GENERAL WADE HAMPTON'S "IRON SCOUTS"
All 2nd SC Cavalry Regiment unless otherwise noted
Sergeant William A. "Bill" Mickler. Enlisted in the Beaufort District Troop on June 19, 1861 at Grahmville by Captain Screven for one year. Commanded the Iron Scouts in Virginia. Horses named Billy and Redmond (captured mount). Served as Private, Sergeant, commissioned a 2LT in October 1863, wounded Jan 1864, wounded Dec. 15, 1864 near Brentsville, resigned Jan 10, 1865.
Private Josiah Beck. Enlisted in the Beaufort District Troop on June 19, 1861 at Grahmville by Captain Screven for one year. Served as Private and Corporal. Captured near Cedar Run, VA on April 13, 1863, imprisoned at Old Capitol Prison, paroled May 10, 1863.
Sergerant Thomas L. "Tom" Butler, 22 years-old. Enlisted in Edgefield Hussars on June 6, 1861 at Edgefield, SC by his brother Captain M.C. Butler for one year. On sick furlough Nov. 1862 for "Debilitas". Killed July 3, 1863 at Hunterstown, PA (Gettysburg campaign). Other: Born Greenville County, SC, 5'-10" tall, dark hair, gray eyes
Private George M. Crafton. Enlisted in Edgefield Hussars on October 8, 1861 at Edgefield, SC by Captain Bunch for one year. Dismounted Feb-Mar 1864, hospitalized at Wilmington, NC for chronic diarrhea in Nov. 1864. Other: from Woodlawn PO, SC.
Corporal James R. "Jim" Dulin. Enlisted in the Boykin Rangers on March 14, 1862 in Virginia by Captain Boykin for the war. Captured March 30, 1863 near Brentsville/Catlett's Station by 8th Ill. Cavalry scouts, imprisoned in Old Capitol Prison, paroled for exchange on or before May 1863. Captured September 20, 1863 at Catlett's Station by II Corps, imprisoned briefly at Old Capitol Prison, transferred to Point Lookout. Back on duty Jan-Feb 1864, wounded Feb. 1864 near Cheraw, SC. Other: From Fauquier County, VA.
Private George J. Handley, 21 years-old. Enlisted July 7, 1862 at Charles City, VA for the war. Detailed as a scout Nov-Dec 1862 and present/accounted for on the muster roles of Company H, 1st NC Cavalry through August 1863. AWOL from September 1863 to February 1864 after having deserted (BHC p100, allegedly joined "Wilson's" federal cavalry and was later captured (BHC p232). Arrested and imprisoned by CSA authorities but later released after investigation proved his participation as a scout and spy during the absent period. Other: "Arab" and "Butler..." both mention Hanley from the 1st NC Cavalry several times. There was no "Hanley" documented in the 1st NC so we assume George to be the trooper referred to by Henderson.
Sergeant E. Prioleau Henderson. Enlisted in the Beaufort District Troop on June 19, 1861 at Grahmville by Captain Screven for one year. Horse named Arab. Served as Private, Corporal and Sergeant. On horse furlough July-Aug 1863, surrendered May 23, 1865 at Augusta, GA.
Private J. Dickerson "Dick" Hogan. 22 years old. Enlisted in Edgefield Hussars on June 14, 1861 at Columbia, SC by Captain M.C. Butler for one year. Served as Private and Sergeant. Detailed as a scout from Jan 1863 to Feb. 1864 or later. Credited for valuable scouting service during the famous Cattle Raid. Wounded at some point afterwards (BHC p109). Promoted to Sergeant and led MC Butler's Scouts, largely back in SC.
Private Cecil Johnson. No service records found. Enlisted in the 8th GA Regiment, Oglethorpe Light Infantry and transferred to the Beaufort Troop after action at Sharpsburg. Killed at Upperville (Gettyburg Campaign).
Corporal Huger Mickler. No service records found. Enlisted in the 8th GA Regiment, Oglethorpe Light Infantry and transferred to the Beaufort Troop after action at Sharpsburg. Killed at Greenwood Church and buried in the church-yard (A p82).
