1st Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Charleston) (Gaillard's)
1st Infantry Battalion, known as the Charleston Battalion, was organized at Charleston,
South Carolina, during the spring of 1862. Its six companies contained men from Sumter, Union,
and Calhoun Counties. The unit was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and
Florida, and served in the Charleston area. It lost 10 killed, 30 wounded, and 2 missing at Secessionville, and during the operations
of Morris Island, July 10 to
September 6, 1863, there were 13 killed, 70 wounded, and 2 missing. The battalion merged into
the 27th South Carolina Infantry Regiment on September 30. Lieutenant Colonel Peter C.
Gaillard, and Majors Julius A. Blake and David Ramsey were in command.