1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment

(Provisional Army)

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 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment, Provisional Army, completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1861. Most of the officers and men had served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a six-month command, which was mustered out of service in late July. The men were from Charleston and Columbia, and the counties of Darlington, Marion, Horry, Aiken, and Florence. Assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade, the unit served with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor and in the difficult Petersburg campaign. The regiment lost 20 killed and 133 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, had fifty-three percent disabled of the 283 engaged at Second Manassas and Ox Hill, and had 4 killed and 30 wounded at Sharpsburg. It sustained 73 casualties at Fredericksburg and 104 at Chancellorsville, lost thirty-four percent of the 328 soldiers engaged at Gettysburg. There were 16 killed, 114 wounded, and 7 missing at The Wilderness, and 19 killed, 51 wounded, and 9 missing at Spotsylvania. On April 9, 1865, the regiment surrendered at Appomattox with 18 officers and 101 men present. The field officers were Colonels Maxey Gregg, Daniel H. Hamilton, and Charles W. McCreary; Lieutenant Colonels T. Pinckney Alston, Andrew P. Butler, Edward McCrady, Jr., Washington P. Shooter, and Augustus M. Smith; and Major Edward D. Brailsford.

 

1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call

 

Soldier's Notes

 

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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

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene

 

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National Archives

Telling Their Story ... A Young Man

Embraces His Confederate Heritage

 

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