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Twenty-sixth
South Carolina Infantry Regiment

One flag survives in the Confederate Relic Room, Columbia, S.C.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2

The Sixth Battalion and Ninth Battalion formed the nucleus of this unit.


Citadel Flag by Marilyn


Twenty-sixth South Carolina Infantry Regiment
(Evans', 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. A.D. SMITH
Smith was suspended by court martial from Jan to Jun of 1864. Smith is remembered by General Johnson Hagood, in his book, as being fierce beyond belief at The Battle of the Crater where he fought armed only with a club.

LT. COL J.H. HUDSON

MAJOR C.D. ROWELL
Wounded at Petersburg

MAJOR C.S. LAND

LT. COLONELS: J.H. HUDSON, S.D.M. BYRD, A.D. SMITH

MAJORS: C.S. LAND, C.D. ROWELL, T.E. DUDLEY

STAFF:
W.S. Black (Chap.)
J.Y. Du Pre (Asst. Surg.)
T.E. Dudley (ACS)
L.C. Hasell (Surg.)
B.F. Miller (ADJ)


CoCaptainCountyNickname
ASAMUEL SMARTHORRY.
.H.L. BUCK..
.Benj. Moore (1Lt.)..
.Joseph Thompson (1Lt.)..
.L.W. Kennedy (2Lt.)..
.S.S. Sarvis (Bvt2Lt.)..
.W.S. Newton (3Lt.)..
.L.S. Brown (Teamster)..
.W. Curry (Teamster)..
.J.C. Wright (Teamster)..
BJ.A. EVANSCHESTERFIELD.
.M.F. Jackson (1Lt.)..
.W.B. Hancock (2Lt.)..
.D.J. Hendrick (2Lt.)..
.H.T. King (2Lt.)..
.J.H. Turner (2Lt.)..
.Cater Guin (1Sgt)..
.J.W. Knight (1Sgt)..
CC.D. ROWELLMARIONCo. A/Sixth Bn.
.H.M. LOFTON..
.R.H. Rogers (1Lt.)..
.J.C. Floyd (2Lt.)..
.A.T. Hays (2Lt.)..
.J.B. Platt (2Lt.)..
.J.R. Wilkinson (2Lt.)..
.P.C. Page (3Lt.)..
.J.H. Cusack (1Sgt)..
DA.D. SMITHMARLBORO.
.W.W. DAVIS..
.A.E. BRISTOW..
.HARRIS COVINGTON..
.J.W. Wallace (1Lt.)..
.J.M. Davis (2Lt.)..
.Alexander Hall (2Lt.)..
.J.C. Mallonee (1Sgt)..
.A.K. Parham (1Sgt)..
EJ.B. ALSTONHORRY/BEAUFORT.
.EDWARD BOSTICK..
.J.J. BEST (2Lt.)..
.J.T. Andrews (1Lt.)..
.J.G. Beaty (1Lt.)..
.H.M. Tucker (1Lt.)..
.J.J. Best (2Lt.)..
.Pugh Floyd (2Lt.)..
.R.H. Nesbit (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Porter (2Lt.)..
.Jeremiah Smith (2Lt.)..
.B.S. Stalvey (2Lt.)..
.A.G. Howard (Ens.)..
.J.D. Newton (1Sgt)..
.H.J. Graham (Hosp.Stew.)..
FN.F. GRAHAMCHESTERFIELD.
.D.S. WADSWORTH..
.W.P. KIRKLEY..
.W.A. Baker (1Lt.)..
.J.S. Kirkley (2Lt.)..
.J.A. Miller (2Lt.)..
.J.C. Magum (1Sgt)..
GR.D.F. ROLLINSDARLINGTON.
.D.W. CARTER..
.J.J. Dickinson (1Lt.)..
.R.C. McLeod (1Lt.)..
.H.D. Cook (2Lt.)..
.T.D. Keith (2Lt.)..
.D.W. Rast (2Lt.)..
.J.L. Sansbury (2Lt.)..
.N.W. Steedman (2Lt.)..
.J.M. Morris (3Lt.)..
.E.B. Powers (3Lt.)..
HH.S. DICKINSONCLARENDONCo. B/Sixth Bn.
.REESE TOMLINSON..
.R.E. WHEELER..
.J.C. Tomlinson (1Lt.)..
.H.J. Hickson (2Lt.)..
.W.J. Sturgeon (2Lt.)..
.J.T. Chandler (1Sgt)..
IS.D.M. BYRD.KICKAPOO RIFLEMEN
Co.C/Sixth Bn.
.C.S. LAND..
.J.C. GRAHAM (1Lt.)..
.J.C. Graham (1Lt.)..
.J.A. Godwin (2Lt.)..
.R.Y.H. Lee (2Lt.)..
.S.P. Matthews (2Lt.)..
.W.A. Mims (2Lt.)..
.W.R. Singletary (2Lt.)..
.R.E. Cade (Bvt2Lt.)..
.J.U. Matthews (1Sgt)..
.J.E. Thigpen (1Sgt)..
KLEVI GRANGERHORRYEUTAW RIFLES
.L.D. GRAHAM..
.G.R. CONGDON..
.B.L. BEATY..
.H.J. Granger (1Lt.)..
.W.J. Taylor (1Lt.)..
.J.T. Buffkins (2Lt.)..
.W.R. Garris (2Lt.)..
.J.H. Williamson (2Lt.)..
.J.E. Beaty (3Lt.)..
.F.B. Graham (1Sgt)..


For Additional Reading:

ELLIOTT, CHARLES P.: Elliottís Brigade, How it Held the Crater and Saved Petersburg.
HUDSON, JOSHUA: Sketches and Reminiscences

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Cockfield, J.W. Cockfield, Twenty-sixth SCV, Vol. 7, page 66, U.D.C
Davis, F.M, Co. C, 26th SCV, Vol. 3, page 477
Davis, H.P., 26th SCV, Vol. 5, page 177
Floyd, Alexander Floyd, Twenty-sixth SCV, Vol. 7, page 59, U.D.C.
Lee, Issac Lee, Twenty-sixth SCV, Vol. 7, page 58, U.D.C.
Lofton, Henry Michael Lofton, Twenty-Sixth S.C.V., Vol. 9, page 594, U.D.C.
McKnight, W.M., Hagoodís First; Twenty Sixth S.C.V., Vol. 6, page 252, U.D.C.
Murphy, Thomas, 26th SCV, Vol. 5, page 264
Rogers, R.H, Company C, Twenty-Sixth SCV, Vol. 6, page 24, UDC
Sarvis, S.S. Sarvis, 26th SCV, Vol. 7, page 167, U.D.C.
Rosters and Other:
None


Twenty-Sixth S.C. Vols. Infantry, Battles and Stations .
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
9/62CharlestonUnit Organized from the Sixth and Ninth BattalionsCol. L.M. Hatch...
5/25/63Move to Mississippi.Col. A.R. SmithEvans' BrigadeLorningís Division.
07/12/63Jackson, MississippiMississippiCol. A.R. SmithEvansí BrigadeFrench's DivisionBreckinridge's Corps Army
08/10/63Savannah, Ga..Col. A.R. SmithEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
9/07/63Charleston, S.C.* .Col. A.R. SmithEvans' Brigade.Dept. of S.C., Ga., and Fla.
5/16/64Wilmington, N.C. .Lt. Col J.D. HudsonWalkerís BrigadeHoke's DivisionW.H.C. Whiting (Third Military District, N.C.)
5/64Virginia.Lt. Col J.H. HudsonWalkerís BrigadeHoke's DivisionBeauregard's Command
5/17-6/1-64Bermuda Hundred.Lt. Col. J.H. Hudson Walkerís Brigade, General Walker Wounded and Captured Hoke's DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col. F.W. McMaster..
....General Stephen Elliott..
5/20/64Hewlettís Farm/ Ware Bottom Church Bermuda Hundred Lt. Col. J.H. Hudson Walkerís Brigade, General Walker Wounded and Captured Hoke's DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col. F.W. McMaster..
5/28/64Stephen Elliott takes command of Brigade.Lt. Col. J.H. HudsonElliott's BrigadeJohnsonís DivsionBeauregardís Command
7/30/64The Crater.Col. A.D. SmithElliottís Brigade, General Stephen Elliott WoundedJohnsonís DivisionBeauregard's Command
....Col.Wm. Wallace..
8/64Petersburg.Col. A.D. Smith Wallaceís Brigade Johnsonís DivisionBeauregard's Command
... Lt. Col. J.H. Hudson ...
... Major C.D. Rowell/W...
... Major C.S. Land...
9/20/64Wm. H. Wallace promoted to General.Major C.S. Land Wallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionBeauregardís Command
3/25/64Fort Steedman.Major C.S. Land Wallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís Division Fourth or Andersonís Corps
3/29/64Battle of Lewis Farm.Major C.S. Land Wallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís Division Fourth or Andersonís Corps
3/31/65Gravelly Run.Major C.S. Land Wallaceís BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionPickettís Mobile Force
3/30-4/1-65Five Forks.Major C.S. Land Wallace's BrigadeJohnson's DivisionFourth or Andersonís Corps
4/6/65Saylerís Creek.Major C.S. Land Wallace's BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionFourth or Andersonís Corps
04/09/65Appomattox.Major C.S. Land Wallace's BrigadeJohnsonís DivisionFourth or Andersonís 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 McMasterís and Bendow the most. Bendow 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.


I am aware that there are conflicts in information, I welcome help and more information. An order of battle and short narrative will be added later. Please cite sources.


The Twenty-Sixth South CarolinaEvanís Brigade
(The Tramp Brigade)
Most Armies
(East of the Mississippi)
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