Private Simeon E. "Sim" Miller. 25 years-old. Enlisted in Brook's Troop on June 1, 1861 at Greenville, SC by Captain Lanneau for one year. Captured after being wounded at Warrenton, VA on May 3, 1863, imprisoned at Old Capitol Prison, sent to Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, VA, paroled for exchange. At home on sick furlough May-June 1863, back on duty July-Aug 1863, recruiting horses in Albermarle, VA from Nov. 1863 to Feb. 1864, detailed in Engineer Department as a clerk Aug. 9, 1864. Other: Born Barnwell District.
Private Wallace W. Miller, 20 years-old. Enlisted on August 27, 1861 at Hamburg (Camp Butler) by Captain Twiggs. On sick furlough July-Aug 1862. Captured at Petersburg, VA on November 15, 1864, imprisoned at City Point, swore oath and was released June 29, 1865, admitted to hospital at Point Lookout for "Chronic Diarrhea", transferred to General Hospital July 22, 1865. Other: from Edgefield District, SC.
Sergeant G. Marion Shirer. Enlisted in Edgefield Hussars on June 6, 1861 at Edgefield, SC by Captain M.C. Butler for one year. Horse named Rebel. Wounded Dec. 16, 1863, admitted to Richmond Hospital #9 (for "Vulnus Selopeticum"), furloughed for 30 days. Detached as regimental color bearer and promoted to Color Sgt. June 1, 1864.
Private J. Stanyard "Jack" Shoolbred, 22 years-old. Enlisted in the Beaufort District Troop on June 19, 1861 at Grahmville by Captain Screven for one year. Horse named Don. Captured by 8th Ill. Cavalry scouts on March 30, 1863 near Catlett's Station, imprisoned at Old Capitol Prison, later paroled. In Richmond Hospital #6 Nov. 1862, sick leave May-June 1863, AWOL July-Aug 1863, back on duty Sep-Oct 1863.
Sergeant J. Calhoun Sparks. Enlisted in Brook's Troop on June 1, 1861 at Greenville, SC by Captain Lanneau for one year. Appointed regimental color bearer July 1, 1862. Wounded in right breast, hospitalized at Chimborazo Hospital #3 March 1863. Home on furlough July-Aug 1863. Killed while scouting Jan 6, 1864 near Catlett's Station (Widow Burdine's house).
Private John C. Willingham.
in Brook's Troop on June 6, 1861 at Greenville, SC by Captain Lanneau
one year. On horse furlough Sep-Oct 1863, detailed in AQM Department at
SC in August 1864.
Other scouts mentioned as having been associated with the Iron Scouts are as follows:
SGT BARNWELL'S SCOUTS (temporarily attached to the Iron Scouts in 1862, A p80)
Sergeant Woodward "Woody" Barnwell. Enlisted in Company H on
1861 at Columbia, SC by Captain Taylor for one year. Furloughed to
May-June 1863, AWOL May-June 1863, sick Sep-Oct 1863. SO 170/1 of June
29, 1864 mentions service as scout for the 3rd Military District until
August 31, 1864.
GRIFFIN'S SQUAD (From Company G led by "Griffin" temporarily joined the Iron Scouts in late 1863)
Private G.W. Griffin, 21 years-old. Enlisted in Company G on
1862 at Peninsula, VA by Captain T.J. Lipscomb for the war. Other:
was also a "V. Griffin" in Company H but he was assigned to the AQM
in October 1862 so we assume this to be the correct trooper.
Other scout detachments were formed in late 1864 and 1865 and included members of the Iron Scouts. (BHC p417-8)
GENERAL BUTLER'S SCOUTS (Led by Sgt Hogan)
SGT Dick Hogan
GENERAL HAMPTON'S SCOUTS (Led by Sgt Shadborne)
SGT George D. Shadborne
GENERAL WHEELER'S SCOUTS (Led by Captain Shannon)
No troopers mentioned
GENERAL GARY'S SCOUTS (Drawn from the Legion cavalry, led by Sgt Dannelly)
SGT Dave Dannelly
Footnotes: A = Autobiography of Arab; BHC = Butler and his Cavalry
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