2nd Regiment 
South Carolina Volunteers


The 2nd South Carolina Volunteers participated in as many, if not more, battles than any other regiment on either side of the war. The 2nd South Carolina Infantry became one of the elite units of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The Sumter Volunteers were organized on January 7, 1861.The company was called up to serve on active duty on April 8, 1861. The unit removed to Richmond on April 26, 1861 and were mustered into Confederate service on May 23, 1861 as the first out of state one year regiment to come to Virginia's defense. The men of Company D of the 2nd SCV came from the Sumter District. After completing their promised one year enlistment, 21 members of the Sumter Grey's re-enlisted in Garden's Battery which had been organized by Hugh Garden of this company. Captain John Smythe Richardson, Jr. was appointed on April 8, 1861. Richardson was ounded severely in leg at First Manassas and was disabled from further service. He resigned on May 13, 1862. It is not known who commanded company from May 13, 1862 to June 6, 1862. James DuPre Graham was promoted to captain June 6, 1862. He was paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina on May 2, 1865.

The regiment participated in the following battles:

  • Bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, April 12-13, 1861 
  • Mitchell's Ford, Virginia, July 18, 1861 
  • 1st Manassas, Virginia, July 21, 1861 
  • Lewinsville, Virginia, September 25, 1861 
  • Held Yorktown Line, Virginia, Mid-April- May 3, 1862 
  • Williamsburg, Virginia, May 4-5, 1862 
  • Skirmish near Fair Oaks, Virginia, June 18, 1862 
  • Savage Station, Virginia, June 29, 1862 
  • Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862 
  • Maryland Heights, Maryland, September 12-13, 1862 
  • Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862 
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 11-15, 1862 
  • Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-5, 1863 
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2-3, 1863 
  • Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863 
  • Campbell Station, Tennessee, November 16, 1863 
  • Knoxville, Tennessee, November 18, 1863 
  • Fort Sanders, Tennessee, November 29, 1863 
  • Bean Station, Tennessee, December 14, 1863 
  • Wilderness, Virginia, May 6-7, 1864 
  • Spotsylvania, Virginia, May 8-21, 1864 
  • North Anna, Virginia, May 23-25, 1864 
  • Cold Harbor, Virginia June 1-12, 1864 
  • Petersburg, Virginia, June 18, 1864 
  • Deep Bottom, Virginia, July 27-28, 1864 
  • Charlestown, West Virginia, August 26, 1864 
  • Berryville, Virginia, September 13, 1864 
  • Hupp's Hill, Virginia, October 13, 1864 
  • Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864 
  • Held Salkehatchie Line, January-February, 1865 
  • Averasboro, North Carolina, March 16, 1865 
  • Bentonville, North Carolina, March 19-21, 1865 
  • Surrendered with General Johnston at the Bennett House, North Carolina, April 26, 1865 
  • Received Paroles in Greensboro, North Carolina, May 2, 1865 
The 2nd Infantry Regiment was also known as the 2nd Palmetto Regiment. Its organization was completed near Richmond in May of 1861 with men from Charleston, Sumter, Richland, Greenville, Kershaw, and Lancaster counties. They fought in Bonham's Brigade at First Manassas and then served under Generals Toombs, Kershaw Kennedy, and Conner. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Field officers were: Colonels Ervine P. Jones, John D. Kennedy, and Joseph B. Kershaw; Lieutenant Colonels Franklin Gaillard, A.D. Goodwun, and William Wallace; and Major Benjamin R. Clyburn. Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H. Crute, Jr.

The following roster was copied from a newspaper article that was pasted in an old account book by Anna Charlotte Loring in 1861.

ROLL of the SECOND REGIMENT SO. CA. VOLUNTEERS

Col. James D. Blanding, Commanding
Field and Staff Officers
James D. BLANDING, Colonel
Duncan W. RAY, Lieutenant-Colonel
John M. STEEDMAN, Major
James H. WITHERSPOON, Adjutant
Thos. B. FRASER, Quartermaster
W. Edward DICK, Commissary
Robert L. CRAWFORD, M.D., Surgeon
John T. BOSSARD, M. D., Assistant Surgeon
Rev. Jno. N. CRAIG, Chaplain
B. W. EDWARDS, Sergeant-Major
Robt. C. McFADDEN, Quartermaster Sergeant

