South Carolina Mounted Militia
Captain Walpole's Cavalry
Stono Scouts

Officers
Walpole, John B. L., Captain, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Gervais, Paul T., 1st Lieutenant

Fripp, J. Evans, 2nd Lieutenant, enlisted as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Whaley, Joseph S., 2nd Lieutenant, enlisted as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Mitchell, Charles A., Assistant Surgeon, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

NonCommissioned Officers
Bailey, Ephraim C., 1st Sergeant, joined as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.. He was born 1832 on Edisto Island and he died 1870. He gradudated from the Citadel, graduate #61, in 1851 and was a planter on Edisto Island.

Roper, William, 1st Sergeant

Walker, William H., 2nd Sergeant, joined as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Moore, Maurice A., 3rd Sergeant, joined as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Whaley, John B., 4th Sergeant, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Chisolm, J. J., Sergeant

Fripp, William Edings, Corporal, joined as a 1st Lieutenant, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Johnston ( Johnstone ), William C., Corporal, joined as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Mathews ( Mathis ), Benjamin H., Corporal, joined as a Private, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Sanders, J. O'Hear, Corporal, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Privates
Anderson, Alex C.

Bacot, A. Jane W., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Bacot, Tours L., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Ball, Elias, enlisted at age 16, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Ball, J. Cummins, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Bryan, B. S.

Bryan, Edward B., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Burden, K.

Chalmers, John C., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Chalmers, Thomas B., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Coleman, Henry H., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Creighton, John McP.

Curtis, Francis S. ( F. L. ), surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Curtis, Thomas S.

Davis, Benjamin F., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Davis, Charles S., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Davis, Joseph W., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Dorrel, James M., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Dow, J. R.

Fripp, J. A.

Frost, William B., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Gardner, George B.

Gibbes, Mat G., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Glover, Charles F.

Godfrey, William

Grimball, Isaac P., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Grimball, P. C.

Grimball, Thomas H.

Grimkle, T. S.

Hanahan, William S., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Hay, C. Gadsden, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Heriot, William J.

Heyward, Alfred R., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Johnson, J. Bridges, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

King, Samuel J., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Legare II, James Christopher Wilkinson, was born 19 Oct 1834 on Johns Island and married Sarah Phobe Jenkins in January 1855. He is on the muster roll from 10 Nov 1861 to 10 Feb 1862. He and his family refugeed to Orangeburg sometime before November 1863. They stayed there until after March 26, 1866, when he and his mother, Lydia (Bryan) Legare, witnessed John William Jenkins' (his father-inlaw) statement and oath he made to the Freedman's Bureau to get back his lands. He died 12 November 1874 "of malaria and malnutrition." and is buried at Johns Island Presbyterian Church.

Legare, Solomon E., Enlisted 10 Nov 1861. Transferred to Cadet Rangers 28 July 1864. Captured near Petersburg 7 Nov 1864. Took oath and released 28 June 1865 but was too ill to leave and admitted to hospital and died there of "chronic diarrhea" 22 July 1865. Family history says he reached home and died there.

Mathews, J. E.

Mathews, W. E.

Mayes, William G., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

McElhenney, Eugene F. ( Eugin T. ), surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Messervy, Thomas Hervieu, born 22 April 1846. Enlisted Oct 1864 on Johns Island and served as a private until his discharged in Averyboro, NC on 26 April 1865. He was paroled 1 May 1865. In his later years, he lived at the Old Soldiers Confederate Home in Columbia until his death 12 Jan 1929 and was buried at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Summerville, SC.

Miles, E. Scott, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Miles, R. Peake, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Miller, Bender N.

Miller, John M., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Mott, Charles I., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Mott, J. Rhett, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Mott, Maham H., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Nott, Angus P.

Peeples, Thomas M.

Peoples, T. M.

Pringle, James R., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Pritchard, W. W.

Rabb, William S., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Ravenel, Edward, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Richards, Frederick, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Riker, David

Rivers, George W.

Rivers, J. Townsend, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Rivers, William S.

Robertson, Duncan C., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Seabrook, William, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Simmons, Arthur W. T.

Sligh, George A., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Smith, E. D.

Steele, William, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Stevens, D. Augustus

Stevens, J. L.

Stevens, William

Taylor, J. Lawton, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Thompson, Henry T.

Townsend, D. J.

Trenholm, Charles L., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Walpole, Benjamin M.

Walpole, Horace E. ( G. )

Walpole, Horace E.

Walpole, Horace George

Walpole, J. B. L.

Walpole, J. Legare, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Walpole, James L.

Welch, B.

Wescoat, Arthur B., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Wescoat ( Wescott ), N. Lawrence, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Whaley, Thomas, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Whaley, William B.

Wilson, C. H.

Wilson, John R., surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

Note:

Also known as the South Carolina Independent Rifleman operating as an independent company of mounted infantry and were mostly the sons of the plantation owners, and they patrolled Johns Island to prevent looting. They also acted as lookouts and fought when called upon. notably "BLOODY BRIDGE" or "THE BATTLE FOR BURDENS CAUSEWAY" on Johns Island 7-9 July 1864.
Atlas Pitman served in the 1st Ga Regulars, Company I. They were at Waterloo Plantation Johns Island 7 July 1864, also called Bloody Bridge. The Stono Scouts were there, about 20 strong says the author of "Footprints of a Regiment", 1st Sergeant William H. Andrews, a vet of the 1st Ga, Company D, and this action. The Scouts were overun by the 26th NY Colored Troops and the wounded Scouts were bayonted by members of the 26th.

I have found little on this unit but am pretty sure was not a CSA unit. They entered service in Nov 1861 to provide pickets and videttes for the SC coast between the North Edisto and Stono Rivers, and served in that role for most of the war. It was stationed on Johns Island. They were included in Robertson's Brigade, in Major General Ambrose R. Wright's Divison, as reported January 20, 1865. This brigade consisted of Artillery units and SC Senior and Junior Reserve units, surrendered at Greensboro, NC on 26 April 1865.

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