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This page contains a list of regimental histories, diaries, letters, and other documents for South Carolina regiments which participated in the Siege of Petersburg.  These books are organized by regiment.  If you know of a book not listed here, please use the Contact form and let us know!

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William F Best Jr May 2, 2013 at 8:38 am

Looking at your list….(looking at some Family records)…..I’m showing where my Great Great Grandfather unit was at the Seige….near The Crater…..He was a member of the Conf SC Vol 26th Reg. Can you verify this with what data you have?

bschulte May 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm

William,

The 26th South Carolina, as part of Elliott’s Brigade, was definitely at the Siege of Petersburg. My page on the unit is located here:

http://www.beyondthecrater.com/resources/units/confederate-units/confederate-infantry/south-carolina-infantry/26th-south-carolina-infantry/

It shows that the unit was involved at the rater and other battles during the Siege.

Brett

Dan Schroeder September 6, 2016 at 4:24 pm

My wife’s family tree includes the Gantt’s. She is related to Col. Frederick Gantt, Capt Richard Gantt, and Sgt Mjr Eldred Gantt, all affiliated with the 11th S C Inf. Was Col. Gantt the overall Commander, or Commander of just the 11th, and their role in the plans? What was there part in the battle? I have a relative that was killed during the battle, whose name is Ira Starks with the 109th NY Regiment. Was there a chance that her people was shooting at my people. Ira’s dad, Hiram Starks who started with the 109th NY Reg but was transferred to the 50th NY Engineers. I am having a time with finding out if he was at Petersburg, would you happen to know that?
Thanks for any and all help in these matters.
Dan Schroeder

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