlisted at Camp Hampton, Columbia, SC, 2 Jan 1862, age 25. WIA (face, painfully) at Gravelly Run, VA, 23 Aug 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Post-war, farmer in Clarendon Co., SC. d. 1913, Clarendon Co., SC. m. Sarah BAKER. Son of John PACK and brother of Robert R. PACK.

PACK, Robert R.: 5/H, DBN/BPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. Jan 1845. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 21 Feb 1863, age 18. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. Reported present with company, 31 Oct 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 2 Nov 1864. Farming in Clarendon Co., SC, in 1910. Son of John PACK and brother of Joseph PACK.

PADGETT, F. V.: 17/D, 5/CPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. b. abt. 1833. 5' 5" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 12 Mar 1862, age 29. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 28 Mar 1865.

(PALMER, William Joseph (18231862): 1MM/JSGT, 17/ASGT, VOL, Charleston Dist. b. 27 Jul 1823, Mansfield, OH. Residence: Charleston, SC; occupation: omnibus line manager. Joined SC Rangers in summer of 1861, and elected CPL. Entered State service, 6 Nov 1861, age 38. Appt. SGT, 30 Jan 1862. Reenlisted in Confederate service, 17 Feb 1862. Discharged for overage, 15 May 1862, but continued to serve as an independent volunteer. DOD (typhoid fever) at Walhalla, SC, 10 Sep 1862. m. Catherine REED.

(PARKER, Eleazer: 5/KPVT, Union Dist. b. abt. 1845. Residence: Gondiesville, SC; occupation: student. 6' 11?2 ", dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 21 Apr 1863, [age 18]. Capt. at Bentonville, NC, 22 Mar 1865. Sent to Hart Island, NY and released, 16 Jun 1865.

PARLER (PARLOR), Joseph Allen: 14/D, 5/IPVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. abt. 1830. Enlisted at McPhersonville, SC, 28 Dec 1861, age 31. Trans. to Co. C, 2d SC Artillery, 7 Mar 1864. Last reported present, 31 Dec 1864. Farming in Orangeburg Co., SC, in 1880. d. bef. 1900. m. Ann Melvenia PORTER.

PATRICK, George Vastine (18361927): 14/B, 5/APVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 26 Feb 1836, Orangeburg Dist., SC. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 24. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Post-war, farmer and butcher in Bowman, SC. Applied for a Confederate pension at Bowman, SC, 29 Oct 1919; pension transferred to Dorchester Co., SC, 10 Feb 1922. d. 27 Apr 1927, St. George, SC, and buried there in St. George Cemetery. m. Sarah Minerva BAIR. Brother of William Thomas PATRICK.

(PATRICK, James B. (1846?1916): 17/B, 5/GPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1846. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Feb 1862, [age 16]. Capt. at Reams' Station, VA, 23 Aug 1864. Sent to Point Lookout, MD, and exchanged, at Aiken's Landing, VA, 1 Nov 1864. Detained by Union forces near Orangeburg, SC, 13 Feb 1865, while claiming to be a paroled prisoner. Sent to New Bern, NC, and trans. to Point Lookout, MD, 3 Apr 1865. Post-war, clerk in Charleston, SC. d. 19 Jul 1916, Charleston Co., SC.

PATRICK, William Thomas (18341878): 14/BSGT, 5/APVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 6 Aug 1834, Orangeburg Dist., SC. 5' 5" tall, dark complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Orangeburg, SC, 24 Dec 1861, age 28, and appt. SGT. Discharged for disability (epilepsy) at Gardens Corner, SC, 15 Feb 1862. Reenlisted at Pocotaligo, 16 Mar 1863. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Per "Memory Rolls," surrendered [at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr] 1865. Post-war, farmer in Orangeburg Co., SC. d. 17 Jul 1878, and buried at Ebenezer UMC, Bowman, SC. m. Jane E. MYERS. Brother of George Vastine PATRICK.

(PATTERSON, Edmond Quinnan (18411907): 17/CPVT, 5/BSGT, Charleston Dist. b. 23 Sep 1841, Charleston, SC. 6' 0" tall, light complexion, dark hair, hazel eyes. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 20. Reported as CPL, 31 Aug 1863. Reported as SGT, 31 Dec 1863. Admitted to General Hospital No. 9, Richmond, VA, with gunshot wound in right foot, 4 Jun 1864. Granted a 40-day medical furlough at Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA, 16 Jun 1864. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 29 Mar 1865. d. 4 Mar 1907, Charleston, SC. m. Eleanor Leake MEYNARDIE, 31 Oct 1867.

