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SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY REGIMENTS

 

 

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First (1st) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website First (1st) Regiment South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia) South Carolina State Troops

Second (2nd) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website Second (2nd) Regiment South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia) South Carolina State Troops

Third (3rd) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website Third (3rd) Regiment South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia) South Carolina State Troops

Fourth (4th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website Fourth (4th) Regiment South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia) South Carolina State Troops

 

Fifth (5th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website

Sixth (6th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website

Seventh (7th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website

Eighth (8th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves Website

The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as 'Gregg's, and Subsequently as 'McGowan's Brigade," by J.F.J. Caldwell. Originally published in 1866 by King & Baird Printers, Philadelphia, PA. It was re-printed in 1951 by Continental Book Company of Marietta, Georgia, and again in 1987 by Morningside Bookstore, Dayton, Ohio. This book is a history of the brigade made up of 5 South Carolina Regiments, having participating in most of the major eastern battles, including the Peninsula Campaign, 7 Days Battle, 2nd Manassas, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Petersburg, and ending up at Appomattox. It gives a look at the 5 regiments and tells of the Brigade from the beginning of the war to its conclusion. It also lists the statistics of the brigade and each regiment for the different battles and the war itself. The book begins with a listing of the 5 regiments and a history of their beginning. The 5 regiments that made up Gregg and McGowan's Brigade were:
1) 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment,
2) Orr's Regiment of Rifles,
3) 12th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment,
4) 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment,
5) 14th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment,

The 13th South Carolina Regiment was made up primarily of volunteers from Spartanburg County, South Carolina. Dr. J.B.O. Landrum's book, "The History of Spartanburg County," published in 1900 and reprinted by the Reprint Company in 1977 contains an extensive discussion of the various leaders who made up this regiment. Also provided is a complete listing of all members of the forces from Spartanburg County, SC, including all injuries and deaths. Their biographical sketches of O.E. Edwards and Benjamin T. Brockman--both Colonels of the 13th South Carolina (and both of whom died from wounds received in battle). This book also includes Civil War era photographs of these men. There are also sketches of many of the Captains of the various companies of the 13th SC as well. These book are quite scare, however, the Greenville and Spartanburg County Libraries, SC have copies. (submitted to us by A.D. Johnson, whose Great-Great Grandfather, John Tyler Johnson, along with his 3 brothers "jined" up in 1861 with Company E of the 13th South Carolina. One brother died, one lost an arm, and one received a bad injury to his hand from a minie-ball (A.D. Johnson's GGGrandfather, who can still recall of his grandfather talking about those brothers and what they went through). [This is the kind of history worthy of passing down through the ages]. Recent reprint by Morningside Bookstore, Dayton, Ohio, with a new introduction by Lee Wallace, Jr., 326 pages, with index and photos, cost $ 35.00.

"Broken Fortunes," by Randolph W. Kirland, Jr. Published by the South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting St., Charleston, SC. 29401-2299. Cost, $ 40.00, plus shipping. "This is a great research book which lists South Carolina soldiers, sailors, and citizens who died in the service of their country." (submitted to me by Earl Moss).

1st South Carolina Volunteers, "Reminiscences of a Private," , by Frank M. Mixson, Sergeant, First South Carolina Volunteers. Originally published in 1910, this is an account of the service of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers from the beginning of the war, with the Army of Northern Virginia to the East Tennessee Campaign. Douglas Southall Freeman called this "one of the best and frankest narratives by a private soldier," This reprint by Jim Fox Books, with 130 pages, costs $ 20.00.

1st South Carolina Volunteers, Alexander Cheves Haskell: The Portrait of a Man," by Alexander Cheves Haskell. Edited by Lee Wallace. Haskell served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and in April 1864 was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 7th South Carolina Cavalry. This 267 page 1988 reprint costs around $ 30.00.

1st South Carolina Volunteers, "A Sketch of the War of the Edisto Rifles, 1861-1865 (Company A, First South Carolina Infantry, 1861-1862; then of Company G, 25th South Carolina Infantry, 1862-1865.)," by William Izlar. The 25th South Carolina Regiment defended the Carolina coast, and then saw action at Drewry's Bluff and Petersburg, Virginia, then at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, where the author, William Izlar was captured and sent to Point Lookout prison. Originally released in 1914, this 1991 reprint, of 176 pages, cost $ 25.00, from the General's Books.

