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Thirteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment

One flag survives in the Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, and the flag of the Brockman Guards survives in the Confederate Relic Room, Columbia, S.C. The flag of the Pacolet Volunteers can also be found in the Confederate Relic Room.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2



Citadel Flag by Marilyn

Thirteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Gregg's/Mcgowan's Brigade)

Army of Northern Virginia

(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. O.E. EDWARDS
Wounded at Second Manassas
Killed in Action Chancellorsville

COL. B.T. BROCKMAN
Wounded Second Manassas
Killed in Action Spotsylvania

COL. I.F. HUNT (C)
Wounded at Gaines Mill, Fredericksburg, and Fussell Mill

LT. COL. WM. LESTER
Wounded at Fredericksburg


LT. COLONELS: J.L. CALHOUN, STOBO FARROW, WM. LESTER, B.T. BROCKMAN

MAJORS: STOBO FARROW, B.T. BROCKMAN, J.L. WOFFORD, D.R. DUNCAN, I.F. HUNT(C), WM. LESTER

Staff:

J.C. Anderson (Adj1Lt)
C.H. Atkinson (Sgt.)
James Bryan
James C. Calhoun (Adj.)
T.R. Canty
J.N. Chapman (Hosp.Stew.)
H.A. Coleman (Asst.Surg.)
J.W.Comstreet
J.W. Davidson (Adj.)
A.F. Edwards (ACS)
William Hunter (Band)
L.C. Kennedy (Surg.)
B.F. Kilgore (Surg.)
J.G. Landrum (Chap.)
Samuel Mackey
George McKay
J.A. Poole
M.B. Summer (Hosp.Stew.)
T. Tyler (Surg.)


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CoCaptainCountyNickname
AR.L. BOWDEN LAURENSMartin Guard (KA)
.P.L. CALHOUN (1st Lt.) ..
.Raiford, John Calhoun (2nd Lt.)
kellie.appel@turner.com
Color Company for the 13th Regiment.
.P.L. Calhoun Jr. (1Lt.)..
.J.D. Copeland (1Lt.)..
.J.C. Raiford (2Lt.)..
.W.J. Rook (2Lt.)..
.S.L. Weir (2Lt.)..
.J.S. McCrary (1Sgt)..
.W.A. Stone (1Sgt)..
.J.N. Bouchelle (Chap.)..
BB.T. BROCKMANSPARTANBURG.
.F. J. POOLE..
.S.J. Greer (1Lt.)..
.J.W. Bennett (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Littlefield (2Lt.)..
.T.A. Baswell (3Lt.)..
.A.R. Wakefield (1Sgt)..
CSTOBO FARROWSPARTANBURGForest Rifles
UDC5/479
.D.R. DUNCAN..
.J.W. CARLISLE..
.A.S. Douglass (1Lt.)..
.Charles Petty (2Lt.)..
.A.W. Ballenger (Lt.)..
.J.M. Powell (AQM)..
.Wm. Byers (QMSgt.)..
DI.F. HUNT (C)NEWBERRY.
.W.P. CROMER..
.J.Y. MCFALL..
.A.M. Bowers (1Lt.)..
.E.S. Coppock (1Lt.)..
.T.F. Hunter (1Lt.)..
. (1Lt.)..
.H.L. Fuller (2Lt.)..
.J.W. Hill (2Lt.)..
.W.J. Lake (2Lt.)..
.J.H. Ruff (2Lt.)..
.W.D. Goggins (Adj)..
.W.R. Lane (SgtMajor)..
.J.R. Campbell (1Sgt)..
.P.W. Gilliam (1Sgt)..
.T.M. Chapman (ColorSgt)..
.S.G. Welch (Asst.Surg.)..
EJ.L. WOFFORDSPARTANBURG.
.John Dewberry (1Lt.)..
.Obediah Robbins (1Lt.)..
.W.T. Thorn (1Lt.)..
.W.J. Poole (2Lt.)..
.M.M. Willis (2Lt.)..
.J.Y. Wofford (3Lt.)..
.A.W. Ballenger (Lt.)..
.J.W. Berry (1Sgt)..
FW.P. COMPTONSPARTANBURG.
.A. COPELAND..
.J.C. Burton (1Lt.)..
.W.D. O’Shields (1Lt.)..
.P.G. Page (1Lt.)..
.J.P. Peace (1Lt.)..
.W.H. Caldwell (2Lt.)..
.B.B. Chapman (2Lt.)..
.W.H. Chapman (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Jackson (2Lt.)..
.C.C. Lancaster (1Sgt)..
GWM. LESTERNEWBERRY.
.J.F. Banks (1Lt.)..
.J.B. Feller (1Lt.)..
.J.H. Cannon (2Lt.)..
.J.H. Counts (2Lt.)..
.W.C. McNinch (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Wheeler (2Lt.)..
.J.I. Hiller (SgtMajor)..
.W.W. Griffin (1Sgt)..
HP.A. EICHELBERGERLEXINGTON.
.J.C. SEASE..
.P.L. Calhoun Jr. (1Lt.)..
.Joseph Counts (1Lt.)..
.G.A. Hutchison (2Lt.)..
.D.M. Litzsey (Bvt2Lt.)..
.A.W. Ballenger (Lt.)..
.H.A. Meetze (AQM)..
.J.C. Lee (1Sgt)..
.J.A. Bond(QMSgt.)..
IA.K. SMITHSPARTANBURG.
.S.F. SMITH..
.F.M. TRIMMER..
.R.M. Crocker (1Lt.)..
.B.F. Neighbors (1Lt.)..
.M.C. Barnett (2Lt.)..
.Lee Linder (2Lt.)..
.J.R. Poole (2Lt.)..
.T.H. Turner (2Lt.)..
.J.W. White (2Lt.)..
.T.L. Wilkins (1Sgt)..
KG.W. MEETZELEXINGTON.
.C.C. CAUGHMAN..
.F.M. Hendricks (2Lt.)..
.W.C. Leopard (2Lt.)..
.Jeremiah Wise (2Lt.)..
.J.I.F. Harmon (1Sgt)..
.J.R. Ruff (OrdSgt.)..


