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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 on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. T. C. Beckham

 

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


Unit history

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.

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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

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

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 & 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 19 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ALtDunlap, William Benjamin        We have some details for this person
APvtWeaner, James A.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
BCaptBeckham, Thomas Chisholm        We have some details for this person
BLtCarroll, Silas ElzaphanPOW   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtHood, Charles Wesley Andrew JacksonKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtMoore, Albertus WilliamWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
ECorpNelson, L. HolbyMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FSgtAllison, Hugh J.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtGolightly, Christopher KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtGriffin, Robert C.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
FPvtMcBrayer, John T.WIA/POW   09/14     We have some details for this person
FPvtNeely, James HendersonPOW   09/14     We have some details for this person
FPvtTolleson, A. J.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtBrannon, William HarrisonWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtMcDowell, J. T.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KLtMcDowell, Joseph H.        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
KLtMcDowell, William JamesWIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
KSgtMoss, George WashingtonKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtMoss, John F.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person

 

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