1st South Carolina (Orr's Rifles) Infantry Re-enactors' Website

1st South Carolina (Orr's Rifles) Infantry Website

"History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc.," by Augustus D. Dickert. Originally released in 1899, and published by the E.H. Aull Company, Newberry, South Carolina, this books recounts the tales of the 2nd, 3rd, 7th, 8th, 15th, 20th and the 3rd Battalion of South Carolina Infantry. It was one of the earliest brigades organized, its first commander was the infamous Colonel (later General) Joseph B. Kershaw. This unit went on to see action in the East at 1st Bull Run, the Peninsula Campaign, Antietam, 2nd Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and in the Shenandoah Valley during 1864. This book may prove hard to find, but it was reprinted in 1990, 730 pages, by Broadfoot Publishing, and also has a new introduction by Mac Wyckoff.

2nd South Carolina, A History of the Second South Carolina Infantry, 1861-1865," by Mac Wyckoff, 278 pages, roster, cost $ 30.00. "An accomplished study on one of the most distinguished regiments of (Colonel, later Major General) Joseph B. Kershaw's Brigade, from 1st Manassas to their surrender at Greensboro, N.C. Impressive with its over 270 pages of text, including a fine collection of maps, photos, and probably the most detailed unit roster ever published to date." (reviewed by Ronald R. Seagrave). The 2nd South Carolina mustered into service 3 days before the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Its men fought in almost every battle in the Eastern Theater from Bull Run to the surrender of Johnston army in North Carolina. Thanks to their transfer to Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee in 1863, the South Carolinians got a taste of the war in the West, battling at Chickamauga and in the Knoxville Campaign. This day-to-day account of the regiment's service brings to life the average Southern soldier in the Civil War. The 2nd South Carolina included soldiers such as Captain John B. Kennedy, who was wounded six times and struck by 15 spent balls, rising to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Army by the end of the war. Of the 1,475 men listed on the roster of the regiment, 213 were killed in action, 209 died of disease, and another 400 received wounds. Counting the men who transferred to other units, 2/3rds of the regiment can be documented as having been casualties. At the 1913 Gettysburg reunion, a Yankee jokingly told Charles W. Sielaff of the 2nd South Carolina, "Well, we whipped the South." Sielaff replied,"No you didn't-we wore ourselves out whipping you!" The author's account is well-researched and superbly written. The regimental roster is comprehensive and fascinating. Well-drawn maps add to the text."(another review, this one by Kevin E. O'Brien, for the Civil War News).(update...Mac informs me that his book has sold out. Check out this website

2nd South Carolina (Butler Guards-Kershaws Brigade) Infantry Re-enactors' Website

3rd South Carolina, see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc., by Augustus D. Dickert, listed above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

3rd South Carolina, "Far, Far from Home: The Wartime Letters of Dick and Tally Simpson, 3rd South Carolina Volunteers," edited by Guy R. Everson and Edward H. Simpson, Jr. Like the 2nd South Carolina, the 3rd formed part of Kershaw's brigade (see 2nd SC above), serving in the same campaigns and battles as its sister regiment. The Simpson's letters, arranged chronologically, cover the period from April 14, 1861 through September 4, 1863. Dick Simpson fell in 1862 and was discharged. Brother Talley, however, continued to serve until his death at the Battle of Chickamauga. Like Barber's diaries, these often poignant letters not only tell the story of the 3rd South Carolina through the eyes of two of its members but offer a richness of detail that only thoughtful men involved in the terrible business of war can evoke. (excerpts of an article by Charles N. Norville). 316 pages, cost $ 35.00.

3rd South Carolina, "A History of the Third South Carolina Infantry, 1861-1865," by Mac Wyckoff, 330 pages, maps, 1995 issue, cost $ 30.00. Currently out of print, Mac informs me that the someday another edition will be released. Check out this website. See below....

3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, "A History of the 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment: Lee's Reliables," by Mac Wyckoff. 539 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, and index. The unit history is followed by a roster of the 1,757 troops in the 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment, along with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. Available from Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC for $ 40.00

3rd South Carolina Battalion, see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc.," by Augustus D. Dickert, above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

3rd South Carolina Battalion,"" Per my chat with Bill Brasington, here is his great-grandfather's unit. South Carolina used the number 3 on various units. At the end of the war, there were at least 3 3rd's fight in the Battle of Charleston, the 3rd Infantry, 3rd Battalion, and 3rd Battalion of State Troops as follows:

COMPANY I, 3RD REGIMENT OF STATE TROOPS A COMPANY OF 16 YEAR OLD BOYS ORGANIZED - SEPTEMBER 1864

This company of 16 year old boys left Lancaster District for service in the war during the Fall of 1864, under the command of Captain J.D. Caskey. The company was ordered to rendezvous at Hamburg, S.C. early in September, 1864 with three other companies (F thru H), all under the command of Lieutenant Colonel William P Gill. With the invasion by Sherman's hordes, they were activated into Chesnut's Brigade for the Campaign of the Carolinas. The unit surrendered in May 1965 at Cheraw, SC.

