Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina


1861
December 18 Organized under he command of Colonel John H. Means (former governor of South Carolina), Lieutenant Colonel Fitz William McMaster and Major R.S. Means. Assigned to 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Geotgia and Florida.
1862
April 29 Reorganized for the duration of the war.
June-July Assigned to 2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
June 8-9 John’s Island
July Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, Drayton’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
August-October Assigned to Evans’s Independent Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
August 6 Occupation of Malvern Hill
August 23 Rappahannock Station
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The regiment brought 304 men to the field and lost 186 casualties. Colonel Means was mortally wounded by a shell fragment and would die the next day. Lieutenant Colonel McMaster, also wounded, was promoted to colonel and to command of the regiment, Major John R. Culp, also wounded, was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Sorrell was promoted to major.

September 14
Battle of South Mountain (Boonsboro)

The regiment fought at Turner’s Gap. It brought 141 men to the battle and lost seven men killed, 37 wounded (13 severely) and 17 missing. Lieutenant Colonel Means was shot through the thigh and captured.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment brought 6 officers and 53 enlisted men to the field under the command of Colonel McMaster. It lost lost four men killed, 12 wounded (4 severely) and 3 missing.

October-November Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, McLaws’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
November-February Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
December 31 Kinston/Goldsbough
1863
February-March Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, District of Cape Fear, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
April Colonel Means was tried by court-martial for cowardice in action at South Mountain and for “various acts stemming from his complaints about Brigadier General Evans and wishing to be transferred from his command.” Brigadier General Evans was the only witness for the prosecution. Colonel Means was found not guilty on all charges except for inducing others to sign a petition and using inappropriate language with two of his men and there was no punishment assigned.
May Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
June Moved to Missippi and assigned to Evans’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Department of the West
June-July Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of the West
July
Jackson, Mississippi
July-August Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, French’s Division, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
August Moved to Savannah and assigned to Evans’s Brigade, Military District of Georgia, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
August-September
Charleston Harbor

Assigned to Evans’s Brigade, 2nd Sub-Division, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida

October-November Assigned to Eastern Division, 7th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December Assigned to Elliott’s Brigade, 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
1864
May 17-June 16
Bermuda Hundred
June
Siege of Petersburg

Assigned to Elliott’s-Wallace’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

July 30
Battle of the Crater

Colonel McMaster was in temporary command of the brigade when General Elliott was wounded, and Major Culp took command of the regiment. The regiment lost 135 casualties in the mine explosion.

October Assigned to Wallace’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
1865
March 25
Battle of Fort Stedman

Colonel McMaster was captured and was imprisoned at Elmira, New York. Major Culp took command tof he regiment.

April 1
Battle of Five Forks

Lieutenant Colonel Culp was captured. Captain E.A. Crawford took command of the survivors of the regiment.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

The regiment surrendered nine officers and 110 enlisted men.