7th Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The South Carolina 7th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Columbia, South Carolina, during the spring of 1861 and moved to Virginia in June. After fighting in Bonham's Brigade at First Manassas, the unit served under Generals Kershaw, Kennedy, and Conner. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Gettysburg, then accompanied Longstreet to Georgia. The 7th was active at Chickamauga and Knoxville, returned to Virginia, and saw action at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the Shenandoah Valley with Early and ended the war in North Carolina. This regiment totalled 581 officers and men in April, 1862 and sustained 82 casualties at Savage Station and 40 at Malvern Hill. During the Maryland Campaign, there were 13 killed and 100 wounded of 466 at Maryland Heights and 23 killed and 117 wounded of the 268 at Sharpsburg. It lost 4 killed, 57 wounded, and 61 missing at Fredericksburg, twenty-seven percent of the 408 engaged at Gettysburg, and 2 killed and 12 wounded at Bentonville. On March 23, 1865, there were 222 present for duty, and it surrendered in April.

Additional historical notes on the 7th Infantry regiment.

OFFICERS:

    FIRST COMMANDER:

    First Commander:

    Bacon, Thomas Glascock (Colonel)

    Officers:

    Aiken, David Wyatt (Colonel)
    Bland, Elbert (Lieutenant Colonel)
    Fair, Robert A. (Lieutenant Colonel)
    Goggans, Elijah J. (Lieutenant Colonel)
    Hard, John S. (Major)
    Seibels, Emmett (Major, Lieutenant Colonel)
    White, William C. (Major)

BATTLES:

    The 7th Infantry Regiment were engaged in the following battles:

    Fort Sumter SC (12 - 13 APR 1861)
    1st Bull Run (21 JUL 1861)
    Yorktown Siege (APR - MAY 1862
    Williamsburg (4 MAY 1862)
    Secessionville (15 - 16 JUN 1862)
    Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
    Savage's Station (29 JUN 1862)
    Allen's Farm (29 JUN 1862)
    Malvern Hill VA (1 JUL 1862)
    Harper's Ferry (12 - 15 SEP 1862)
    South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
    Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
    Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
    Chancellorsville (1-4 MAY 1863)
    Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863)
    Chickamauga GA (19-20 SEP 1863)
    Chattanooga Siege GA (SEP - NOV 1863)
    Knoxville Siege GA (NOV - DEC 1863)
    Campbell's Station (16 NOV 1863)
    Fort Sanders (29 NOV 1863)
    Bean's Station (15 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)
    Berryville (AUG 1864)
    Near Port Republic (7 OCT 1864)
    Near Strasburg (14 OCT 1864)
    Cedar Creek (19 OCT 1864)
    Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)
    Averasboro (16 MAR 1865)
    Bentonville NC (19 - 21 MAR 1865)

ROSTERS:

Company C
Company E - Edgefield County
Company F - Edgefield County
Company G - Edgefield County
Company H - Edgefield County
Company I - Edgefield County
Company K - Edgefield County
Company M

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