Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina


1862
Mid-year Created under the command of Captain Hugh R. Garden. Garden had been the color bearer for the 2nd South Carolina Infantry at the First Battle of Manassas and returned to South Carolina to form an artillery battery. He would lead the Palmetto Battery through the war to Appomattox Court House.
August Assigned to Kemper’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 23 Rappahannock Station
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The Palmetto Artillery was one of two batteries that supported Toombs’s badly outnumbered Georgia infantry at Burnside’s Bridge, holding off the Union 9th Corps for 5 hours. The battery brought two 12 pounder howitzers and two six pounders to the field. They had eleven men wounded; one lieutenant died after his leg was amputated. They also lost nine horses killed and five wounded, and two guns disabled but which were successfully retrieved from the field.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
February
Suffolk Expedition

Assigned to Kemper’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern  Virginia

April Assigned to Kemper’s-Henry’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Department of Southern  Virginia
May Assigned to Henry’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was armed with two Napoleons and two ten pounder Parrott Rifles.

From the marker to the battery near Big Round Top:

July 2-3. Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets of the several batteries. The Howitzer the Bronze gun and one 3 inch Rifle were disabled and three captured 10 pounder Parrotts substituted.

July 4. On a line a little west of this until 6 P. M. then withdrew from the field.

Ammunition expended 1500 rounds.

Losses Killed 4 Wounded 23

July Assigned to Henry’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
September Assigned to Henry’s-Haskell’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
October Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
May Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
April 9
Appomattox Court House