|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|
|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.|
The regiment lost 17 men killed and 121 wounded. Colonel Barnes and Captain Bookter were wounded
|June 30||Frayser’s Farm|
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
Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly)
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.
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.
Battle of Shepherdstown
|September 27||Major W.H. McCorkle resigned due to health. Captain John L. Miller of Company B was promoted to major.|
Colonel Cad Jones in command
Battle of Fredericksburg
General Gregg was mortally wounded. Colonel Abner Perrin took over brigade command.
|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.|
Commanded by Colonel Miller. The regiment lost 132 men of the 366 men engaged.
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|
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.
The regiment lost 118 men
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.
Battle of North Anna
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||James Conner takes command of the brigade|
|July 28||Deep Bottom|
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
Jones Farm (Squirrel Level Road)
Colonel Edwin F. Bookter was killed. Lt. Colonel T.F. Clyburn took command.
|October 1||Pegram’s Farm|
Captain R.M. Kerr commanding
Captain R.M. Kerr was captured
Appomattox Court House
The regiment surrendered 10 officers and 149 men under Captain J.C. Bell