24th Infantry Regiment


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The South Carolina 24th Infantry Regiment was organized during the winter of 1861-1862 with men from Charleston and the counties of Marion and Edgefield. The unit served in the Charleston area, fought at Secessionville, and in May, 1863, moved to Mississippi. Assigned to General Gist's Brigade, it was engaged at Jackson, then joined the Army of Tennessee. The 24th participated in the campaigns of the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations, and saw action in North Carolina. It lost 3 killed, 7 wounded, and 2 missing at Secessionville, had 105 killed or wounded at Jackson, and reported 43 killed, 114 wounded, and 12 missing at Chickamauga. The regiment totalled 430 men and 342 arms in December, 1863. During the Atlanta Campaign, May 6 to July 18, it reported 21 killed, 80 wounded, and 18 missing, and on July 27, there were 53 disabled. Of the 285 engaged at Franklin, fifty-three percent were killed, wounded, or missing. Few surrendered on April 26, 1865.

OFFICERS:

Colonels Ellison Capers and C.H. Stevens; Lieutenant Colonel J.S. Jones; and Majors M.T. Appleby, Andrew J. Hammond, D.F. Hill, and C.B. Sigwald.

BATTLES:

Battery Island (21 MAY 1862)
James' Island (3 JUN 1862)
Secessionville (15 - 16 JUN 1862)
Vicksburg Campaign MS (MAY - JUL 1863)
Jackson MS (14 MAY 1863)
Jackson Siege MS (JUL 1863)
Chattanooga Siege GA (SEP - NOV 1863)
Chattanooga TN (23 - 25 NOV 1863)
Atlanta Campaign GA (MAY - SEP 1864)
Dalton (5 - 11 MAY 1864)
New Hope Church (25 MAY - 4 JUN 1864)
Pine Mountain (14 JUN 1864)
Kennesaw Mountain (27 JUN 1864)
Atlanta Siege (JUL - SEP 1864)
Smyrna Campground (4 JUL 1864)
Chatahoochee River (5 - 17 JUL 1864)
Peachtree Creek (20 JUL 1864)
Atlanta GA (22 JUL 1864)
Jonesboro (31 AUG - 1 SEP 1864)
Franklin (30 NOV 1864)
Nashville TN (15 - 16 DEC 1864)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

ROSTERS:

The composite Roster of this regiment contains 1874 names.

Company B
Company G
Company I - Edgefield County
Company K - Edgefield County

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