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SOUTH CAROLINA'S PALMETTO REGIMENT

Volunteers began to come together in June 1846. Former South Carolina Governor Pierce Mason BUTLER was commissioned to lead the group of volunteers, which became known as the Palmetto Regiment of Volunteer Infantry on June 26, 1846.

James Polk Dickinson of Camden was named lieutenant colonel, and Adley Gladden was elected to serve as major. Ten companies were formed in all and each was to have a minimum of 64 men. They came from Abbeville, Barnwell, Charleston, Chester, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Richland and Sumter districts. Later an 11th company from Newberry joined the regiment.

The Palmetto Regiment was called into action on Nov. 16, 1846.

South Carolina Vols.
(company lists and rosters under construction)
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D - commanded by Capt. Preston S. Brooks
Company G
Company H
Company K
Company L

COMPILED (Partial) LIST OF SOLDIERS WHO SERVED WITH THE PALMETTO REGIMENT:
(under construction)

- A -

ABNEY, G. H., Pvt., Co. L, South Carolina Vols., severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
ABNEY, Joseph, 2nd Lt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols., severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
ADAMS, David, 2nd Lt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
ADDISON, J., Pvt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols., severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
ALEXANDER, S., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco

- B -

BAKER, T. M., Second Lieut.
BALLARD, ___, Pvt., Co. C, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BARBER, R. J., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BARKELOW, W., Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; severely.wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BARR, James F., buried Lancaster Presbyterian Church cemetery.
BAUGHMAN, J., Pvt., Co. K, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BEARD, H., Sgt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; slightly wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BEE, Barnard Elliott
BEGGS, T., Sgt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; slightly wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BELL, Ralph, Second Lieut.
BILLINGS, Kennedy Gibson, 2nd Lieut., Co. C, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco; buried Lancaster Presbyterian Church cemetery
BLACK, Thomas B., Pvt., Co. A, South Carolina Vols.; wounded severely, since dead (died 23 August 1847).
BLANDING, J.D., Capt., South Carolina Vols.; slightly wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BLANDING, W., Captain.
BONE, S. F., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BONHAM, Milledge Luke, 12th Regiment, U.S. Infantry, part of General Franklin Pierce's Brigade
BRADLEY ___,, Pvt., Co. C, South Carolina Vols.; severely.wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BRASEL, William (Lacy W.), Co. A, South Carolina Vols.
BRAZIL, James, Co. G, South Carolina Vols.
BROOKS, Preston S., Edgefield Dist., Captain (1819-1857); interment in Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.
BROOKS, W. B., Cpl., Co. D, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BROWN, M., Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.. wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
BUTLER, Pierce Mason, Col., South Carolina Vols, Edgefield district, killed while serving at the head of the Palmetto Regiment during the Battle of Cherubusco, August, 1847

- C -

CAHILL, T., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAIN, J., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAMPBELL, G., Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAMPBELL, J., Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAMACK, S., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAMPSON, ___, Pvt., Co. F, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CANE, William
CANTEY, James, Adjutant, Kershaw district, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CANTEY, James W., Second Lieut., killed in the battle of Chapultepec
CANTWELL, John, Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CASTOR, __, Cpl., Co. C, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAUGHMAN, B., Pvt., Co. A, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CAUGHMAN, H. J. , Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols..wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CHARLES, Thomas, Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CLOPTON, M., Pvt., Co. L, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CONNER, J., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CLARK, M. R., Second Lieut.
CLARKE, J. R. , 1st Lt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols.; mortally wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
CREEGHAN, Bernard, Pvt., Co. K, South Carolina Vols.; mortally wounded at Battle of Cherubusco - dead (1847).
CULP, B. W. D., Second Lieut.
CURTIS, G. W., Sgt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco

- D -

DALLAS, T.E., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
DAVIS, G. R., 2nd Lt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols.; slightly wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
DAVIS, J. R., Second Lieut.
DAVIS, W. R., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
DELVIN, W., Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
DENSON, James, Sgt., Co. L, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
DeSAUSSURE, W. D., Capt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols.; slightly wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
DICKENSON, J.P., Lt. Col., South Carolina Vols.; mortally wounded at Battle of Cherubusco, since dead (1847).
DONALD, David Lewis, Lieut., b 1825.
DUNOVANT, R. G. M., Captain
DUNN, J., Pvt., Co. A, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco

- E -

EARLE, Elias, Pvt., the man for whom Earleton, Florida is named
EAVES, W. B. , Cpl., Co. K, South Carolina Vols.; slightly.wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
ESTES, T. O., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco

- F -

FAWCETT, James, Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
FERRELL, S., Pvt., Co. B, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
FORNEY, William

- G -

GARY, E. R., Pvt., Co. L. South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
GAY ___, Sgt., Co. C, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
GILBERT, ___, Pvt., Co. F, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
GLADDEN, Addley Hogan, Major, Fairfield District, wounded at Garita de Belin on September 13
GLADNEY, R. J., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
GOFF, James, Pvt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
GOODLET, W. M., Pvt., Co. G, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco

- H -

HAMER, E.C., buried Oak Ridge Cem., Marlboro County, SC
HILTON, _____, Pvt., Co. C, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
HUGER, Benjamin

- J -

JAMES, George Sholter, (1829-1862), Laurens District, age 17
JONES, Bolivar, Edgefield District, died Puebla in Mexico on the 3rd of July 1847. Age 21 years, 2 months and 23 days

- K -

KELLEY, Timothy, Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
KERSHAW, Joseph Brevard (1822-1894), Lieut., Dekalb Rifle Guards.
KIRKLAND, Charles, Second Lieut., killed at Churubusco

- L -

LILLEY, W. R., Second Lieut.
LITTLE, Allen H., Citadel cadet

- M -

MACKEY, ____, Pvt., Co. F, South Carolina Vols.; severely wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
MACKEY, Thomas J., Citadel cadet
MANIGAULT, Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1824, became in 1846 First Lieutenant of the Charleston company in the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Volunteer Infantry.
MARSHALL, J.F., Captain.
McGOWAN, Samuel, Captain, Laurens Dist.
MELLET, C.S., First Lieut. .
MILLER, Jerome M., Sergeant, Co. H, Richland District
MOFFAT, K.S., Captain, wounded at Battle of Cherubusco.
MORAGNE, J.B., First Lieut., killed at Garita de Belin.
MORAGNE, W.C., First Lieut. .
MORGAN, Daniel Boone, Sergeant, Co. H, Richland District, died July 6, 1847 at Puebla
MOYE, J. N., Second Lieut., wounded at Garita de Belin

- O -

O'BANNON sergeant in the Edgefield Company, Palmetto Regiment
O'BANNON, A.H., First Lieut. .

- P -

POPE, C. P., First Lieut., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco.

- R -

RANDOLPH, E.G. (E.H.?), Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
ROBERTSON, L. F., Second Lieut.

- S -

SELLECK, F. W., Second Lieut.
SIMKINS, E., Pvt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
SIMKINS, John C., Co. D, Edgefield Dist.
SLATTERY, John,, Co. K, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
STANLEY, W. B., adjutant commissary artillery; Darlington Dist.
STEEN, J. W., Second Lieut., wounded in the battle of Chapultepec
STEWART, J. W., Second Lieut., wounded at Garita de Belin
STYLES, Carey Wentworth (1825-1897), Co. D, Spartanburg.
SUMTER, F., Captain .
SUMTER, S. , Second Lieut., wounded at Battle of Cherubusco.

- T -

TILLMAN, Thomas, Pvt., Co. D, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco

- W -

WALKER, N.J., Captain .
WALKER, J. T., First Lieut. .
WARNER, J., Pvt., Co. L. South Carolina Vols..wounded at Battle of Cherubusco
WIGGINS, Shedrick, Pvt., Co. H, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
WILDER, E., Cpl., Co. A, South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco
WILLIAMS, J.F., Captain; adjutant.
WILLIAMS, Wilson Roberts, 2nd Lt., Co. K, Barnwell Dist., South Carolina Vols., killed at Battle of Cherubusco


South Carolina Officers Under Maj Gen Winfield Scott in Mexico
1916 news article

See Further Reading for rosters available in print.


TRIVIA:

The men of South Carolina’s famed Palmetto Regiment served throughout the Mexican War with improvised uniforms; the ship carrying their specially ordered uniforms from New York was lost at sea, and a second shipment was intercepted by guerrillas and ended up helping to clothe Mexican troops.

A.W. Chance wrote that James F. Barr was the second man to scale the walls of the city of Mexico in the wake of his commanding officer, Colonel Dunnovant of the Palmetto regiment. As a result South Carolina's Flag was the first to fly over any part of Mexico.


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