South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States: The Lowcountry and Pee Dee

South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States: The Lowcountry and Pee Dee

by Robert S. Seigler


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Volume I of this landmark series traces the military groups raised from Charleston and McClellanville, Sumter and Clarendon, Horry and Marion and parts in between. In this anticipated four-volume series, author Robert Seigler presents a comprehensive review of South Carolina's Civil War troops in incomparable detail. Revealing the origination of military organizations from the three major geographical regions of the state, as well as those units whose men came from all parts of the state, Seigler outlines the frontline infantry, cavalry and artillery units, as well as militia, reserves and state troops that were critical to the Confederate efforts. For every regiment and battalion, Seigler analyzes when, where and under what legal authority each one was organized, and then provides a biographical sketch of the field officers for every unit. Included in each company history, in addition to its geographical origins, are a wartime biography of each captain and Seigler's special interest, company nicknames. Finally, a summary is provided of each unit's major movements and engagements.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596291584
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 10/27/2008
Series: Civil War Sesquicentennial Series , #1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 928,033
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Robert S. Seigler is the Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Greenville Memorial Medical Center in Greenville, SC. He is also Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of South Carolina's School of Medicine and has written numerous articles for prestigious medical journals.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

Overview 13

1 The 1st (Charleston) Battalion, Infantry 45

2 The 1st Regiment, Charleston (South Carolina) Guards 53

3 Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Volunteers 55

4 The 6th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry 59

5 The 8th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 63

6 The 9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry 79

7 The 10th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 85

8 The 11th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 105

9 The 11th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry 121

10 The 21st Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 127

11 The 23rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 139

12 The 25th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 161

13 The 26th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 175

14 The 27th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers 183

15 Independent Infantry Organizations 193

16 The 2nd/8th Battalion Cavalry, South Carolina Reserves 201

17 The 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry 205

18 The 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry 217

19 The 5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry 227

20 The 12th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry 239

21 The 17th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry 243

22 Independent Cavalry Organizations 247

23 The 18th Battalion, South Carolina Artillery 257

24 Independent Artillery Organizations 267

Appendix 1 Infantry Companies with Unknown Regimental or Battalion Affiliations 311

Appendix 2 Cavalry Organizations with Unknown Regimental or Battalion Affiliations 319

Appendix 3 Artillery Organizations with Unknown Regimental or Battalion Affiliations 323

Appendix 4 Company Nicknames 325

Notes 359

Bibliography 405

Index 412

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