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Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers


Butler, Pierce Mason: Appointed as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the 4th United States Infantry Regiment on August 13th, 1819, from the State of South Carolina; transferred to the 7th United States Infantry Regiment on December 13th, 1819; promoted to First Lieutenant of Infantry on March 1st, 1822; promoted to Captain of Infantry on December 16th, 1825; resigned his commission on October 1st, 1829. Appointed as Lieutenant Colonel of Goodwyn’s South Carolina Militia Regiment and serving in the Seminole War in 1836. Appointed as Colonel of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, on December 22nd, 1846; killed in action on August 20th, 1847, at Churubusco, Mexico.

Gladden, Adley Hogan: Served in the Seminole War, no dates. Enrolled as Major of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on September 11th, 1847, vice Lieutenant Colonel Dickinson had died; elected to Colonel in May of 1848, to rank from August 20th, 1847, vice Colonel Butler was killed in action; severely wounded in the leg on September 14th, 1847, at the Belden City Gate at Mexico City, Mexico. Appointed as Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, no date; resigned, no date. Appointed as Colonel of the 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment, no date; appointed as a Brigadier General in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States on September 30th, 1861, with rank from that date, from the State of Louisiana; appointment is confirmed by the Confederate Senate on December 13th, 1861; commanding the 1st Brigade (1st Louisiana, 21st, 22nd, 25th, & 26th Alabama Regiments, & Robertson’s Battery), Wither’s Division, Army of the Mississippi, from January to April of 1862; mortally wounded in the left arm by an artillery round, which was amputated shortly thereafter, on April 6th, 1862, at Shiloh, Tennessee; died of his wounds, no date.

Dickinson, James Polk: Appointed as Lieutenant Colonel of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; wounded in action on March 11th, 1847, during the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico, in the affair on the sand hills southwest of the City; wounded in action on August 20th, 1847, at Churubusco, Mexico; died of his wounds on September 11th, 1847, at Mixcoac, Mexico. [Born in 1816; died on September 11th, 1847, at Mixcoac, Mexico; buried in Monument Square under a monument for himself in Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina.]

Dunovant, Robert [Richard] Gill Mills: Enrolled as Captain of Company B of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; promoted to Major on September 11th, 1847, vice Major Gladden was promoted; promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in May of 1848, vice Lieutenant Colonel Gladden had been promoted. Appointed as a Brigadier General in the South Carolina State Militia in 1861; commanding the 4th Brigade of Militia in 1861; resigned in 1861. Appointed as Colonel of the 12th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, no date; resigned his commission on April 2nd, 1862. [Born on May 18th, 1821, in Chester, South Carolina, the son of John Dunovant and Margaret Sloan Quay, and the brother of John Dunovant; graduated from the South Carolina College in Columbia, South Carolina, no date; studied medicine, no date; moved to Texas prior to 1846, but returned to South Carolina shortly thereafter; served as the Adjutant & Inspector General of South Carolina  from 1855 to 1860; member of the South Carolina Secession Convention in December of 1860; elected to the South Carolina General Assembly in 1864; died on May 12th, 1898, at Edgefield, South Carolina; buried at the Willowbrook Cemetery in Edgefield, Edgefield County, South Carolina.]

Moffatt, Keith S.: Enrolled as Captain of Company C of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; slightly wounded in action on August 20th, 1847, at Churubusco, Mexico; promoted to Major, vice Major Dunovant was promoted, no date.

Cantey, James: Enrolled as Second Lieutenant & Regimental Adjutant of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; severely wounded in action on August 20th, 1847, at Churubusco, Mexico; promoted to Captain of Company C, no date. Organized and is appointed as Captain of the “Cantey Rifles,” Company A of the 15th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1861; elected as Colonel of the 15th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1861; appointed as a Brigadier General in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States on January 8th, 1863, with rank from that date, from the State of Alabama; appointment was confirmed on April 22nd, 1863; commanding a Division in the Army of the Mississippi from May to June of 1864; commanding Cantey’s Brigade (1st, 17th, 26th, & 29th Alabama, & 37th Mississippi Infantry Regiments), Walthall’s Division, III Corps, Army of Tennessee, from June of 1864 to May of 1865; paroled on May 1st, 1865, at Greensboro, North Carolina. [Born on December 30th, 1818, in Camden, Kershaw District, South Carolina; educated at the South Carolina College in Columbia, South Carolina, graduating in 1838; admitted to the South Carolina State Bar in 1834; served as a South Carolina State Legislature, no dates; moved to Russell County, Alabama, in 1849, and was employed as a Planter; married miss Mary Elizabeth Benton in 1858; engaged in Alabama State Politics, 1850’s to 1860’s; died on June 30th, 1874, at Fort Mitchell, Alabama; buried at the Crowell Family Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, Russell County, Alabama.]

