4th Cavalry Regiment was organized in January, 1863, by consolidating the 10th and 12th
Battalions South Carolina Cavalry. The unit served in the Department of South Carolina,
Georgia, and Florida, then in March, 1864, moved to Virginia with 1,350 officers and men.
Attached to General Butler's Brigade, it participated in The Wilderness Campaign, the battles
around Cold Harbor, and in
various conflicts south of the James River. Transferred to Logan's command, it fought in the
campaign of the Carolinas and with less than 200 men surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
The field officers were Colonel B. Huger Rutledge, Lieutenant Colonel William Stokes, and
Major William P. Emanuel.