16th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Greenville Regiment)
16th Infantry Regiment, recruited in Greenville County, was organized and mustered into
Confederate service in December, 1861. It moved to Charleston and for a time was stationed at
Adams Run under General Hagood. During December, 1862, the unit was ordered to
Wilmington, North Carolina and in May, 1863, to Jackson, Mississippi where it was assigned to
General Gist's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. After sharing in the
defense of Jackson, it was stationed at Rome, Georgia, during the Chickamauga Campaign. Later
it joined the Army of Tennessee, fought in the Atlanta Campaign, and endured Hood's winter
operations in Tennessee. The 16th ended the war in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it
totalled 559 men and 452 arms, lost many in Tennessee, and surrendered on April 26, 1865. The
field officers were Colonels Charles J. Elford and James McCullough, Lieutenant Colonel W.B.
Ivor, and Major Charles C. O'Neill.