PAULS, William F.: SJMR, 5/E, DBN/BPVT, Georgetown Dist. b. abt. 1843. Enlisted at McClellanville, SC, 17 Mar 1862, [age 18]. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Sewing machine agent in Georgetown, SC, in 1910.

PEAGLER, D. H.: 5/EPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1846. Enlisted at Mount Pleasant, SC, 13 Aug 1863, [age 17]. Last reported AWOL, 1 Sep 1864. Farming in St. Stephens Parish, Charleston Co., SC, in 1880.

(PEAGLER, Henry: 17/B, 5/GPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1839. Residence: St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 1 Mar 1862, age 23. WIA (head, slightly) at Trevilian Station, VA, 11 Jun 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 1 Dec 1864. Brother of Isaac PEAGLER

(PEAGLER (PEIGLER), Isaac (1827?1864): 17/A, 5/DPVT, Charleston Dist. Residence: St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC. 5' 10" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 34. KIA at White House Landing, Pamunkey River, VA, 20 Jun 1864. Brother of Henry PEAGLER.

PEAGLER, John: 17/B, 5/GPVT, Charleston Dist. Residence: St. John's Berkeley Parish, Charleston Dist., SC; occupation: planter. b. abt. 1816. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Feb 1862, age 46. Trans. to Co. D, 2d SC Cavalry, 18 Apr 1864. Last reported present, 31 Dec 1864. Farming in St. John's Berkeley Parish, Charleston Co., SC, in 1880.

PEARCY, William T.: 17/BPVT, 5/GCPL, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1837, NC. Residence: St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Dist., SC; occupation: cooper. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 20 Feb 1862, age 28. Appt. CPL, 1 Aug 1863. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Farming in St. James Goose Creek Parish, Charleston Co., SC, in 1880.

((PEEPLES, Joseph Rogers (18351864): 17/C, 5/BPVT, Beaufort Dist. b. 1835. Residence: Prince Williams Parish, Beaufort Dist., SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, [age 27]. WIA (gunshot left knee) at Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864. DOW in General Hospital, Petersburg, VA, 6 Nov 1864.

PEMBERTON, William W. (18411876): 1MM/J, 17/A, 5/DPVT, Charleston Dist. b. 1841, Richmond Co., GA. 5' 6" tall, light complexion, dark hair, blue eyes, occupation: clerk. Trans. from Chichester's Co. (Charleston Zouave Cadets), 1st (Branch's) SC Militia Rifles in State service, 16 Jan 1862. Reenlisted in Confederate service at Charleston, SC, 17 Feb 1862, age 19. Last reported, 31 Dec 1864, as absent detached to report to BG P. M. B. YOUNG in SC. Surrendered at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr 1865. Post-war, bookkeeper in Charleston, SC. d. 19 Jul 1876, and buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

PENDARVIS, William: 5/IPVT, Barnwell Dist. b. abt. 1830. Residence: Bamberg, SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 8 Mar 1863, [age 33]. Discharged for disability, 18 May 1863.

PENNEY (PENNY), [J. E.]: 1MM/J[PVT]. Performed scouting and sentry duty with the company during the period 11 Nov6 Dec 1861, but no other record of service found. Apparently detached from Oswald's Co., 1st (Martin's) SC Mounted Militia.

PEOPLES, Thomas: 17/DPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. b. abt. 1824. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 2 Apr 1862, age 38. No further record of service found. Probabaly discharged for overage.

PHILLIPS, G. W.: 17/C, 5/BPVT, Beaufort Dist. b. abt. 1839. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 23. Last reported as detached to work on gunboat (probably CSS Columbia) at Charleston, SC, 20 Oct 186231 Oct 1864.

(PHILLIPS, Henry Fletcher (18421862): 14/DPVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 1 Aug 1842, Orangeburg Dist., SC. Enlisted at Binnaker's Bridge, Barnwell Dist., SC, 28 Dec 1861, age 19. DOD in hospital at McPhersonville, SC, 21 Jul 1862, and buried at Rocky Swamp Methodist Church, Neeses, SC.

PHILLIPS, Joseph Winningham (18271912): 14/D, 5/IPVT, Orangeburg Dist. b. 22 Feb 1827, Orangeburg Dist., SC. Enlisted at Binnaker's Bridge, Barnwell Dist., SC, 28 Dec 1861, age 34. Paroled at Augusta, GA, 25 May 1865. Post-war, farmer in Orangeburg Co., SC. d. 18 Jun 1912, Sandersville, GA, and buried at Rock Swamp Methodist Church, Neeses, SC. m. Emma Magdalena ("Manda") HOLMAN.

PHILLIPS, J. W.: 17/C, 5/BPVT, Beaufort Dist. b. abt. 1837. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 25. Last reported jailed for rape at Charleston, SC, 10 May 1862.

