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Muster In: Organized on January 11, 18621
Muster Out: Consolidated with the 2nd South Carolina and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th SC Reserve Battalions as the 2nd SC Consolidated at Smithfield, NC on April 9, 1865.  Surrendered at Durham Station, NC at on April 26, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Stephen M. Boykin
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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 Army6

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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 Stephen M. Boykin (?)10,11
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Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:12

  • 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 95-96
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 95-96
    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. South Carolina Casualties.” Charleston (SC) Mercury. August 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 5: Boykin is mentioned as the regimental commander in a list of casualties for this regiment from June 24-August 1, 1864.  He is not listed as a casualty, so I presume he was in command the entire time.  More research is needed.
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    7. South Carolina Casualties.” Charleston (SC) Mercury. August 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 5: Boykin is mentioned as the regimental commander in a list of casualties for this regiment from June 24-August 1, 1864.  He is not listed as a casualty, so I presume he was in command the entire time.  More research is needed.
    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. South Carolina Casualties.” Charleston (SC) Mercury. August 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 5: Boykin is mentioned as the regimental commander in a list of casualties for this regiment from June 24-August 1, 1864.  He is not listed as a casualty, so I presume he was in command the entire time.  More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 95-96

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