An account of the history of the company was given by Mr. John Q. Cousart, a private in this unit, in the 1 June 1892 issue of the Lancaster Enterprise. This roll was compiled from a payroll of the Company, dated 2nd of March 1865, which was in the possession of Mr. W. P. Caskey.

Birth and Death Information was compiled from various sources by W A 'Bill' Brasington, Houston, TX, great-grandson of John Samuel Brasington, Private in this Company. Least we forget the total commitment of our ancestors to our rights and freedom.

COMPANY I, 3RD REGIMENT OF STATE TROOPS A COMPANY OF 16 YEAR OLD BOYS

Officers
Caskey, James Dixon, Captain born 08 MAR 1809, died 03 MAR 1876
Duncan, Columbus Livingstone 1st Lieutenant born 25 SEP 1829, died 31 DEC 1901, buried Salem Cemetery, Heath Springs, SC
Porter, J Leonard S 2nd Lieutenant born 27 DEC 1847, died 23 APR 1904
Van Landingham, John Henry 3rd Lieutenant born 14 MAY 1848
Clyburn, Minor 1st Sergeant born 19 AUG 1848
Beckham, George Westly 2nd Sergeant born 1849, died 1905, buried Bennett Family Cemetery, Lancaster County, SC
Truesdale, James 3rd Sergeant born about 1848
Cherry, W Thomas 4th Sergeant born about 1848
Funderburk, L J 5th Sergeant
Caskey, Joseph M 1st Corporal born 02 MAY 1848, died 20 NOV 1903, buried New Hope Baptist, Lancaster, SC
Bruce, Phillip Thornwell 2nd Corporal born about 1848
Hinson, Martin Van Buren 3rd Corporal born 25 FEB 1848, died 24 AUG 1933, buried Fork Hill Baptist Church, Lancaster County, SC
Craig, James Hood 4th Corporal born about 1849

Privates
Arant, Ransom born about 1848
Belk, Samuel E born about 1848
Bailey, William G born 11 APR 1847, died 06 MAY 1873, buried Salem Cemetery, Lancaster County, SC
Blackwell, David L born 22 NOV 1848, died 24 JUL 1919, buried Kershaw City Cemetery, Kershaw, SC
Brasington, John Samuel born 20 AUG 1848, died 24 NOV 1934, buried Beaver Creek Methodistm Lancaster County, SC
Caskey, Samuel L born about 1848
Caskey, Leonard Strait born about 1847
Caskey, John Davis born about 1847
Cousart, John W born about 1848
Baker, William Samuel born about 1851
Catoe, William Andrew born 30 Jul 1848, died 5 Oct 1917
Dunlap, E C born about 1849
Douglas, James L born about 1848
Dixon, James B born about 1848
Estridge, Franklin C
Funderburk, Jackson A born about 1848
Funderburk, Capers Lafayette born 14 SEP 1847, died 16 FEB 1916, buried in Georgia
Faile, Nathan born 22 MAR 1846
Gay, George W born about 1848
Gregory, William M born about 1849
Gardner, John F born about 1848
Gardner, R
Hancock, Henry Clay born May 1847, died 1912, buried Westside Cemetery, Lancaster, SC
Hinson, Richard H born about 1848
Hopkins, Thomas born about 1847
Lyles, William J born about 1843
Lark, John E born about 1850
Long, William J born about 1850
Marshall, W J
Morrow, Benjamin F born about 1848
Mungo, Loverick Franklin born 31 MAR 1847, died 14 NOV 1908, buried Mt Pisgah Baptist Church, Kershaw County, SC
Nelson, James C born about 1849
Neill, Thomas E born about 1848
Outen, William G born about 1849
Plyler, Dixon Barnes born 05 SEP 1848, died 10 FEB 1891
Tolbert, John born about 1848
Taylor, Marion
Raley, Joseph A born about 1845
Raley, Edward born about 1848
Raley, Levi born about 1848
Robinson, Hilton born in 1848
Robinson, Pierson born about 1848
Robinson, Nathaniel P born about 1849
Short, W J L born about 1849
Small, Parker born in 1849
Stogner, John Crawford born about 1847
Sowell, James Murchison born 20 JAN 1848
Stewart, Samuel
Vickery, Thomas P born about 1848
Williams, William J born about 1848
Wright, A C
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"3rd South Carolina Battalion,", by Jim Clary and Sam Davis. Currently being written, it will be 1999 before this book is ready for release.

