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Contact Name:  g. sadler
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Date Added:  11/27/2003
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James E Edwards - Private   
Moore's Rifles, or the Second South Carolina Rifles, was formed from the nucleus of companies that were left after the formation of Orr's Rifles. Units from Pickens County included Companies B, C, D, H and K. In many ways, it was more exclusively a Pickens County unit than Orr's First. The first commander of the regiment, Colonel J.V. Moore was killed in action at Second Manassas. Other commanders included Thomas Thomson and R.E. Bowen. Bowen's name is associated with some of her toughest battles. Moore's Second S.C. Rifles found itself serving in one of three South Carolina brigades in the Army of Northern Virginia that could rival Gregg-McGowan's Brigade in length of service. The Second Regiment of Rifles was to be found with the glamorous and long remember Prince of Edisto, Micah Jenkins and his brigade.

Fighting first in the Peninsula Campaign, the Second would follow the old warhorse, Longstreet, for three bloody years. Fighting in both the east and the west she would see action at all the major eastern battles, except when detached. Ironically, Jenkins' Brigade was left in Virginia during Gettysburg. Therefore, they became the only element of Pickett's Division not to make the horrible charge on the third day of that battle. Longstreet's Crops was also detached during Chancellorsville. However, as if to make up for those sins of omission, the men were heavily involved in the night gamble at Wauhatchie where Colonel Bowen was wounded. This was after Longstreet's Crops had moved West to support Bragg. It is one of the bitter ironies of an ironic war that on at least two occasions, Jenkins and Evander Law from Alabama, former friends from the Citadel, would let their egos cost the south victories. While I tend to fault Laws and favor Jenkins in these issues, it is a mark against both men. That case is certainly one for a higher court, but many good man died because of Law's vanity at Wauhatchie. The fighting for Moore's Second continued on to Knoxville and then back across the mountain. Here Old Pete was once again under the familiar hand and loving eye of General Lee. Heavily involved in the fighting of the last year of the war, the Second Rifles were close by, at the death of Jenkins and the wounding of Longstreet in the Wilderness. They would fold their flag with Field's Division at Appomattox, walk home and the few that were left would embark on the most bitter of journeys the attempt to reconstruct them. They would tell you they were never reconstructed, only redeemed by Hampton in '76, but that is another story.

The South Carolina 2nd Regiment Rifles was organized during the spring of 1862 using the 5th South Carolina Battalion Rifles as its nucleus. The unit served in South Carolina, then was ordered to Virginia and assigned to General Jenkins' and Bratton's Brigade. It participated in the Seven Days' Battles and the conflicts at Second Manassas , Sharpsburg , and Fredericksburg . Later the regiment was with Longstreet at Suffolk and D.H. Hill in North Carolina. It moved again with Longstreet but did not take part in the Battle of Chickamauga. The unit was involved in the Knoxville operations, returned to Virginia, and saw action at The Wilderness , Spotsylvania , and Cold Harbor . After enduring the hardships of the Petersburg siege south and north of the James River, it ended the war at Appomattox . This regiment sustained 149 casualties at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, 58 at Second Manassas , 18 at Sharpsburg , and 64 at Wauhatchie . During 1864 from May 4 to June 12, it lost 14 killed, 93 wounded, and 2 missing, and from June 13 to December 31, there were 16 killed, 90 wounded, and 11 missing. The unit surrendered 22 officers and 274 men.
BATTLES FOUGHT
Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
Gaines Mill VA (27 JUN 1862)
Frayser's Farm VA (30 JUN 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
Wauhatchie (28 - 29 OCT 1863)
Knoxville Siege GA (NOV - DEC 1863)
The Wilderness VA (5 - 6 MAY 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House VA (8 - 21 MAY 1864)
North Anna VA (23 - 26 MAY 1864)
Cold Harbor VA (1 - 3 JUN 1864)
Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
2nd Fort Harrison VA (30 SEP 1864)
Williamsburg Road (27 OCT 1864)
Appomattox Court House VA (9 APR 1865)
Note: I personal searched the rosters of the 2nd South Carolina Rifles for a James E. Edwards and found none, even though his headstone uses that name. There is, however a James Hasty, also spelled Hastie who enlisted as a private.


