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Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Colonel M Jenkins, 5th South Carolina Infantry

Colonel M Jenkins, 5th South Carolina Infantry

Fifth South Carolina Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 4 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 June, 1861. Stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL M JENKINS
Major & Captain M Jenkins, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company I (E 1st), and principal, Kings Mountain Military Academy, Kings Mountain, Yorkville, South Carolina, was appointed colonel, 5th South Carolina Infantry, on 18 February, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL G W H LEGG
Captain G W H Legg, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company F, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 5th South Carolina Infantry, on 18 February, 1861.

MAJOR W T THOMSON
W T Thomson was appointed major, 5th South Carolina Infantry, on 18 February, 1861.

Company A Johnson Riflemen or Rifles: CAPT. J W GOSS
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Union Courthouse, Union District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861.
Company B/G (1st) King's Mountain Guards: CAPT. A JACKSON
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Yorkville, York District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861.
Company C (1st) Batesville Volunteers: CAPT. J J BROWN
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861, and declined Confederate service for one year at Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 4 June, 1861.
Company C (2nd)/F (1st) Lawson's Fork Volunteers: CAPT. R B SEAY
The company was accepted in state service at Spartanburg, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 17 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 13 April, 1861.
Company D/K (1st) Tyger (River) Volunteers or Goshen Hill Volunteers: CAPT. J R R GILES
The company was mustered in state service at Santuc and Goshen Hill, Union District, South Carolina, under the command of Captain J W Sartor, on 13 April, 1861, and First Lieutenant J R R Giles, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, was appointed captain, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, on 25 May, 1861.
Company E/B (1st) Pea Ridge Volunteers: CAPT. W J T GLENN
The company was accepted in state service at Jonesville, Union District, South Carolina, on 6 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 13 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, the same day and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad on 15 April, 1861. Captain W J T Glenn, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company E, was slightly wounded at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861, and resigned on 21 September, 1861.
Company F/I (1st) Morgan Light Infantry or Rifles: CAPT. A H FOSTER
Captain G W H Legg, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company F, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 5th South Carolina Infantry, on 18 February, 1861, and the company was mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain J M Benson, at Spartanburg, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861. First Lieutenant A H Foster, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company C (2nd), was appointed captain, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company F, on 25 May, 1861.
Company G/D (1st) Pacolet Guards: CAPT. J Q CARPENTER
The company was accepted in state service at White Plains, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 24 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 13 April, 1861.
Company H Catawba Light Infantry, 46th South Carolina Militia, North Battalion: CAPT. W J BOWEN
The company was mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain R H Glenn, at Yorkville, York District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861, and Private W J Bowen, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, was appointed captain, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, on 27 May, 1861.
Company I/E (1st) Jasper Light Infantry, 34th South Carolina Militia, South Battalion: CAPT. C A SEABROOK
Major & Captain M Jenkins, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company I, and principal, Kings Mountain Military Academy, Kings Mountain, Yorkville, South Carolina, was appointed colonel, 5th South Carolina Infantry, on 18 February, 1861, and First Lieutenant C A Seabrook, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company I (E 1st), was appointed captain, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company I (E 1st), on 2 March, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Yorkville, York District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861.
Company J Whyte Guards: CAPT. A E HUTCHISON
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Rock Hill, York District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861, and declined Confederate service for one year at Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 4 June, 1861.
Company K/L (1st) Spartan Rifles: CAPT. J WALKER
The company was accepted in state service at Spartanburg, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 9 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 13 April, 1861.
Star Artillery: FIRST LT. F G LATHAM
The company was organised with thirty to forty men of the 5th South Carolina Infantry, under the command of First Lieutenant F G Latham, 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company G, in October 1861 and was assigned two field pieces of the Sumter Artillery (See the 4th South Carolina Infantry). The company was disbanded between (?) December, 1861, and (?) January, 1862 .

Sources

"The 'Spartan Volunteers,' a Rifle company, 81 strong, Joseph Walker, Captain. The 'Morgan Rifles,' G. W. H. Legg, Captain. Mr. Legg is a candidate for Major of this Regiment; and if he is elected, Lieut. J. C. Winsmith will likely succeed to the captincy of the Morgan Rifles."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 31 January, 1861 - Spartanburg District

"We have recived information indirectly, from the Adjutant and Inspector General, to the effect that the King's Mountain Guards will either be attached to the 5th Regiment - which is highly probable - or, in case od demand for troops in the field, they will certainly have prominent place in the picture."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 14 March, 1861 - The King's Mountain Guards

"This regiment, commanded by Col. Jenkins, of York, numbering some eleven hundred men, will come here today. They will camp at the Fair grounds until ordered to Charleston."