"The History of Company I, Third Regiment of South Carolina Troops LANCASTER ENTERPRISE as of JUNE 1, 1892, by John Q Cousart." At the request of a number of comrades. I undertake to give your readers a short reminiscence of Co. I, 3rd Regiment of S. C. State Troops. Should this article chance to fall in the hands of any of comrades, their friends or relatives and awaken pleasant recollections of the campaign of our command in defense of our State and the doctrines then promulgated. This writer shall be well repaid, and with a desire to that end, will write. The exigency of the situation demanded that our Governor exhaust every resource at his command to resist the threatened invasion of our beloved State, and the ends justifying the means, it was ordered that an enlistment be made of all persons above the age of sixteen years. Under this order, our company was organized and ordered to rendezvous at Hamburg, S. C., early in September 1864. We concentrated at Camden and proceeded by rail to Branchville and there received orders to push on to Charleston, from which we were ordered to fortifications at Honey Hill, three miles southwest from Grahamville, S.C. We were taken by rail to Salkahatchie on the Charleston and Savannah railroad. From this we marched around Pocotaligo to Grahamville. On this march, we got an inkling if the horrors of war. There had been an engagement on that day, and our march (in the night), we came in collision with wagons said to have been laden with the dead and wounded. This caused a feeling of sadness to pervade the breasts of some and others did not seem to care, this is human nature. We arrived at Honey Hill and found the place well fortified, the pass thru the swamp being commanded by DePass' artillery. Here we built our quarters on an elevation in a picturesque place ans in a few hours a formal organization was effected, our company mustering sixty eight rank and file. [For list, see issue in last week.] We were armed with Enfield rifles and in many instances, it puzzled the boys to hold them "off hand". As some of the boys had never fired a gun, much amusement was created ans they were the recipients of many hard "saws" and much harder kicks (from the guns). At this place, our surgeon, Dr Joseph Blair, examined the boys. Those who were laboring under physical disabilities were discharged and many applicants were remanded to their quarters and mustered as able bodied soldiers. The first duty entailed upon us was to inter the dead Yankees who had been killed in an action sometime previous to our arrival and had been hurriedly thrown into ditches and partially covered. This was trying to the olfactory nerves of those engaged. All entered upon the duties of a soldier's life as cheerfully as circumstances would permit. Daily drill under competent drill masters soon made order out of chaos. Good officers and sufficient "grub" made our stay at this place very pleasant. The first charge that our company made was on some potato and sugar cane banks on Gen. Howard's plantation. They were speedily annihilated and many sweet trophies were carried back to camp. The most arduous duty performed was as vidette pickets. Such close proximity to the enemy caused "war to lose all of its charms.". We were ordered to move forward and assist in the defense of the beautiful city of Savannah. We went by rail to near Hardeeville and marched to the turnpike to the Savannah River. (On this march, our worthy corporal, Joseph M Caskey, was grievously attacked with cholera morbus and from its dread effects superinduced by over exertion nearly succumbed, and but for antidotes administered by friends, would possibly have died, and is such event, our company would have lost its best member and Lancaster County a future good citizen.) We arrived at the river after night and were cautioned to lie low in the weeds and grass as the Yankee gunboats were near and would shell us. Needless to say, we lay low. We rested here a while and then countermarched by same route to Grahamville. Soon we were ordered to Adams Run to which place we proceeded marching by way of Timmonville to Salkahatchie and thence by rail to our destination, (Adams Run) a pretty little Village retreated a few miles south of the Charleston and Savannah R. R. We were quartered near some old barracks a few miles south of the village. Our stay at this place would have been pleasant but for the lack of rations. A beautiful situation, light duties and all enjoying good health (itch and measles excepted;) during our sojourn here, our regiment was marched, under false alarm, to Whites Point, where a Yankee gunboat was grounded on an oyster bank. We got near enough to see the boat and then marched back, (without the boat) near this place at Tulajina the first regiment encountered a detachment of Yankees and retreated with considerable loss of clothing, guns, and accoutrements. After suffering much at this point from hunger, we were ordered to James Island which we reached with the loss of nearly all of our baggage. We were stationed near battery No. 1. Here we fared well and our