ROSTER OF COMPANY K

6th S. C. VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

April 22, 1862 to April 9, 1865


The South Carolina 6th Infantry Regiment was organized from February 19 to July 8, 1861. The regiment was reorganized for the war on April 22, 1862 and reenlisted for the war in February of 1864. The 6th Infantry Regiment was ordered from Columbia, South Carolina to Richmond, on the 10th of July 1861. The regiment engaged at Dranesville under J.E.B. Stuart, then was brigaded under Generals R.H. Anderson, M. Jenkins, and Bratton. The 6th fought with the army from Williamsburg to Fredericksburg, serving with Longstreet at Suffolk. The 6th later moved with D.H. Hill to North Carolina. Later, under Longstreet, the 6th did not arrive in time to take part in the Battle of Chickamauga, but was engaged at Knoxsville. After returning to Virginia, the 6th participated at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. They endured the hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and saw action around Appomattox. On April 9, 1865, the 6th surrendered 30 officers and 328 men at Appomatox Court House, Virginia. Field officers were: Colonels John Bratton, John M. Steedman, and Charles S. Winder; Lieutenant Colonels were: Andrew J. Secrest and John M. White; Majors were: James L. Coker, Edward C. McLure, and Thomas W. Woodward. Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H. Crute, Jr.

Battles:

  • Fort Sumter - April - May 1861 
  • Dranesville - December 1861 
  • Williamsburg - May 4, 1862 
  • Seven Pines - May 31 - June 1, 1862 
  • Seven Days Battles - June 25 - July 1, 1862 
  • Gaines' Mill - June 27, 1862 
  • Frayser's Farm - June 30, 1862 
  • 2nd Bull Run - August 28 - 30, 1862 
  • South Mountain - September 14, 1862 
  • Antietam - September 17, 1862 
  • Fredricksburg - December 13, 1862 
  • Wauhatchie - October 28 - 29, 1863 
  • Knoxville Siege - November - December 1863 
  • The Wilderness - May 5-6, 1864 
  • Spotsylvania Court House - May 8 - 21, 1864 
  • North Anna - May 23 -26, 1864 
  • Cold Harbor - June 1-3, 1864 
  • Petersburg Siege - June 1864 - April 1865 
  • Williamsburg Road - October 27, 1864 
  • 2nd Fort Harrison - September 30, 1864 
  • Appomattox Court House - April 9, 1865 
(Battle list from Compendium of The Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, 1995)

Officers:

W. S. Brand Captain - Clarendon - Wounded at Fort Harrison on Sep 21, 1864
Robert A. Flagler 1st Lt. - Williamsburg - Wounded at Fort Harrison on Sep 21, 1864
Zackaria R. Fulmore 2nd Lt. - Williamsburg - Resigned Oct. 28, 1862
E. Brainard Scott 3rd Lt. - Williamsburg - Died of pneumonia June 3, 1862 at Manchester, Va.
R. A. Bethune 1st Sgt.. - Clarendon - Promoted to Jr. 2nd Lt. June 13, 1862. Resigned Oct. 25, 1862
W. J. Ferrel 2nd Sgt.. - Williamsburg - Promoted to 1st Sgt. June 13, 1862. Wounded Manassas Aug 30, 1862
Evander M. Graham 3rd Sgt.. - Williamsburg - Promoted to 2nd Sgt.. June 13, 1862. Died of wounds Jan 29, 1864 at home.
W. D. McFadden 4th Sgt.. - Clarendon - Promoted to 3rd Sgt.. June 13, 1862. Promoted to 2nd Sgt.. Mar. 1, 1864
Benjamin F. Scott 5th Sgt. - Williamsburg - Promoted to 4th Sgt. June 13, 1862. Wounded and captured at - Williamsburg -, Va.
John Peter Epps 1st Cpl. - Clarendon - Promote to 5 Sgt. Nov. 1, 1862. Promoted to 3rd Sgt.. Mar. 1, 1864
William W. Cunningham 2nd Cpl. - Williamsburg - Killed at Sharpsburg, Md Sep 7, 1862
J. H. Fulmore 3rd Cpl. - Williamsburg - Wounded at Seven Pines
R. S. Smith 4th Cpl. - Clarendon - Promoted to 1st Cpl. Nov. 1, 1862. Promoted to Jr. 2nd Lt. Jan 20 1863. Wounded at Ft. Harrison Sep 21, 1864