Columbia Guardian (Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina), 12 April, 1861 - The Fifth Regiment

"We understand that Brigadier General McGowan, for the present, is in command of the reserve Brigade now quartered in and near the Race Course in this City, consisting of the Fifth Regiment, Col. M. Jenkins; the Seventh, Col. Bacon; and the Eighth, Col. Cash. General Garlington is at Columbia, consolidating another Brigade, to be composed of the Third Regiment, General Williams; and the Fourth, Col. J. D. Ashmore, so that all the ten thousand Volunteer Troops called for are now in the field and ready for any emergency."

Charleston Courier (Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina), 16 April, 1861 - Military

"Col. Jenkins' regiment of volunteers, from York, Spartanburg and Union Districts, arrived by trains from Greenville and Charlotte on Saturday. They number some eleven hundred men, and all fine looking soldiers. They are encamped at the Fair Grounds, but have received orders to march today for Charleston."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 18 April, 1861 - Arrival of troops

"Col. Jenkins, of the 5th Regiment of Volunteers, composing the districts of York, Union and Spartanburg, received orders on Tuesday evening last, for his regiment to rendezvous in Columbia forthwith. The 'Jasper Light Infantry,' Captain Seabrook; the 'Catawba Light Infantry,' Capt. R. H. Glenn; and a portion of the 'King's Mountain Guards,' Captain Andrew Jackson, left Yorkville on Saturday morning train. The remainder of the King's Mountain Guards, numbering fifty-two men, left for Columbia, on Sunday morning by a special train. The late hour at which they received the orders prevented them from joining their Company sooner. The 'Whyte Guards,' Capt. A. E. Hutchinson, from Rock Hill, joined the other Companies at Chester on Saturday morning."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 18 April, 1861 - Our volunteers

"Our friend, Sergeant Daniel D. Moore, who returned home a few days since, on furlough, on account of serious illness in his family, has kindly furnished us with a correct roll of the Whyte Guards, of Rock Hill, which are at present stationed on Sullivan's Island."

Yorkville Enquirev (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina)r, 25 April, 1861 - Whyte Guards

"A committee of seven ladies of Spartanburg, matrons and daughters, desiring to present a regimental Flag to the Fifth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, now stationed on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, and composed of volunteers from Spartanburg, Union and York Districts, and commanded by Col. M. Jenkins, of York; Lieut. Col. Legg, of Spartanburg; and Maj. Thomson, of Union; and desirous that each of the Districts so well represented should share in the honour of presenting to the Regiment such a testimonial of their esteem, they have deputed me to address to you this communication, cordially inviting the ladies of your District to unite with them in making up a subscription for such a purpose."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 25 May, 1861 - Regimental flag

"The members of the 'Jasper Light Infantry,' 'Kings Mountain Guards' and 'Catawaba Light Infantry,' who have volunteered for Confederate service - numbering about two hundred - reached Yorkville on Tuesday evening. On the arrival of the train a large number of the citizens of town and country, assembled at the depot, and the 'boys' were formally welcomed in a few appropriate remarks by capt. Howard. The companies then proceeded to the King's Mountain Hotel, where an excellent Pic Nic had been prepared by the ladies of Yorkville. The companies are on furlough until Monday next, when they will leave for Orangeburg, where, according to the Mercury they are to remain for a week previous to starting for Virginia. The Volunteers of the 5th Regiment for the Confederate service, number about nine hundred men. The balance of the regiment, for the present, will remain at Sullivan's Island."

Yorkville Enquire (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 30 May, 1861 - The Fifth Regiment

"The Seventh Regiment of S. C. Volunteers, Colonel Bacon, started on Tuesday for Virginia, and the Fifth Regiment, Colonel Jenkins, left on Wednesday."

Charleston Mercury (Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina), 6 June, 1861 - Military movements

"Orders came this evening for us to proceed, via the 10 o'clock train of the Central Rail Road, tomorrow, for Manassas Junction."

Yorkville Enquirer (Yorkville, York District, South Carolina), 27 June, 1861 - Richmond, Va., Monday night, 17 June, 1861

"Camp Walker, Manassas Junction, 6th July, 1861 - The regiments of the Third Brigade now here, viz: the Fifth S. C. and Seventeenth and Eighteenth Miss., were reviewed by General Beauregard and staff on Thursday evening, and all expressed themselves as highly delighted at the appearance and manoeuvres of the troops."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 8 July, 1861 - From Manassas Junction

"Camp Pettus is in Fairfax County, near Centreville, about 140 miles by Railroad from Richmond and about 25 miles from Washington. Four regiments are stationed here, all South Carolinians, viz: Col. Jenkins, 5th Regiment; Col. Sloan's, 4th Regiment; Col. Winder's, 6th Regiment, and Col. Blanding's, the 9th Regiment. These form our Brigade under the command of Gen. D. R. Jones, whose Headquarters is close by our regiment. The number of Col. Blanding's Regiment has been changed from the 2d to the 9th."

