South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units H through M

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South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units H through M

The information in this list of South Carolina Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site (CWSS). That web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

H Units[edit | edit source]

  • Hampton Legion, South Carolina
    Hampton Legion was organized by Wade Hampton during the spring of 1861. It contained a cavalry and infantry battalion, but they did not serve together. The cavalry battalion fought in the Seven Days' Battles and in the summer of 1862 merged into the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment. The infantry battalion was active at First Manassas and later was assigned to W. Hampton's, Hood's, and Jenkins' Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. It was involved in various conflicts from Seven Pines to Sharpsburg, moved to North Carolina, then served with Longstreet at Chickamauga and Knoxville. In May, 1864, the unit was reorganized, mounted, and united with the 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment.
  • Hart's Company, South Carolina Horse Artillery Volunteers (Washington Artillery)
    Washington Light Artillery was originally organized to be attached to the Hampton South Carolina Legion. However, it never served with that command. After being stationed in South Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia and was assigned to Stuart's and R.P. Chew's Horse Artillery. . Later it joined B.C. Manly's Battalion of Artillery in the Army of Tennessee and was active in North Carolina. Surrendered on April 26, 1865.
  • Holcombe Legion, South Carolina
    Holcome Legion was organized during the fall of 1861 with a cavalry and infantry battalion. The four-company cavalry battalion served for a time with the legion, was assigned to the Department of Richmond, and eventually became part of the 7th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment. The infantry battalion was formed with eight companies, later increased to ten. During the war it was attached to Evans', Elliot's, and Wallace's Brigade.

Units I through K[edit | edit source]

  • Jeter's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery
    Macbeth Light Artillery was organized during the summer of 1861 with men raised in Berkeley County. April, 1864, the unit was stationed at Charleston.It then was attached to J.B. Palmer's Brigade in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia. It disbanded in April 1865.
  • Kelly's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Chesterfield Artillery)
    Chesterfield Light Artillery was organized and mustered into Confederate service in November, 1861, at Columbia, South Carolina. Most of the officers and men were raised in Chesterfield County. During April, 1865, was being reorganized and refitted when the Confederate forces surrendered.

Units L through Mar[edit | edit source]

  • Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery
    18th Heavy Artillery Battalion [often called the Siege Train Artillery Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies. Many of the men were from Charleston. It surrendered on April 26, 1865.

Units Mas through Mis[edit | edit source]

  • Mathewes' Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Bonneau's)
    Mathewes' Brigade was formed during the winter of 1862-1863. The company was attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and served in the Charleston area. From July 10 to September 6, 1863, In January, 1865, the unit was assigned to J.B. Robertson's Brigade and in May included in the surrender.