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Third South Carolina Infantry

One flag survives, Confederate Relic Room, Columbia, South Carolina
The Williams Guards and Laurens Briars Company flags are located in the Confederate Relic Room as well.
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
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Third South Carolina Infantry
(Kershaw's, Conner's, Kennedy's Brigade)
Army of Northern Virginia
Army of Tennessee

(COLONELS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COL. J.H. WILLIAMS
Dropped at 1862 reorganization

COL. JAMES D. NANCE (C)
Killed in Action Wilderness

COL. W.D. RUTHERFORD
Killed in Action Hupp's Hill 10/64

COL. E.T. STACKHOUSE
Wounded 7/64
Commanded Consolidated Third/Eighth/Third Battalion

LT. COL. R.C. MAFFETT
Wounded Savage Station and Fredricksburg, Commanded 7th S.C.V in the valley in 1864
Captured Cedar Creek, Died in Prison

LT. COL. R.P.TODD
Wounded at Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, and Cedar Creek


LT. COLONELS:
B.B. FOSTER
B.C. GARLINTON, KIA Savage Station
MAJOR R.P. TODD, Captured at Halltown, Died Ft. Delaware
W.D. RUTHERFORD
R.C. MAFFETT
J.M. BAXTER

MAJORS: J.M. BAXTER, J.K.G. NANCE, B.C. GARLINGTON, W.D. RUTHERFORD, R.C. MAFFETT, R.P. TODD


CoCaptainCountyNickname
AB.C. GARLINGTON
Promoted
LAURENSTHE STATE GUARDS
.W.W. HANCE
Died of Wounds Fredericksburg
..
.R.E. RICHARDSON
Severely Wounded
Chickamauga
..
BS.N. DAVIDSON
Died of Illness
NEWBERRYWILLIAMS GUARDS
.T.W. GARY
(Consolidation)
..
.THOMPSON CONNER..
.T.R. MALLORY..
CR.C. MAFFETT
Promoted to Major
FROG LEVEL (PROSPERITY, S.C.) .
.J.C. WILSON..
.C.W. HERBERT..
.R.H. WRIGHT..
DT.B. FERGUSON
Resigned
CROSS ANCHOR.
.F.N. WALKER
Severely Wounded
Fair Oaks
..
.J.W. WATTS
(Consolidation)
..
EJ.D. NANCE (C)
Promoted
NEWBERRYQUITMAN RIFLES
.JNO. K.G. NANCE
Promoted
..
.ROBT. WRIGHT..
.A.W. BURNSIDE
(Consolidation)
..
FTANDY WALKER
Resigned
NEWBERRY/LAURENS.
.H.L. MCGOWAN
Severely Wounded
Savage Station
..
.W.A. WILLIAMS
Killed In Action Chickamauga
..
.J.B. O'NEALL
Captured/Died of Wounds
Gettysburg
..
.W.S. PITTS
(Consolidation)
..
GR.P. TODD
Promoted
LAURENSLAURENS BRIARS
.J.W. WATTS..
.B.A RODGERS
(Consolidation)
..
HD. NUNAMAKER
(Resigned)
LEXINGTON.
.J.C. SUMMER
Killed in Action Fredricksburg
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.G.S. SWYGERT
Seriously Wounded
Fredericksburg
Chickamauga
Resigned
..
.D.A. DICKERT
Went home April 15, 1865
..
.Lt. DAVID COPELAND..
IB.S. JONES
Resigned
LAURENS/CLINTON.
.DAVID M. HENRY
Severely Wounded Neck, Thigh, Leg
Savage Station
Promoted
Killed in Action Gettysburg
..
.D.M.H. LANGSTON..
.T.H. PITTS
Wounded Fredericksburg
Chickamauga
..
.J.S. JOHNSON
Wounded/Disabled Chickamauga
..
.THOMPSON CONNOR (Consolidation)..
KBENJ. KENNEDY
Resigned
SPARTANBURG.
.S.M. LANGORD
Died of Wounds
Savage Station
..
.L.P. FOSTER..
.W.H. YOUNG
Wounded Fredericksburg
Killed in Action Gettysburg
..
.J.H. CUNNINGHAM
Died from Wounds Chickamauga
..
.J.P. ROEBUCK
Wounded/Captured
Knoxville
..
.J.R. MOORE
Severely Wounded Legs
Wilderness
..
.A.H. Fleming (Consolidation)..


My Thanks to Mac Wyckoff for all of the additions and corrections to this page. He is a wonderful friend. Check out his web page.

Don't forget to ask about his great books on The Second and Third S.C. and his Symposiums!
South Carolina's War Between the States Links


This regiment consolidated with the Eighth S.C.and the Third Battalion from 12/64 to 04/65.
Co E, Third became Co C, Third
Co G & K, Third became Co D, Third Co K, Eighth became Co G, Third Co B & F combined with W.S. Pitts commanding.

For Additional Reading:

DICKERT, D. AUGUSTUS: History of Kershaw's Brigade,(Rosters).
EVERSON, GUY: Far Far from Home, The war time letters of Dick and Tally Simpson.
WYCKOFF, MAC: A History of the 3rd South Carolina Infantry, 1861-1865 (Rosters).
UNKNOWN: Beaufort Simpson Buzhardt 1838-1862, 1916

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Brooks, W.J., Company G, Third SCV, Vol. 6, page 46, UDC
Dial, John, Letter, Co G, Third SCV, Vol. 5, page 333
Chapman, D.N., Co A, 3rd SCV, Vol. 2, page 517
Duckett, T.J. Duckett, Third SCV, Vol. 7, page 227, U.D.C.
Fuller, W.B. Fuller, Third S.C.V., Vol. 7 page 243, U.D.C.
Fuller, W.B., Company B, Third Regiment, James Battalion, Vol. 6, page 34, UDC
Garlington, B.C., Letter, Third SCV, Vol. 2, page 160
Johnson, Marion, Company K, Third SCV, Vol. 3, page 85
Langford, P.B., Co E, Third SCV, Vol. 5, page 521
Lawson, W.W., Company B, Third SCV, Vol. 6, page 31, UDC
Long, G.F., Co C, Third, SCV, Vol. 5, page 521
Metts, McDuffle, Co E, Third SCV, Vol. 5, page 524
Nance, A.E. Nance, Third, S.C.V. Vol. 7, page 42, U.D.C
Nance, A.E., Third SCV?, Letters from Longstreet, Vol. 5, page 405
Peterson, W.G., Jalapa, 38th Battalion, Co B, Third SCV, Vol. 5, page 518
Pinson, M.N., Co. B, 3rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 221
Rutherford, W.D. Colonel, Third SCV, Vol. 6, page 352
Walker, F.N., Third SCV, Vol. 6, page 283
Weris, A.S., Co H, 3rd SCV, Vol. 2, page 520
Wharton, John H. Company D, Third Battalion, Third SCV, Vol. 4, page 29
Young, A.H., Letter, Co C, Third Regiment, Vol. 5, page 336
Rosters and Other:
O.G. Thompson, 3rd S.C.V., 3rd Regiment Flag, Vol. 8, page 63, U.D.C.
Roster, Co. I, 3rd SCV, Vol. 3, page 571



Battles and Stations of the Third South Carolina . .
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigadeDivisionCorps
2/61Unit Organized .Col. J.H. Williams ...
6/61To Virginia . Col. J.H. Williams ...
7/18/61Mitchell's Ford .Col. J.H. Williams Bonham's Brigade ..
7/21/61 First Manassas . Col. J.H. Williams Bonham's Brigade ..
4/62-5/62Yorktown. Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
5/4/62-5/5/62 Williamsburg . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
6/18/62Nine Mile Road .Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
6/29/62 Savage Station . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
7/1/62 Malvern Hill . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
9/12/62-9/13/62Maryland Heights. Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Magruder's Corps
9/17/62 Sharpsburg Dunker's Church Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Longstreet's Corps
... Major Frank Galliard ...
12/11/62-12/15/62Fredericksburg Mayre's Heights Col. J.D. Nance/W Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division Longstreet's Corps
... Lt. Col. J.D. Rutherford/W ...
... Major R.C. Maffett/W ...
... Capt. WM. W. Hance/W ...
... Capt. J.C. Sumner/K ...
... Capt. J.K.G. Nance ...
5/1/63-5/5/63 Chancellorsville Pressing on 5/2- Salem Church 5/3-5/4 Major R.C. Maffett Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division .
7/2/63-7/3/63 Gettysburg Peach Orchard Col. J.D. Nance/W Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
...Major R.C. Maffett...
7/10/63Antietam Creek Skirmish .Major R.C. Maffett Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
9/20/63 Chickamaugha Snodgrass Hill Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
11/16/63 Campbell's Station . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
11/17/63-11/18/63 Knoxville .Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
11/29/63Fort Sanders . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
12/14/63Bean's Station . Col. J.D. Nance Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
5/6/64-5/7/64 Wilderness . Col. J.D. Nance/K Kershaw's Brigade Mclaw's Division First Corps
... Major R.C. Maffett ...
5/8/64-5/20/64 Spotsylvania . Col. W.D. Rutherford Kershaw's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
..... Col. J.W. Henagan .
05/23/64-05/25-64North Anna .Col. W.D. Rutherford Kershaw's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
06/01/64-6/12/64Cold Harbor. Col. W.D. Rutherford Kershaw's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionFirst Corps
6/18/64 Petersburg .Col. W.D. Rutherford Conner's Brigade Kershaw's Division First Corps
... .Gen John Conner ..
7/27/64-7/29/64 Deep Bottom . Col. W.D. Rutherford Conner’s Brigade Kershaw's Division First Corps
08/64Detached to the Valley. Col. W.D. Rutherford Conner's BrigadeKershaw's Division Second Corps
08/26/64Charleston, WV. Col. W.D. Rutherford Conner's BrigadeKershaw's Division Second Corps
9/13/64Berryville. Col. W.D. RutherfordConner's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
10/07/64Near Port Republic. Col. W.D. RutherfordConner's BrigadeKershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
10/13/64Hupp's Hill. Col. W.D. Rutherford Conner's BrigadeKershaw's Division Second Corps
10/14/64Near Strasburg. Col. W.D. Rutherford/KConner's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
...Major R.P.Todd . ..
10/19/64 Middletown/Cedar Creek .Major R.P. Todd/W Conner's Brigade Kershaw's DivisionSecond Corps
....Col. J.D. Kennedy..
1/65Detached to the Carolina's.Lt. Col. R.P. ToddKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
1/65-2/65Salkehatchie Line.Lt. Col. R.P. ToddKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
2/65Carolina’s Campaign.Lt. Col. R.P. ToddKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
3/16/65Averasboro.Lt. Col. R.P. ToddKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.
3/19/65Bentonville.Lt. Col. R.P. ToddKennedy's BrigadeMcLaw's.


Third South Carolina Infantry Kershaw’s BrigadeArmy of Northern VirginiaRegimental HistoryRoster
Third South Carolina Infantry Kershaw’s BrigadeArmy of Northern VirginiaDescription of papers and letters of Col. W.D. Rutherford University of South Carolina
Kershaw's Brigade, A.N.V. "Bobby Lee's Rock from S.C."Brigade HistoryRosters ..
Stoddard Family Letters Letters concerning the 14th, 3rd, 24th South CarolinaLaurens County ..


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