SUMTER GREYS
Officers
D.W. HARRINGTON, Captain
T. H. DICK, First Lieutenant
J. W. DARGAN, Second Lieutenant
J. D. LEE, Brevet Second Lieutenant
S. L. SHAW, First Sergeant
W. J. McLEOD, Second Sergeant
J. M. NETTLES, Third Sergeant
D. E. DURANT, Fourth Sergeant
G. E. COIT, First Corporal
R. J. DICK, Second Corporal
A. O. DIXON, Third Corporal
Privates
Alexander, H C
Dunn, Stephen 
McDonald, J A
Anderson, H F
DuBose, D G 
Mills, W W
Anderson, J F 
English, R M
Montgomery, H W
Atwater, W H
Fraser, S L
Montgomery, John
Banks, S M
Fraser, W W 
Myers, C R
Barnes, J H
Gardner, J M
Newman, T W
Bradley, W W
Graham, J A
Peebles, A L
Bradley, Isaac
Hair, W W
Reid, T G
Bradley, R. Eli
Hodge, M E
Reid, W M
Britton, H.
Hooks, J H
Scarborough, W D
Britton, J J
James, M A
Scarborough, R H
Brunson, J B
Jennings, S D
Shaw, A L
Brunson, D
Jordan, Francis
Shaw, T M
Chandler, T R B
Joy, L W
Stokes, F M
Christmas, E J
Joy, F E
Stokes, Isaac
Cooper, R E
LaCoste, W A
Stokes, R K
Cooper, E M
Langston, E
Stuckey, R F
Crosswell, L M
Lee, D M
Stuckey, C C 
Cunningham, W W
Lemmon, S E
Terry, N J
Dennis, J H
Long, W E
Thompson, J W
Dennis, J M
Lowry, J W
Wells, Wm
DeLorme, J F W
Luckey, S W
Wells, J G
Dixon, R L
McCutchen, W O W
Webb, F M
Dixon, J W
McCoy, S D
White, J K
Dinkins, Chas
McCoy, J R
White, Wm
Durant, T D
McCullough, L P
Wilder, J M
Durant, J J
McCullough, J S
Wilson, B D
Durant, R M
McCrea, J A
Wilson, J H
McDonald, M E

The name of the company & some of the officers are missing
P. C. SPANN, Third Lieutenant
W. L. MERRITT, First Sergeant
Daniel JONES, Second Sergeant
J. H. QUATTLEBAUM, Third Sergeant
J. Fletcher SPANN, Fourth Sergeant
J. Pickens GANTT, First Corporal
J. G. STEEDMAN, Second Corporal
Ira HOWELL, Third Corporal
D. Thomas BARR, Fourth Corporal
Privates
Altman,Dempsy
Gunter, Elmore
Pearson, Jacob A
Able,Milton
Gunter, Lafayette
Rawls, Jacob E
Alewine, Dan'l
Gunter, Macon
Rawls, Ezra
Burgess, Hiram
Hartley, J Ben
Rawls, Henry A
Brogden, Rob't
Hartley, Leroy
Rawls, Malachia H
Barr, Walter N
Howard, Sam'l H
Strock, Henry D
Crout, Levi
Hallman, Martin
Starnes, Randy
Cullum. John J
Hallman, Noah
Sawyer, Wm E
Cullum, S Furman
Hallman, J F
Sawyer, Wesley
Cullum, John T
Hallman, Levi
Steedman, N B
Canon, Owen
Hall, Lewis
Steedman, W. Dalton
Derrick, Fillman
Hutto, Govan
Shealey, Paul
Derrick, J L
Hook, John P
Waters, Jerry E
Davis, E A
Johnson, Marshall
Waters, Elias
Eagan, David G
Johnson, B R
Warren, Seaborn J
Fox, J Sidney
Jackson, H M
Warren, Geo W
Gantt, Zemri
Jackson, H H
Wingard, Jas S
Gantt, Israel X
Kirkland, A M
Wingard, Albert E
Gantt, Elisha
Laminick, Wm
Watkins, Judson
Gantt, Sam'l C
Lewis, E Hugh
Williams, Hiram

CHICORA GUARDS
Officers
Alex'r COLCLOUGH, Captain
W. S. RICHARDSON, First Lieutenant
W. Elliott Keels, Second Lieutenant
T. R. FRIERSON, Third Lieutenant
H. G. McLEOD, First Sergeant
W.S. MAYES, Second Sergeant
H. T. ABBOTT, Third Sergeant
J. N. SPANN, Fourth Sergeant
Leonard A. White, First Corporal
J. P. CLEMMENTS, Second Corporal
D. J. LEMMON, Third Corporal
J. W. HODGE, Fourth Corporal
Privates
Brown, A E
Hatfield, C W
McKnight, W E
Brown, M M
Hamel, M
McKoy, J W
Bell, J T
Jones, W E
Robinson, T J
Blackwell, T J
Jones, H C
Ragin, H T
Barfield, H N
Keels, D
Shields, A L
Brunson, W J
Kirby, W M
Stokes, Henry
Booth, Jas
Logan, H W
Thames, W S
Bradham, R J
Locklair, A
Thames, J S
Bingley, C W
Linson, Jesse
Tisdale, D M
Carraway, J A M
Lemmon, J H
Tomlinson, Rob't
Carraway, W G
Moore, T A
Tobias, C H
Craig, J P
Moore, S C
Tobias, J B
Conyers, John
McKinney, J C
Tobias, S R
Connel, W E
Morris, M J
Taylor, S J
Dennis, W W
Mouzon, W E
Welch, R L
Etheridge, I J
Morgan, Gilbert
Welsh, R J
Elwell, A F
Mitchum, J S
Wilson, T D
Ellis, J E
Mitchum, T G
Windham, P M
Floyd, L L
Mimms, P W
White, L L
Gamble, - J
Mimms, G W
Ward, W J
Gamble, A M
McKenzie, Noah
Winkless, Wm
Hennington, G M
White, J C
 
 

The above roster transcription and the information from the scrapbook that you will find below was donated to the SCSumter, SCGenWeb site
by: Elizabeth Girardeau
(Thank you, Bet.)

