Confederate Regiments & Batteries > South Carolina


1861
July Formed at Lightwoodknot Springs. near Columbia
September 1 Mustered in under Colonel Richard G.M. Dunovant, Lieutenant Colonel Dixon Barnes
October Coastal defence on Edisto Island
November 7 Port Royal, South Carolina
1862
April Moved to Virginia and attached to the brigade of Brigadier General Maxcy Gregg (later McGowan’s)
April 2 Colonel Dunovant resigned and Lieutenant Colonel Barnes was promoted to colonel.
June 27
Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 17 men killed and 121 wounded. Colonel Barnes and Captain Bookter were wounded

June 30 Frayser’s Farm
August 29-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The regiment lost 146 men out of 270 effectives. Colonel Barnes, Major W.H. McCorkle and Captain Bookter were wounded

September 1
Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly)
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment lost 20 men killed and 82 wounded. Colonel Barnes was mortally wounded (he would die on September 27) and Major W.H. McCorkle took command. Captain Davis was wounded.

From the brigade marker on the Antietam battlefield:

Gregg’s Brigade formed line about 3 P.M. in the fields southwest of this and advanced into the southwest corner of the 40 acre cornfield, about 100 yards east of this point, where it encountered and repulsed the advance of the extreme left of the Ninth Corps. An effort to pursue into the field beyond was checked, and the Brigade fell back to the line now marked by this road, where it remained until the early morning of the 19th, when it retired to Blackford’s Ford and was the last Infantry Brigade of the Confederate Army to recross the Potomac.

September 20
Battle of Shepherdstown
September 27 Major W.H. McCorkle resigned due to health. Captain John L. Miller of Company B was promoted to major.
November 2
Castleman’s Ferry

Colonel Cad Jones in command

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

General Gregg was mortally wounded. Colonel Abner Perrin took over brigade command.

1863
February 9 Major Miller was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Henry C. Davis of Company C was promoted to major.
February 27 Colonel C. Jones resigned due to health. Lieutenant Colonel Miller was promoted to colonel, Major Davis was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Edwin F. Bookter of Company D was promoted to major.
May 5 Chancellorsville campaign. The regiment was detached to guard ordnance trains and marched 2,000 prisoners to Richmond with 340 effectives.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Colonel Miller. The regiment lost 132 men of the 366 men engaged.

From the monument to Perrin’s Brigade on the Gettysburg Battlefield:

July 1. Crossed Willoughby Run about 3.30 P. M. with its left in Reynolds Woods and advancing relieved Heth’s line. Took a prominent part in the struggle by which the Union forces were dislodged from Seminary Ridge and pursuing them into town captured many prisoners. The Rifle Regiment was on duty as train guard and not in the battle of this day.

July 2. Supported artillery south of Fairfield Road. At 6 P. M. advanced a battalion of Sharpshooters which skirmished with Union outposts until dark. At 10 P. M. took position on Ramseur’s right in the Long Lane leading from the town to the Bliss House and Barn.

July 3. In the same position and constantly engaged in skirmishing.

July 4. After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.

Present about 1600 Killed 100 Wounded 477 Total 577

July 14 Falling Waters
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November – December Mine Run
November 17 Lieutenant Colonel Davis resigned on a surgeon’s certificate due to his Sharpsburg wounds. Major Edwin Bookter was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Thomas F. Clyburn of Company E was promoted to major.
December Colonel J.L. Miller takes command
1864
May 5-7
Battle of The WIlderness

The regiment lost 102 men. Colonel Miller was mortally wounded in the bowels on May 5 and would die the next day, and Lieutenant Colonel Bookter was wounded. Major T.F. Clyburn took command.

After the battle Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Bookter was promotetd to colonel and Captain Clyburn was promoted to major.

May 8-20
The Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 118 men

From the monument to McGowan’s South Carolina Brigade at the Bloody Angle:

The Bloody Angle

In the rainy gloom of May 12, 1864, Brigadier General Samuel McGowan’s brigade of South Carolinians battled their way into the disputed earthworks here, near the apex of the Muleshoe Salient. For eighteen hours the 1,300 South Carolinians defended these works against relentless attacks by thousands of Federals, sometimes engaging in hand-to-hand fighting. By battle’s end, 451 men of the brigade were¬†killed, wounded, or missing. The slight angle in the works they defended would forever be known as the Bloody Angle.

May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
May 23
Jericho Ford

Major T.F. Clyburn was badly wounded, and Captain R.M. Kerr took command

May-June The regiment lost 34 men from May 12-July 1
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June James Conner takes command of the brigade
July 28 Deep Bottom
August 16
Fussell’s Mill-Deep Bottom Run-Strawberry Plains

Lost 18 men at Deep Bottom, 26 at Fussel’s Mill

Poplar Springs Church

The regiment lost 23 men

August
Petersburg
September 30
Jones Farm (Squirrel Level Road)

Colonel Edwin F. Bookter was killed. Lt. Colonel T.F. Clyburn took command.

October 1 Pegram’s Farm
March 31
Gravelly Run

Captain R.M. Kerr commanding

April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 2
Dinwiddie Courthouse

Captain R.M. Kerr was captured

1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered 10 officers and 149 men under Captain J.C. Bell