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Seventeenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment


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Seventeenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Evans', Elliott's, Walker's, Wallace's, Brigade)
(Tramp Brigade)
Defense of Charleston Harbor
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee



(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. J.H. MEANS
Killed in Action, Second Manassas

COL. F.W. MCMASTER
Wounded at Second Manassas
Captured at Petersburg

MAJOR J.R. CULP
Wounded at Second Manassas
Wounded and Captured at Five Forks

CAPTAIN E.A CRAWFORD


LT. COLONELS: J.R. CULP, F.W. MCMASTER, R.S. MEANS

MAJORS: J.W. AVERY, J.R. CULP, R.S. MEANS, JULIUS MILLS(C)


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CoCaptainCountyNickname
AJohn R. Culp, Capt., promoted Maj.RICHLAND/CHESTER.
.W.H. Edwards, Capt...
.George C. Gill, 1st Lt., r 4/17/1862..
. Joseph Nunnery, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. James W. Conner, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.John Waters, 2nd Lt., died 8/31/1862..
. R.A. Ferguson, 2nd Lt...
. W.W. Neely, 2nd Lt...
BW.P. Coleman, died 1/31/1863FAIRFIELDLYLE'S RIFLES
.N.A. Burley, Capt...
.W.P. Taylor, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. B.F. Coleman, 1st Lt., died 10/28/1862..
.A.J. McConnell, 1st Lt., killed 7/30/1864..
.J.A.F. Coleman, 1st Lt...
. J.W. Parnell, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. A.C. Feaster, 2nd Lt., r. 3/28/1862..
.R.E. Stanton, 2nd Lt., died 10/28/1862..
. S.R. Fant, 2nd Lt., promoted to Adj...
CJohn A. Witherspoon, Capt., died 10/19/1862YORKBROAD RIVER LIGHT INFANTRY
.John W. Mitchell, Capt. R. 2/4/1864..
.William Dunovant, Capt., retired 1/4/1865 ..
.William H. Moore, Capt., dismissed 10/1/1862 as 2nd Lt...
.F.W. Moore, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. D.J. Young, 1st Lt., died 8/30/1862..
. James G. Dover, 1st Lt., r. 4/1/1864..
. Henry Pratt, 1st Lt., killed 7/30/1864..
.J.W.A. Hartness, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. John C. Sanders, 2nd Lt...
.John M. Morrow, 2nd Lt...
DW.G. Stevenson, Capt.CHESTER.
.James Beaty, Capt. A.Q.M...
.Thomas P. Carlisle, 1st Lt...
.O.R. Brown, 2nd Lt., r 2/9/1863..
. Eli Cornwell, 2nd Lt...
EThomas B. Meacham, Capt. Dropped 4/28/1862FORT MILL/YORKINDIAN LAND TIGERS
. John C. Holley, Capt., died 6/18/1862..
.Edward R. Mills, Capt., retired 1/21/1865..
.Elijah H. Cherry, Capt...
.E.M. Neely, 1st Lt., r. 3/9/1864..
.J.R. Moss, 1st Lt...
. W.L.Robertson, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. Edward T. Avery, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. G.C. Truesdell, 2nd Lt...
FWilliam S. Moore, CaptYORKCAROLINA RIFLES
.William B. Wilson, Capt...
.Eli P. Moore, Capt...
.J.W. Avery, 1st Lt. ..
. David J. Logan, 2nd Lt., died 6/18/1864..
.R.H. Whisonant, 3rd Lt...
GGeorge H. Kearse, CaptBARNWELL.
.William J. Dickinson, Capt., retired 8/3/1864..
.H.J. Kearse, Capt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.Martin H. Roat, 1st Lt...
.R.C. Brabham, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. Josiah Dickinson, 2nd Lt...
HWilliam T. Sanders, Capt., dropped 4/28/1862BARNWELL.
.H.M. Ray, Capt. ..
.James J. Creech, 2nd Lt...
.H. Martin Ulmer, Capt...
. David H. Rice, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.S.G. Ray, 1st Lt., killed 8/30/1862..
.James B. Boynton, 1st Lt...
.B.W.T. Nix, 2nd Lt., died 10/25/1862..
.William H. Nevils, 2nd Lt...
IJ.F. WALKERLANCASTER/YORK/SPARTANBURGLANCASTER TIGERS
.E. JEFFERIES..
.J.D. Caskey, Capt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.James F. Steele, Capt...
. A.S. Nesbit, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. W.H. Faulkner, 1st Lt., died 4/30/1862..
.William Huton, 1st Lt., r. 3/15/1864..
.Minus M. Culp, 1st Lt...
.H.J. Hancock, 1st Lt., r. 1/13/1863..
.D.W. Ogburn, 2nd Lt., r. 3/12/1864..
.J.T. Latham (Lathan), 2nd Lt.
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KLucian P. Sadler, Capt., dropped 4/28/1862YORKLACY GUARDS
. Edward A. Crawford, Capt...
. J. Milton Wallace, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
. Samuel M. Wylie, 1st Lt...
. Zan D. Burris, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.George R. Burris, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862..
.James T. Summerford, 2nd Lt...
. Joseph W. Neil, 2nd Lt...


