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Confederate Battalion

4th South Carolina Infantry Battalion

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Lt. W. F. Field

 

This Battalion's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Jones' Division
  Brigade - Jenkins' Brigade


Unit history

This battalion was formed in the Army reorganization of April 1862 by consolidating the 450 men of the 4th SC Infantry Regiment into five companies.1

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

Following Sharpsburg, the Fourth was down to "a handful of men", and they were transferred to the Hampton Legion's Infantry.1

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #322: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #356: Jenkins' Brigade, Jones' Division - 15 Sep, 11 AM to 19 Sep, 5 AM
Tablet #368: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #369, cont: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #321: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #369: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

We have one individual in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
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Notes

1   Batson, Steve, South Carolina in the War Between the States, Published c.1996, first accessed 08 August 2005, <http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Square/3873/b/scmp.html>, Source page: [http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/bati1c.html]  [AotW citation 213]