Lancaster Ledger (Lancaster, Lancaster District, South Carolina), 28 August, 1861 - Camp Pettus, Virginia, Sunday, 4 August 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War: Fifth South Carolina Volunteers, Jenkins', in collaboration with W B Bynum, K R Johnson and H M Madaus with text and illustrations by R Field

South Carolina's military organisations during the War Between the States: The Upstate, by R S Seigler

"Two days later, Lieutenant Colonel George W. H. Legg, 5th South Carolina Infantry, wrote a letter to his local newspaper 'The Carolina Spartan' stating, 'We will have it today. We have been entrenching ourselves all night. We are well fortified at McClean's Ford.' Several days before the commencement of fighting, Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard ordered a "heavy" abatis about 200 yards in depth to be constructed on the western side of the Stone Bridge across the Run."

American Civil War fortifications No.2: Land and field fortifications, by Ron Field and illustrated by Peter Dennis

Notes

The 5th South Carolina Infantry was accepted in state service on 6 March, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, in the evening on 11 April, 1861.

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was mustered in state service for one year at Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, by Lieutenant Colonel B E Bee, 1st South Carolina Infantry, on 13 April, 1861.

State service

The 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, between 19 April and 28 May, 1861.

Organisation of 5th South Carolina Infantry, 13 April, 1861: Colonel M Jenkins, Lieutenant Colonel G W H Legg, Major W T Thompson; Company A, Johnson Riflemen, Captain J W Goss; Company B, Pea Ridge Volunteers, Captain W J T Glenn; Company C, Batesville Volunteers, Captain J J Brown; Company D, Pacolet Guards, Captain J Q Carpenter; Company E, Jasper Light Infantry, Captain C A Seabrook; Company F, Lawson's Fork Volunteers, Captain R B Seay; Company G, King's Mountain Guards, Captain A Jackson; Company I, Morgan Light Infantry or Rifles, Captain J M Benson; Company J, Whyte Guards, Captain A E Hutchison; Company K, Tyger (River) Volunteers, Captain J W Sartor; Company L, Spartan Rifles, Captain J Walker

Yorkville, York District, to Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, Companies H & I, & detachment of Company B, 13 April, 1861: The Catawba Light Infantry, the Jasper Light Infantry, and a detachment of Kings Mountain Guards were ordered to proceed by the King's Moutain Railroad to Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, in the morning on 13 April, 1861, and arrived by the Charlotte & South Carolina Railroad at Camp Calhoun, State Agricultural Society of South Carolina Fairgrounds, north of Upper Street, Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, the same day.

Note: The Whyte Guards arrived at Chester, Chester District, South Carolina, in the morning on 13 April, 1861, and the Kings Mountain Guards (52) was ordered to proceed by the King's Moutain Railroad to Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, in the morning on 14 April, 1861.

Spartenburg & Union Districts, to Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, Companies A, C (1st), C (2nd), D, E, F, G, & K, 13 April, 1861: The Spartan Rifles, the Pea Ridge Volunteers, the Batesville Volunteers, the Lawson's Fork Volunteers, the Morgan Light Infantry, the Pacolet Guards, the Tyger (River) Volunteers, and the Johnson Rifles arrived by the Union & Spartenburg Railroad at Camp Calhoun, State Agricultural Society of South Carolina Fairgrounds, north of Upper Street, Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861.

Camp Calhoun, State Agricultural Society of South Carolina Fairgrounds, north of Upper Street, Columbia, Richland District, to Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), Ri(c)kersville, one mile north of Ann Street, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, 15 April, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Camp Calhoun, State Agricultural Society of South Carolina Fairgrounds, north of Upper Street, Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Columbia Branch, South Carolina Railroad, to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 5 AM on 15 April, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp Charleston, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), Ri(c)kersville, one mile north of Ann Street, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening the same day.

Note: The 1st South Carolina Militia Rifles, under the command of Colonel J J Pettigrew, was ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening on 19 April, 1861, and the Charleston Zouave Cadets by the steamer Pieris on 20 April, 1861. The Lancaster Greys, 2nd South Carolina Infantry, was ordered to Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, in the morning the same day (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry).