* Thanks to Roxsanne Wells-Layton, for her kind help. Roxsanne has developed and maintains this site, York County in the Civil War, do not miss it. She has provided all the Company officers for the 17th shown here. There are a number of sources, including the OR. Keep your fingers crossed that she will put up some pages on the Evans' Brigade.

For Additional Reading:

Beach, R.L.: Remember Me: The Civil War Letters of Lt. George Robinson and his Son Sgt. J.E. Robinson
EDWARDS, W.H., Seventeenth Regiment (Colonel McMaster's)
ELLIOTT, CHARLES P.: Elliott’s Brigade, How it Held the Crater and Saved Petersburg.
MACKINTOSH, ROBERT H.: The Confederate War Letters of Alexander Fewell.
SILVERMAN, JASON and THOMAS, SAMUEL; A Rising Star of Promise, The Civil War Odyssey of David Jackson Logan, 17th S.C. Vols., 1861-1865
STEVENS, R.J.: Captain W.H. Edwards, Company A, Seventeenth Regiment

Southern Historical Society Papers
MCMASTER, FITZ WILLIAM: The Battle of the Crater, July 30, 1864, Vol. 10, 1882

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Allen, J.Z. Allen, Company E, Seventeenth S.C.V. Vol. 6, page 225, U.D.C.
Avery, Dr., Avery M.A., Co.E., 17th SCV, Vol. 5, page 488
Barnett, D.F. Barnett, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 281, U.D.C.
Boyd, Robert, Company D, Seventeenth SCV, Vol. 6, page 317
Choat, The Choat Family Letters, 17th S.C.V. Vol. 8, page 122, U.D.C.
Choate, J.V.B. Choate, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 272, U.D.C.
Choate, S.M. Choate, Seventeenth SCV, Vol. 8, page 281, U.D.C.
Choate, Wm. Choate Jr,. Seventeenth S.C.V. Vol. 8, page 282, U.D.C.
Coleman, G.W. 17th SCV, Vol. 3, page 248
DeLoach, Milledge, Co 17th SCV, Vol. 2, page 522
Elliott, Stephen Elliott, Vol. III, page 80
Faris, J.I. Faris, 17th S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 91, U.D.C.
Fewell, The Fewell Family Letters, Company B, Seventeenth South Carolina, (J.B. Fewell and others, significant set of letters) Vol. 11, page 98, U.D.C.
Fewell, The Fewell Family Letters, Probably Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 9, page 243, U.D.C.
Guntrap, O.R. Gunthrap, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 296, U.D.C.
Kilpatrick, Letter, Robert Kilpatrick, Seventeenth Regiment, Vol. 7, page 415, U.D.C.
Kilpatrick, Robert, Letter, Two Listed Sixth and 17th SCV, Vol. 5, page 209
Kilpatrick, Robert, 6th or 17th SCV, Vol. 2, page 260
Lathan, Reminiscence of General Lee’s First Maryland Campaign by a Private of Company D, Seventeenth Infantry, G.B. Lathan, Vol. 11, page 12, U.D.C.
Lathan, S.B. Lathan, 17th SCV, Vol. 8, page 7, U.D.C.
Logan, Dr. John Henry Logan, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 9 page 552, U.D.C.
Martin, William Martin, 17th S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 94, U.D.C.
McConnell, Andrew, Lt., 17th SCV, Vol. 4, page 505
McConnell, Diary of Lt. Andrew McConnell, Company B, 17th Regiment, Evan's Brigade, Kinston, N.C., Vol. IV, page 505
Mills, Captain E.R. Mills, Company E, Seventeenth Regiment, Vol. 11 page 217, U.D.C.
Nesbit, NWC, Letters, Probably 17th SCV?, Vol. 5, page 347
Nisbet, J.D., Seventeenth SCV, Vol. 6, page 2, UDC
Nisbet, William C. Nisbet Family Letters, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 9 page 200, U.D.C.
Pittman, A.O. Pittman, Company A, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 214, U.D.C.
Smith, L.L. Co E, 17th SCV, Vol. 2, page 524
Starr, W.S. Starr, Company A, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 230, U.D.C.
Thomas, Captain J.A. Thomas, possibly Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 274, U.D.C.
White, Hugh White, Company D, Seventeenth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 231, U.D.C.
Wright, J.R. Co. G, 17th SCV, Vol. 3, page 214
Rosters and Other:
17th SCV in the Maryland Campaign, Vol. 3, page 46


