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Gregg's (McCreary's)
First South Carolina Regiment

One flag survives, Confederate Relic Room, Columbia, South Carolina, Dedmondt also provides information about the final set of colors, in the section on the Fourteenth S.C. Other flags associated with the early units are also covered.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2



Citadel Flag by Marilyn


PLEASE NOTE ALL REGIMENTS NUMBERED ONE THROUGH TEN WERE DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED BY THE 1862 REORGANIZATION.

FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY REGIMENT (GREGG’S)
FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY REGIMENT (McCreary's)
FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA PROVISIONAL
GREGG'S FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLS

(GREGG'S/MCGOWAN'S BRIGADE)
(REORGANIZED AFTER FIRST SIX MONTHS)

DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA


(COLONELS OR COMMANDING OFFICERS)

BRIGADIER GENERAL MAXCY GREGG
61-12/61 Promoted to Brigade Command/Killed in Action, Fredericksburg

D.H. HAMILTON SR.
Resigned 8/27/63

C.W. MCCREARY (C)
01/64-03/65, Killed in Action

W.P. SHOOTER (C)
Killed in Action Spotsylvania 5/12/64

T.P. ALSTON
Wounded at the Wilderness, Died of Wounds Jericho Ford 5/23/64

EDWARD MCCRADY
Wounded Second Manassas, Disabled 1/63

LT. COL. A.P. BUTLER

MAJOR E.D. BRAILSFORD


LT. COLONEL:
D.H. HAMILTON SR., C.W. MCCREARY(C), A.M. SMITH, W.P. SHOOTER (C), THOMAS P. ALSTON, ANDREW PICKENS BUTLER

MAJOR:
EDWARD D. BRAILSFORD (C), A.P. BUTLER, T.P. ALSTON, C.W. MCCREARY (C), EDWARD MCCRADY, A.M. SMITH


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AC.W. MCCREARYBARNWELL(4) GREGG'S GUARD
.W.D. BUSH..
.W.T. HASKELL..
BWHITEFIELD WALKERNEWBERRY(4) RHETT'S GUARD*
.SAMPSON POPE..
.J.C. MCLEMORE..
.B.M. BLEASE..
.D.P. GOGGINS..
.ERSKINE LYLES..
.WHITFIELD WALKER ..
CJOHN CORDEROCOLUMBIA(4) RICHLAND GUARD
.J.S. MCMAHON..
DD.G. MCINTOSHDARLINGTON PEEDEE RIFLES ^
EW.P. SHOOTER (C)MARION MARION VOL.*
.G.A. MCINTYRE..
.D.A. SMITH..
FT.P.ALSONCONWAYBORO(4) HORRY REBELS
.JOSIAH COX..
GROBERT MERIWETHEREDGEFIELD(4) BUTLER SENTINELS%
.A.P. BUTLER..
.W.H. HOLLOWAY..
.W.J. Delphi ..
HW.T. HASKELLSTATEWIDE.
.J.G. BARNWELL..
IC.L. BOAGSTATEWIDERICHARDSON GUARDS
.E.D. BRAILSFORD..
.W.J. DELPH..
KEDWARD MCRADYCHARLESTON(14) IRISH VOLUNTEERS
.M.P.PARKER..
.JAMES ARMSTRONG JR...
LC.D. BARKSDALECHARLESTON(4) CAROLINA LIGHT INFANTRY
.J.W. CHAMBERS..
.W.A. KELLY..
Campbell's CompanyWm. H. CampbellGreenvilleDetached Early


^ SPRING 1862, CO D COMBINED WITH DARLINGTON GUARDS TO BECOME PEE DEE LIGHT ARTILLERY.

* SOME SOURCES LIST THESE AS EDGEFIELD COMPANIES, BUT GIVE NO DATES.

% MAY HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS THE CHEROKEE POND GUARDS DURING FIRST ENLISTMENT.

CO B WAS THE 39TH BN S.C. STATE MILITIA BEFORE THE WAR.

