South Carolinians in the War with Mexico

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THE STATE NEWSPAPER-COLUMBIA, SC - JULY 7, 1916 page 2

OFFICIAL LIST OF OFFICERS UNDER MAJ GEN WINIFRED SCOTT - 1847
LIST OF OFFICERS IN RARE DOCUMENT
CAROLINIANS SERVED UNDER GEN. SCOTT IN MEXICO
MANY LOST LIVES
HISTORICAL PAPER IS PROPERTY OF THOMAS E. RICHARDSON OF SUMTER

Thomas E. Richardson of Sumter, collector of rare historical documents, has in his possession the official list of officers who marched with the army under the command of Maj. Gen. Winifred Scott from Puebla upon the City of Mexico, August 7, 8, 9, and 10, 1847. The pamphlet also contains a list of those "who were engaged in the battles of Mexico." The pamphlet was printed, "American Star Print," in Mexico in 1848.

Yesterday Mr. Richardson brought the document to Columbia. He also carried it to Camp Moore at Styx for the benefit of the officers and men who will leave soon for the Mexican border. The little book also contains a map, showing the line of operations of the United States army under the command of Gen. Scott. The map was drawn by Lieut. Hardcastle.

The pamphlet contains the following list of South Carolina Volunteers, Palmetto regiment: Col. P. M. Butler, Lieut. Col. J. P. Dickinson, Maj. A. H. Gladden, Capt. F Sumter, Capt. R. G. M. Dunovant, Capt. K. S. Moffat, Capt. J. F. Marshall, Capt. W. Blanding, Capt. W. D. DeSaussure, Capt. N. J. Walker, Capt. J. F. Williams, adjutant; James Cantey, regiment quartermaster; W. B. Stanley, adjutant commissary artillery; J. D. Blanding: First Lieut. C. S. Mellet, First Lieut. J. T. Walker, First Lieut. W. C. Moragne, First Lieut. J. B. Moragne, First Lieut. A. Manegault, First Leiut. J. R. Clark, First Lieut. A. H. O'Bannon, First Lieut. C. P. Pope, Second Lieut. T. M. Baker, Second Lieut. S. Sumter, Second Lieut. W. R. Lilley, Second Lieut. B. W. D. Culp, Second Lieut. James W. Cantey, Second Lieut. K. G. Billings, Second Lieut. K. G. Billings, Second Lieut. Jos. Abney, Second Lieut. David Adams, Second Lieut. L. F. Robertson, Second Lieut. Ralph Bell, Second Lieut. J. R. Davis, Second Lieut. J. N. Moye, Second Lieut. J. W. Steen, Second Lieut M. R. Clark, Second Lieut. Charles Kirkland, Second Lieut. W. R. Williams, Second Lieut. J. W. Stewart, Second Lieut. F. W. Selleck.

Col. Butler was killed at Churubusco, August, 1847. Lieut. Col J. P Dickinson and First Lieut. J. R. Clark were mortally wounded at Churubusco; Second Lieut. David Adams and Second Lieut. Charles Kirkland were killed at Churubusco; among those wounded were Capt. K. S. Moffat, Adjutant James Cantey, First Lieut. C. P. Pope, Second Lieut. S. Sumter, Second Lieut. K. G. Billings, and Second Lieut. Jos. Abney. Maj. A. H. Gladden was wounded at Garita de Belin on September 13. Second Lieut. J. N. Moye and Second Lieut. J. W. Stewart were also wounded in this battle. First Lieiut. J. B. Moragne was killed in this fight. Second Lieut. James W. Cantey was killed in the battle of Chapultepec, fought on the same day. Second Lieut. J. W. Steen was wounded in this battle.

Article transcribed and submitted by Mary Lewis

 


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