Stanley, William B.: Enrolled as Second Lieutenant & Regimental Quartermaster of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; promoted to First Lieutenant of Company H, no date.

Morgane, William C.: Enrolled as Regimental Assistant Quartermaster of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; promoted to First Lieutenant of Company D, no date.

Davis Jr., James: Of Columbia, South Carolina. Appointed as Regimental Surgeon of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, on January 4th, 1847; resigned his commission on June 28th, 1847, due to ill health. [Died in 1847/1848 in Columbia, South Carolina.]

Bland, Elbert: Appointed as Assistant Surgeon of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina, Volunteers, on January 4th, 1847; honorably discharged on July 20th, 1848. Enlisted in the 1st (Gregg’s) South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment, no dates. Elected as First Lieutenant of the “Ninety-Six Riflemen” in 1861; elected as Captain of Company A of the 7th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment on April 13th, 1861, vice Captain Bacon was elected as Colonel; elected as Lieutenant Colonel of the 7th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment on May 14th, 1862; wounded in the right leg on June 29th, 1862, at Savage Station, Virginia; slightly wounded on December 13th, 1862, at Fredericksburg, Virginia; wounded in the thigh on July 2nd, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; killed in action on September 20th, 1863, at Chickamauga, Georgia. [Born on April 29th, 1823, in Edgefield District, South Carolina; graduated from the Medical College of New York, no date; married Miss Rebecca Griffin of Edgefield, South Carolina, no date; employed as a Physician in Edgefield, South Carolina, no dates; killed in action on September 20th, 1863, at Chickamauga, Georgia.]

Blanding, Ormsby: Enlisted as a Private in Company F of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; appointed as Regimental Sergeant Major, no date; honorably discharged to accept a commission, no date. Appointed as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry in the United States Army on March 5th, 1847, from the State of South Carolina; assigned to the 12th United States Infantry Regiment on April 9th, 1847; honorably mustered out of service on July 25th, 1848. [Born on in 1823, in Charleston District, South Carolina, the son of Abraham Blanding and Mary Caroline DeSaussure, the brother of James D. Blanding; married Miss Sallie Nettles, no date.]

James, George S.: Served as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no dates. Appointed as a Second Lieutenant of Artillery with the 4th United States Artillery Regiment on June 27th, 1856; promoted to First Lieutenant of Artillery on December 29th, 1857; resigned his commission on February 1st, 1861. [Born in South Carolina; killed on September 14th, 1862, at South Mountain, Maryland.]

Montgomery, A.R.: Died at Puebla, Mexico.

Blanding, James Douglas: Enlisted as Regimental Assistant Commissary Sergeant, no date; Appointed as Second Lieutenant of Company A on December 6th, 1846; appointed as a Captain & Assistant Commissary of Subsistence of United States Volunteers on January 4th, 1847; slightly wounded in action on August 20th, 1847, at Churubusco, Mexico; honorably discharged on August 31st, 1848. [Born on June 26th, 1821, in Charleston District, South Carolina, the son of Abraham Blanding and Mary Caroline DeSaussure, the brother of Ormsby Blanding; married Miss Leonora Agnes McFadden on February 8th, 1849; died on October 24th, 1906, in Sumter, South Carolina.]

Cantey, Zachariah: Enrolled as 4th Sergeant in Company C of the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, no date; discharged due to disability on June 3rd, 1847, at Puebla, Mexico.

Carlisle, James

Porter, William

Rollins, Edward


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