stay was enjoyed by all. On the night of Feb 17th 1865, Charleston and her defenses were evacuated. Sherman's march to the sea would inevitably cut us off and to save the command it was absolutely necessary to speedily evacuate the city. This caused a feeling of sadness to fall like a pall over the whole command and as dissolution of the confederacy war was imminent, it was thought necessary or expedient to destroy the vast accumulation of commissary and other stores that had been collected. On the destruction of these stores together with promiscuous and incessant shelling, the burning city, the fearful explosion of the depot and of the magazines and gunboats made the grandest and saddest pyrotechnic display ever witnessed on this continent. We wended our way to Monck's Corner. The roadside for twenty two miles was one vast museum, a conglomeration of blankets, coats, shirts, guns, accoutrements, rations, etc. We boarded the train at St. Stephens and were hauled to Gourdins, marched to Kingstree and by rail to Cheraw. Just before the train stopped, some of the member of the second regiment were knocked off the cars by an overhead bridge and killed. We marched to Cheraw and were quartered in the woods near the depot. We remained here a few days awaiting Sherman's approach. We proposed to make a stand here but it was judged expedient to move forward. Immediately upon the passage of our troops, the magnificent bridge, which spanned the Pee Dee at this point was fired. This was a check to Sherman and caused him to use pontoons. By the time thus gained together with forced marches, we were able to keep ahead. On this march we drew our first rations of corn (in the ear), this to boil for a short time in salt water and then parched it. This was very palatable and nourishing. In this retreat, the writer saw a man carrying a pine torch and another holding a frying pan over it and in this manner cooked a hoecake and the writer ate a portion of the bread thus cooked. We arrived at Fayetteville and were hospitably by the ladies of this ancient town. The writer remembers many kindness conferred upon him and his messmate, John E Lark, by these kind and patriotic ladies. Here our regiment was given charge of about five hundred prisoners captured the night before in a soiree by Hampton's cavalry on the camp of Gen. Kirkpatrick, the writer here saw a horse (a magnificent iron grey) said to be the property of Gen. Kirkpatrick; we conducted the prisoners, consisting of non-commissioned officers and privates, safely to Raleigh and placed them in charge of N. C. Troops, on this march the commissioned officers among the prisoners were separated and placed in charge of a detail of officers and allowed to precede the command. They managed to make good their escape, much to the chagrin of polite Captain Broom of Fairfield who was in command of the detail. Our command by this disposition did not take part in the action at Averysborough, Smithfield, and Bentonville, from Raleigh we were ordered to Spartanburg, S. C. We stopped at Durham and other points along the railroad and in two or three days arrived at Charlotte, here we drew rations and then proceeded to Chester. After our departure from Raleigh, our command melted like snow before the sun, and no man could be returned beyond the path to his home Consequently, very few arrived at Chester. The war being considered at an end, the writer, E.C. Dunlap and others were allowed to depart for home, we wended our way up Gooch's ferry and our first view of the devastating effects of Sherman's raid was seen, we found the suburbs of Lancaster filled with dead horses, mules, and fowls. A spectacular exhibition of cruelty and vindictiveness of Sherman's incendiaries and bummers. We found that all good things to which we had been so anxiously looking forward had gone to fill the maw of this Leviathan and that only a home was left. We heard later that Gen. Lee had surrendered and here ended the campaign of the youngest soldiers that took place in the battles with fatigue and hunger for the glorious Lost Cause. In conclusion, I can speak for the entire company and say that our much beloved Captain was looked to by the boys as a father and the every interest of his company was paramount to all else. He allowed to imposition and thru his efforts Company I always fared as well as the best. Likewise did our Lieut. C. L. Duncan. These were the only person of mature age in our company and their consideration for our welfare will always be received, the other commissioned officers were kind and considerate so also the non-commissioned officers. From first to last, the communication between men and officers was pleasant ans there will always be a bright spot of this write for the officers and every member of this company. According to the laws of nature, our company will be the last of the survivors to step off God's foot stool and I think that an effort should be made to the end that have a reunion and in some manner perpetuate the part taken by us in the events herein stated. WA\Bill\ Brasington <WABRASINGTON@uniontexas.com

