The American Revolution in South Carolina

SC Fifth Regiment (1st Rifle Regiment)

Date Established:

Commanders: 

Original Officers:

February 22, 1776

 Col. Isaac Huger

Col. John Stewart

Lt. Col. Peter Horry

 Lt. Col. Alexander McIntosh

Maj. Benjamin Huger

Known Regimental Adjutants:

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Robert Simpson

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Known Quarter Masters:

John Dowland

Thomas Moore

Calvin Spencer

Miscellaneous Players:

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Henry Purcell - Chaplain

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Known Captains:

David Anderson

John Armstrong

William Ayres 

William Blameyer

John Bowie

Thomas Boyden

John Brown

George Cogdell

Clement Conyers

James Conyers, Jr.

William Conyers

Leonard Cooper

William Ransom Davis

Field Farrar

Stephen Guerry

Thomas Harvey

James Hogan

George Jervey

Thomas Jervey 

Daniel Martin 

Lewis Daniel Martin

William Nettles 

William Parsons

Robert Pasley

Alexander Patrie

Thomas Potts

Francis Prince

William Richardson

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? Shackleford

Thomas Shubrick

Calvin Spencer

William Tate

Benjamin Tutt

Richard Tutt

Edward Walsh

Samuel Warren

Edward Welch

Known Lieutenants - Captain Unknown

William Blameyer

Thomas Coyle

George Evans

Thomas Farrar, Jr.

John Frierson

John Gordon

Henry Hyrne

? Jarvis

Alexander Keith

James Kenney

Daniel Martin

James McKinney

Collin Mitchum

Richard Moncrief

Richard Monterip

Major Parson

Alexander Patrie

Joseph Pickens

Thomas Price

 ? Rolando

Calvin Spencer

Gabriel Tutt

Richard Tutt

Samuel Warren

Edward Welch

Cato West

? Withers

Known Sergeants - Captain Unknown:

Joseph Aldman

Thomas Allison

John Anderson

Robert Anderson

William Badge

Peter Baquet

Henry Brabham

Philip Bracky

Joseph Telford Brooks

John Brown

William Bunnel

William Cain

William Carraway

William Caun

Peter Chambliss

David Connel

Charles Cook

John Corry

Thomas Coyle

Robert Crosson

? Curtis

Benjamin Curtis

Lewis Davies

William Demsey

John Dowland

Henry Drew

William Emson

Samuel Felps

Lewis Goodwin

Arthur Graham

Thomas Hail

Thomas Hale

Adam Hampton

Jonathan Harding

Thomas Hargrave

Arthur Harris

Arthur Henry

John Holton

Henry Horton

John Howard

George Jaemeson

John Keckerly

John Hugh Kelly

William Leech

William Lucy

Edward Lupton

Frederick Mattute

John Mayes

Elijah McBailey

Patrick McCann

John McConehee

John McCullough

Thomas McDowell

John McWalter

Nicholas Mercer

William Morris

Thomas Newberry

Joseph Olman

William Olman

James O'Neal

Lemuel Page

William Penn

John Priest

John Price

Robert Prince

Michael Shaver

Dempsey Williams

Thomas Woolferston

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Known Corporals - Captain Unknown:

Abraham Anderson

William Badge

Peter Baquet

Jeremiah Barnet

Matthew Booth

Charles Brooker

John Brown

George Burrows

William Carraway

Arthur Chapman

James Chriswell

William Coleman

Charles Cook

John Corry

Thomas Coyle

Benjamin Curtis

Benjamin Dean

John Dowland

Richard Dunn

William Emson

Hugh Gallahan

Lewis Goodwin

Thomas Hail

Thomas Hale

John Haley

John Hardy

Stephen Hendry

Arthur Henry

Enoch Hooper

Samuel Howard

Thomas Hunter

Hugh Pugh Jerrald

Eliasha Edwards Johnson

John Jones

James Kar

John Keckerly

Cornelius Keith

Peter Kelly

James Kenedy

John Lewis

James Logan

William Lucy

James Maltier

Elijah McBailey

Michael McCay

Samuel McCulloch

Collin Mitchum

Thomas Moore

William Morris

Robert Moseley

Daniel Norris

Lemuel Page

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Known Privates / Fifers / Drummers / Etc. - Captain Unknown:

