3rd South Carolina Battalion Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized with four companies in November 1861, 1861.  Three more companies (E,F,G) were assigned in December 1861.1
Muster Out: Consolidated with the 3rd SC, the 8th SC, and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th South Carolina Battalions Reserves as the 3rd SC Consolidated at Smithfield, NC on April 9, 1865.  Surrendered at Durham Station, NC at on April 26, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel William G. Rice
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:9

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

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Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 62-64
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 62-64
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 62-64

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