For Additional Reading:

CALDWELL, J. F. J.: The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians.*
TANNER, W.R.: Reminiscences of the War Between the States, 1931
WELCH, SPENSER GLASGOW: A Confederate Surgeon's Letters to his wife.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Adair, R.P. Adair, Company A, Thirteenth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 198, U.D.C.
Ballenger, Captain A.W. Ballenger, Company C, Thirteenth SCV, Dunlap’s Battalion of Sharpshooters, Vol. 6, page 193, UDC
Bennett, Newton L. Co B, 13th SCV, Vol. 4, page 42 Brockman, B.T. Brockman, 13th S.C. Vol. V, page 477
Brockman, B.T. Brockman, Vol. I, page 378
Brockman, J.K., Capt., Company B, 13th SCV, Vol. 5, page 476
Carlisle, J.W., Capt. Forest Rifles, Company C, 13th SCV, Vol. 5, page 479
Drafts, J.C. Co K, 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 544
Griffin, George Presley Griffin, Company H, 13th Regiment, Vol. 11, page 362, U.D.C.
Lester, Lt. Col. William Lester, Thirteenth SCV, Vol. 7, page 235, U.D.C.
Lester, Wm., Lt. Col., Co. G, 13th SCV, Vol. 5, page 489
Matthews, W.H., Co E, 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 532
Parrott, J.N., Co G, 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 545
Plunkett, C.E., Co D, 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 531
Rawl, J.E., Co. K, 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 313-315
Rikard, J.G. Co D, 13th SCV, Vol. 5, page 552
Thompson, Oliver Thompson, Thirteenth SCV, Vol. 7, page 238, U.D.C.
Welch, S.G., Letter, Thirteenth SCV, Surgeon, Vol. 5, page 199
Welch, S.G., Surgeon, Co D, 13 SCV, Vol. 5, page 520
Welch, Spencer C. Mrs., 13th SCV, Vol. 2, page 291-194
Rosters and Other:
Sketch of the Thirteenth S.C. Volunteers, Crosson, J.T., Vol. 7, page 230, U.D.C.
The Flag of Company G, Thirteenth South Carolina, Effie Hawkins, Vol. 7, page 228, U.D.C.
13th SCV, Flag, Vol. 4, page 434
Co. B, Rosters, Vol. VI, page 438
Co. G, Rosters, Vol. VI, page 73
Roster of Company B, Thirteenth SCV, Vol. 6, pag 438
Roster, Company G, Thirteenth Regiment, Vol. 6, page 73, UDC Roster and History, Co. G, 13th SCV, Vol. 5, page 509


Thirteenth S.C. Vol. Infantry, Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivsionCorps
7/61ColumbiaLightwood Knot SpringsCol. O.E. Edwards. . .
10-61Coastal DefensePocotaligoCol. O.E. Edwards .. .
6/27/62Gaines Mill. Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
6/30/62 Frayser's Farm . Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
8/29-8/20-62Second ManassasRailroad Cut Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
9/1/62Ox Hill. Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Close of Battle Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
9/20/62 Shepherdstown . Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
12/13/62 Fredericksburg Gap in Center Col. O.E. Edwards Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
...Lt.Col. B.T. Brockman Gen M Gregg/K ..
.... Col. D.H. Hamilton ..
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
5/5/63 Chancellorsville Attacking 5/3 Col. O.E. Edwards/K Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Jackson's Corps
...Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman Col. Samuel McGowan/W ..
.... Col. O.Edwards/K ..
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg First Day, The Town Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman Gregg's Brigade Pender's Division Hill's Corps
....Col. Abner Perrin ..
7/14/63Falling Waters.Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
10/09-10/22-63Bristoe Campaign.Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
11/12-63Mine Run.Lt. Col B.T. Brockman McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Hill's Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania Bloody Angle Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
5/23-5/26-64North Anna.Lt. Col. B.T. Brockman McGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
5/23/64Jericho Ford.Col. I.F. Hunt McGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
...Major Wm. LesterCol. J.N. Brown /C..
6/1-6/3-64Cold Harbor.Major Wm. LesterMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
.... Col. I.F. Hunt ..
6/64Following Cold HarborConner takes Brigade CommandMajor Wm. Lester James ConnerWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
7/28/64Deep Bottom.Col. I.F. HuntMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/16/64Fussell Mills/Deep Bottom Run or Strawberry Plains (8/13-8/20).Col. I.F. HuntMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Col. I.F. Hunt McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
... Lt. Col. WM. Lester Col. J.N. Brown ..
... Capt. D.R. Duncan ...
8/64McGowan ReturnsBefore Ream's Station Major Wm. Lester Gen. Samuel McGowanWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/24/64Ream’s Station.Major Wm. LesterMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' DivsionThird Corps
9/30/64Jones Farm (Squirrel Level Road).Lt. Col. Wm. LesterMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
10/01/64Pegram's Farm. Lt. Col. Wm. Lester /KMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Col. I.F. HuntMcGowan’s BrigadeGracie's and McGowan’s Brigades (Wilcox' Division)Third Corps
....Col. J.N. BrownGeneral Samuel McGowan.
4/1/65Five Forks.Col. I.F. HuntMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
4/2/65Dinwiddie Courthouse.Col. I.F. HuntMcgowan’s BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to First Corp (Longstreet)
04/09/65 Appomattox . Col. I.F. Hunt McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to First Corp (Longstreet)


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