George Aberdeen

Matthew Adams

William Adams

John Adcock

Leonard Adcock

William Albert

Joseph Aldman

 John Alexander

Simeon Alexander

William Allen

Joseph Allfriend

Arthur Almond

Abraham Anderson

Charles Anderson

George Anderson

James Anderson

William Anderson

Jacob Apply

Francis Archer

Bartholomew Arcise

Joseph Armstrong

Peter Arnce

Thomas Arnold

Joseph Arthurs

Thomas Atkinson

John Auston

William Auston

Job Backsley

William Badge

Frederick Bahtsdorff

Samuel Bailey

Thomas Bailey

Henry Baker

John Baker

William Baker

John Ball

John Baptistima - Drummer

Peter Baquet

Benjamin Barker

Thomas Barnes

William Barnes

Jeremiah Barnet

William Barnet

Jesse Barrer

Matthew Barrott

Patrick Bates

William Bates

David Batton

Robert Battie

Thomas Beamish

Bastion Beawron - Fifer

John Bedeingfield

James Beizzard

Jonathan Bell

Robert Bennefield

Benjamin Bennet

John Bennet

Robert Bennet

John Berrier

James Berry

John Billinger

Henry Blanchel

Henry Blansett

Bartlett Bledsoe

William Blunt

Waters Boardwine

Benjamin Boatwright - Fifer & Private

James Boddeford

George Booth

Matthew Booth

Pierre Bouet

James Bourdain

John Boyd

William Boyd

Benjamin Brabham

Henry Brabham

Richard Bracewell

Willis Braddy

William Bradley

Hugh Brannam

John Brannam

Edward Brannon

John Brannon

William Brazeal

Isaiah Breacher

John Bridge

William Bridge

Elias Bridgewater

Isaac Bridgewater

Moses Brigman

Thomas Brigman

William Brigman

Michael Brinkley

Thomas Britt

Charles Brooker

Bibby Brooks

John Brothers

William Brown

Alexander Brunson

George Brunson

William Brunson

James Buchanan - Drummer

James Bucker

Obediah Burden

Fuersey Burjoys

Isaac Burienson

Richard Burrows

Henry Bush

John Busk

William Butler

James Cain, Jr.

Michael Cain

Alexander Cameron

Archibald Campbell

James Cane

John Cane

James Carey

Patrick Carey

Joseph Carr

Emanuel Carter

Solomon Carter

William Catlet

Joseph Caun

William Caun

William Centry

Peter Chambliss

Arthur Chapman

John Chapman

John Charles

Lazarus Chavis

John Chew

Francis Christie

Joseph Christien

James Chriswell

Aaron Clark

George Clark

Harden Clark

Ozburn Clark

James Claser

Samuel Clater

John Clayton

William Clemons

William Cliffright

Nathaniel Clinton

Nathan Clyburn

William Cockerom

William Cockrael

James Cocks

Francis Coin

Dennis Coleman - Fifer

William Coleman

William Conn

John Connally

James Conroy

John Conway

Charles Conyers

Charles Cook

John Cooke

Jacob Copeland

Jonas Cornett

John Corry

Isaac Cotton

Andrew Coushan

Thomas Coyle

Thomas Coyle

James Crapps

John Crawford

Noah Cregs

Andrew Crison

Robert Crosson

John Crow

William Cruise

John Crump - Fifer

Michael Cryey

Jonathan Cud

James Culbertson

Francis Culling

James Curry

Abner Curtis

Joseph Dail

Benjamin Dancey

Francis Dannelly

William Dartin

Csiesley Davies

Gideon Davies

Absalom Davis

John Davis

Walter Davis

William Royall Davis

Benjamin Dean

John Dean

Sterling Dean

Glode Defoue

William Demsey

William Denkins

Gulidmus De Tasolly

John Devoil

Cadoe De Young

John Dian - Fifer

Derbrick Diggers

John Donaldson

Thomas Donaldson

John Douglass

John Douglass, Sr.