W.H. CAMPBELL'S COMPANY WAS WITH GREGG FOR A SHORT TIME. THIS UNIT WAS FROM GREENVILLE, S.C., WITH CAPT. T.A. HOLTZCLAW, W.E. EARLE, J.F. FURMAN. THE UNIT LEFT FOLLOWING A BRIEF STAY WITH THE REGIMENT. THIS UNIT UNDER THE COMMAND OF WILLIAM E. EARLE BECAME CO. A OR H OF THE PALMETTO LIGHT ARTILLERY AND SERVED ON THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA. (SEE PALMETTO LIGHT ARTILLERY)

Co K, Gregg's First was commanded by Capt. Matt B. Stanley. At the reorganization Co K becomes Company E, commanded by Capt. W.T. Shooter. Capt. Stanley goes to the McQueen Light Artillery. Stanley is a vet of the Mexican War. McQueen's Battery goes to Virginia under the command of Thomas E. Gregg and serves as Gregg's Battery, Pegram's Battalion. McQueen's is also known as Company B, S.C. siege train. Vol. 3, pages 480-484.


FIRST ORGANIZATION SIX MONTHS VOLUNTEERS:
AD.B. MILLER..
B...
C...
D...
EJ.M. GADBERRYUNION(16) UNION MINUTEMEN
F...
GA.P. BUTLEREDGEFIELD(10) CHEROKEE POND GUARDS
H...
I...
KEDWARD MCCRADY JR.CHARLESTON(15) MEAGHER GUARDS*
L...
MC.H. AXSON..
....
....

* KRICK CITES THIS NICKNAME WHICH IS ALSO CITED BY CAPERS AS PART OF THE FIRST RIFLES 12/60-04/61. OTHER SOURCES CITE MCCRADY AS COMMANDING THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS AT A LATER DAY. THEREFORE ALL MAY BE CORRECT OR EDWARD MCCRADY AND EDWARD MCGRATH'S NAMES/UNITS MAY BE CONFUSED.

CHEROKEE VOLS.-CAPT. R MERRIWEATHER EDGEFIELD RIFLES-WENT TO TWENTY-SECOND S.C. DURING ONE REORGANIZATION, PROBABLY THE FIRST.


For Additional Reading:

Armstrong, James: Carolina Light Infantry's Record in the Great War.
Benson, Susan: Berry Benson's Civil War Book, Memoirs of A Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter.
BRUNSON, JOSEPH: Pee Dee Light Artillery, Roster of Company E and F, Six months Vols
Caldwell, J.F.J.: The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians.
CHAPMAN,J.A.:History of Edgefield County (Company B,E, and G)
Daly, Louise: Alexander Chevis Haskell, The Portrait of a Man.
Field, Ron: First S.C. Vols. Gregg's
News and Courier: The Irish Volunteers Memorial Meeting and Military Hall Festival, With a Brief Sketch of the Company
Ouzts, Clay: Maxcy Gregg and his Brigade of South Carolinians at Fredericksburg.

Southern Historical Society Papers:
MCCRADY, EDWARD: Address of Edward McCrady before Company A , Gregg’s Regiment, Vol. 16, 1888
MCCRADY, EDWARD: Boy Heroes of Cold Harbor, Vol. 25, 1897
PRESSLEY, J.G: The Wee Nee Volunteers of Williamsburg District South Carolina, in the First(Gregg's) Regiment, Vol. 13, 1885

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:

