CONFEDERATE SOUTH CAROLINA TROOPS
7th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
7th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Columbia, South Carolina, during the spring of
1861 and moved to Virginia in June. After fighting in Bonham's Brigade at First Manassas, the unit served under
Generals Kershaw, Kennedy, and Conner. It participated in the campaigns of the Army of
Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Gettysburg, then accompanied Longstreet
to Georgia. The 7th was active at Chickamauga and Knoxville, returned to Virginia, and saw action at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. It continued the fight in the
Shenandoah Valley with Early and ended the war in North Carolina. This regiment totalled 581
officers and men in April, 1862 and sustained 82 casualties at Savage Station and 40 at Malvern Hill. During the Maryland
Campaign, there were 13 killed and 100 wounded of 466 at Maryland Heights and 23 killed and
117 wounded of the 268 at Sharpsburg. It lost 4 killed, 57 wounded,
and 61 missing at Fredericksburg, twenty-seven percent of the 408 engaged at Gettysburg, and 2 killed and 12 wounded at
Bentonville. On March 23, 1865,
there were 222 present for duty, and it surrendered in April. The field officers were Colonels D.
Wyatt Aiken and Thomas G. Bacon; Lieutenant Colonels Elbert Bland, Robert A. Fair, Elijah J.
Goggans, and Emmet Seibels; and Majors John S. Hard and William C. White.
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