Hamptonís South Carolina Legion (Inf. Batln)

The Hampton Legion South Carolina Volunteers was organized June 12, 1861 with an Infantry Battalion of eight companies, A through H; a Cavalry Battalion of four companies, A through D, and an Artillery battalion of two companies, A and B.

On August 22, 1862, the cavalry Battalion was assigned to 2nd Regiment of South Carolina Cavalry. The Artillery battalion became separate and independent companies sometime prior to August 25, 1862; Company A became Hartís Company, Horse Artillery, South Carolina, and Company B became Bachmanís Company, South Carolina Artillery.

The eight infantry companies of the Hampton legion were assigned to Hoodís Texas Brigade immediately following the Battle of Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862). These South Carolina companies fought with Texas Brigade in the battles of Second Manassas (August 30, 1862); Boonsboro (September 14, 1862), Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862). In mid-November, 1862, when the Army of Northern Virginia was recognized, the South Carolina infantry of Hamptonís Legion was transferred to Brig-General Micah Jenkinís Brigade, Also, at the time the eight companies were augmented by companies I through K (13th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry) to form a regiment.

Prior to joining Hoodís Texas Brigade, the Hampton Legion had participated in two major battles, First Manassas (July 21, 1861) and Seven Pines (May 31-June 1, 1862). After its assignment to Jenkinís Brigade in mid-November, 1862, the Legion fought in the battles engaged in by the Army of Northern Virginia (except Chancellorsville) and in the Chickamauga and East Tennessee Campaigns under Longstreet in the Fall of 1863 and Winter of 1863-64.

In the Spring of 1864, this South Carolina Infantry Regiment was mounted and transferred to the cavalry service. It was paroled at Appomattox, April 12, a865 as "Hamptonís Legion Mounted Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers." Source: Hoodís Texas Brigade: A Compendium page 397

Battles Fought With The Texas Brigade

The Hampton Legion (Infantry) were engaged in the following battles:

The Hampton Legion (Inf.) was composed of the following

Battles Fought With The Texas Brigade

The Hampton Legion (Infantry) were engaged in the following battles:

 

The Men Listed on This Page Were All Present at the Appomattox Surrender

 

Field and Staff

Arnold, R. B., Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding.
Bozeman, J. J., Assistant Surgeon
Green, N. P., Assistant Surgeon
Ball, B. W., Lieutenant Adjutant

Band

Griffin, B. F. Sergt.
Hoke, C. F. Corpl.
Crymes, T.
Acker, R. V.
Burnett, J. M.
Crymes, J. W.
Green, J. G.
Griffin, H. A.
Harbert, J. V.
Lyon, J. P.
McGee, G. W.
Parkins, T.
Smith, B. F.
Walker, W. E.

 

Company A - The Washington Light Infantry

Officers

Coachman, F. G. Sergt.

He was from Richland County. Sandy McDonald, a native of Col'a. So. Ca. and only son of J. P. McDonald, of same place, was killed in the battle of the Seven Pines, in Va, on the 31st May 1862. He was a member of the Washington Light Infantry Volunteers of Charleston So. Ca, was a young man very much esteemed by his commanding officers and fellow soldiers, was generous and brave; but, alas! alas!!, he was cut down in the morning of his youth, by a cruel and relentless foe. Requiescat in pace.

Privates

Brinson, H. L.
Beckman, J. S.
Bahram, R. P.
Cooke, T. V. N.
Crawford, L. H.
Easterling, E. C.
Emanuel, P. C.
Ford, S.
Inglesby, T. S.
Holmes, A.
Kennedy, T. W.
Roper, G. W.
Skipper, E. M.
Akrine, E. B.
Smith. W. J.
Tyson, B. H.
Watson, R. P.
Yates, C. L.
Parker, J. A.

Company B--Watson Guards

Officers

Tompkins, R. A. Captain
Bouknight, B. J. 2nd Lieut.
Price, T. D.
Nicholson, A. R. Corp'l.
Lites, T. D.

Privates

Adams, J. T.
Chapman, J. S.
Chamberlain, T. D.
Crook, T. H.
Collier, A.
Dorn, G. E.
Eichelberger, W.
Hitt, M. A.
Gipert, J. S.
Harmon, W. D.
Jones, C.
Price, J.
Parden, C. J.
Rutledge, B.
Sellers, J. S.
Still, W.
Talbert, W. L.
Teague, H.
Wright, J. P.
Watts, Augustus
Watson, M. A.

Company C--Manning Guards

Officers

Coogler, J. F.
Mahoney, H. D.
Conners, C. C.

Privates

Bagnall, J. C.
Brady, P.
Biggart, W. A.
Calder, A.
Souis, J. R.
Harvin, W. J. T.
Lesesne, J. T.
Martin, A.
McAbee, M. C.
Plewden, G. W.
Robinson, R. T.
Smail, T. M.
Stukes, J. M.
Lipscomb, W. S.
Theift, T. E.

Company D--Gist Rifles

Officers

Stringer, A. J. 1st Lieut.
Pickens, T. W. Sergt.
Bradley, A. J.
Bennett, T. B. Corp'l.
Glenn, J. P.
Mouldin, L.

