5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
Company H
Santee Guerrillas

This company was raised in Sumter and Clarendon Districts in December 1861 and January 1862, by Captain William Nettles (1810-1875) of Privateer Twp, Sumter District, and was originally Co. A, 2d, later 14th Battalion SC Cavalry. After June 1862, Nettles was mostly absent from the company due to ill health, and was subsequently discharged from the service in November 1862. The company was then commanded by Captain Richard M. Skinner of Paxville until his death at Nance's Shop, VA, on 24 June 1864, and thereafter by Captain Edward M. Bradham.

Company H 2d/14th Bn 5th Cav  
Names Co. A Co. H Disposition
Nettles, William CPT   Dropped, 14 Nov 1862.
Skinner, Richard M. 2LT/1LT/CPT CPT Killed, 24 Jun 1864.
Bradham, Edward Manly 1LT 1LT/CPT  
Bethune, John C. 2LT 2LT/1LT  
Colclough, J. Henry 2LT   Not reelected, 13 May 1862
Rhame, Franklin ( Francis ) M. 2LT 2LT  
Skinner, James D.   2LT  
Williams, M.D., David R.   A. A. Surg. Contract Surgeon.

Record of Events.

Co. A, 2d/14th Battalion SC Cavalry

2 Jan 1862. Station: Camp Hampton, near Columbia, SC.

14 Feb 1862 (per Ordnance Requisition): Station: Chehaw, SC.

May & Jun 1862. Station: McPhersonville, SC.

This company was engaged in the fight at Old Pocotaligo on the 29 of May. Twenty men under Command of Lieut. Skinner posted on the left of the Gardners Corner road & behind the bank of the Canal which crosses the road & near the bridge which was partially destroyed. Guarded the bridge & checked a strong force of the enemy for three hours sustaining meanwhile a close & rapid fire. Lieut. Skinner received a wound in the leg. Private H. J. McLeod was slightly wounded in the retreat. Five others of the Company had been previously detailed under Lieut. Bethune of this comy. to meet in advance and report the progress of the enemy & returned in time to destroy the bridge before the fight commenced. The remainder of the Company were employed as Horse Holders.

Jul & Aug 1862. Station: McPhersonville, SC
This Company is entitled to draw Commutation for clothing on this Roll. Also entitled to the Bounty which the Conscription Act provides.

Sep & Oct 1862. Station: McPhersonville, SC.
A portion of the Company being engaged with the enemy at Old Pocotaligo on the 22 Oct., Lieut. R. M. Skinner was wounded.

Nov & Dec 1862. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.

Co. H, 5th SC Cavalry

22 Jan 1863. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.

Jan & Feb 1863. Station: Pocotaligo, SC.

Mar & Apr 1863. Station: Near Charleston, SC.

30 Jun 1863. Station: Near Mount Pleasant, SC

Jul & Aug 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

Since last muster this Company has moved from Mount Pleasant to Charleston.

Sep & Oct 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.
The men reported as having lost or left their horses on Morris Island have not yet been paid by the Government for their horses, and this fact is not mentioned with a view to having the pay for the services of the horse-holders[??].

Nov & Dec 1863. Station: Charleston, SC.

30 Apr-31 Aug 1864. Station: Gravelly Run, VA.
This Company was engaged in the fight on 24 May 1864 at Charles City C.H. (Wilson's Wharf/Kennen's Point), VA.

Sep & Oct 1864. Station: Not stated [VA].

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