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23rd SC Infantry

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Palmetto Battalion, Co. B
Florence, South Carolina


The 23rd South Carolina Regiment was made up of the following companies.   References are:  "South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between The States, Volume 1 The Lowcountry & Pee Dee" by Robert S. Seigler and "Historical Sketch & Roster 23rd Infantry Regiment" by John Rigdon


Common Name District Formed
A Bee Rifles Chesterfield, Kershaw, Darlington, Lancaster, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg
B Chicora Rifles Charleston, Beaufort
C Johnson Rifles Charleston
D Duryea Guards Charleston
E Marion Blues / Marion Rifles Marion
F Chester Grays Chester
G Douglass Rifles Marlboro
H Roberts Guards Marion, Horry
I Sprott Guards Clarendon
K Lee Guards Sumter

The 23rd South Carolina Infantry regiment participated in the following battles and campaigns: 

July 1, 1862 - Malvern Hill, VA
August 23, 1862 - Rappahannock Station, VA
August 28 to 30, 1862 - 2nd Bull Run, Manassas, VA
September 14, 1862 - South Mountain, VA
September 17, 1862 - Antietam, MD
July 1863 - Siege At Jackson, MS
August to September 1863 - Charleston, SC
May 17 to June 16, 1864 - Bermuda Hundred, VA
June 1864 to April 1865 - Siege At Petersburg, VA
March 25, 1865 - Ft. Stedman
April 1, 1865 - Five Forks, VA
April 9, 1865 - Appomattox Court House, VA

Items Of Interest Concerning The 23rd South Carolina Infantry.
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Brunson Obituary - Member Of Company I, 23rd SC Infantry
Hollywood Cemetery - Resting place of Jefferson Davis and many Confederate commanders
Richard Snipes - Member of Company E, 23rd SC Infantry
Sprott Guards - Formed in Manning, became Company I of the 23rd SC Infantry