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D. Livingston

D. Livingston

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Daniel Livingston

(1827 - 1881)

Home State: South Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 34 year old planter at Bull Swamp in the Orangeburg District, he was commissioned the original Captain of Company B (later H), First South Carolina (Hagood's) Infantry about 1 March 1861. He was appointed Major and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, dates not given. He was wounded at Second Manassas in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment on the Maryland Campaign and was wounded again, in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 19 May 1864. His former commanding officer Colonel Johnson Hagood later wrote of him:

Livingston succeeded [W.H.] Duncan [resigned in January 1863] and retained the command somewhat longer, when he resigned. Neither of these officers distinguished themselves and the regiment suffered in discipline and usefulness in their hands.

After the War

In 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a farmer in the Hebron Township, Orangeburg County and operated a mill there.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he was wounded at 2nd Manassas, and the index to his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound from Colonel Walker's Report. The Hagood quote above from his Memoirs of the War of Secession (1910). Personal details from the US Census of 1860-1880 and family genealogists; source also of his picture, from a photograph of unknown provenance. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Narcissus McColphine Fanning (1828-1913) about 1849 and they had 13 children between 1850 and 1871.


11/17/1827; Orangeburg, SC


10/28/1881; Orangeburg County, SC; burial in Hebron Methodist Church South Cemetery, Livingston, SC


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company B, 1st Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 25013]