Confederate Regiments & Batteries > South Carolina


1861
Spring Organized at Columbia under Colonel Thomas G. Bacon, Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Fair, Major Emmet Seibels, and Adjutant David Wyatt Aiken

Company A. Captain W. W, Perryman
Company B, Captain G. M. Mattison
Company C, Captain P. H. Bradley
Company D, Captain S. J. Hester
Company E, Captain D. Dendy
Company F, Captain John S. Hard
Company G, Captain J. Hampden Brooks
Company H, Captain Elbert Bland
Company I, Captain W. E. Prescott
Company K, Captain Bart Talbert

June Moved to Virginia
Assigned to Bonham’s Brigade
July 21
First Manassas
Assigned to Toombs’ Brigade
1862
Winter Major Seibels and Captain Elbert Bland fought a duel over a game of chess.
May 14 During the regimental reorganization Colonel Bacon declined reelection and returned home due to failing health. Adjutant David W. Aiken was elected Colonel, Elbert Bland lieutenant colonel and William C. White major. The regiment mustered 581 effectives.
May Attached to Kershaw’s Brigade, McLaws’ Division
June 29
Savage’s Station

The regiment lost 82 casualties. Lt. Colonel Bland was wounded.

July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 40 casualties

August 29-30 Second Battle of Manassas
September 1 Ox Hill
September 13
Maryland Heights

The regiment lost 14 killed and 100 wounded out of 446 men engaged

September 17
Sharpsburg

The regiment lost 23 killed, 117 wounded of the 268 men engaged. Colonel Aiken was wounded and captured. Major White briefly took command before he was killed. Captain John S. Hard took command of the regiment, and would be promoted to major the next day.

September 22 At Opequon Creek
November Attached to Kershaw’s Brigade, McLaws’ Division, First Army Corps
December 13 Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 4 killed, 57 wounded and 61 missing. Lt. Colonel Bland was wounded.

1863
May 5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June Colonel Aiken returned from recovering from his Sharpsburg wound.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Aiken and brought 408 men to the field in 12 companies. It lost 24 men killed, 79 wounded, and 7 missing or captured in fighting on the Rose Farm south of Gettysburg. Lt. Colonel Elbert Bland was wounded in the thigh on July 2nd but refused to leave the field. Lieutenant William L. Daniel was killed. Lieutenants James Daniel and Albert T. Taylor were mortally wounded, Lieutenant Sherod W. Callaham was mortally wounded and captured, Captain William Z. Leitner was wounded and 1st Lieutenant Augustus Burt was wounded and captured.

July 14 Falling Waters
July Colonel Aiken was unable to continue in service in the field due to his wound and was appointed commander of Macon, Georgia
September Transferred to the west with Longstreet
September 19-20
Battle of Chickamauga

Lt. Colonel Bland was killed. Major Hard briefly took over before he was also killed on top of Pea Ridge, the youngest field officer in the brigade at age 20.

November Knoxville Cmpaign
November 16 Campbell’s Station
November 30 Fort Sanders
December 15 Beane’s Station
1864
March Returned with Longstreet to the Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-7
Battle of The WIlderness

Commanded by Captain James Mitchell

May 8-20
Battle of Spotsylvania
May 23-26 North Anna
June 1-3 Second Cold Harbor
September Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 3 Berryville
October 7 Port Republic
October 14 Strasburg
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
Late October Returned to Richmond defenses
1865
January Transferred to North Carolina
February Carolinas Campaign
March 16
Battle of Averasborough
March 19
Battle of Bentonville

The regiment lost 2 killed and 12 wounded

March 23 The regiment mustered 222 men
April 26 Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee