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Twenty-third
South Carolina Infantry Regiment


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Twenty-third South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Evan's, Walker's, Elliott's, Wallace's Brigade)
(Tramp Brigade)
Defense of Charleston Harbor
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee



(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. L.M. HATCH
Resigned to return to State Commands

COL. H.L. BENBOW
Wounded at Second Manassas
Wounded at Petersburg
Wounded and Captured at Five Forks

LT. COL. J.M. KINLOCK

MAJOR M.V. BANCROFT(C)
Died of Wounds, Petersburg 6/64

MAJOR H.H. LESESNE

CAPT. E.R. WHITE


LT. COLONELS: A.J. GREEN, E.O. MURDEN, J.M. ROBERTS, J.M. KINLOCK

MAJORS: M.V. BANCROFT(C), H.H. LESESNE, L.P. MILLER, E.O. MURDEN, J.M. WHILDEN(C)

Staff:
David Bailey
Wm. Bennet
R.R. Billups (Comsy.Sgt.)
Joseph T. Church (Comsy.)
A.G. Cumbee
C. Daviga (Major/Surg.)
E.A. Davis (Sgt.)
Eli Diggins (Music.)
F.W. Emanuel (Ord. Sgt.)
John L. Girardeau (Chap.)
Thomas Hamlin (2Lt.)
James Kersey
J. Knauff (Sgt. Major)
W.A. Laws
H.C. Longshure
R.F. Michel (Surg.)
J.J. Murray (Surg.)
H.L. Ragin (1Lt.ACS)
C.E. Richardson (Asst. Surg.)
J.S. Richardson (AQM)
J.M. Schnierle (Adj)
J.A. Tennent (Adj)
W.G. Vardell (AQM)
S.B. Williams


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AJ.C. EVANSCHESTERFIELDBEE RIFLES
.J.M. KINLOCK..
.L.P. MILLER..
.T.P. RYAN..
.WM. SEABROOK..
.C.C. Haile (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Thomlinson (1Lt.)..
.N.M. Gibson (2Lt.)..
.N.G. Ingraham (2Lt.)..
.W.G. Ingraham (2Lt.)..
.J.S. Ligett (2Lt.)..
.T.S. Gaillard (1Sgt)..
.R.T. Meyers (1Sgt)..
BJ.M. WHILDEN(C).CHICORA RIFLES
.P.H. SEABROOK..
.J.F. DUFFUS..
.T.L. SWINTON..
.Thomas Livinton (1Lt.)..
.Wm. B Allen (2Lt.)..
. R.S. Whilden (2Lt.)..
.J.D. Jeffords (Bvt2Lt.)..
CM.V. BANCROFT(C)..
.H.W. BUTLER..
.D.K. O'BRIEN..
.T.P. RYAN..
.W.E. Glover (2Lt.)..
.J.J. Broughton (2Lt.)..
.W.H. Dunlop (1Sgt)..
.Wm. Reynolds (1Sgt)..
DE.O. MURDENCHARLESTON.
.P.A. AVEIHE JR. (Aveilhe) ..
.Wm. England (1Lt.)..
.E.W. Todd (1Sgt)..
.E.L. Henry(OrdSgt.)..
.Thomas Webb (Coxswain)..
EC.J. FLAGLERMARION.
.J.C. FINKLEA..
.Harris Covington (1Lt.)..
.R.B. Moody (1Lt.)..
.B.P. Bethea (2Lt.)..
.W.G. Crawford (2Lt.)..
.A.C. Moody (2Lt.)..
.J.C. Bethea (3Lt.)..
.H.L. Ragin (Ens.)..
.D.A. McIntyre (1Sgt)..
.A.J. Bethea(OrdSgt.)..
FJULIUS MILLS(C)CHESTERCOAST RANGERS*
.J.J MCCLURE..
.J.F. ATKINSON..
.J.W. WOODS..
.M.C. Stone (1Lt.)..
.J.T. Weir (1Lt.)..
.J.W. Beard (2Lt.)..
.J.H. McDill (2Lt.)..
.W.H. Wise (Lt.)..
.W.H. Castles (3Lt.)..
.J.D. Lackey(Sgt.Major)..
.James Hamilton (1Sgt)..
.J.W. Baird(OrdSgt.)..
GR.C. EMANUELMARLBORODOUGLAS RIFLES
.A.C. MCRAE..
.W.W. COVINGTON (1lt.)..
.S. LEGETT..
.W.W. Covington (1Lt.)..
.J.B. McLaurin (1Lt.)..
.E.C. Pipkin (1Lt.)..
.M.P. Galloway (2Lt.)..
.J.C. Linken (2Lt.)..
.J.A. Calhoun (Lt.)..
.P.C. Drake (Bvt2Lt.)..
.J.A. Covington (1Sgt)..
.J.J. Graham (1Sgt)..
.J.J. Beck (OrdSgt.)..
HJOHN M. ROBERTSMARION.
.S.A DURHAM..
.W.W. HAMILTON..
.K. Nichols (1Lt.)..
.J.D. Huggins (2Lt.)..
.Asa Perritt (Lt.)..
.John Sawyer (ColorSgt.)..
IH.L. BENBOWMANNING/CLARENDONSPROTT GUARD
.W.R.J. CANTEY..
.H.H. LESENE..
.T.N. Slawson (1Lt.)..
.H.D. Wells (1Lt.)..
.D.J. Bradham (2Lt.)..
.S.P. Wells (2Lt.)..
.D.E. Kelly (Ens)..
.R.B. Harvin (ACS)..
.A.J. Richbourg (SgtMajor)..
KT.D. FRIERSONSUMTER.
.JOHN H. COOPER..
.L.P. LORING..
.D.R. MCCALLUM..
.W.P. Colclough (2Lt.)..
.H.A. Scarborough (Lt.)..
.L.W. Dick (Asst.Surg.)..
.H.N. Brown (Adj.)..


* FIRST MUSTERED WITH THE TENTH S.C., KNOWN AS COAST RANGERS OR COAST GUARDS.

For Additional Reading:

ANDREWS, W.J.: Sketch of Company K, Twenty-third South Carolina.
ELWELL, S.P.H.: Recollections of War Times, 1895
ELLIOTT, CHARLES P.: Elliottís Brigade, How it Held the Crater and Saved Petersburg.
LEE, J. Edward: South Carolina in the Civil War, The Confederate Experience in Letters and Diaries, Chapter 17, Captain Julius Mills, Company F.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Andrews, W.J. Andrews, 23rd SCV, Vol. 7 page 9, U.D.C.
Benbow, Col. H.L. Benbow, 23rd, SCV, Vol. 8, page 111, U.D.C.
Benbow, H.L., Col., 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 4
Elliott, Stephen Elliott, Vol. III, page 80
Hamilton, W.W., Capt. Co. H, 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 486
Hamlin, Hamlin, J.H., 23rd S.C.V., Vol. 7, page 195, U.D.C.
Hazelden,. Mr. Hazelden, Twenty-Third S.C.V., Vol. 7, page 43, U.D.C.
Jones, George Jones, 23rd S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 409, U.D.C. (Excellent)
McCormac, P.P., Co. H, 23trd SCV, Vol. 3, page 486
McLaurin, Duncan McLaurin, 23rd S.C.V., Vol. 8, page 461, U.D.C.
Scarborough, Henry Augustus Scarborough, Twenty-third, S.C.V., Vol 9, page 601, U.D.C
Stukes, J.T. Co E, 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 2
Sweat, N. Coe, 23rd SCV, Vol. 4, page 534
Wilden, Major J.M. Wilden, Company B, Twenty-third S.C. Infantry, Gen. C.I. Walker, Vol. 9, page 13, U.D.C.

Rosters and Other:
History of the Twenty-Third Regiment, Vol. 6, page 406 Casualties, 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 20
Roster Co G, 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 26
Co K, 23rd SCV, History of, Vol. 3, page 505
Roster Co. K, 23rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 506


Twenty-Third S.C. Vols. Infantry, Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
11/61CharlestonUnit OrganizedCol. L.M. Hatch...
8/6/62Occupation of Malvern Hill.Col. H.L. BenbowEvan's BrigadeIndependentFirst Corps
8/23/62Rappahannock Station.Col. H.L. BenbowEvan's BrigadeIndependentFirst Corps
08/29-8/30-62Second ManassasChinn HouseCol. H.L. Benbow/W Evans' BrigadeIndependentFirst Corp
...Lt. Col. J.M. Roberts/W...
...Major J.M. Whilden/K...
...Capt. E.O, Murden /W/C...
...Capt. S.A. Durham...
09/14/62Boonsboro.Capt. S.A. DurhamEvans' Brigade..
09/17/62SharpsburgCenterCapt. S.A. DurhamEvans' BrigadeHoodís DivisionLongstreetís Corp
...Lt. E.R. White...
12/31/62Kinston/GoldsbourghNorth CarolinaCol. H.L. Benbow/WEvans' BrigadeMajor General Samuel French, Dept. of N.C./PetersburgMajor General Gustavus W. Smith, Dept. of N.C./Southern Virginia
5/25/63Move to Mississippi.Col. H.L. BenbowEvans' BrigadeLorningís Division.
07/12/63Jackson, MississippiMississippiCol.H.L. BenbowEvansí BrigadeFrench's DivisionBreckinridge's Corps
08/10/63Savannah, Ga..Col. H.L. BenbowEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
9/07/63Charleston, S.C.* .Col. H.L. BenbowEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
5/16/64Wilmington, N.C. .Col. H.L. Benbow Walkerís BrigadeHoke's DivisionW.H.C. Whiting (Third Military District, N.C.)
5/64Virginia.Col. H.L. BenbowWalkerís BrigadeHoke's DivisionBeauregard's Command
5/17-6/16-64Bermuda Hundreds.Col. H.L BenbowWalkerís BrigadeHokeís/Johnson's DivisionBeauregardís Command
5/20/64Hewlettís Farm/ Ware Bottom Church Bermuda Hundred Col. H.L. Benbow Walkerís Brigade, General Walker Wounded and Captured Johnson's DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col. F.W. McMaster..
5/28/64Stephen Elliott takes command of Brigade.Col. H.L. BenbowElliott's BrigadeJohnsonís DivsionBeauregardís Command
7/30/64The Crater.Capt. E.R. WhiteElliottís Brigade, General Stephen Elliott WoundedJohnsonís DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col.Wm. Wallace..
8/64Petersburg .Col. H.L. Benbow/W Wallaceís Brigade Johnsonís DivisionBeauregard's Command
... Major M.V. Bancroft/K ...
... Major H.H. Lesesne ...
... Capt. E.R. White ...
9/20/64Wm. H. Wallace promoted to General.Col. H.L. BenbowWallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionBeauregardís Command
3/25/64Fort Steedman.Col H.L. BenbowWallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís Division Fourth or Andersonís Corps
3/29/64Battle of Lewis Farm.Col. H.L. BenbowWallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís Division Fourth or Andersonís Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Col. H.L. BenbowWallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionPickettís Mobile Force
3/30-4/1-65Five Forks.Col. H.L. Benbow/W/CWallace's BrigadeJohnson's DivisionFourth or Andersonís Corps
4/6/65Saylerís Creek.Lt. Col. J.M. Kinloch Wallace's BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionFourth or Andersonís Corps
04/09/65Appomattox.Lt. Col. J.M. Kinloch Wallace's BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionFourth or Andersonís Corps


*At this time serious efforts begin to separate units of the Evanís 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 McMasterís and Bendow the most. Benbow is a distinguished soldier and probably would have achieved Generalís rank anywhere but where he found himself. McMasterís 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.


Twenty-Third South Carolina Infantry Evans Brigade
(The Tramp Brigade)
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(East of the Mississippi)
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Twenty-Third South Carolina Infantry Evans Brigade
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(East of the Mississippi)
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