PHILLIPS, Milton: HCC, 5/K, DBN/BPVT, Union Dist. b. abt. 1831. Enlisted at Unionville, SC, 7 Nov 1862, age 31. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. Reported present with company, 31 Oct 1864. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. d. bef. 1897.

PIERSON, Samuel D. (18421935): 5/H, DBN/BPVT, Clarendon Dist. b. 31 Jul 1842. Enlisted at Mount Pleasant, SC, 25 Jun 1863, age 19. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. Paroled at Greensboro, NC, [1] May 1865. Post-war, farmer in Sumter Co., SC. Applied for a Confederate pension at Privateer, SC, 5 Apr 1919. d. 9 Jan 1935, Sumter Co., SC.

(PINCKNEY, Eustace Bellinger (18351925): 17/D, 5/C, 5/DPVT, Colleton Dist. b. 15 Nov 1835, Colleton Dist., SC. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 12 Mar 1862, age 28. Trans. to Co. D, 22 Oct 1863. Capt. at Vaughan Road, VA, 29 Sep 1864. Sent to Point Lookout, MD, and exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA, 30 Oct 1864. Received at Venus Point, near Savannah, GA, 15 Nov 1864. Post-war, farmer in Beaufort Co., SC. d. 11 Jan 1925, Beaufort Co., SC. m1. Julia LYNCH, 10 Nov 1857; m2. Mary Martha PORCHER, 19 Jun 1862. Brother of Thomas M. PINCKNEY.

PINCKNEY, Thomas M. (18391913): 1MM/JPVT, Colleton Dist. b. 3 Apr 1839, Colleton Dist., SC. Performed sentry and picket guard duty with the company during the period 11 Nov6 Dec 1861, but no other record of service found. Post-war, farmer in Colleton Co., SC. d. 12 Jan 1913, Colleton Co., SC. m. Mary Augusta LYONS, 1869. Brother of Eustace Bellinger PINCKNEY.

PLATT, Edwin: 1MM/JPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1825, GA. Residence: Charleston, SC; occupation: merchant. Entered State service at Charleston, SC, 6 Nov 1861, and served to 7 Dec 1861. Post-war, wholesale grocer in Charleston, SC. d. bef. 1897.

PLATT, John S.: SJMR, 5/EPVT, Charleston Dist. Enlisted at Mount Pleasant, SC, 13 Jul 1862. Admitted to Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA with typhoid fever, 14 Jun 1864. Trans. to General Hospital, Huguenot Springs, VA, 8 Jul 1864. Last reported as absent on sick furlough, 31 Oct 1864.

PLATT, William D. (18451908): 5/EPVT, Charleston Dist. b. 1 May 1845. Enlisted at Mount Pleasant, SC, 24 Feb 1863, age 16. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 25 Dec 1864. Post-war, farmer in Berkeley Co., SC. d. 2 May 1908, and buried at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Berkeley Co., SC. Maggie M. PLATT of St. Stephens, SC, applied for a Confederate widow's pension based on his service, 30 Apr 1923.

(((PLATT, William M. (1832?1864): 17/D, 5/CPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. b. abt. 1832. Residence: Adams Run, SC. Enlisted at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 12 Mar 1862, age 30. WIA (gunshot in head and right eye) and capt. at McDaniel's House on Vaughan Rd., VA, 1 Oct 1864. DOW in enemy hands at City Point, VA, 26 Oct 1864

POOL, John Albert: 5/KPVT, Spartanburg Dist. Enlisted at Pocotaligo, SC, 15 Feb 1863. Last reported present, 31 Oct 1864. d. bef. 1897.

PORCHER, Francis ("Frank") Malachi (18421908): 5/DPVT, Colleton Dist. b. Mar 1842, St. Luke's Parish, Beaufort Dist., SC. Trans. from Co. A, 21st Bn. GA Cavalry, 31 Jan 1864, in exchange with Edward S. CALVITT. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 2 Nov 1864. Post-war, machinist in Beaufort Co., SC. d. 1908, Beaufort Co., SC. m. Martha W. BOURQUIN.

PORTRESS, George William (18331909): 17/C, 5/BPVT, Beaufort Dist. b. 2 Dec 1833, Beaufort Dist., SC. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 28. Previously served in Screven's Co., 1st (Martin's) SC Mounted Militia. Trans. to Kirk's Co. SC Partisan Rangers (subsequently Co. A, 19th Bn. SC Cavalry), JanFeb 1863. Per pension records, discharged at Goldsboro, NC, Apr 1865. Post-war, farmer in Hampton Co., SC. d. 6 Jul 1909, Hampton Co., SC. Rebecca O. PORTRESS of Varnville, SC, applied for a Confederate widow's pension based on his service, 8 Nov 1919.