Privates:

James Adam - Marlboro - Died at Bunker Hill, Va. Sep 27, 1862
W. S. Allen - Clarendon
R. W. J. Barron - Clarendon - Wounded at Sharpsburg Sep 15, 1862 Died Sep 22, 1862
J. F. Bingham - Marlboro - Died at Bunker Hill Sep. 27, 1862
C. W. Bingley - Sumter
Thomas J. Blackwell - Clarendon - Killed at Gaines Mill Jun 27, 1862
J. M. Carraway - Clarendon
Thomas S. Chandler - Williamsburg - Wounded Boonesboro, Md Sep 14, 1862. Died Sep 27, 1862
James F. Chandler - Williamsburg
R. W. Chandler - Williamsburg - Promoted to 5th Sgt. Mar. 1, 1864 Mortally wounded at Petersburg Jul 17, 1864
J. J. Childers - Clarendon -
S. W. Cockfield - Williamsburg - Promoted to 4th Sgt. Mar. 5, 1864 Died of Pneumonia 02/22/65
B. S. Croft - Williamsburg - Wounded at Fraser's Farm Jun 29, 1862. Died of wound Jul 16, 1862
Nathan Dease - Chesterfield - Died of Bronchitis Feb 19, 1863 Buried University Cemetary Charlottesville, Va
A. F. Elwell - Clarendon - Wounded at Seven Pines May 30, 1862
Barnwell Evans - Clarendon - Died of pneumonia Nov. 11, 1862 Buried Lynchburg CSA Cemetary #6-R3
Andrew W. Flagler - Williamsburg - Wounded at Sharpsburg Sep 17, 1862 [ This gentleman's name was Alonzo W. (William) Flagler as per information from gg grandson, Frances Zink, Lutz, FL - Alonzo was the brother of Samuel M. and Robert A. Flagler.]
Samuel M. Flagler - Williamsburg - Wounded at Ft. Harrison Sep 27, 1864. Died Oct. 2, 1864
H. C. Floyd - Clarendon - Wounded at Seven Pines May 30, 1862. Discharged as disabled
J. J. Floyd - Clarendon
P. W. Floyd - Clarendon - Wounded at Sharpsburg Sep 17, 1862
Richard M. Footman - Williamsburg - Wounded at Seven Pines . Captured and died at Fortress Monroe Jun 30, 1864
A. M. Gamble - Williamsburg - Missing at Seven Pines. Presumed killed
Thomas H. Gibbons - Clarendon - Wounded and captured. Died at Lookout Mountain, Ga Jan 05, 1864
A. L. Goodson - Marlboro
George J. Graham - Williamsburg - Promoted to 4th Cpl Mar. 1,1864
S. M. Graham - Clarendon
R. W. Green - Clarendon
R. Groomes - Clarendon - Wounded at Ft. Harrison Sep 27, 1864
S. W. Hamer - Marlboro
J. M. Hodge - Clarendon - Wounded at Petersburg
George S. B. Huggins - Williamsburg - Wounded at Manassas Aug 30, 1862
John H. Hunt - Greenville - Died at Fairfax, Va. Aug. 8, 1861
W. E. Hurburd - Marlboro
Hugh W. Johnson - Clarendon - Killed at Sharpsburg Sep 17, 1862
J. J. Johnson - Clarendon
D. Keels - Sumter - Wounded at Seven Pines
T M. Keels - Williamsburg
B. Langston - Clarendon
Joseph Lloyd - Marlboro - Died Oct. 6, 1862 at Ft. McHenry, Md
William J. Matthews - Williamsburg - Killed at Manassas Aug 30, 1862
R. S. Mellette - Clarendon
T. G. Mitchum - Williamsburg
Pleasant McCallister - Marlboro - Died at Federick City, Md
A. S. McCleod - Clarendon
