13th Infantry Regiment



    In response to a call from President Davis, about the 1st of July, 1861, a large number of infantry companies, from all quarters of South Carolina, rendevoused at Columbia, South Carolina. Here they were placed in a camp of instruction, at Lightwoodknot Springs, about five miles from Columbia, and allowed to arrange themselves in regiments of ten companies and elect field-officers. The second regiment so formed was numbered as the Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers, and elected the following officers;

      Edwards, O. E., Colonel
      Calhoun, P. L., Colonel
      Farrow, T. Stobo, Major

    After a period of about three months' instruction at Lightwoodknot Springs, it was ordered to the southern coast of South Carolina, it was ordered to the southern coast of South Carolina, near Pocotaligo, where it was brigaded with the Twelfth and Fourteenth regiments, as before stated. REF: NOTE 1

    A detailed history of this regiment may be found in The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians.


    Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
    2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
    Chantilly VA (1 SEP 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)