4th South Carolina, "History of the Fourth Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers," by Jesse Walton Reid. Reid's history of the 4th South Carolina is told in the letters he sent home with the request that they be saved. From First Manassas through the 7 Days' fighting, after which they were disbanded, the 4th saw plenty of action. Reid's letters, however, are largely focused on the movements of the regiment, their camps, and soldier life, interspersed with humor and his own experiences. Discharged in 1862, Reid was back in Virginia the next year, this time as a sergeant in Talcott's First Regiment of Engineers. His final services include the building of Battery 45 on the Petersburg lines, and the construction and guarding of the pontoon bridges across the Appomattox River. Originally published in 1892, Reid's book, over 143 pages, has since become very scarce. (Reviewed by Lee A. Wallace, Jr.) Reprinted in 1975 by Morningside Bookstore, costs $ 40.00.

"5th South Carolina, The Struck Eagle, Micah Jenkins, the 5th South Carolina Volunteers, and the Palmetto Sharpshooters," by James A. Hoyt (issued 1886), then by John P. Thomas (issued 1908). Now by James J. Baldwin III. This book recounts the story of Micah Jenkins, his strongly pro-secession family, and his exploits and his successes in the Peninsula Campaign, at Seven Pines, where he was promoted to Brigadier General at Robert E. Lee's recommendation, and on to his days with James Longstreet. The work uses unpublished memoirs, journals, newspaper accounts and official war records to shed light on Confederate operations and especially on the history of Longstreet's First Confederate Corps. Complete roster of the Palmetto Sharpshooters. 490 pages, price of $ 35.00.

7th South Carolina, see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc.," by Augustus D. Dickert, above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

7th South Carolina,", by Glen Swain. Currently being written, it will be 1999 before this book is ready for release.

8th South Carolina," see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc., by Augustus D. Dickert. Originally released in 1899, and published by the E.H. Aull, above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

10th South Carolina, "Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment South Carolina Infantry Volunteers," by Charles I. Walker. New introduction and notes by James D. Moody. Charles Walker was a graduate of the Citadel; his writings were assisted by several comrades. The 10th South Carolina Infantry fought at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, as well as the Atlanta and the Tennessee Campaigns. Included is a rare 1909 pamphlet, An Historical Sketch of the Georgetown Rifle Guards, Company A, 10th South Carolina Infantry, by Samuel Emanuel. 210 pages, reprint, cost $ 30.00.

12th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, please see above, "The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as 'Gregg's, and Subsequently as 'McGowan's Brigade," by J.F.J. Caldwell.

13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, please see above, "The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as 'Gregg's, and Subsequently as 'McGowan's Brigade," by J.F.J. Caldwell.

13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, "A History of the 13th South Carolina Infantry Regiment," by Mike Wadsworth. 352 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, and index. The unit sketch is followed by a 285 page roster of the 1,473 troops in the 13th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, along with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. Available from Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC for
$ 35.00

14th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, please see above, "The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as 'Gregg's, and Subsequently as 'McGowan's Brigade," by J.F.J. Caldwell.

14th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, "The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan's Brigde, Army of Northern Virginia," by Robert R. Krick. 367 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, and index. The unit sketch is followed by a 300 page roster of the 1,560 troops in the 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, along with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. Available from Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC for $ 35.00

15th South Carolina, "A History of the Fifteenth South Carolina Infantry," by James B. Clary. Recently released in 2008, you can "follow the men of the 15th South Carolina Infantry from the time they mustered in for Confederate Service during the Fall of 1861 until this fighting regiment surrendered in April 1865 to General William T. Sherman at Greensboro, NC. WIth over 600 pages and 120 pluls detailed maps and photographs this softcover edition uses primary sources to document the 15th South Carolina as they fought in 20 major Civil War battles across seven states. Included are the personal war records of the 1,442 men who served in this regiment." Available directly from the author for $ 39.95, plus shipping, 232 Beachers Brook Lane, Cary, NC 27511.

15th South Carolina, see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc.," by Augustus D. Dickert, above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

16th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, "The History of the 16th South Carolina, C.S.A., from Greenville County, SC," by John S. Taylor. Originally released in 1964, this book lists all the members of the 16th South Carolina. It has pictures of many of the leaders of the Regiment and contains a short narrative history of the Regiment from the beginning of hostilities until the war's conclusion. It also has a short section on some of the reunions held by the surviving veterans after the war. It lists those soldiers killed and that were buried in Tennessee. Companies A,B,C,D,E,F,G, H,I, and K were made up of recruits from Greenville County, South Carolina. (submitted to us by A.D. Johnson).

16th South Carolina Regiment Re-enactors' Website

Evans' / Walker's / Elliott's / Wallace's Brigade. "Wandering to Glory: Confederate Veterans Remember Evans' Brigade". edited by DeWitt Boyd Stone, Jr. USC Press, 2002. list $34.95, amazon.com / B&N.com price $24.95. This brigade was formed in July 1862 of the 17th, 18th, 23rd SC Volunteer Regiments, the Holcombe Legion Infantry Regiment, and the Macbeth Light Artillery, under the command of Nathan George Evans of First Manassas and Ball's Bluff fame. The 22nd SCV Regiment was added when the brigade joined Lee's ANV campaign in August. It fought at Rappahannock Station, Second Manassas, South Mountain, and Sharpsburg. In late fall, Evans' Brigade was separated from the ANV and sent to defend eastern NC, where it fought hard to stop Foster's raid on Kinston and Goldsboro. After a springtime of courts martial at Wilmington involving Evans and a number of officers for misconduct at Kinston, the brigade returned to Charleston to recruit replacements. Upon arrival it was given the 26th SCV Regiment and ordered immediately to Mississippi to attempt to relieve Vicksburg. This failing, the brigade returned in September to Charleston, where Evans quarreled with his superior officer and was arrested. He was again acquitted and in April 1864 was ordered to take his brigade to Petersburg. Before he could leave Charleston he was injured in an accident. William S. Walker was placed in command but was soon wounded and captured at Bermuda Hundred. Stephen Elliott then led the brigade into the trenches at Petersburg, where it had the misfortune of being stationed directly over the Federal mine and losing 256 men of the 18th and 22nd Regiments during the explosion which initiated the Battle of the Crater. Elliott's Brigade, with little assistance, held the line for over four hours until Mahone arrived with reinforcements. Elliott was wounded in this battle, and William H. Wallace assumed command. After a miserable winter in the trenches, the brigade fought at Five Forks and retreated with Lee to Appomattox, where it surrendered 631 men. You can then list each regiment and refer back to the above discussion. There are no other regimental histories of any of these units. Thanks for posting this information. Dee Stone -- ------ Carolyn & DeWitt Stone 108 Poole Lane Clemson, SC 29631 phone: 864-654-8103