Courtesy 2nd South Carolina Rifles Face Book Page
Contact Name:  Angela
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Date Added:  1/8/2011
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Edmond Felix O'Neill - 2nd Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Harlo G. Everett, Jr.
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Date Added:  5/29/2006
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Date Added:  11/27/2003
Company A
William Joseph Hanna - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  gmorton
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Date Added:  11/6/2007
Company B
Jacob W. Cagle - Captain   
Jacob W. Cagle, last Capt. of the Butler Guards; Born 1832 in Buncombe County, N.C.; died 1910 Greenville, S.C. Brother of my 3rd great-grandfather, Charles H. Cagle.
Contact Name:  Dede Stafford
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Date Added:  3/1/2010
Company B
James Madison Price - Private   
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Contact Name:  Laura Cross
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Date Added:  5/22/2018
Company C
William J. Davis - Captain   
Capt. William J. Davis 1824-1907 enlisted in Co C, 2nd Regiment SC State Troops, CSA (Jr. Reserves). He did survive the war & married Susan Brownfield Davis 1831-1916 (daughter of Benjamin Saunders Davis & Julia Franklin Avant). Both are buried at Centenary United Methodist Church in Marion County, SC. He is my GGG-uncle.
Contact Name:  KEITH EDWARDS
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Contact Homepage:  facebook
Date Added:  10/13/2012
Company C
Stiles P Denby - Major   
2 South Carolina Rifles
Contact Name:  Lamar
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Date Added:  5/29/2007
Company C
John R Osment - 3rd Corporal   
My Great Great Uncle
Contact Name:  Mike Osment
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Date Added:  9/7/2010
Company C
Micajah Terrell smithson - 1st Sergeant   
2nd SC Rifles Co C
Contact Name:  R Shepherd
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Date Added:  5/29/2007
Company C
Silas Newton smithson - 1st Sergeant   
2nd SC Rifles Co C
Contact Name:  R Shepherd
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Date Added:  5/29/2007
Company C
Ebenezer Stenhouse - 3rd Lieutenant   
He was first a sergeant and worked his way up to 1st Sgt then to 3rd Lieutenant. I have original article where his company, the Columbia Greys, received their flag from the ladies of Columbia, in which he gave a short speech.
Contact Name:  David Edelen
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Date Added:  12/23/2013
Company D
J. R. Bennett - Unknown   
Buried, with Military headstone , in small cemetery near Revolutionary War Col. Tarlton Brown.
(33° 8′ 9.40″ N, 81° 26′ 7.58″ W. Marker is in Boiling Springs, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on Boiling Springs Rd ( SC-S-6-39 )
Contact Name:  Mike
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Date Added:  7/5/2008
Company D
J. Frederick Ives - Private   
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Contact Name:  Lester Houston
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company D
Jesse Cecil Rowell - Unknown   
Jesse is my second great-granduncle. He was the son of Ann Rebecca Gasque and David J. Rowell, Jr.

According to the Confederate Pension Application of Jesse C. Rowell, his widow, Mary E. Rowell states that he enlisted in Company D, 2nd Regiment of S.C.V. Battalion of Reserves, Captain W. H. Crawford, on the day of (about) September 1864 and served in that command until the end of the war. He was discharged from sevice at Florence, SC at the close of the war.
Contact Name:  Robin Moore
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Date Added:  6/29/2009
Company D
WILLIAM G THOMPSON - Private   
CO D 2ND REGT RESERVE
LOOKING FOR FAMILY
Contact Name:  JOE THOMPSON
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Date Added:  10/28/2005
Company E
robert kirkley - Unknown   
army: n. virginia
brig.:kershaw
div.: hood
regiment 2nd s carolina infantry
company e
taken prisoner at gettysburg
Contact Name:  mike
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Date Added:  12/20/2012
Company E
Benjamin Franklin Leitner - Corporal   
Half brother of William Zachariah Leitner. Mortally wounded at Savage Station while regimental color bearer. If you'd like more info contact me.
Contact Name:  Gavin Taylor
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Date Added:  12/6/2016
Company E
William Zachariah Leitner - Captain   
If you would like to see his full biography, contact me.

Apointed 1st Lt in Camden Volunteers. Elected Capt after reorganization. Wounded by grapeshot in right leg at Gettysburg. Amputated below knee. Became head recruiting officer of Keyshawn District until resignation in 186 because of wound.
Contact Name:  Gavin Taylor
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Date Added:  12/6/2016
Company E
ROBERT G. THOMPSON - Private   
2ND REGT RESEVES LOOKING FOR FAMILY
Contact Name:  JOE THOMPSON
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Date Added:  10/28/2005
Company G
William J Fletcher - Private   
Welcome, and willing to share, any information on any Fletcher, Truesdale, and Talley serving in South Carolina Regiments.
Contact Name:  John Rieth
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Date Added:  4/18/2009
Company G
Thomas G. WEST - Sergeant   
Thomas G. West joined the 2nd South Carolina Regiment of Kershaw's Brigage in Camden SC 2 weeks after the bombardment of Fort Sumter. He was with Co. G from Manassas to Cedar Point, where he was captured on Oct. 19, 1864. He was held as a POW at Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp, MD, until his release on June 22, 1865.

