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Muster In: June 6, 18611
Muster Out: Consolidated with the 8th SC, the 3rd SC Bn, 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):
Colonel William D. Rutherford
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel William D. Rutherford4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel William D. Rutherford6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel William D. Rutherford8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Kershaw’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel William D. Rutherford10
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Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:11

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 64-66
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 64-66
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina, National Archives, Roll 176 (William D. Rutherford, 3rd South Carolina): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina, National Archives, Roll 176 (William D. Rutherford, 3rd South Carolina): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 64-66

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