Organisation of 1st South Carolina Militia Rifles, 27 December, 1860: Colonel J J Pettigrew, Lieutenant Colonel J L Branch, Major E Capers; Washington Light Infantry, Captain C H Simonton; Carolina Light Infantry, Captain B G Pinckney; Meagher Guards or Emerald Light Infantry, Captain E McCrady, Jr.; Charleston Zouave Cadets, Captain P F Stevens; Moultrie Guards, Captain B W Palmer; German Riflemen, Captain J Small; Palmetto Riflemen, Captain A Melchers

Note: The Washington Light Infantry (160), 1st South Carolina Militia Rifles, was stationed at Tompkin's Point, eastern extremity of Sullivan's Island, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour, between 12 and 13 April, 1861 (See the 1st South Carolina Infantry).

Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), Ri(c)kersville, one mile north of Ann Street, Charleston, to Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, 19 April, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the steamer Planter to Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Braurboard, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 12 PM the same day.

Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, 23 April, 1861: The German Artillery, Company B, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, was stationed at Camp Germania, eastern end of Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina; a detachment of the Washington Light Infantry (30), 1st South Carolina Militia Rifles, under the command of First Lieutenant E W Lloyd; and a detachment of the Charleston Light Dragoons, 4th South Carolina Militia Cavalry, at Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 22 April, 1861, and were relieved in the afternoon on 23 April, 1861.

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry, Company J, was stationed at Moultrie House, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 20 April, 1861, and Companies E and J, arrived in at the Moultrie House, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 28 April, 1861. The 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Camp Beauregard, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 30 April, 1861, and the 5th South Carolina Infantry, and Company H, was stationed between Fort Moultrie and Moultrie House, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 11 May, 1861.

Confederate service

The 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Camp Beauregard, Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General S McGowan, South Carolina Volunteers, on 1 May, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 3 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was on furlough between 28 May and 3 June, 1861.

Rendezvous at North Edisto River, west of Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, 4 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry arrived at Camp Davis, on the North Edisto River, west of Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, on 4 June, 1861.

Mustered for one year, Camp Davis, on the North Edisto River, west of Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, 4 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Davis, on the North Edisto River, west of Orangeburg Courthouse, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry, Companies C (1st) and J, under the command of Captains J J Brown and A E Hutchinson, respectively, declined Confederate service on 4 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, on the North Edisto River, west of Orangeburg, Orangeburg District, South Carolina, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 5-10 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Columbia Branch, South Carolina Railroad, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 5 June, 1861, and arrived by the Charlotte & South Carolina Railroad at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, via Chester, Chester District, South Carolina, on 6 June, 1861. The regiment arrived by the North Carolina Railroad at Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, on 8 June, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the morning on 9 June, 1861. The 5th South Carolina Infantry arrived at Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, in the evening the same day and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the morning on 10 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was detained at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, between 6 and 7 June, 1861, and was stationed at several tobacco warehouses, on the James River, south of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the morning on 10 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 11-18 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Camp Davis, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 11 and 18 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 18-19 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Central Virginia Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.73, Paragraph VII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 18 June, 1861, dated 17 June, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 19 June, 1861.

Note: Colonel M Jenkins, 5th South Carolina Infantry, was assigned to command Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.46, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and the 5th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 June, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.46, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, dated 19 June, 1861.

Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 5th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel G W H Legg, was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 23 July, 1861, and was stationed at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 23 and 24 July, 1861.

Fairfax Station to Camp Pettus, one & a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, on the road between Union Mills (Station) and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 24 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pettus, one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 24 July and 12 August, 1861.

Organisation of Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Brigadier General D R Jones, Confederate States Army; 4th South Carolina Infantry, Colonel J E B Sloan; 5th South Carolina Infantry, Colonel M Jenkins; 6th South Carolina Infantry, Colonel C S Winder; 9th South Carolina Infantry, Colonel J D Blanding

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861, and the 5th South Carolina Infantry arrived at Camp Pettus, two southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861; the 6th South Carolina Infantry and 9th South Carolina Infantry on 28 July, 1861; and the 4th South Carolina Infantry on 29 July, 1861.

Camp Pettus, one & a half miles southeast of Centreville, on the road between Union Mills (Station) & Centreville, to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 12 August, 1861: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.218, Paragragh I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 12 August, 1861, dated 10 August, 1861, and arrived at 2 PM the same day.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 23 April, 1862: The 5th South Carolina Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 23 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 5th South Carolina Infantry, under the command of Colonel A Coward, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, United States Army, resigned on 15 February, 1861, and was appointed captain and assistant adjutant general, Confederate States Army, on 6 March, 1861. Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was assigned to Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, at Charleston Harbour between 11 and 31 March, 1861, and was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, on 29 March, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, between 29 March and 30 April, 1861.

The 5th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.99: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp541-543
Colonel M Jenkins, Fifth South Carolina Infantry, dated McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 22 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.96: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp537-539
Brigadier General D R Jones, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated McLean’s Ford, on the Bull Run River, 23 July, 1861