Compiled by Victoria Proctor, ©1996-2014
Marion County men are known to have served in the South Carolina 26th Regiment Infantry - Companies "C" and "F". Company "C" was known as "Lofton's Company", for Captain A. M. Lofton, and as "Rowell's Company" for its first captain, C. D. Rowell, promoted to Major in 1863.
26th Regiment Infantry
The 26th Infantry Regiment was organized at Charleston, South Carolina by consolidating the 6th and 9th Battalions South Carolina Infantry on September 9, 1862. After serving in South Carolina it moved to Mississippi, was placed in N.G. Evans' Brigade, and confronted the Federals at Jackson. Later the regiment returned to Charleston, then in the spring of 1864 was sent to Virginia. Here it was assigned to Elliott's and Wallace's Brigade. It participated in the long Petersburg siege south and north of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox. In October, 1863, there were 343 men present for duty. It sustained 72 casualties at the Petersburg mine explosion, lost many at Sayler's Creek.
Surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia on April 9, 1865 with 8 officers and 113 men. The field officers were Colonel Alexander D. Smith, Lieutenant Colonels Stephen D.M. Byrd and Joshua H. Hudson, and Majors Ceth S. Land and Cornelius D. Rowell.
Battles the SC 26th fought were:
Jackson Siege(July 1863)
Charleston Harbor (August-September 1863)
Bermuda Hundred (May 17-June 16, 1864)
Petersburg (June 1864-April 1865)
The Crater (July 30, 1864)
Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
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