Seventeenth S.C. Vols. Infantry
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DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
Early 1862CharlestonUnit OrganizedCol. J.H. Means...
5/29/62PocotaligoUnit not hevily engagedCol. J.H. Means...
6/8-6/9-62John's Island.Col. J.H. MeansEvan's Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., Fla.
8/6/62Occupation of Malvern Hill.Col. J.H. MeansEvan's BrigadeIndependentFirst Corps
8/23/62Rappahannock Station.Col. J.H. MeansEvan's BrigadeIndependentFirst Corps
08/29-8/30-62Second ManassasChinn HouseCol J.H. Means/KEvans' BrigadeIndependantFirst Corps
...Lt. Col. F.W. McMaster...
09/14/62Boonsboro.Lt. Col F.W. McMasterEvans' BrigadeIndependantFirst Corps
09/17/62SharpsburgCenterCol. F.W. McMasterEvans' BrigadeHood’s DivisionLongstreet’s Corp
12/31/62Kinston/GoldsbourghNorth CarolinaCol. F.W. McMasterEvans' BrigadeMajor General Samuel French, Dept. of N.C./PetersburgMajor General Gustavus W. Smith, Dept. of N.C. and Southern Virginia
4/63South Carolina.Col. F.W. McMaster..Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
5/25/63Move to Mississippi.Col. F.W. McMasterEvans' BrigadeLorning’s Division.
7/12/63Jackson, MississippiMississippiCol.F.W. McMasterEvans’ BrigadeFrench’s DivisionBreckinridge’s Corps
08/10/63Savannah, Ga..Col. F.W. McMasterEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
9/07/63Charleston, S.C.* .Col. F.W. McMasterEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
5/64Wilmington.Col. F.W. McMasterWalker’s BrigadeHoke’s DivisionW.H.C. Whiting (Third Military District, N.C.)
5/64Virginia.Col. F.W. McMasterWalker’s BrigadeHoke’s DivisionBeauregard’s Command
5/17-6/16-64Bermuda Hundreds.Col. F.W. McMasterWalker’s BrigadeHoke’s/Johnson's DivisionBeauregard’s Command
5/20/64Hewlett’s Farm/ Ware Bottom Church Bermuda Hundred Col. F.W. McMaster Walker’s Brigade, General Walker Wounded and Captured Johnson's DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col. F.W. McMaster..
5/28/64Stephen Elliott takes command of Brigade.Col. F.W. McMasterElliott's BrigadeJohnson’s DivsionBeauregard’s Command
7/30/64The Crater.Major J.R. CulpElliott’s Brigade, General Stephen Elliott WoundedJohnson’s DivisionBeauregard’s Command
..Col.Wm. Wallace..
8/64Petersburg. Col. F.W. McMaster/C Wallace’s Brigade Johnson’s DivisionBeauregard’s Command
...Major J.R. Culp...
9/20/64Wm. H. Wallace promoted to General.Major J.R. CulpWallace’s BrigadeJohnson’s DivisionBeauregard’s Command
3/25/64Fort Steedman.Major J.R. CulpWallace’s BrigadeJohnson’s Division Fourth or Anderson’s Corps
3/29/64Battle of Lewis Farm.Major J.R. CulpWallace’s BrigadeJohnson’s Division Fourth or Anderson’s Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Major J.R. CulpWallace’s BrigadeJohnson’s DivisionPickett’s Mobile Force
4/1/65Five Forks.Major J.R. Culp/CWallace's BrigadeJohnson's DivisionPickett’s Mobile Force
4/6/65Sayler’s Creek.Capt. E.A. CrawfordWallace's BrigadeJohnson’s DivisionFourth or Anderson’s Corps
04/09/65Appomattox.Capt. E.A. CrawfordWallace's BrigadeJohnson’s DivisionFourth or Anderson’s Corps


*At this time serious efforts begin to separate units of the Evans' Brigade. They are moved to different districts and the 18th goes to Florida. Evans is brought forward on charges and the matter proceeds to Richmond for the eye of the President. Eventually the Brigade minus the MacBeth Artillery will be brought back together in Wilmington under new command. One of the most difficult issues is the continuing disagreement between the Colonels of the command and Evans. It reflects poorly on all involved and probably cost McMaster’s and Bendow the most. Bendow is a distinguished soldier and probably would have achieved General’s rank anywhere but where he found himself. McMaster’s was also well loved and a more than adequate commander. S.D. Goodlett, another Colonel, was cashiered at Kinston which was the beginning of the open warfare between the Colonels and General Evans.


Letters of Wm. L. Faulkner,, Company I, Seventeenth South Carolina Infantry .Evans’ Brigade, Tracks Movement until Mid 1864 – Author Died at HellmiraWm. L. Faulkner Papers University of South Carolina (2001)
York County in the Civil WarSeventeenth S.C.V.Companies C, E, F, K.Roxsanne Wells-Layton has developed and maintains this great site.
Seventeenth South Carolina Company C Evans' Brigade HistoryRosters
Seventeenth South Carolina Company F Evans' Brigade HistoryRosters
Seventeenth South Carolina Company K Evans' Brigade HistoryRosters
Seventeenth South Carolina Evan’s Brigade Army of Northern VirginiaMention of 17th S.C. Vol body, removed from Crater University of South Carolina
Lathan Family HistorySeventeenth S.C.V.Bill Lathan Jr.'s Site on the Lathan family with WTBS Information.Devoted to one families service in the 17th S.C.V.


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