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Thc 18th S. C. V. was organized in "
January, 1802, with the following field
James M. Gadherry, Colonel.
Ferdinand Scaife, Lieut. Colonel.
W. B. Allison, Major.
J. II. Montgomery, Commissary.
P. 0. Lemons, Quartermaster.
W. II. Wallace, Adjutant.
Rev. A. A. James, Chaplain.
The regiment consisted of four
companies from Union District, two
from Spartanburg, two from York, one
from Darlington and one from Ander
The regiment remained in camp on
the south side of the Ashley River,
near Charleston, for about six r onths,
with short intervals spent on James
Island a id Mt. Pleasant.
About the first of May, 1862, tho
roorguuization took place and W. II.
Wallace was elected lieutenant colonel
in placo of Col. Scaifc, who was dis
charged, being over age, and Clough
S. Sims, of company A, was appointed
adjutant in place of Col. Wallace, pro
About tho first of July we were or
dered to Virginia, and were in camp
below Richmond at Malvern Hill.
After remaining here for some two
weeks the regiment was ordered to
Gordonsville. Wo wero conveyed on
the cars, and on the way several offi
cers from South Carolina accompanied
u?>, among them Col. Means, Col.
Mirshall and Col. Moore. Col. Gad
b?rry remarked that ho had a present
iment that be would bc killed in thc
first battle he got into, and asked Col.
Marshall what ho should do. Mar
shall replied: "Do your duty and
trust in your God.,: This remark was
made by Col. Gadborry not because he
was wanting in courage or to shirk
duty, for he deserves to bo ranked
with a Hobson or a Dowey. When
Beast Butler issued his infamous or
der in New OrleanB characterizing the
ladioB of that city as "common street
walkers," ho consulted with somo of
his friends a1? to tho propriety of hm
making hie wny into New Orleans and
shooting But'or down on hight and
sacrifice his own life in vindication of
the honor of thc women of tho South.
. HP was anxious to put his purpose
into execution, but was persuaded by
his friends not to undertake it.
There was not a braver man in the
Confederate service than Col. Jas. M.
Gadberry. He, no doubt, had in some
way unknown to mortal*, been apprized
of the fate that awaited him.
We remained in camp at Gordons
ville for several days when the order
oame to prepare three days' rations
and march in the direction of Rappa
hannook Station. We were hurried
off and left the flour and raw meat in
the old field and bade adieu to our
tents for tho remainder of the war.
We soon came up with Gen. T. J.
Jaok?on'? corps, whiah left us and
went up the south bank of the Rappa
fiannoak, while our command, in Gen.
. Longstreet's corps, went directly to
the railroad crossing on the river to
make a feint at orossing and hold the
Federal foroes under Gens. McDowell
aod Pope, while Jackson with his
forces orossed the river at Raccoon
Ford and passed through Thorough
fare Gap and got possession of Ma
n aa sae Junotion in tho rear of the
While we were exposed to a heavy
artillery Gre at Rappahannook Station
where we could offer but little resist
ance, having but one battery of artil
lery, commanded by Capt. Boyoe, sev
eral of the brigade were severely
-wounded, among them Lieut. Munro
of the artillery, shot through both
thighs-flesh wounds. We then fol
lowed in the footsteps of Jackson's I
force", an Gen. Pope had hurled his 1
force-* against them and w?? pressing |
them sover?'ly. when Gen.-Longstreet's j
corps case tc his assistance. We .- '
countered the enemy on the evening
of tho 28th of August, 1862, and I I
think our regiment had but one man j
killed in a charge we made after dark, j
The next day we were under constant ;
fire; but on thc 30th was the great i
?charge made in whioh our command
lost in killed and wounded just one
half of the number taken into the
'fight. Our gallant Col. Gadberry was
killed, whioh fulfilled the presenti
ment he had expressed some days be
fore. Among the killed Capt. Hames,
Capt. Tuoker, Sergt. Major Dawkins
Rogers and a number of others. We
were in Gon. Evans' brigade, support
ing Hood's brigade of Texans. They
almost completely annihilated a bri
: gads of New York Zouaves; then our
>br?<;ade was ordered to oharge a bai
?ter" on an .emioenoe near the Henry
aHouw. and marohing to the front in
line of Hattie and somewhat confused
by having to pass through a thioket of
sorubby pines, each wing pressing tho
centre and. doubling up the column
' which caused muoh slaughter.
Gallant Com?iand by
They succeeded in capturing thc
battery ami firing it upon the enemy;
the enemy retreated, anti the next
day, under a flag of truce, thc dead
wi re buried. Then cain'? the advance
into Maryland, passing through Lees
bur/, and crossing th" Potomac at
White's Ford, arriving at Frederick
City and going into camp fur one day,
destroying tho iron bridge of the B.
