Confederate Regiments & Batteries > South Carolina


1861
March Organized at Marion under Colonel Ellerbe Boggan Crawford Cash, Lieutenant Colonel John W. Henagan, Major Thomas E. Lucas and Adjutant C.B. Weatherly

Company A — Captain A. I. Hoole, Darlington.
Company B — Captain M. I. Hough, Chesterfield.
Company C — Captain Win. H. Coit, Chesterfield.
Company D — Captain John S. Miller, Chesterfield.
Company E — Captain W. E. Jay, Darlington.
Company F — Captain W. H. Evans, Darlington.
Company G — Captain John W. Harrington, Marlboro.
Company H — Captain R. L. Singletary, Marion.
Company I — Captain T. E. Stackhouse, Marion.
Company K — Captain D. McD. Mcleod, Marlboro.

April 14 Reached Charleston Harbor after the fall of Fort Sumter
June 20 Sent to Virginia and assigned to Bonham’s Brigade at Manassas
July 21
Battle of Manassas

The regiment lost 5 men killed and 3 officers and 29 enlisted men wounded

July-October Assigned to Bonham’s Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac
October-November Assigned to Bonham’s Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia
November-January Assigned to Bonham’s Brigade, Van Dorn’s Division, 1st Corps, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia
1862
January General Bonham resigned to enter Congress. The Brigade command was taken over by Brigadier General J. B. Kershaw.
January-March Assigned to Kershaw’s Brigade, Early’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia
May 4-5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 14 At the reorganization of the regiment it mustered 276 men in 12 companies, Companies L and M having been added. Colonel Cash was dropped. Lieutenant Colonel Henagan was elected colonel and Captain Axalla J. Hoole of Company A was elected lieutenant colonel.
June 29
Savage Station
June 30
Frayser’s Farm
July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 7 men killed, 36 wounded and 9 missing. Captain J.H. Muldrow was killed.

September 13
Maryland Heights (Harpers Ferry)

The regiment attacked and captured the Union position on Maryland Heights that was the key to the Harpers Ferry defences. It lost 6 killed and 28 wounded out of 126 engaged. Colonel Henegan was wounded after having taken the colors from the wounded Captain A.T. Harlee to lead the charge, but remained on the field to rally the regiment and order the successful attack upon the Union works.

Lieutenant Colonel Hoole took command after Colonel Henegan finally left the field.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Hoole commanded the regiment, which lost 1 killed, 17 wounded and 4 missing out of 71 men engaged. Captain T. E. Howle was killed.

September 17, 1862

Kershaw’s Brigade crossed the Potomac at Blackford’s Ford about daybreak of the 17th and halted in the western suburbs of Sharpsburg until nearly 9 A.M., when it crossed the fields and took position in the open ground southwest of the Dunkard Church from which, supported by Walker’s Division and Early’s Brigade, it moved to the attack of the 34th New York Infantry of Sedgwick’s Division, Second Corps, and the 125th Pennsylvania of the Twelfth Corps, just west of the church, causing them to retire. Efforts to drive Greene’s Division and the Federal Artillery from the ridge east of the Hagerstown Pike were repulsed and the Brigade fell back beyond the western limits of the West Woods.

Later in the day it moved to the northern part of the West Woods, where it remained until the night of the 18th, when it was withdrawn and recrossed the Potomac.

From the second of the two tablets:

About 9:45 A.M., the 2d, 7th and 8th South Carolina of Kershaw’s Brigade charged out of the woods and across this road upon Tompkins’ Rhode Island Battery on the ridge about 220 yards east of this. The charge was repulsed by the Battery and Greene’s Division of Infantry, and the Brigade fell back beyond the western limits of the West Woods. Nearly one half of the officers and men of the Brigade were killed and wounded in less than fifteen minutes.

This tablet marks where the center of the Brigade crossed the road, its left reached nearly to the church.

September 22 At Opequon Creek
December 13
Fredericksburg

The regiment lost 2 killed and 29 wounded, including Captain Duncan McIntyre wounded.

1863
May 5
Battle of Chancellorsville

Colonel Henagan returned to the regiment.

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Colonel John Henagan, the regiment brought 300 men to the field. The regiment lost 26 men killed and 74 wounded in fighting around the Rose farm on July 2. Lieutenant Colonel D.M. McLeod and Captain Thomas E. Powe were mortally wounded and Capt. John K. McIver was mortally wounded and later captured at Williamsport.

July 5 Captain Eli T. Stackhouse of Company I was promoted to major.
September Transferred west with Longstreet’s Corps
September 19-20
Battle of Chickamauga

Lieutenant Colonel Hoole was killed. Major Stackhouse was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

November 16 Campbell’s Station
November-December Knoxville Campaign
November 29 Fort Sanders
December 14 Bean’s Station
1864
March Returned to Virginia
May 5-7
Battle of The WIlderness

Commanded by Lt. Colonel Eli Stackhouse

May 8-20
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26 North Anna
June 1-3
Second Battle of Cold Harbor
July
Siege of Petersburg

Lt. Colonel E.T. Stackhouse was wounded in the chest.

July 27-29
Deep Bottom

Captain McIntyre was wounded for the second time

August
Petersburg
August-December Shenandoah Campaign
September 3
Berryville
September 14 A large part of the regiment, including its colors, was surrounded and captured by the 1st Connecticut Cavalry near Winchester. Colonel Henegan was captured and eventually died in prison at Johnston’s Island, Ohio. Lieutenant Colonel Stackhouse took command of the survivors of the regiment.
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
March 23 The regiment had 52 men present for duty
April 26 Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee