5th South Carolina Regiment
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5th South Carolina Regiment
5th South Carolina Regiment
AllegianceContinental Congress of the United States
Part ofSouth Carolina Line
Col. Isaac Huger
Col John Stewart
LtCol Peter Horry

The 5th South Carolina Regiment (1st Rifle Regiment) was raised on February 22, 1776, at Charleston, South Carolina, for service with the South Carolina Troops and later assigned to the Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Siege of Savannah. The regiment was merged into the 1st South Carolina Regiment on February 11, 1780.[1]


The following events occurred in the history of this unit:[1][2]

  • February 22, 1776, authorized in the South Carolina Provincial Troops
  • Spring 1776, organized at Charleston to consist of seven companies from eastern and northern South Carolina.
  • March 25, 1776, adopted into the Continental Army and assigned to the Southern Department
  • November 23, 1776, assigned to the 2nd South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • January 3, 1779, relieved from the 2nd South Carolina Brigade.
  • February 1, 1779, assigned to the South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department
  • May 1, 1779, relieved from the South Carolina Brigade.
  • June 15, 1779, assigned to McIntosh's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • September 14, 1779, relieved from McIntosh's Brigade
  • February 11, 1780, consolidated with the 1st South Carolina Regiment


The commanders of this unit were:[3]


This unit was involved in the following battles, skirmishes and sieges:[1]

  • June 28, 1776, Fort Moultrie
  • August 1, 1776, Seneca Town
  • August 8-11, 1776, Cherokee Towns
  • December 29, 1778, Siege of Savannah, Georgia
  • February 3, 1779, Port Royal Island
  • May 3, 1779, Coosawhatchie
  • May 11, 1779, Charleston Neck
  • June 20, 1779 Battle of Stono Ferry
  • September 16 - Oct. 18, 1779, Siege of Savannah, Georgia

See also


  1. ^ a b c Lewis, J.D. "The American Revolution in South Carolina, 5th SC Regiment (1st Rifle Regiment)". Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Wright, Robert K., Jr (1982). The Continental Army (PDF). Washington DC: Center of Military History United States Army. p. 305.
  3. ^ Heitman, Francis B. (1914). Historical Register of the Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution. p. 54. ISBN 9780806301761., via Google Books

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