SC 1st Infantry Regiment


This regiment is sometimes referred to as Gregg's Regiment, although technically Col. Gregg was over a brigade, and after his death, command of the brigade went to Gen. McGowan. Command of this regiment was for a time under Col. Cormillus McCreary, hence the names.

The South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment, Provisional Army completed its organization at Richmond, Virginia, in August, 1861. Most of the officers and men had served in the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a six-month command, which was mustered out of service in late July. The men were from Charleston and Columbia, and the counties of Darlington, Marrion, Horry, Edgefield (now Aiken), and Florence. Assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade, the unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor. It was then involved in the difficult Petersburg siege north and south of the James River and the Appomattox Campaign. This regiment lost 20 killed and 133 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, had fifty-three percent disabled of the 283 engaged at Second Manassas and Ox Hill, and had 4 killed and 30 wounded at Sharpsburg. It sustained 73 casualties at Fredericksburg and 104 at Chancellorsville, then lost thirty-four percent of the 328 at Gettysburg. There were 16 killed, 114 wounded, and 7 missing at The Wilderness, and 19 killed, 51 wounded, and 9 missing at Spotsylvania. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 18 officers and 101 men.


    Maxey Gregg
    Daniel H. Hamilton
    Charles W. McCreary

    Lieutenant Colonels:
    T. Pinckney Alston
    Andrew P. Butler
    Edward McCrady, Jr.
    Washington P. Shooter
    Augustus M. Smith

    Edward D. Brailsford.


Fort Sumter SC (12 - 13 APR 1861)
Vienna (17 JUN 1861)
Seven Days Battles, VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
2nd Bull Run, VA (28 - 30 AUG 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)




Researching this unit?
Here's what's available.
Caldwell, J. F. J - The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians
Rigdon, John C. - Historical Sketch and Roster of the South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment (Gregg's) - 433 pgs

Rivers, Col. William J. - Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service
Salley, A. S. - South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service Vol. 1.  
Confederate Military History  

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