Armstrong, J.W., Gregg’s First, McCreary’s Company, Vol. 6, page 37, UDC
Bland, Elbert, Letters, Gregg’s First/7th SCV, Vol. 5, page 328
Boyd, C.W., Capt., Gregg’s First/15th SCV, Vol. 3, page 89
Brunson, Joe Brunson, Gregg’s First, Fourteenth SCV, Vol. 7, page 198, U.D.C.
Charles, W.E. Charles, Gregg’s First, Vol. 7, page 10, U.D.C.
Clegg, A.J., Gregg’s First, Company G, Vol. 6, page 43, UDC
Clegg, Abner J. Clegg, Gregg’s First, Vol. 8, page 26, U.D.C.
Culpepper, James, Culpepper’s Battery, Gregg’s First, Vol. 6, page 285
Danizler, Dr. Manly J.D. Danizler, Company A, First S.C. Volunteers afterward Company G, Twenty-fifth SCV, Vol. 7, page 203, U.D.C.
Durst, W.L., Co G, First S.C., McCreary’s, Vol. 3, page 193
Earhart, J. Wolfe Earhart, Gregg’s First, Twentieth SCV, Vol. 9, page 575, U.D.C.
Gregg, W.W. Gregg, Company A, Gregg’s First S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 248, U.D.C.
Gregg’s First, 6 months and after, 21st S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 395, U.D.C.
Harlow, James Harlow, Gregg’s First, Vol. 8, page 365 and 367 U.D.C.
Hood, J.M., Company B, First South Carolina Gregg’s, Vol. 6, page 381
Hutchinson, W.M., Darlington Rifles, First S.C. Vols. Gregg’s, Vol. 6, page 358
James, W.W., Co. E, First S.C. Vol. 2, page 340-341
Johnson, F.P., Co G, Gregg’s First, Vol. 3, page 56, Good
Johnson, F.P., Gregg’s First SCV, Vol. 2, page 544
Jones, N.C., Co. E, First S.C. Gregg’s, Vol. 2, page 342
Kirton, T.H., Co E, Gregg’s First, Vol. 3, page 481
McClenaghan, Captain J.C. McClenaghan, Gregg’s First, Eighth SCV, Vol. 7, page 188, U.D.C.
McClenaghan, J.C., Capt., Co E, Gregg’s First, 8th SCV, 21 SCV, Vol. 3, page 479
McCreight, D.B., Gregg’s First/Co. C, 25th SCV, Vol. 3, page 5
McIntyre, Archibald, Lt., Co E, Gregg’s First, Vol. 3, page 482
McIntyre, George A., Co. E, Gregg’s First, Vol. 3, page 483
Middleton, J.E. Middleton, Gregg’s First, Tenth S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 402, U.D.C.
Mobley, Dr. Samuel G. Mobley, Zena Payne, Surgeon Gregg’s First South Carolina Infantry, Vol. 9, page 9, U.D.C.
Quinn, Daniel, Co L, Gregg’s First Vol. 5, page 427
Reaves, C.W., Probably Company E, Gregg’s First, Vol. 5, page 171
Reaves, J.L., Co. K, Gregg’s First, Fourth SC Cav, Vol. 3, page 491
Shooter, Col. W.P. Shooter, Identified as 8th S.C.? Probably should be Gregg’s First, Vol. V, page 177
Shooter, W.N. Shooter, Gregg’s First, The Shooter Brothers, Vol. 7, page 193, U.D.C.
Stanley, Thomas E, Co K, Gregg’s First, 21st SCV, Vol. 3, page 485
Taylor, James H., Gregg’s First, Color Bearer, Vol. 4, page 523
Taylor, L.W. Taylor, Gregg’s First, Vol. 8, page 100, U.D.C.
Watson, R.B., Gregg’s First/14th SCV, Vol. 5, page 436
Rosters and Other:
Roster, Co B, Gregg's Rhett Guard, Vol. V, page 93
Roster, Co E, Gregg’s First, Vol. V, page 284
Roster, Co E, Gregg’s First SCV, Company H, Third SCV, Vol. 2, page 591
Roster, Co E, Gregg’s First Minutemen, Vol. 5, page 284
Roster, Co.E, Gregg’s First (Partial), Vol. 3, page 558
Roster, Co G, First South Carolina, Gregg’s, Butler Sentinels, Vol. 2, page 573
Roster, Co K, First S.C. Volunteers, Enlisted 1/5/61 Captain Stanley, Vol. 6, page 27, UDC
Cicero Adams, Edgefield Rifles, Vol. II, page 581
Gadberry’s Company, First S.C.V, Vol. II, page 593
Roster, Abbeville Minutemen, Capt. J.M. Perrin, Gregg’s First 6 months Vols, Vol 6, page 395
Sketch of the Darlington Guards, Charles, W.F., Vol. 9, page 482, U.D.C. Gregg’s First, prior to its split and organization as the Pee Dee Light Artillery.


Gregg's First S.C. Battles and Organization
.
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
2/1/61CharlestonSullivan and Morris Island Col. Maxey Gregg .. 6 months vols
4/12/61CharlestonFort Sumter Col. Maxey Gregg .. 6 months vols
6/17/61Affair at Vienna. Col. Maxey Gregg Bonham's Brigade. 6 months vols
6/61Richmond Reorganized Col. Maxey Gregg . . 6 months vols
9/61Suffolk Va. .Col. Maxey Gregg.. .
6/27/62Gaines Mill . Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
6/30/62 Frayser's Farm . Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Magruder's Corps
8/29-8/20-62Second ManassasRailroad CutMajor Edward McCrady/WGregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
... Capt C.W. McCreary ...
9/1/62Ox Hill.Capt. C.W. McCrearyGregg’s BrigadeHill’s DivisionJackson’s Corps
9/15/62Harper’s Ferry. Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg’s Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Close of Battle Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
9/20/62Shepherdstown.Col. D.H. HamiltonGregg's BrigadeHill's Division Jackson's Corps
12/13/62 Fredericksburg Gap in Center Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg's Brigade Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps
... Lt Col Edward McCrady Gen M Gregg/K ..
.... Col. D.H. Hamilton ..
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
5/5/63 Chancellorsville Attacking 5/3 Col. D.H. Hamilton Gregg's Brigade Hill's Division Jackson's Corps
... Capt. W.P. Shooter Col. Samuel McGowan/W ..
.... Col. O.Edwards/K ..
.... Col. Abner Perrin ..
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg First Day, The Town Major C.W. McCreary Gregg's Brigade Pender's Division Hill's Corps
....Col. Abner Perrin ..
7/14/63Falling Waters.Major C.W. McCrearyMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
10/9-10/22-63Bristoe Campaign.Lt. Col. W.P. ShooterMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
11-12/63Mine Run.Lt. Col. W.P. ShooterMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Lt. Col W.P. Shooter McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania Bloody Angle Major C.W. McCreary/W McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
... Lt. Col W.P. Shooter/K ...
5/23-5/26-64Jericho Ford (North Anna).Lt. Col T.P. Alston/K McGowan’s Brigade McGowan/WWilcox' Division Third Corps
....Col. J.N. Brown /C..
.... Col. I.F. Hunt ..
6/1-6/3-64Cold Harbor.Major C.W. McCrearyMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
6/64Following Cold HarborConner takes Brigade CommandMajor C.W. McCrearyJames ConnerWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
7/28/64Deep Bottom.Major A.P. ButlerMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Lt. Col A.P. Butler McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps
... Col. C.W. McCreary Lt. Col. I.F. Hunt ..
... . Col. J.N. Brown ..
8/16/64Fussell Mills/Deep Bottom Run or Strawberry Plains (8/13-8/20).Lt. Col. A.P. ButlerMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/64McGowan ReturnsBefore Ream's StationMajor A.P. Butler Gen. Samuel McGowanWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
8/24/64Ream’s Station.Major A.P. ButlerMcGowan's DivisionWilcox' DivsionThird Corps
9/30/64Jones Farm (Squirrel Level Road).Col. C.W. McCreary/WMcGowan’s BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
10/01/64Pegram's Farm.Col. C.W. McCrearyMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' Division Third Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Col. C. W. McCreary/KMcGowan’s BrigadeGracie's and McGowan’s Brigade (Wilcox' Division)Third Corps
...Major E.D. BrailsfordCol. J.N. BrownGeneral Samuel McGowan.
4/1/65Five Forks.Major E.D. BrailsfordMcGowan's BrigadeWilcox' DivisionThird Corps
4/2/65Dinwiddie Courthouse.Major E.D. Brailsford/WMcGowan’s BrigadesWilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to First Corps (Longstreet)
4/9/65 Appomattox .Lt. Col. A.P. Butler McGowan's Brigade Wilcox' Division Third Corps (Heth) reverts to First Corps (Longstreet)


Letters and Papers of Colonel A.C. Haskell – Adj. McCreary’s/Gregg’s First – Commanding Seventh S.C. Cavalry – Central Figure in Hampton Movement of 1876 .Army of Northern Virginia A.C. Haskell Papers University of South Carolina
Richardson GuardsCharles WhildenColor Bearer Hero of the Mule ShoeCivil War Charleston




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