John Dowland

John Drain

John Drean

Benjamin Drew

Henry Drew

Daniel Driggers

Isaac Driggers

Johnson Driggers

William Driggers

Francis Droze

James Drummond

Major Drummond

Daniel Dumain

Stephen Dumay

John Dunbar

David Dunn

Joseph Dunn

Thomas Dunn

John Easom

Andrew Edee

John Edes

William Edwards

Boston Eilleman

John Eldridge

William Elliott

William Ellison

William Emson

Cornelius Evans

Ezekiel Evans

William Evans

William Evans

John Evett

John Fanny

Daniel Farquer

Jesse Farrow

Samuel Felps

Richard Fenlinson

Richard Fenton

James Finley

William Finley

John Finney

John Fletcher

John Flory

Thomas Floyd

Absalom Ford

James Fortenbury

Charles Fortune

William Foster

Michael Fox

John Francis

Thomas Franklin

Jacob Franks

Joseph Franks

Stephen Franks

Alexander Fraser

George Free

Henry Freeman

Michael Freeman

John French

William French - Drummer

Charles Frier

John Frier

George Fuller

John Fuller

Thomas Gardner

Abraham Garrard

Paul Garrison

Abraham Garrott

Reuben Gathing

Jacob Geger

John Gembal

Jesse George

Nicholas George

Paul Gerrenson

William Gibbs

Thomas Gibson

William Gibson

Jacob Giger

James Giles

William Gillihan

William Ginn

John Glasgow

Samuel Glasgow

George Glenn

Nicholas Glosser

Thomas Godfrey

Sheried Going

Charles Goodin

Lewis Goodin

William Gooding

Lewis Goodwin

Thomas Gordon

Arthur Graham

John Graham - Drummer

John Graham

Peter Grant

Joseph Greaves

John Green

William Green

John Gregory

James Grey

Thomas Griffin

Duncan Grimes

John Grimes - Drummer & Drum Major

William Groves

William Gullihan

James Hagens

John Hagewood

Thomas Hail

Thomas Hale

James Hall, Jr.

