6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
(Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st
From the Confederate Service Records:
The 16th Battalion South Carolina Partisan Rangers
was organized July 21, 1862, and increased to a regiment about November 1, 1862,
by the addition of other companies. It was designated the 6th Regiment South
Carolina Cavalry, and was also known as Aiken's Regiment, Partisan Rangers, and
as the 1st Regiment South Carolina Partisan Rangers.
the National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website,
6th Cavalry Regiment [also called Dixie Rangers] was organized in
January, 1863, using the 16th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion as its nucleus.
Some of the men were from Columbia and The Citadel Academy. It saw action at
Willstown and Pon Pon River in South Carolina, then moved to Virginia with about
1,000 men. Assigned to General Butler's Brigade, the unit participated in The
Wilderness and Cold Harbor operations and in various conflicts south of the
James River. Later it was engaged in the campaign of the Carolinas assigned to
Logan's Brigade. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Its
commanders were Colonel Hugh K. Aiken, Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller, and
Major T.B. Ferguson.