At the Battle of FREDERICKSBURG Gen. Joseph Kershaw took command of the CSA force after the wounding of Brig. Gen. Thomas Cobb, and positioned the famous KERSHAW'S BRIGADE on Marye's Heights behind the Stone Wall. One member of T.G. West's Company G - the Flat Rock Guard - was Sgt. Richard Kirkland, who has been immortalized after getting permission from Gen. Kershaw to crawl over the wall under the cover of night to take canteens of water to comfort the wounded and dying Yankees.

Available documentation from the SC Archives indicate that Cpl. T.G. West was present for duty on July 1 - 3, 1863, and therefore fought at the battle of the Peach Orchard at GETTYSBURG, with the 2nd SC (Palmetto) Regiment. He received a minor head wound in the battle for the Peach Orchard & Wheatfield on July 2nd.

Thomas West returned to Kershaw SC after the War to marry and raise 2 daughters and 2 sons. He later moved to MONROE NC, where he was a Grocer. Even later the family moved to LAURINBURG NC, and then to ROCKINGHAM NC, where he died suddenly (likely of a heart attack or stroke) at age 59 in 1899.
Contact Name:  Harry A. West, Jr.
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Contact Homepage:  www.freewebs.com/tgwest
Date Added:  6/24/2005
Company H
William Craig - Private   
William Craig is my 2 Great Grandfather on my grandmothers side of the family.
Contact Name:  Randall Benton
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Date Added:  2/10/2015
Company H
Robert R. Kennington - Sergeant   
Robert Kennington enlisted for service April 28th 1861 at the Lancaster County courthouse. He was in every major battle with the Army of Northern Virginia. He was wounded at Fredricksburg and The Wilderness. He surrendered with The Army of Tennessee April 27th 1865.
Contact Name:  Chris Thomas
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Date Added:  5/19/2012
Company H
Andrew Jackson Small - Unknown   
'He was wounded at Spotsylvania Court House,Virginia and admitted to the C.S.A. hospital in Richmond of 17 May 1864. He surrendered with his unit at Greensboro, North Carolina on 2 May 1865. At sometime, records indicate that he served 2nd Regiment of SC Volunteers, Company H, 'The Lancaster Invincibles'.'...information provided by Bil Brasington.
Contact Name:  Jerry Gibson
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company H
James M. Small - Corporal   
'James M Small enlisted as a private and was promoted to corporal by 31 October 1862. He was wounded slightly at Chancellorsville, Virginia and was mortally wounded in shoulder at Gettysburg on July 2 and died there July 13. He is not listed as KIA at Gettysburg by any book I have seen, except The History of the 2nd SC Infantry by Mac Wycoff.' Bil Brasington
Contact Name:  Jerry Gibson
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company H
William Seaborn Small - Private   
'William Seaborn Small enlisted as a private, 25 Apr 1861. He died after 4 weeks of a painful illness, typhoid fever. 26 Aug 1861, Richmond, Richmond County, VA. He was returned to Lancaster and was buried Union Baptist Church, Lancaster County, SC.' Bil Brasington
Contact Name:  Jerry Gibson
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Date Added:  6/12/2010
Company I
Robert J. Brownfield - Private   
Brother of Lt. Thomas Brownfield. Son of J.W.Brownfield & Pauline Barzilla Sumpter. Gr.grandson of Rev.War Gen'l Thomas Sumpter for whom Ft.Sumpter was named. The Gen'l's sister Ann Sumpter Land was my 5th gr grandmother. Enlisted May 27,1862.' on the rolls ' till ' discharged for promotion, on the staff of Maj.Gen.Lafayette McLaws since June 15,1863. Unlike his brother,Thomas,Robert survived the war and appears in the 1880 census of South Carolina.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  6/7/2009
Company I
Thomas Sumpter ( or Sumter ) Brownfield - 1st Lieutenant   
Son of J.W.Brownfield & Pauline Barzilla Sumpter. Gr.grandson of Rev.War Gen'l Thomas Sumpter for whom Ft.Sumpter was named. The Gen'l's sister Ann Sumpter Land was my 5th gr grandmother. Enlisted at Charleston, S.C. 5-1-1861.Mortally wounded at Malvern Hill,7-1-1862. died in Richmond,Va the next day. Also severely wounded at Malvern Hill was a cousin from North Carolina Thomas probably never met. Corporal Thomas C.Land,Co.B 1st N.C.Inf.recovered to become 2nd.Lt.of Co.K 53rd N.C.Inf.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  6/7/2009
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