John Hall

William Hall

John Hambleton - Fifer

John Hampton

Henry Hancock

James Handly

Robert Hannah

Magnus Harcroff

John Harding

John Hardy

Thomas Harlewood

Edward Harley

Abraham Harman

James Harrel

Richard Harvey

John Hawk

Chapman Hawkings

John Hawkings

Stephen Hawks

Robert Hays

Peter H. Haysaker

Arthur Heat

John Heater

George Helford

John Hendricks

Thomas Hendricks

Robert Hendry

Stephen Hendry

Arthur Henry

Stephen Henry

Philip Henson

Aaron Herren

John Hewes

Abraham Hewett

Arthur Heyott

Joseph Heyott - Fifer

Nathan Hickman

Jacob Hider

John Higgs

George Hill

John Hill

William Hill

 William Hillis

Andrew Hilton

James Hilton

William Hilton

William Hinson

Joshua Hodger

John Hogg

Valentine Holderfield

Isham Holey

Basil Hollis

J. Holmes

John Holmes

Joseph Holt

John Holton

Church Hooper

Thomas Hooper

William Hooper

John Hope

Jesse Hopkins

Samuel Howard

William Howe

David Huggins - Drummer & Private

Thomas Hughes

Lewis Humphreys

Benjamin Hunter

Farcey Hunter

Joseph Hunter

Thomas Hunter

Henry Hurton

Peter Huskins

George Hutton

Joseph Imfile

George Jackson

George Jaemeson

Hugh Pugh Jerrald

James Johnson

James Johnston

Nicholas Johnston

Richard Johnston

Robert Johnston

Daniel Jones

David Jones

Evan Jones

James Jones

John Jones

Thomas Jones

James Jonson - Drummer

Andrew Julian

John Keckerly

Isaac Keener

Joseph Keller

Matthew Kellum

Peter Kelly

John Kemp

Joseph Kerr

David Kersey

William Kertlet

Herman Keyser

Jacob Kiger

Peter Kilgore

Robert Kilgore

Job Killum

Edward Kingham

Robert Kingsborg

Robert Kinningburgh

Harman Kiser

Jeremiah Knott

James Kunin

Joseph Labar

William Lacey

John Ladson

William Laird

Jacob Lale

James Lambert

John Baptist Lamie - Drummer

Moses Landreth

James Lane

Jesse Lane

Reuben Lane

Thomas Langley

Peter Lapon

John Larsbury

Simon Lavine

John Lawson

John Lecroy

Drury Lee

James Lemmans

John Lessly

John Lewis

Richard Lewis

Charles Little

Thomas Little

Marcus Littleton

John Lodger

James Logan

James Long - Drummer & Private

John Long

Thomas Long

Adam Looney

Peter Lopping

John Love

Robert Love

John Lovell

Isaac Lowe

Matthew Lowes

Arthur Lucas

Francis Lucas

William Lucy

Edward Lupton

Patrick Lynch

Thomas Lynch

Samuel Machan

John Mahony

Malachi Malbow

Andrew Maloy

James Maltier

Michael Marikie

James Marlow

John Marsh

James Martin

Nickola Martin

Charles Mason

John Matlow

Samuel Matthews

Frederick Mattute

Joseph May

Thomas May

Molton Mayberry

John Mayes

William Mayes

Elijah McBailey

Vardry McBee

Henry McCall

Patrick McCann

Thomas McCarthy - Drummer

Nathaniel McClinton - Fifer

Hugh McCracken

William McCracken

James McCulloch

Samuel McCulloch

John McCullough

Patrick McCutchen

John McDaniel

John McDaniel

Randel McDaniel

Thomas McDowell

William McDowell

John McElwrath

Archibald McFatter

Owen McGarr

James McGauchy

Alexander McIntire

Laughlin McIntock - Drummer

William McKeene

John McKnott - Drummer

Walter McKnott

James McLeer

John McMillan

Nathaniel McMullen

John McNatt

John McWalter

James Meddows

John Medows

James Megoock

Edward Meikson

Timothy Menkie

Nicholas Mercer

Benjamin Merchant

William Merrick

James Methany

David Meyers

Richard Miers

John Miller

John Miller

Thomas Miller - Drum Major

William Millican

Alexander Mills

John Mills

David Mitchell

Jack Molar

John Molley

Humphrey Moody

George Moon

Alexander Moore

Andrew Moore

Jesse Moore

Joseph Moore

Thomas Moore

William Moore

John Morning

Drury Morris

Philemon Morris

William Morris

David Morrison

Aaron Muns

John Murphy

Thomas Murphy

James Murray

Nathan Murry

Anthony Myers

Charles Myers

William Nacher

William Nailer - Drummer

John Neason

James Neel

James Nelson

Thomas Newberry

Charles Nicholas

Peter Nichom

Samuel Night

Thomas Nisbet

Ambrose Nixson

Daniel Norris

Gilbert Norris

James Nubi

Francis Oatman

Abraham Odom

William O'Hara

Boston Ollis

Joseph Olman

Nathan Overton

Tilly Owen

Thomas Owens

William Owlett

Henry Pacehart

Simon Pack

James Page

John Page

Lemuel Page

Samuel Page

John Pale

Bowen Parker - Fifer & Private

Daniel Parker

John Parker

Jonathan Parker

Richard Parker

Pater Partin

Samuel Patten

Arthur Patton

Gaspard Pecolet

William Penn

Samuel Perry

John Petit

Arthur Philips

George Philips

John Philips

Arthur Phipps

Edward Pink

John Pink

Thomas Pollard

John Poultrie

Mark Powell - Drummer

Morris Powell

Samuel Powell

Joseph Preston

John Price

Thomas Price

Thomas Price

John Priest

Robert Prince

Elijah Proctor

Thomas Purdy 

Robert Queals

Levi Quick

Robert Ray

Thomas Rolins

David Rolinson

John Roth

Malachi Rowland

Peter Rowland

Nathaniel Saunders

Henry Sawdy

Michael Shaver

James Simpson

Frederick Sponeler

George Stanley

John Sullivan

John Thompson

Archibald Upgrove

William Wagster

Edward Watts

Grief Whittington

Hardy Williams

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Brief History of Regiment:

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Authorized February 22, 1776 in the South Carolina Provincial Troops as the 5th South Carolina Regiment. Organized in spring 1776 at Charleston to consist of seven companies from eastern and northern South Carolina. Adopted March 25, 1776 into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department.

Assigned November 23, 1776 to the 2nd South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department. Relieved January 3, 1779 from the 2nd South Carolina Brigade. Assigned February 1, 1779 to the South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department. Relieved May 1, 1779 from the South Carolina Brigade. Assigned June 15, 1779 to McIntosh's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department. Relieved September 14, 1779 from McIntosh's Brigade.

Consolidated February 11, 1780 with the 1st South Carolina Regiment [see 1st South Carolina Regiment].

Engagements:

Charleston 1775-1776
Savannah

Elements additionally served in Florida 

Date(s):

Known Battles / Skirmishes:

Jun. 28, 1776

Fort Moultrie

Aug. 1, 1776

Seneca Town

Aug. 8-11, 1776

Cherokee Towns

Dec. 29, 1778 

Savannah (GA)

Feb. 3, 1779

Port Royal Island

May 3, 1779 

Coosawhatchie

May 11, 1779

Charleston Neck

Jun. 20, 1779 

Stono Ferry

Sep. 16 - Oct. 18, 1779

Siege of Savannah (GA)


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