20th South Carolina, see "History of Kershaw's Brigade, with a Complete Roll of Companies, Biographical Sketches, Incidents, Anecdotes, etc.," by Augustus D. Dickert, above. This unit was comprised of the 2nd, 3th, 7th, 8th, 15th 20th and 3rd South Carolina Battalion.

24th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry, "Enlisted for the War: The Struggles of the Gallant 24th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, 1861-1865," by Eugene Jones. All-new annotated history with full descriptive roster. 497 pages, 17 maps, 40 illustrations including portraits of 20 unit members. Available circa June, 1997 for $ 40.00 from the Longstreet House, P.O. Box 730, Highstown, NJ 08520.

Orr's Regiment of South Carolina Volunteer Rifles, please see above, "The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, Known First as 'Gregg's, and Subsequently as 'McGowan's Brigade," by J.F.J. Caldwell.

"History of Kershaw's Brigade," by Augustus D. Dickert, Newberry, South Carolina. Released in 1899, this book may be hard to find.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA CAVALRY REGIMENTS

2nd South Carolina Cavalry, "Butler and His Cavalry, 1861-1865," by U. R. Brooks. Originally published in 1911 this title covers Butler in Hampton's Legion, 2nd Cavalry, and "Butler's Brigade" which consisted of the 4th, 5th, and 6th South Carolina Cavalry. This book also covers the campaigns of 1864 and the Carolinas Campaign of 1865. 594 pages, this reprint cost $ 30.00.

2nd South Carolina Cavalry, "Autobiography of Arab: Second South Carolina Cavalry," by E. Prioleau Henderson. Originally released in 1901, Wade Hampton and Matthew Butler endorsed Henderson's work. Henderson, pretending to write the Civil War service of his horse, Arab, actually tells a good history of Beaufort District Troops, which became part of Hampton's Legion. Henderson (and Arab) fought with the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry and the "Iron Scouts" under Jeb Stuart and later Hampton. This 1991 reprint of 170 pages, costs $ 30.00 from the General's Books.

A Boot Full of Memories - Captain Leonard Williams, 2nd S.C. Cavalry - by David G. Douglas with Robert L. Brown.
Published by Gray Fox, Camden, SC. Printed for Palmetto Bookworks, Lexington, SC. ISBN # 1-887301-23-2."This 500 page hardback historical novel with maps and illustration is the first attempt by the author to put to pen a record of his great-grandfather's 135 letters that Captain Leonard Williams wrote to his wife, Anna Olivia Laval Willams. Expanding on the letters, Mr. Douglas uses his background as a Senior Producer at NFL Films, along the way amassing 17 Sports Emmy Awards for producing, editing, directing and writing to cohisively entwine the reader into the daily life of Captain Williams and the historical saga of the valiant 2nd South Carolina Cavalry. It's amazing to me, the reviewer, that even after 140 years, truely dedicated individuals continue to create works of arts, not for self indulgence, but rather to create history, no.. revitalize history and bring back to life human beings that inherited this great country of ours and gave the ultimate for us today. Not in selfhishness, as Captain Williams would really have desired to be back on his farm, caring for his loving wife and family; forsaking it for what his generation believed was the responsibility he and his men were handed to pursue, fight, become disabled and many die for. Are we that displaced just a mere few generations to have forgotten what their genes have passed on to us now to have become amissed? Pick up a copy of this book. Add it to your Civil War Collection. You won't be disappointed. Mr. Douglas has created his part in history but honoring those from this wasted generation." Reviewed by Ronald A. Mosocco, the owner of this website. Book retails for $ 29.95, plus $ 3.50 shipping and can be ordered from Jim Fox Books, 9 Precipe Books, Camden, SC 29020 or at abebooks.com.