A O. lt. K. over the Mnnocacy river,
advancing north, pressing through
Boonsborough on to Iiageratown,
twenty miles beyond. General D. H.
Hill had been loft at thc pass in
South Mountain for its defence, while
Jackson had turned towards thc Poto
mac in order to capture the garrison
at. Harper's Ferry, which lie succeed
ed in taking with 11,000 prisoners.
Gen. Hill being hard pressed at South
Mountain sent a dispatch for Long
street's command at Ilagcrstown to
join him. Wo arrived on Sunday
about 4 o'clock p. m. and ascended
the mountain under a furious cannon
ading from the enemy, and were en
gaged until after dark. In'this battle
wc had .several killed and wounded.
Lieut. Samuel L. Campbell, of com
pany ll, was shot in the eye with a
minnie ball, coming out behind his
ear on the oppo?ito side of his head.
Ile was left for dead, as we fell back
that night to Sharpsburg. Two days
afterwards he was found on thc battle
iield still breathing by some persons
living in tho neighborhood. They
carried him to their home and nursed
him for six months, and then convey
ed him to Richmond, where he met
with a friend who brought him oo to
Kock Hill, in South Carolina, from
there ho was taken by a friend to his
home some ten miles distaut; he was
completely blind und could not sec
the face of his wife; but when she
saw him tho rushed forward to his
embrace and fell prostrate on the
ground. He was entirely blind and
resided ut Clover, York County, S.
C., raised a largo family, supporting
them by pumping water at the railroad
tank. Ile died the year 1898.
Tho command fell back from South
Mountain to Sharpsburg, the enemy
pursuing. We took our position on
tho heights between Antietam Creek
and the Potomac River. For two
days and nights the two armies were
engaged in deadly conflict, and the
18th regiment Buffered severely. Gen.
Leo took his army, without molesta
tion, acrosB the Potomac into Vir
ginia, going into camp near Winches
ter, where we remained until Novem
ber, 18o2, when we were ordered to
Culpepper, Va. From there our bri
sado, under command of Geii. M. G.
Evans, took train for Richmond,
traveling on fiat cars and some boxes
in a heavy snow storm; the soldiers,
many of them barefooted and very
little clothing. Arriving at Rich
mond, we marohed for two miles
through the deep snow, many tracks
being stained with blood.
In December we landed at Kinston,
N.C., where about the last of the
mooth the Federal General Foster ad
vanced from Newberne; our brigade
checked their progress at the Neuse
River in a severe engagement. The
early part of 18G3, we spent at Mt.
Pleasant and on Sullivan's Uland un
der fire from the enemy's gunboats,
and part of tho time furnishing a gar
rison for Fort Sumter.
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On May, 1803, we were ordered to
Jackson, Miss. After remaining in
camp fora short time, we were ordered
with Gen. Joe Johnson's army to Big
Black River, in rear of Grant's army,
which had Pcmberton's command
cooped up in Vicksburg. On tho 4th
of July, we were ordered to cook three
days' rations and be ready to cross the
river at daylight and attack Grant's
army and relieve Pemberton. Before
wc had fallen in lino a dispatch was
received informing UH that Gen. Pem
berton had that day surrendered to
(jen. Grant. Ina burning hot July
sun, and with no water except from
stock ponds, for three days and nights
wc marched down to Jackson, whero
wc built a line of breastworks and de
fended thc place for seven days against
thc assault of Grant s army, losing
several from our command in killed
and wounded. From thence we went
to Forest Station, and went into camp
in Scott County, Miss., whero we re
mained for a short time, wb.cn wc were
ordered to Savannah, Ga., and went to
thc Isle of Hope, whore wc remained
for some time, and in September,
1803, we were ordered back to Charles
ton, and were on Sullivan's Island un
der fire of thc enemy's gunboats until
February, 1804, when the 18th regi
ment was detached from the brigade
and sent to Florida to check the ad
vance of thc enemy across that State
from Jacksonville, going in the direc
tion of Tallahassee. Just before we
arrived, they were met by Gen. Fin
nigans brigade at Olusteo or Ocean
Pond, near Lake City, and were re
pulsed with heavy loss, especially the
oolorcd troops, who had been placed
in front and forced up within range of
our sharpshooters. The enemy, all
that survived, retreated, and our regi
ment pursued them until they got un
der cover of their gunboats at Jack
sonville. We had an engagement with
them at Cedar Creek just before they
arrived at Jacksonville. There were
no casualties on our side.
