Discovering Your South Carolina Roots

S.C. 1st Infantry (Gregg’s) Company F

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Company F was enrolled in Conwayboro (Conway), August 12, 1861. They were mustered into service at Richmond, VA on August 18, 1861.

The following comments are entered on the April 30, 1863 muster roll:

“The company marched to Fredericksburg, VA on the 29th April, 1863 and immediately entering on an active campaign a regular muster was not made, but this Roll having been prepared for the regular muster and no changes having taken place in the condition of the company on the 29th or 30th of April, this Roll is accurate in every particular.”

Most of the officers and men that served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers served a six-month command. The men were from Charleston and Columbia, and the counties of Darlington, Marion, Horry, Edgefield (now Aiken), and Florence.

Assigned to General Gregg’s and McGowan’s Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor. It was then involved in the difficult Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign.

This regiment lost 20 killed and 133 wounded during the Seven Days’ Battles, had fifty-three percent disabled of the 283 engaged at Second Manassas and Ox Hill, and had 4 killed and 30 wounded at Sharpsburg. It sustained 73 casualties at Fredericksburg and 104 at Chancellorsville, then lost thirty-four percent of the 328 at Gettysburg.

There were 16 killed, 114 wounded, and 7 missing at The Wilderness, and 19 killed, 51 wounded, and 9 missing at Spotsylvania. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 18 officers and 101 men.

Fort Sumter SC (12 – 13 APR 1861)
Vienna (17 JUN 1861)
Seven Days Battles, VA (25 JUN – 1 JUL 1862)
2nd Bull Run, VA (28 – 30 AUG 1862)
Antietam, VA (17 SEP 1862)
Shepherdstown Ford (20 SEP 1862)
Fredericksburg, VA (13 DEC 1862)
Chancellorsville, (1-4 MAY 1863)
Gettysburg, PA (1-3 JUL 1863)
Falling Waters (14 JUL 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (9 – 22 OCT 1863)
Mine Run Campaign, VA (NOV – DEC 1863)
The Wilderness, VA (5 – 6 MAY 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House, VA (8 – 21 MAY 1864)
North Anna, VA (23 – 26 MAY 1864)
Cold Harbor, VA (1 – 3 JUN 1864)
Petersburg Siege, VA (JUN 1864 – APR 1865)
First Squirrel Level Road, VA (30 SEP 1864)
Jones Farm, VA (30 SEP 1864)
First Pegram’s Farm, VA (1 OCT 1864)
Five Forks, VA (1 APR 1865)


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