Privates

Anderson, J. A.
Bruce, W. T.
Elrod, R. S.
Farmer, G. W.
Gillam, G. P.
Glenn, J. W.
Hendricks, J. H.
McNeely, J. M.
McWhater, J. M.
Moore, D.
Orr, J. B.
Poor, S. E.
Richards, J. F.
Scott, W. M.
Simpson, G. L.
Smith, J. F.
Taylor, S. F.
Wilson, J. R.
Broom, A. J.
Campbell, A. P.
Campbell, J. F.
Eaton, H. L.
Glaspy, A.
Glaze, H.
Green, B. F.
Hackett, W. W.
Hamilton, J. N.
Newton, S. J.
O'Neale, J. S.
Kennedy, A. R.

Company E--Bozeman Guards

Officers

Devenport, W. A. B. Captain
Nesbit, C. D. 1st Lieut.
Bagnell, W. A. Serg't.
Allison, R. B. Corp'l.
Fernandez, H.

Privates

Acker, N.
Esken, G. D.
Fowler, M. J.
Hindman, A. D.
Lee, Mac
Livingston, W. O.
McCoy, J. C.
Terry, G. F.
Terry, J. M.
Terry, W. C.
Watson, J. B.
Davis, W.
Smith, H. L.
Chapman, J. T.
Eskew, S.

Company F--Davis Guards

Officers

Morgan, B. P. 2nd Lieut.
Green, J. D. Corp'l.

Privates

Austin, L. B.
Moore, W. M.
Mix, H.
Nevins, J.
Orr, A.
Whitten, J. O.
Dillard, L. G.
Watson, J. F.
Tarrant, C.
Nix, J.
Smith, W. B.

Company G--Claremount Rifles

Officers

McEacherno, J. H. 2nd Lieut.
Zimmerman, D. Jr. Lieut.
Bailey, J. W. Sergt.
Owens, J. J.
Langston, R. W. Corpl.
Golding, J. F.
Simmons, G. H.

Privates

Axon, M.
Anderson, J. J.
Anderson, J. G.
Ballard, J. R.
Dorothy, J. W.
Denins, J. H.
Cope, W. D.
Easely, A.
Fripper, D. W.
Grimsley, J. A.
Hodge, T. J.
Mitchum. J.
McDonald, D.
McKay, L. P.
Nipper, A.
Pitts, C.
Shayler, J. D.
Simmons, A. E. H.
Spires, G.
Lee, J. S.
Reynolds, T.

Company H--South Carolina Zouve Volunteers

Officers

Welch, S. E. 1st Lieut.
Kennerly, A. J. Serg't.
Felder, J. D. Corp'l.
Kennerly, T. K.

Privates

Ayers, J. W.
Bonnett, C. F.
Cooner, R.
Hutte, J. J.
Robinson, J. D.
Starkie, D. G.
Starkie, L. J.
Bars, D.
Turner, H. E.
Bolen, H. D.
Sutcliffe, L. W.
Aule, D. J.

Company I

Officers

Brown, P. R. Serg't.
Cunningham, W. A. Corp'l.
Kay. J. T.

Privates

Alewine, J. A.
Baldwin, S.
Cooke, J. T.
Cooner, B. T.
Hawkins, H. H.
McHall, T.
White, W. H.
Garrett, T. P.
Garrett, W. R.
Hall, T.
Powell, J. W.
Clanton, L. C.
Carwile, J. M.
Dean, R. B.
Ruff, Z.
Stewart, W. S.

Company K

Officers

Bowen, J. K. Captain
Foster, R. Serg't.
Jackson, J. M.
Pennington, C. Corp'l.

Privates

Callens, D. J.
Dillard, M.
Dickson, R. A.
Tennell, J.
Adams, J.
Fowler, W.
Miliken, G.
Owens, G. W.
Pipford. _____
Roberson, J.
Tucker, H.
Miller, A.
Greer, J. A.
Bowen, S. H.
Dill, J. A.
McKee, S. J.
Gray, B. J.
McLeod, J. C.
Brown, W. J.
Anderson, J. G.
Werner, W. E.
McCasby, J. M.

Source: The Appomattox Roster. R. A. Brock. The Southern Historical Society. 1887

 

Bibliography for Hamptonís South Carolina Legion

Crute, Joseph H., Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, VA: Derwent Books, 1987. Ref. See pp. 268-69 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the legion's service.

Confederate Military History, Extended Edition. Vol. 6: South Carolina. Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot, 1987. 931 p. E484C65.1987v6. Contains numerous, scattered references to South Carolina units.

Priest, John M. Stephen Elliott Welch of the Hampton Legion. Shippensburg, PA: Burd Street Pr, 1994. 101 p. E605W44.1994.

Sifakis, Stewart. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina.... NY: Facts on File, 1995. p. 49 (1 photocopied page). E577S53.1995. (Unit organizational history).

Wells, Edward L. Hampton and his Cavalry in '64. Richmond, VA: B.F. Johnson, 1899. 429 p. E547.3H2W4.