11th Infantry Regiment (9th Volunteers)


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The South Carolina 11th Infantry Regiment [also called 9th Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1861 with men from Beaufort, Clarendon, and Colleton counties. The unit served in the Charleston area, fought at Pocataligo, then was stationed at Hardeeville. It was assigned to Hagood's Brigade, then one company was permitted to organize and equip as a light battery (Beaufort Artillery), and the regiment served with nine companies. During the summer of 1863 it was again active in the Charleston area but later moved to Florida and then to Virginia in the spring of 1864. Here it fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor and in the trenches of Petersburg. In 1865 the unit moved to Fort Fisher and saw action at Bentonville. It lost 4 killed, 15 wounded, and 2 missing at Pocotaligo, had 14 killed, 39 wounded, and 12 missing in front of Petersburg (May 6-9), and sustained 14 killed, 28 wounded, and 45 missing at Deep Bottom. Its casualties were about sixty percent in the fight at Weldon Railroad, and scarcely the strength of a company surrendered on April 26, 1865.

FIELD OFFICERS:

Colonels Daniel H. Ellis, F. Hay Gantt, and William C. Heyward; Lieutenant Colonels Robert Campbell, Allen C. Izard, and William Shuler; and Majors John J. Gooding, John J. Gooding, John J. Harrison, and B. Burgh Smith.

BATTLES:

The 11th Infantry Regiment was engaged in the following battles:

Port Royal SC (7 NOV 1861)
Port Royal Ferry SC (6 JUN 1862)
Port Royal Ferry (4 JUL 1862)
Pinckney Island (21 AUG 1862)
Coosawhatchie SC (22-23 OCT 1862)
Destruction of the George Washington near Beaufort SC (9 APR 1863)
Pope's Island (19 MAY 1863)
Combahee River (2 JUN 1863)
Expedition from Fort Pulaski, Ga to Bluffton, SC (4 JUN 1863)
Expedition to Barnwell's Island SC (30 JUL 1863)
Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
Swift Creek (9 MAY 1864)
Drewry's Bluff (12 MAY 1864)
Drewry's Bluff (16 MAY 1864)
Cold Harbor VA (1 - 3 JUN 1864)
Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
Weldon Railroad (21 AUG 1864)
2nd Fort Harrison VA (30 SEP 1864)
2nd Fort Fisher (13 - 15 JAN 1865)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)
Bentonville NC (19 - 21 MAR 1865)

ROSTERS:

The composite roster of this regiment contains 2432 names.

Company C
Company E
Company K

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