14th South Carolina

Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, organized in July of 1861 at Lightwoodknot Springs near Columbia, South Carolina. Its soldiers were recruited from Edgefield, Darlington, Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Kershaw counties. In October of that year, the regiment moved to the South Carolina coast near Pocotaligo, and on Janury 1, 1862 was under fire from Federal gunboats. Ordered to Virginia in April, the 14th South Carolina was assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade and fought in the arduous campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. It was engaged in the Petersburg Campaign and ended the war at Appomattox where the regiment surrendered with 18 officers and 246 men present. The regiment lost forty-two percent of the 500 engaged at Gaines' Mill, had 8 killed and 57 wounded at Second Manassas, and had 10 killed and 45 wounded at Shepherdstown. It sustained 145 casualties at Chancellorsville, 209 of the 428 at Gettysburg, 85 at The Wilderness, 72 at Spotsylvania, 52 from May 12 to July 1, 1864, 77 at Deep Bottom, 24 at Fussell's Mill, and 35 at Poplar Springs Church. Its commanders were Colonels Joseph N. Brown, James Jones, Samuel McGowan, Abner M. Perrin; Lieutenant Colonels Edward Croft and William D. Simpson; and Majors William J. Carter and Henry H. Harper.


Soldier's Notes


14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 14th South Carolina Infantry who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "14th SC" in the subject line and provide details in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died

Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery




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The Final Battles of the Petersburg

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