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Confederate Regiment

Holcombe (SC) Legion Infantry Battalion

Organized: Columbia, SC; mustered in 11/21/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Court House, VA 4/9/1865

 

Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Col. P. F. Stevens
  Maj. William J. Crawley

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Brigade - Evans' (Independent) Brigade


Unit history

The Holcome Legion was organized during the fall of 1861 with a cavalry and infantry battalion; no artillery component was organized. Colonel Stevens named it in honor of the SC governor's wife, Lucy Holcombe Pickens. The four-company cavalry battalion served for a time with the legion, was assigned to the Department of Richmond [about July 1862], and eventually became part of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment [in March 1864]. The infantry battalion was formed with eight companies, later increased to ten. During the war it was attached to Evans', Elliot's, and Wallace's Brigade. After serving in South Carolina it moved to Virginia and fought at Second Manassas, South Mountain, and Sharpsburg.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #312: Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #313: Evans' Brigade, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

After the Maryland Campaign they were sent to North Carolina and later Mississippi. The Legion was active at Jackson, moved to Charleston, and in the spring of 1864 returned to Virginia. Here it participated in the long Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign (from the National Park Service unit history summary).

We have 15 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtGentry, Patrick BufordMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtMiller, William HamiltonMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CLtTolleson, James A.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtTuck, Thomas M. J.MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtGrun, Hansford KIA   09/00     We have some details for this person
EPvtCooper, John FrankPOW   09/14     We have some details for this person
EPvtWright, John L.KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
HPvtBedenbaugh, George AndersonWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
HPvtBowers, James SmileyWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
HSgtCarmical, Joseph D.WIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
HCorpHawkins, Edward PresleyWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
HPvtSligh, John N.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ICaptBishop, William Preston        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SLtDuBose, William PorcherPOW   09/14     We have some details for this person
F&SColStevens, Peter Fayssoux        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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