J. S. McCullough - Williamsburg - Wounded at Seven Pines May 30, 1862
William M. McCullough - Williamsburg - Wounded Oct. 7, 1864 Died Nov. 3, 1864
James C. McCutcheon - Williamsburg - Wounded at Ft. Harrison Sep 27, 1863
George G. McElveene - Williamsburg - Wounded at Manassas Aug 3, 1862. Promoted to 3rd Cpl. Mar. 1, 1864
J. E.. McElveene - Clarendon - Wounded at Sharpsburg
W. E. McFadden - Clarendon
W. E. McKnight - Clarendon
J. A. McRay - Williamsburg
W. Oliver - Clarendon
Jaby Parker - Williamsburg - Buried Lynchburg CSA #4, R4
B. G. Pierson - Clarendon
U. Quick - Marlboro
J. N. Sauls - Clarendon - Wounded at Manassas Aug 30, 1862
George Staunton - Marlboro - Wounded at Manassas Aug 30, 1862 and Died Sep 2, 1862
H. Stokes - Clarendon - Died Jul 20, 1862
J. B. Stubbs - Marlboro
J. D. Sturgeon - Clarendon
Samuel J. Taylor - Williamsburg - Promoted to 1st Cpl. And then Color Bearer
C. H. Tobias - Clarendon
S. R. Tobias - Clarendon - Promoted to Mar. 1, 1864. Wounded at Ft. Harrison Sep 27, 1864
W. E. Thornhill - Clarendon
J. S. Thames - Clarendon
J. A. Tallarast - Marlboro Died Feb 18, 1863 of wounds
F. Townsend - Marlboro
William Townsend - Marlboro - Died of wounds at Petersburg May 15, 1864
J. B. Turner - Clarendon - Wounded at 2nd Manassas Sep 27, 1862 and died
J. M. Wallace - Marlboro
Lindsey G. Weaver Died of disease Oct. 1, 1861
E. N. Welch - Clarendon
E. Wells - Nash Cy, N.C. - Died at Lynchburg, Va. 1864
J. B. Wheeler - Clarendon
J. C. White - Clarendon - Died Oct. 15, 1862 at Winchester, Va
A. W. Williams - Williamsburg - Promoted to 4th Sgt. Jun 13, 1862. Died Feb 7, 1864 at Wilson, N.C.
D. G. Williams - Clarendon - Promoted to 4th Sgt. Jun 13, 1862 and afterwards to 3rd Lt.
N.Williams - Chesterfield - supposed to be dead
S. L. Williams - Marlboro
Edward D. Windham - Clarendon - Died of disease Jul 30, 1862 at Richmond
P. M. Windham - Clarendon
J. H. Woods - Clarendon - Missing in action
J. R. Worsham - Clarendon




 
 

Ode

by Henry Timrod
 
 

Sleep sweetly in your humble graves,

Sleep, martyrs of a fallen cause;

Though yet no marble column craves 

The pilgrim here to pause. 
 
 

In seeds of laurel in the earth 

The blossom of your fame is blown,

And somewhere, waiting for its birth,

The shaft is in the stone! 
 
 

Meanwhile, behalf the tardy years 

Which keep in trust your storied tombs,

Behold, your sisters bring their tears, 

And these memorial blooms. 
 
 

Small tributes! but your shades will smile

More proudly on these wreaths to-day,

Than when some cannon-moulded pile 

Shall overlook this bay. 
 
 

Stoop, angels, hither from the skies, 

There is no holier spot of ground 

Than where defeated valor lies, 

By mourning beauty crowned. 
 
 

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