Spartan Rangers, Independent Cavalry
Senior Reserves, State Troops

Officers
Wilkins, William Terrell, Captain, Enlisted at age 45 from Spartanburg District

Bivings, Cleveland, 1st Lieutenant, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

McMillan, James H., 2nd Lieutenant, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Means, Edward, 3rd Lieutenant, Enlisted at age 17 from Union District

NonCommissioned Officers
Bivings, Edward, 1st Sergeant, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Petty, Charly, Sergeant, Enlisted at age 17

Irwin, Tom H., Sergeant, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Bagwell, Josiah, Corporal, Enlisted at age 17

Gaffney, Logan, Corporal, Enlisted at age 17

Drayton, Charles H., Corporal, Enlisted at age 17 from Colleton District

Chamblin, Andrew, Corporal, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Cleveland, Jesse F., Corporal, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Privates
Bomar, James, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Brooks, Duncan, Enlisted at age 17 from Greenville District

Burnett, Thomas J., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Camp, Peter, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Campbell, Fell, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Cleveland, W. B., Enlisted at age 17, Commissary for company.

Cleveland, B. H., Enlisted at age 17

Cleveland, Barney F., Enlisted at age 17 from Greenville District

Cunningham, W. J., Enlisted at age 17

Davis, K., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Dempsey, John, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Dobbins, James, Enlisted at age 45 from Spartanburg District

Dodd, John, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Fairchild, Daniel, Enlisted at age 17 from Charleston District

Finch, William, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District, Killed in Action at Adams Run.

Foster, John, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Grier, John, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Henderson, Jackson, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Hendricks, Sim, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Holden, C., Enlisted at age 45 from Pickens District

Humphries, Green, Enlisted at age 17

Hunt, L., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Johnson, T. Carl, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Leonard, John Perry, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Lipscomb, William, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Mason, Miles, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

McDowell, David, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Moore, T., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District, Wounded in Action at Adams Run.

Odel, W. T., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Odum, James, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Petty, Charles, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Ross, Jake, Enlisted at age 17

Saulsbee, Jefferson, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Shileds, Charlie, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Smith, Gilford, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District, Wounded in Action at Moncks Corner.

Smith, Henry, Enlisted at age 17

Smith, Dickson, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Smith, Earl, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Smith, J., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Smith, J. G., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Walker, Albert, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Williams, August, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Willis, William, Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

Wood, T. J., Enlisted at age 17 from Spartanburg District

This Cavalry Company formed almost entirely of seventeen year old boys from different counties of the State, equipped themselves and organized when the Reserves were called out in 1864. After training a few weeks in Greenville Co. they were ordered to the coast, where they did good service to the close of the war. Being attached part of the time to the 1st So. Ca. Regiment of Cavalry, they were in a great many engagements from the Savannah to the Pee Dee Rivers, notably Adams Run, Honey Hill, Monks [sic] Corner. Going into service at the hardest time they gave some of their best blood to the Cause. They disbanded in North Carolina at the close of the War

,,,,(Signed) J. F. CLEVELAND.,,,

Source:

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Roll of South Carolina Volunteers in the Confederate States Provisional Army, 1899: Volume 5, Miscellaneous and State Troops, (Microcopy No. 16

Note:
As an independent company, they apparently served with both the 1st and 2nd Battalions SC Senior Reserves at various times, which probably explains why they are reported with both battalions

Senior Reserves


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