Notes taken by Cindy Parker from Complied Service Records - South Carolina (Microcopy No. M267) 9th Infantry

Some of the officers and men of this company subsequently served in Co. E, Palmetto Regiment Sharpshooters S.C. A few served in 2nd Co. C 6th SC Infantry. Some served in 2nd Co. E SC Infantry, and others in 2nd Co. K 6th SC Infantry.

The items that you will read below were pasted in an 1809 accounts book that was used as a scrapbook by Anna Charlotte Loring during the War. 

OUR IMMORTAL DEAD
A newspaper article from 1862:

The shouts of victory from our gallant army, before Richmond, have scarcely passed from our ears, before the loud wail of grief for the dead follows it. Our Confederacy iscrowned with victory, but deep sorrow has penetrated many a peaceful and happy home. The telegraph brings us the sad intelligence, that many have fallen in the great struggle, who but a short time since were among us, full of life, nerved with patriotism and buoyant with hope... Capt. Leonard W. Bartlett was severely wounded in the battle of the 30th June and expired while being carried to Richmond. He left Chapel Hill College before graduation to join Capt. Richardson's Company, then in service on Morris' Island as a private, and served as such until the re-organization of the company in May last, when he was chosen to command it. Young as he was, he exhibited marks of no ordinary talent, and a bright and useful future seemed opening to him - but alas! how have the hopes of friends and the promises of youth been blasted First Lieutenant J. Dozier Lee, was killed in the battle of the 30th June - He was just about to graduate from the Citadel Academy when the war commenced. Much of the last days of his course in the Military Academy was spent in preparing the raw recruits of South Carolina for service. Soon after his graduation with high distinction, he was elected 3d Lieutenant in Capt. Harrington's Company, and entered the service in July last, in the 9th Regiment S.C.V. On the resignation of Adjutant J. H. Witherspoon, he was appointed Adjutant of the 9th Regiment, and served as such with marked efficiency until its original term of service had expired. In the meantime he re-enlisted for the war as a private, and upon the organization of the company now commanded by Capt. Colclough, he was elected 1st Lieutenant, and in that capacity was serving, when the fatal wound was received in the battle field on the terrible day, the 30th June. He too was young and hopeful and endowed with a high order of intellect. All that is now left to us is to reverence his memory, and weep over his untimely grave. Joel D. Brogdon, David Wells, M.M. Barfield, T.M. Dick and J. W. McCoy were killed in the battle of the 30th June. Their history in connection with this war is brief, but it is the noble record which many noble spirits will leave to their friends.....

Captain Bartlett

The following is taken from the correspondent 'Personne' of the Charleston Courier, in relation to our lamented fellow townsman.

"Captain Bartlett, of the Sumter Volunteers, Second Regiment, was mortally wounded. Throughout the fight he had behaved with a gallantry that must have made him a prominent object of notice by the enemy. Though shot in the head, he continued at the front of his company, sometimes in advance, inspiring them not only by his words, but by his example. He was then shot a second time in the stomach. Still he pressed on, unwilling to leave his company until he became so faint from the loss of blood that he was obliged to lie down under a tree, where he remained all night. The next morning he was found, pale, haggard, and evidently exhausted, but cheerful and prompt in manner, as was his wont. He inquired affectionately after his company, who were hurt, spoke of his own severe injuries, but not in a strain that indicated the slightest fear as to the future, and was evidently prepared for the worst. A few days afterwards he died."

The Tri-Weekly Watchman, Sumter, S.C., Issue of 21 July 1862
"Death of WILLIAM WHITE from a wound received in the battle of the 30th of June ... another to that sad list of relatives, who were the victims of that bloody day - LEE, BARTLETTE,DICK & WHITE."

1st Lt. J. Dozier Lee - s/o George W & Susan Dozier Lee
Capt. Leonard W. Bartlett - s/o Julius L. & Agnes Purvis White Bartlett
Thomas Murritt Dick - s/o Dr. T. M. & Mary Elizabeth White Dick
William White - s/o William & Elizabeth Hale White
William was gs/o Anthony & Hannah Barton White. Others were ggs/o same.

Sumter County
Company I, 25th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers
Company H, 26th Regiment South Carolina Volunteers
Company K, 23rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers
Company I, 7th South Carolina Cavalry
20th South Carolina Militia, Sumter District
* More Information on Some of My Confederate Ancestors
Elmira Prison Camp Listing
The 23rd Regiment Reinactment Group

Old Sumter District, South Carolina SCGenWeb Sites
and
Palmetto State Roots Web Sites
1996 - 2015
Cynthia Ridgeway Parker