South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment (Butler's)


The 3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment [AKA 1st Regulars or Enlisted Men, AKA 1st Infantry Regiment (Butler's)] was organized in December, 1860, with eight companies, later increased to ten. The men were recruited in Charleston, Columbia, and Cheraw, and the counties of Greenville, Lancaster, Chesterfield, and Anderson. The unit trained as infantry and artillery, and served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It took an active part in many conflicts in and around Charleston. In September, 1862, the unit contained 628 effectives and during the operations on Morris Island, July 10 to September 6, 1863, it lost 10 killed, 32 wounded, and 22 missing. In January, 1865, it was assigned to Colonel A. Rhett's Brigade and, serving as infantry, was active in the North Carolina Campaign. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865.


Colonels Richard H. Anderson, William Butler, and John Dunovant; Lieutenant Colonels Thomas M. Baker, Barnard E. Bee, Robert De Treville, and John C. Simkins; and Majors Warren Adams and Thomas A. Huguenin.


Fort Sumter SC (12 - 13 APR 1861)
Battery Wagner (18 JUL 1863)
Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)
Averasboro (16 MAR 1865)
Bentonville NC (19 - 21 MAR 1865)


Field Staff and Band
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E
Company F
Company G
Company H
Company I
Company K



Crute Units of the Confederate States Army
Rivers, William J. Col. Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service.
Salley, A. S. South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, Vol. 1
Sifakis, Stewart Compendium of the Cofederate Armies

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