Confederate Regiments & Batteries > South Carolina

September Organized at Lightwoodknot Springs near Columbia under Colonel William D. DeSaussure, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Anderson and Major Joseph F. Gist
Served on James Island
October 18 Lieutenant Colonel Anderson died of disease, and Major Gist was promoted to lieutenant colonel
November 6
Battle of Port Royal Sound

Action at Fort Wagner, Hilton Head Island

December 14 Captain William M. Gist of Company B promoted to major
June 16 Secessionville
July Moved to Virginia and assigned to Drayton’s Brigade of D.R. Jones’ Division
August 29-30
Second Battle of Manassas

The regiment lost 24 men

September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded at Sharpsburg by Colonel William De Sausseur. It lost 110 men.

From the War Department marker for Drayton’s Brigade on the Antietam battlefield:

Drayton’s Brigade reached Sharpsburg about 11 A.M., September 15th and was posted on the southwest slope of Cemetery Hill. Late in the day it was moved to the rear of the high ground northwest of this point and formed on the left of Kemper’s Brigade. On the 16th the 50th Georgia was detached and sent to the support of Toombs’ Brigade at the Burnside Bridge. The Brigade was exposed to artillery fire on the 16th and 17th from the enemy’s long range guns beyond the Antietam. About 3 P.M., of the 17th, the enemy, having forced a crossing at and below the bridge, attacked the Brigade and forced it back to the streets of the town. It soon reformed and joined by Garnett’s Brigade, cooperated with Kemper and Toombs in checking the further advance of the enemy.

November 26 Transferred to Kershaw’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 55 men out of 404 engaged

May 5
Battle of Salem Church (Chancellorsvile Campaign)

The regiment was under the command of Lt. Colonel J.F. Gist. It lost 54 casualties.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel DeSaussure and brought 448 men to the field. It lost 23 men killed, 96 wounded and 18 missing or captured in fighting around the Rose Farm. Colonel DeSaussure was killed, and Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Gist took command of the regiment..

From the marker to Kershaw’s Brigade on the Gettysburg battlefield:

The 15th Regiment fought on Rose Hill and in the ravine and forest beyond. Late in the evening the Brigade took part in the general advance by which the Union forces were forced from the Wheatfield and across Plum Run Valley. At dark under orders it retired to Peach Orchard.

After the battle Lieutenant Colonel Gist was promoted to colonel.

September Transferred west with Longstreet’s Corps
September 19-20

The regiment fought at Snodgrass Hill. Lt. Colonel Joseph Gist was wounded and disabled. Major William Gist took over command.

November 16 Campbell’s Station
Siege of Knoxville
November 29
Attack on Fort Sanders

The regiment lost 3 men killed and 11 wounded. Major William M. Gist was killed at Fort Sanders. Captain Frederick S. Lewie was promoted to major.

Dece,ber 15 Bean’s Station
January 5 Lieutenant Colonel Joseph F. Gist resigned due to his wound. Major Lewie was promoted to lieutenant colonel.
January 19 Captain John B. Davis of Company E appointed colonel
March Returned to Virginia
May 5-7
Battle of The Wilderness
May 8-20
Battle of Spotsylvania
May 23-25 North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
July 27-29
Battle of Deep Bottom

Lieutenant Colonel Lewie wounded in the left side by shrapnel

Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 3
October 7
Port Republic
October 14
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October Returned to Richmond front
January Transferred to North Carolina
Fenruary 18 One of the last units to evacuate Charleston
February 20 “Rode the cars” of the Northeastern Railroad to Florence on overloaded trains, with many of the men exposed on top of the cars in a heavy downpour.
March 16
Battle of Averasborough
March 19
Battle of Bentonville

The regiment lost 1 man wounded

April 26 Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee under Colonel John B. Davis. Assigned as army Provost, guarding food and munitions at the Greensboro railroad depot during the surrender.
May 3 Ceremonially turned the stores of the Army of Tennesse over to the 104th Ohio Infantry Regiment