South Carolina 2nd Infantry Regiment Rifles

Historical Notes:
The South Carolina 2nd Regiment Rifles was organized during the spring of 1862 using the 5th South Carolina Battalion Rifles as its nucleus. The unit served in South Carolina, then was ordered to Virginia and assigned to General Jenkins' and Bratton's Brigade. It participated in the Seven Days' Battles and the conflicts at Second Manassas , Sharpsburg , and Fredericksburg . Later the regiment was with Longstreet at Suffolk and D.H. Hill in North Carolina. It moved again with Longstreet but did not take part in the Battle of Chickamauga. The unit was involved in the Knoxville operations, returned to Virginia, and saw action at The Wilderness , Spotsylvania , and Cold Harbor . After enduring the hardships of the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River, it ended the war at Appomattox . This regiment sustained 149 casualties at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, 58 at Second Manassas , 18 at Sharpsburg , and 64 at Wauhatchie . During 1864 from May 4 to June 12, it lost 14 killed, 93 wounded, and 2 missing, and from June 13 to December 31, there were 16 killed, 90 wounded, and 11 missing. The unit surrendered 22 officers and 274 men. Officers:
Colonels Robert E. Bowen, John V. Moore, and Thomas Thomson; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas H. Boggs, David L. Donald, and Robert A. Thompson; and Majors Daniel L. Cox and Stiles P. Dendy. Assignments:
General Jenkins' and Bratton's Brigade. Service:
Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
Gaines Mill VA (27 JUN 1862)
Frayser's Farm VA (30 JUN 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
Wauhatchie (28 - 29 OCT 1863)
Knoxville Siege GA (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)
2nd Fort Harrison VA (30 SEP 1864)
Williamsburg Road (27 OCT 1864)
Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1815 men.

[From Rivers’ Account of the Raising of the Troops:]

The number of volunteer companies for Orr’s Regiment of Rifles was so large towards the close of the year that a Battalion was formed from them on Sullivan’s island in December, viz: the First Battalion of Rifles, Lieut. Col. Jno. V. Moore, Major Thos. H. Boggs.
Co. A, from Abbeville, Capt. W. S. Kerr; Co. B, from Pickens, Capt. R. A. Thompson; Co. C, from Pickens, Capt. S. P. Dendy; Co. D, from Anderson, Capt. D. L. Cox; Co. E, from Pickens, Capt. R. E. Bowen; Co. F, from Anderson, Capt. D. L. Donnald. This Battalion became, with additional companies, the 2d Regiment of Rifles.

Company A - Abbeville District (County), a few from Laurens District (County) and Newberry District (County)
Company B - Pickens District (County) now Oconee County
Company C - Pickens District (County), now inOconee County
Company D - Anderson District (County) and Pickens District (County)
Company E - Pickens District (County), Anderson District District (County), and Greenville District (County)
Company F - Pickens District (County), Anderson District (County), Abbeville District (County)
Company G - Anderson District (County), Greenville District (County), and a few from Georgia
Company H - Pickens District (County)
Company I - Pickens District (Seigler says there was no Company I)
Company K - Abbeville District (County), Anderson District (County) and Pickens District (County)
Company L (possibly also known as the Butler Guards) - Anderson District (County), a few from Greenville District (County) and Spartanburg District (County)
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