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Confederate Regiment

5th South Carolina Infantry

Organized: Orangeburg, SC; mustered in 4/13/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Court House, VA 4/9/1865
Commanding Officer:
  Capt. T. C. Beckham
Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #8b: Sykes' Regulars Near Sharpsburg
   Detail Map #12: AP Hill Hits Burnside's Flank

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

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



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History of the Unit:
They organized and entered SC State Service 13 April 1861 at Orangeburg; and mustered into Confederate Service on 4 June 1861. On 13 April 1862 the 12-month term expired and the regiment disbanded, but on 23 April 1862 they reorganized. Their strength at that time was about 650 men. They were at the battles of Blackburn's Ford, 1st Manassas, in the Richmond (Penisular) Campaign, and 2nd Manassas, before arriving at South Mountain, 14 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Afterwards they fought at Fredericksburg, Wauhatchie, the Knoxville Siege, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, the Petersburg Siege, and Appomattox Court House. The regiment surrendered at Appomattox with 19 officers and 263 men.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Sources: The South Carolina Infantry Units in the War of the Rebellion site has sketches for most SC units - source of some material above - using data from the Official Records and Sifakis' Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia

We have 4 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtTallicum, A. Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
BCaptBeckham, Thomas C        We have some details for this person
KPvtGolickly, C. Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
UnkPvtAgnew, J. C.Died   00/00

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