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14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

14th Infantry Regiment, organized in July, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina, contained men from Edgefield, Darlington, Laurens, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Kershaw counties. In October the unit moved to the South Carolina coast near Pocotaligo, and on Janury 1, 1862, it was under fire from Federal gunboats. Ordered to Virginia in April, the 14th was assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade. It fought in the arduous campaigns of the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, was involved in the Petersburg siege north and south of the James River, and ended the war at Appomattox. This regiment lost forty-two percent of the 500 engaged at Gaines' Mill, had 8 killed and 57 wounded at Second Manassas, and had 10 killed and 45 wounded at Shepherdstown. It sustained 145 casualties at Chancellorsville, 209 of the 428 at Gettysburg, 85 at The Wilderness, 72 at Spotsylvania, 52 from May 12 to July 1, 1864, 77 at Deep Bottom, 24 at Fussell's Mill, and 35 at Poplar Springs Church. The unit surrendered with 18 officers and 246 men. Its commanders were Colonels Joseph N. Brown, James Jones, Samuel McGowan, Abner M. Perrin; Lieutenant Colonels Edward Croft and William D. Simpson; and Majors William J. Carter and Henry H. Harper.
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