|November-December||A battalon of four companies (A-D) was formed and mustered into state service at Camp Hampton, near Columbia, under Major George Strother James.|
|January||Companies E and F were added at White Point.|
|February 6||Company G was added and the battalion was mustered into Confederate service. Major James was promoted to lieutenant colonel, and Captain W.G. Rice was promoted to major.|
|August 20||The battalion was ordered to Virginia and was attached to Drayton’s Brigade of Jones’ Division of Longstreet’s Command.|
The battalion was not engaged
The battalion lost 132 men of the 250 engaged. Lieutenant Colonel James was killed and Major Rice was wounded and left for dead on the field, but made his way to safety. Captain Daniel Miller was captured.
The battalion was on the far right of the Confederate line near the lower bridge over Antietam Creek (Burnside’s Bridge).
|October 6||Captain Miller was exchanged and returned to the battalion.|
|November 15||Transferred to Kershaw’s Brigade of McLaws’ Division of the First Corps along with the 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment.|
|December||Major Rice was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain George M. Gunnels of Company D was promoted to major, effective to September 15.|
|April 27||Major Gunnels resigned due to chronic rheumatism. Captain Daniel B. Miller of Company F was promoted to major.|
The battalion lost 1 man killed and 8 wounded.
The battalion was commanded by Lt. Colonel William G. Rice and brought 203 men to the field in seven companies. The battalion “shared in the attack on Peach Orchard and batteries near there on Wheatfield Road.” (from Kershaw’s Brigade marker on the Gettysburg battlefield.) It lost 12 men killed, 31 wounded, and 3 men missing including Major D.B. Miller, who was wounded on July 2.
|September||Transferred to the Western Theater with Longstreet.|
|Battle of Chickamauga|
Siege of Knoxville
Lieutenant Colonel Rice was badly wounded and disabled from future field service.
Longstreet’s crossing of the Holston
Lt. Colonel Rice was badly wounded and disabled
|April||Returned to Virginia|
|May 24||North Anna River|
Commanded by Captain B.M. Whitener, who was killed.
|December||Returned to Lee’s main army at Richmond.|
|December 5||Major Miller resigned to take up his office of Clerk of the Court of Richmond District, South Carolina. Captain P.F. Spofford took command of the battalion.|
|January 4||Ordered to South Carolina|
|January 12||Lieutenant Colonel Rice retired due to his Knoxville wounds.|
|March 16||Battle of Averasboro|
Battle of Bentonville
One man was wounded.
|March 23||The Battalion mustered 129 men.|
|April 26||Surrendered at Greensboro.|