POSTELL, Daniel Richmond (18361920): 1MM/SCPL, 17/DPVT, 5/CPVT, Colleton Dist. b. 8 Aug 1836. 5' 7" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes. Entered State service at Pocotaligo, SC, 12 Nov 1861. Discharged, 31 Jan 1862. Enlisted in Confederate service at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 12 Mar 1862, age 32. Granted a 40-day furlough to procure a horse, 5 Aug 1864. Last reported AWOL, 17 Sep 1864. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 11 Mar 1865. Post-war, farmer in Colleton Co., SC. Applied for a Confederate pension at Ravenel, SC, 20 Oct 1919. d. 8 Apr 1920. Rachel M. POSTELL of Ravenel, SC, applied for a Confederate widow's pension based on his service, 12 Jun 1920.

POSTELL, George, Jr.: 1MM/SCPL, 17/DPVT, 5/CPVT, [Colleton Dist.]. b. abt. 1833. 5' 7" tall, dark complexion, dark hair, dark eyes. Entered State service at Pocotaligo, SC, 12 Nov 1861, and appt. CPL. Discharged, 31 Jan 1862. Enlisted in Confederate service at Chehaw (Green Pond), SC, 12 Mar 1862, age 29. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 11 Mar 1865.

POSTELL, Willis: 1MM/S, 5/CPVT, Colleton Dist. b. abt. 1827. Residence: St. Paul's Parish, Colleton Dist., SC. 5' 2" tall, dark complexion, light hair, blue eyes. Entered State service at Pocotaligo, SC, 12 Nov 1861. Discharged, 31 Jan 1862. Enlisted in Confederate service at James Island, SC, 26 Nov 1863, age 35. Granted a 40-day furlough to procure a horse, 5 Aug 1864. Reported AWOL, 17 Sep 1864. Paroled at Charleston, SC, 11 Mar 1865. Farming in Colleton Co., SC, in 1880.

PREVOST, Joseph Blair: 1MM/J, 17/A, 5/DPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1840. 5' 10" tall, fair complexion, dark hair, light eyes, occupation: farmer. Entered State service at Charleston, SC, 28 Jan 1862. Reenlisted in Confederate service at Charleston, SC, 17 Feb 1862, age 22. Detailed to regimental surgeon, 26 Jul 1863. Appt. hospital steward, Jan 1864. Surrendered at Hillsboro, NC, 27 Apr 1865. d. bef. 1897.

(PREVOST, Joseph Willet (William): 17/APVT, 5/DCPL, Charleston Dist. b. 1842. 5' 10" tall, light complexion, light hair, blue eyes, occupation clerk. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 17 Feb 1862, age 19. Reported as CPL, 21 Jan 1863. Capt. at Stoney Creek, VA, 1 Dec 1864. Sent to Point Lookout, MD, and released, 16 Jun 1865. Post-war, moved to CT. d. bef. 1897. m. Anna Keith BISSELL, 6 Sep 1865.

PRIESTER, [O.]: 1MM/J [PVT]. Performed sentry duty with the company during the period 11 Nov6 Dec 1861, but no other record of service found. Apparently detached from Oswald's Co., 1st (Martin's) SC Mounted Militia.

PRINCE, C. J. H.: 17/D, 5/B PVT, Beaufort Dist. b. abt. 1838. Enlisted at Camp Gist, James Island, SC, 20 Mar 1862, age 24. Last recorded on clothing receipt roll, dated 12 Dec 1864.

(PRITCHARD, Brewerton J.: 17/B, 5/G, DBN/BPVT, Charleston Dist. b. abt. 1839. Residence: St. Helena Island, Beaufort Dist., SC. Enlisted at Charleston, SC, 10 Mar 1862, age 23. Reported in Dismounted Bn., 31 Aug 1864. WIA (gunshot in right hand) at Burgess' Mill, VA, 27 Oct 1864. Last reported as granted at 40-day medical furlough at Jackson Hospital, Richmond, VA, 14 Nov 1864. Farming on St. Helena Island, SC, in 1880.

PRITCHARD, Thomas W. (18361919): 14/A, 5/HPVT, Sumter Dist. b. Apr 1836. Residence: Privateer, SC; occupation: farmer. Enlisted at Camp Hampton, Columbia, SC, 2 Jan 1862, age 26. Last reported admitted to Episcopal Church Hospital, Williamsburg, VA, with acute dysentery, 23 Sep 1864. Post-war, farmer in Sumter Co., SC. d. 17 Mar 1919, Sumter Co., SC. m1. Nancy Hazeltine GEDDINGS.

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