2nd South Carolina Cavalry, "A History of the Hampton Legion Infantry," by O. Lee Sturkey. 667 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, and index. The unit sketch is followed by a 366 page roster of the 2,019 troops in the Hampton Legion Infantry, with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. Available from Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC for $ 45.00

3rd South Carolina Cavalry, "Stories of the Confederacy," by U.R. Brooks. Originally issued in 1912, this books gives the accounts of the campaigns of Wade Hampton's Cavalry, with rare glimpses of the service of Hart's and Bachman's batteries, the 3rd South Carolina Cavalry, and the German companies of Charleston. Also, explores the homefront, Reconstruction and women's' concerns. This recent reprint of 410 pages, costs $ 30.00 from the General's Books.

4th South Carolina Cavalry, "Butler and His Cavalry, 1861-1865," by U. R. Brooks. See information under same at the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.

4th South Carolina Cavalry, "Saddle Soldiers: The Civil War Correspondence of General William Stokes of the Fourth South Carolina Cavalry," by Lloyd Halliburton. By the end of the Civil War, the gallant 4th South Carolina Regiment had distinguished itself in some of the war's fiercest fighting. Halliburton has reconstructed the story of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry from General Stokes' personal correspondence, mostly to his wife during his 4 years of service for the Confederacy and memorabilia. Since little information exists in the National Archives, as most of the 4th South Carolina's records were destroyed by fire. Saddle Soldiers fills a gap in the account of cavalry action in the War. Stokes was a Colonel with the 4th South Carolina Cavalry during the war. The 4th South Carolina Cavalry served in the Charleston area until 1864 when the command was transferred to the Virginia theater. With photos, maps, biblio, issued 1993, 265 pages, cost $ 20.00.

4th South Carolina Cavalry, "A Sketch of the Charleston Light Dragoons," by Edward L. Wells. A 1996 reprint of the 1888 monograph, The Charleston Light Dragoons became Co. K, 4th South Carolina Cavalry. After a relatively easy 3 years of duty on the South Carolina Coast the 4th South Carolina Cavalry joined General Wade Hampton's Division in Virginia as Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign was heating up. It was a time that Hampton said, "We didn't have time to bury our dead." This often requested but seldom seen history fills a void in the history of Hampton's Cavalry and the last year of the war.
Cost $ 28.00, from First Corp Books.

5th South Carolina Cavalry, "Butler and His Cavalry, 1861-1865," by U. R. Brooks. See information under same at the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.

6th South Carolina Cavalry, "Butler and His Cavalry, 1861-1865," by U. R. Brooks. See information under same at the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry.

6th South Carolina Cavalry, "Cadets in Gray," by Gary R. Baker, published by Palmetto Bookworks, P.O. Box 11551, Columbia, SC 29211. Published in 1989 this is the story of the Cadets of the South Carolina Military Academy and the Cadet Rangers (Co. F, 6th South Carolina Cavalry), and is available directly from Palmetto Bookworks for $ 21.95.

7th South Carolina Cavalry, "The Falling Flag: Evacuation of Richmond. Retreat and Surrender at Appomattox," by Edward M. Boykin, a member of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry. 67 page 1992 reprint costs $ 25.00.

7th South Carolina Cavalry, "Alexander Cheves Haskell: The Portrait of a Man", by Alexander Cheves Haskell. Edited by Lee Wallace. Haskell served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and in April 1864 was commissioned a Lieutenant in the 7th South Carolina Cavalry. This 267 page 1988 reprint costs around $ 30.00.

 

SOUTH CAROLINA ARTILLERY UNITS

1st South Carolina (Ferguson's Artillery) Artillery Re-enactors' Website

3rd South Carolina Light Artillery - Crute's "Units of the Confederate States Army" says this about the 3rd Artillery Battalion: ...."known as the Palmetto Battalion, was organized in December, 1861. Its members were from the counties of Allendale, Richland, Charleston, Georgetown, and Kershaw. For some time the unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, but the companies were frequently detached. Companies A, D, E, G, H, I, and K took part in the battles in and around Charleston. A, G, H, I, and K were included in the surrender of the Army of Tennessee, and D, E, and F disbanded after the evacuation of Charleston. Company B served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and the Army of Tennesseee, fought at Jackson, then saw action in the Atlanta, Tennessee, and North Carolina Campaigns. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. Company C was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Army of Tennessee, and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It fought at Charleston, Jackson, and Chickamauga, then served at Mobile and surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Edward B. White and Lieutenant Colonel William H.Campbell." Sincere thanks to Brian Heintzelman Salado, Texas CochiseH@aol.com , for providing this information for me to add to my website. Thanks! Brian!


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