Confederate Regiments & Batteries > South Carolina


1861
April Organized at Columbia under Colonel James H. Williams, Lieutenant Colonel Barham B. Foster, and Major James M. Baxter

W. D. Rutherford. Adjutant. Newberrry.
Company A—B. Conway Garlington, Laurens.
Company B—S. Newton Davidson, Newberry.
Company C—R. C. Maffett, Newberry.
Company D—T. B. Furgerson. Spartanburg and Union.
Company E—James D. Nance, Newberry.
Company F—T. Walker. Newberry and Laurens.
Company G—R- P. Todd., I.aurens.
Company H —D. Nunamaker, Lexington.
Company I—Smith L. Jones, Laurens.
Company K—Benj. Kennedy. Spartanburg.
Surgeon—Dr. D. E. Ewart.,Newberry.
Quartermaster—John McGowan., Laurens.
Commissary—Sergeant J. N. Martin. Newberry.
Chaplain—Rev. Mayfield.

Mover to Virginia and assigned to Bonham’s Brigade
July 21
First Manassas
Assigned to Toombs’ Brigade
1862
January 30 Lieutenant Colonel Foster resigned due to health.
April The regiment mustered 550 effectives. James M. Baxter was prmoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Benjamin C. Garlington of Company A was prmoted to major.
April-May Siege of Yorktown
May 4 Battle of Williamsburg
May 13 The regiment reorganized. Colonel Williams and Lieutenant Colonel Baxter were dropped. James D. Nance was elected colonel, Major Garlington was elected lieutenant colonel and Adjutant William Drayton Rutherford was elected major. John K. Nance was elected captain.
June 15-16 Secessionville
June 25-July 1 Seven Days Battles
June 29
Savage’s Station

The regiment lost 23 men killed, 108 wounded, and 4 missing. Lieutenant Colonel Garlington was killed and Captain Robert Maffett was wounded. Major Rutherford was promoted to lieutenant colonel

July 1
Malvern Hill

Captain Robert C. Maffett of Company C was promoted to major.

July 18 Nine Mile Road
August 29-30 Second Battle of Manassas
September 1 Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly)
September 12-15 Harpers Ferry
September 14 Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment lost 11 men killed, 71 wounded and 2 men missing of the 266 men engaged in severe fighting around the West Woods.

September 22 At Opequon Creek
December 13
Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 163 casualties. Colonel Nance was badly wounded and Major Maffett, Adjutant Young J. Pope and Captain Rutherford Todd were wounded.

1863

May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 12 men casualties

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Lt. Colonel David Langston commanded the 406 men of the regiment. It lost 22 men killed, 59 wounded, and 6 missing in fighting on the Rose farm. Lt. Colonel Langston was killed and Major Robert C. Maffett took command until Colonel Nance caught up with the army on July 3 returning from recovering from his Fredericksburg wound. Lieutanent William R. Thomas was mortally wounded and Adjutant Pope was wounded on July 2.

July 10 Antietam Creek
July 14 Falling Waters
September Transferred to the west with Longstreet
September 19-20
Battle of Chickamauga

Adjutant Pope and Captain Todd were wounded

September-November Siege of Chattanooga
November-December Siege of Knoxville
November 16 Campbell’s Station
November 30 Fort Sanders
December 15 Beane’s Station
1864
March Returned to Virginia
May 5-6
The WIlderness

Colonel Nance was killed on May 6, “pierced by 5 balls.” Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford was promoted to colonel, Major Maffett to lieutenant colonel and Captain Rutherford Todd of Company G was promoted to major.

May 8-21 Spotsylvania
May 23-26 North Anna
June 1-3 Second Cold Harbor
June-August Siege of Petersburg
August Sent to the Shenandoah Valley
August 26
Halltown

Lieutenant Colonel Maffett was captured. He would die in Union captivity.

September 3-4
Battle of Berryville

Adjutant Pope was shot through the mouth

October 7 Port Reublic
October 14
Battle of Strasburg

Colonel Rutherford was killed

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

Major Todd was wounded. Adjutant Pope was wounded in the eye, his seventh wound and the one which finally incapacitated him.

Late October Returned to Richmond defenses
Winter Captain John Nance was promoted to major
1865
February Transferred to South Caroina
February 14 Lieutenant Colonel Maffett died in Union captivity at Fort Delaware, having been a prisoner since August of 1864.
February-April North Carolina Campaign
March 16
Battle of Averasborough
March 19-21
Battle of Bentonville

The regiment lost 1 killed and 15 wounded

March 23 The regiment mustered 184 men
April 26 Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee