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Palmetto Sharpshooters

One flag survives in private hands and fragments from a second flag are in the S.C. Relic Room. The tiny fragments of the silk flag in the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia, have been beautifully reconstructed and are well presented.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2




Citadel Flag by Marilyn


Palmetto Sharpshooters
Anderson's, Jenkins Brigade
Army of Northern Virginia


(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

BRIGADIER GENERAL MICAH JENKINS
The Prince of Edisto
The Darling of all South Carolina
Promoted to Brigadier General, 7/22/62
Wounded, Second Manassas
Killed in Action, Wilderness, by friendly fire.
Jenkins ambition and his relationship with Evander Law, a former friend, and the relationship of both to General Longstreet had great impact on both Longstreet's reputation and the Army of Northern Virginia. Some say the Army of Northern Virginia lived and died on the ambition of these three men.

COL. JOSEPH WALKER

LT. COLONELS: JOSEPH WALKER

MAJORS: WILLIAM ANDERSON
Died of Wounds, 4/16/62, Frayser's Farm

F.W. KILPATRICK
Killed in Action, Wauhatchie

W.W. HUMPHRIES

STAFF:
A.W. Bailey (Surg.)
W.Z. Bedon (Asst. Surg.)
Martin Bellinger (Surg.)
Thomas P. Benson (Capt.)
Robert Davis (Asst. Surg.)
W.E. Dick (ACS)
R.L. Johnson (Asst. Surg.)
F.P. Leverett (Asst. Surg.)
James McDowell (Chap.)
William M. Post (Surg.)
C.A. Seabrook (Adj.)
G.L. Strait (Asst. Surg.)
Waddy Thompson (Asst. Surg.)


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AJ.W. GOSS (Capt./Lt.Col.)UNIONJOHNSON RIFLES
.R.C. JOHNSON (Capt.)..
.C.L. BEATY (Capt.)..
.H.T. Hughes (1Lt...
.J.T. Kitchens (1Lt.)..
.J. Mullinax (1Lt.)..
.Samuel Comer (2Lt.)..
BF.W. KILPATRICK (Capt./Major)PENDLETONCALHOUN MOUNTAINEERS
.N.W. HARBIN (Capt.)..
.D.M. RUSSELL(Capt.)..
.R.L. LEWIS (1Lt.)..
.L.C. Cleveland (1Lt.)..
.Allen Butler (2Lt.)..
.Wm. Steele (2Lt.)..
CWM. W. HUMPHREYS (Capt./Major)ANDERSONPALMETTO RIFLEMEN
.J.H. Gleason (2Lt.)..
.J.A. Hoyt (1Lt.)..
.Wm. Poe (1Lt.)..
.N.A. McCully (2Lt.)..
.J.M. McFall (Adj.)..
DA.H. FOSTER (Capt.)SPARTANBURGMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY
.J.S. Ballenger (1Lt.)..
.R.A. Snoddy (1Lt.)..
.Richard D. Ballenger (2Lt.)..
EALEXANDER COLCLOUGH (Capt.)SUMTERDARLINGTON SENTINELS
.J.D. Lee (1Lt.)..
.R.M. Durant (2Lt.)..
.D.W. Harrington (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Wilder (2Lt.)..
.H.T. Abbott (Lt.)..
FJ.E. LEE (Capt.)RIDGEVILLE
Edgefield
Vol 11, 592
PICKENS SENTINELS
.TILLMAN GUNTER (Capt.)..
.JOAB QUATTLEBAUM (Capt.)..
.J.E. Rawl (1Lt.)..
.J.F. Spann (1Lt.)..
.Benjamin Needly (2Lt.)..
.W.L. Steedman (2Lt.)..
.J. Watkins (3Lt.)..
GCATO SEABROOK (Capt./Adj.YORKJASPER LIGHT INFANTRY
.W.B. SMITH (Capt.)..
.I.N. Withers (Capt.)..
.J.W. Carroll (1Lt.)..
.J.N. Moore (2Lt.)..
HJ.J. BROWN (Capt.)SPARTANBURGCOWPENS GUARDS
.J.M. Martin (Capt.)..
.J.P. Moore (Capt.)..
.J.E. Rawl (1Lt.)..
.J.V. Martin (1Lt.)..
.C.P. Brown (1Lt.)..
.J.B. Brawley (2Lt.)..
.T.A. Martin (2Lt.)..
IF.L. GARVIN (Capt.)PENDLETONPICKENS GUARDS
.J.N. Hawthorne (1Lt.)..
.M.T. Smith (1Lt.)..
.E.K. Mullinax (2Lt.)..
.T.H. Williams (1Lt.)..
KJ.H. EVINS (Capt.)SPARTANBURGSPARTAN RIFLES
.J.H. BLASSINGAME (Capt.)..
.ROBT. L. POOLE (Capt.)..
.J.T. Walker(1Lt.)..
.J.E. Rawl (1Lt.)..
.J.P. Lockwood (2Lt.)..
.J.R. White (2Lt.)..
.W.D. Anderson (3Lt.)..
LWm. Anderson (Capt./Major)PENDLETONCONFEDERATE GUARDS
.J.W. DANIELS (Capt.)..
.G.A. Rankin (1Lt.)..
.A.R. Cox (2Lt.)..
.Wm. N. Major (2Lt.)..
.W.r. Rankin (2Lt.)..
MJ.Q. CARPENTER (Capt.)SPARTANBURGPACOLET GUARDS
.F.G. LATHAM (Capt.)..
.R.F. Montgomery (1Lt.)..
.W.S. Alexander (2Lt.)..
.J.J. Camp (2Lt.)..
.John Goforth (2Lt.)..
.J.W. Mclure (AQM)..


Brought together by Micah Jenkins to form the Palmetto Sharpshooters:
CoCaptainFIRST REGIMENT
(PRE-1862)
Nickname
AJ.W. GOSSFIFTH REGIMENTJOHNSON RIFLES
BF.W. KILPATRICKFOURTH REGIMENTCALHOUN MOUNTAINEERS
CW.W. HUMPHREYSFOURTH REGIMENTPALMETTO RIFLEMEN
DA.F. FOSTERFIFTH REGIMENTMORGAN LIGHT INFANTRY
EALEXANDER COLCLOUGH NINTH REGIMENTDARLINGTON SENTINELS
FJ.E. LEENINTH REGIMENTPICKENS SENTINELS
GJ.N. WITHERSFIFTH REGIMENTJASPER LIGHT INFANTRY
HJOHN J. BROWNNINTH REGIMENTCOWPENS GUARDS
IF.L. GARVINFOURTH REGIMENTPICKENS GUARDS
KJ.H. EVINSFIFTH REGIMENTSPARTAN RIFLES
LJ.W. DANIELSFOURTH REGIMENTCONFEDERATE GUARDS
MJ.Q. CARPENTERFIFTH REGIMENTPACOLET GUARDS


For Additional Reading:

BALDWIN, JAMES J., III: The Struck Eagle: A Biography of Micah Jenkins and a History of the Fifth South Carolina Volunteers and the Palmetto Sharpshooters(Rosters)*
HOYT, JAMES A.:The Palmetto Riflemen, Co.B, Fourth Regiment, C.S. Vols.; Co.C, Palmetto Sharpshooters, (Rosters).
LEWIS, RICHARD: Camp Life of a Confederate Boy in Longstreet's Corps.
McFALL, F. LAWRENCE: Letters of William and James McFall of the South Carolina Palmetto Sharpshooters
STARR, L.S.:W.R. Rankin: Manassas to Appomattox, 1990
THOMAS, J. P.: Gen. Micah Jenkins and the Palmetto Sharpshooters. *

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Burris, Letter of T.B. Burris, Company C, Palmetto Sharpshooters/Also letter from his wife to him. Vol 11, pages 40, & 81, U.D.C.
Carraway, J.A.M. Carraway, First, S.C. Artillery, PSS, Vol. 7, page 179, U.D.C.
Carraway, J.A.M. Carraway, PSS, Vol. 8, page 24, U.D.C.
Clinkscales, R.M., Co C, PSS, Vol. 2, page 513
Clinkscales, R.M., PSS, Vol. 2, page 503, 506
Clinkscales, B.T., PSS, Vol. 2, page 504, 512
Cobb, J.A., PSS, Vol. 6, page 31, UDC
Connor, H.C., Co. H, Fifth SCV, Co G, PSS, Vol. 2, page 1-159, Letters
Crenshaw, Newton Crenshaw, Company M, PSS, Vol. 8, page 364, U.D.C
Gantt, R.V., PSS, Vol. 2, page 303
Grant, S.C., 6th SCV, PSS, Vol. 2, page 301-302
Gunter, E.R., PSS, Vol. 2, page 300-304
Hoyt, Col. J.A. Hoyt, PSS, Vol. 8, page 70, U.D.C.
Moore, Corporal Joseph Brown Moore, Fourth South Carolina, Company L, PSS. Vol. 11 page 223, U.D.C.
Osborne, Andrew H. Osborne, Palmetto Rifleman (Fourth and PSS), Vol. 8, page 1, U.D.C.
Poe, Wm. – Reid – Company E, PSS, Vol. 5, page 256
Strait, G.L. Strait, Sixth S.C.V, PSS, Vol. 8 page 72, U.D.C.
Stribling, W.W., Lt., Letters, Co. C, Second Rifles, Augusta Military Works, Letters from or to S.P. Dendy, Major 2nd Rifles - 408 and J.W. Stribling (PSS, Co. B)– 430-437, Vol. 2, pages 358-454
Watson, R.W., PSS, Vol. 3, page 313
Rosters and Other:
Roster, Company C, PSS, at Appomattox, Vol. 7, page 260
Roster, Company C, PSS, at Appomattox, Vol. 6, page 80 Palmetto Riflemen, Co. C, Vol. V, page 535
Roster Co I, PSS, Vol. 2, page 550


Palmetto Sharpshooters Infantry Regiment (PSS), Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
4-5/62Yorktown Siege . Lt. Col. Joseph Walker Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
4/62 Fort Magruder . Lt. Col. Joseph Walker Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corp
.. .. Col. Micah Jenkins Gen Richard Anderson .
4/27/62Gaines Mill* . Lt. Col. Joseph Walker Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
5/4/62Williamsburg . Lt. Col. Joseph Walker Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
5/31/62 Fair Oaks^ .Col. Micah Jenkins Anderson’s Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
6/30/62 Frayser's Farm . Major W.W. Humphries\W Anderson's Brigade Longstreet's Division Magruder's Corps
8/29-8/30-62 Second Manassas Chinn House Col. Joseph Walker Jenkin's Brigade Kemper's Division Longstreet's Corps
9/14/62 Boonsboro . Lt. Col. J.W. Goss Jenkin's Brigade Kemper's Divsion Longstreet's Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Burnside Bridge Lt. Col. J.W. Goss Jenkin's Brigade D.R. Jones Division Longstreet's Corps
12/13/62 Fredericksburg Mayre Heights Col. Joseph Walker Jenkin's Brigade Pickett's Division Longstreet's Corps
4/10-5/3-63Suffolk, Va. (Detached Va./with Longstreet) Col. Joseph Walker Jenkin's Brigade French's Division Longstreet's Corps
7/1-7/3-63 Gettysburg Detached Va.. Jenkin's Brigade Pickett’s DivisionFirst Corps
10/28-10/29-63 Wauhatchie . Col. Joseph Walker Jenkins/Bratton’s BrigadeJenkins/Hood DivisionFirst Corps
11/12-63Knoxville . Col. Joseph Walker Jenkins/Bratton’s BrigadeJenkins/Hood DivisionFirst Corps
5/5-5/7-64 Wilderness . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton’s Brigade Jenkins/Hood's Division First Corps
5/8-5/20-64 Spotsylvania .Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's DivisionFirst Corps
5/16/64 Drewery's Bluff . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's DivisionFirst Corps
5/23-5/26-64North Anna . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's DivisionFirst Corps
6/03/64Cold Harbor.Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's BrigadeField's DivisionFirst Corps
Aug-64 Petersburg . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
8/14/64 Fussell's Mill . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
9/28-9/30-64Ft. Harrison/New Market Road . Col. Joseph Walker Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
10/7/64Darbytown . Col. Joseph Walker ? Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
10/27/64Williamsburg Rd..Col. Joseph Walker ? Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
4/6/65 Farmville .Capt. A.H. Foster Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps
4/9/65 Appomattox . Capt. A.H. Foster Bratton's Brigade Field's Division First Corps


^ Only the Fifth S.C. and Pametto Sharpshooters are with Jenkin's at Fair Oaks.

* Only the Sixth and Palmetto Sharpshooters are with Jenkins at Gaines Mill.

# I am informed on good authority that Col. Walker left the Sharpshooters in September and in the last battles the unit was commanded by Senior Captain A.H. Foster. Certainly Baldwin and other sources show him as ranking officer at the surrender. My thanks to Ian Whitewood, Commanding, Company C, PSS, currently on detached service to Her Majesty, at Hampshire, England.


York County in the Civil War.P.S.S.Companies A, B, C, G, L . Roxsanne Wells-Layton has developed and maintains this great site.
From the boys across the pond... PSSanother great site on the PSS . Thanks Jim


Can you help, with more information, will you?batsonsm@bellsouth.net
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(Infantry)


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(Cavalry)


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(Artillery)




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