On April, 1804, we were ordered
back to Charleston. Remaining a
short time, we went to Wilmington,
N. C. About the first of May, trc
were ordered back to Virginia; ar
riv d at Petersburg aud marched in
tb ; direction of Richmond. The ene
my ?vere advancing on toward tho rail
road; we encountered them at Clay'e
Farm, about midway between Peters
burg and Richmond, on tho 20th oi
May, 1864, each regiment of the bri
gade attacking the enemy by detail
Gen. Walker being in command of thc
brigade. While leading a charge ic
front of tho 18th regiment, the enemj
fired a platoon at him breaking hil
ankle and killing his horse and taking
him prisoner. The enemy were oom
pletely routed, our forces occupying
their rifle pits. In this engagement
we lost several in killed and wounded
Among the killed was Sergeant Majoi
Thomas Sims, Lieutenant Bobo, oom
pany E, with several others. Th<
failure of Gen. Grant to reach Rich
mond by other routes led him, afte
the battle of Cold Harbor, to plan ai
aBBault on Petersburg.
He accordingly brought his arm:
across the James River to City Point
Juno 12, 1864, and three days later ai
unsuccessful attempt was reade by hi
troops to take the position. We hat
previously crossed to the south side o
the Appomattox River, taking posi
tion between Petersburg and the Fed
eral army. Gen. Beauregard was ii
command of our forces wbioh enoii
oled Petersburg as a mere picket line
but we repulsed the enemy in the firs
attempt to take the city. This attaol
was made at night by greatly superio
forcea and wag renewed the next day
our thin ranks maintaining thei
ground, anxiously looking for the ai
rival of Gen. Lee from tho north sid
of the James River. He arrived will
his foroes, whioh drove the Federal
back, and on June 19th, 1864, th
siege commenced in earnest. Wit'
the design of outting off food supplie
to the Confederates from the South
several miles of railroad traok wei
destroyed. Col. Wallace being i
command of the brigade, about thi
time rceoived bis commission as brigi
dier general. ^
In July part of the Union force
crusted to C * north of the Jame
River and took a position threatenin
Richmcsu, tu hop? Gi ur?wing pa?? (
the Confederate army from Petersbui
and thus facilitating reduotioo. 1
this they were unsuccessful. An in
menso mine, whioh the enemy ha
formed, extending to our fortificatioi
immediately under Pegram's batter;
was fired July 30th. The right of tl
18th regiment rested on this battei
and nearly every one of company.
was lost. One mao, Sergt. Cham
Greer, with Lieut Hill, of company <
were buried about six feet unde
ground, protected by some slantii
timbers, whioh enabled them to dig
hole with a sword large enough f
them to come to the surface. Tl
enemy rushed in, the negro troops b
ing in front, several of our men we
brained with the butts of their gue
the negroes crying out, "No Quarter
The explosion destroyed the batte
and formed a crater 200 feet long ai
thirty feet deep. It was a despora
assault. About midday the line w"
retaken, the Union troops being i
pulsed with losses far exceeding tho
of the Confederates. The siege n
continued during the fall and winter, |
confining ourselves to trench life, be
ing under thc fire of the enemy day
and night, exposed to the rigors of a
Virginia winter. Various attacks
were made but the enemy gained noth
Early 'n April, 1865, bombardment
was resumed in earnest all along the
line. This led Gen. Lee, his forces
having boen greatly reduced by expo
sure and disease, to prepare for the
evacuation of the city. April 3rd,
most of the Confederate force was
withdrawn, and after a sharp contest
at one of the forts, thc Union army
took possession of tho place. These
movements were followed April 9th,
by the surrender of thc Confederate
army at Appomattox.
I neglected to mention in the proper
place that when W. II. Wallace was
made colonel, Capt. Hobt. Bctsil, of
company C, was major And when
Adjutant Sims died, from wounds re
ceived at thc explosion of the mino at
Petersburg, Lieut. Wm. Munro, of the
Macbeth artillery, was appointed ad
jutant and held this position at the
This brief sketch I have written en
tirely from memory. There may bo
some inaccuracies, and I know there
are many omissions.
No grander command went into the
Confederate servie J than the 18th, S.
C. V. It went wherever ordered, led
by its bravo commander.-Rev. A. A.
James, in Union Progress.
Took Up The Slack.
Stonewall Jaokson had small mercy
on soldiers whom ho caught straggling,
but is said to have laughingly condon
ed one instance. During a forced
march in the summer of 1862 he stop
ed to consult with one of his general
officers. The entire command had
passed and as Jaokson and his officers
rode forward to rejoin the former dis
covered a private up a persimmon tree.
Asked by the commander why he was
so far in the rear, the private replied:
"En?' V 'simmons."
"Persimmons!" roared Jackson.
"Why, they're not even ripe yet."
"Like 'em green just now," explain
ed the soldier.
"And why?" asked Jackson, soften
ing a little with amusement at the fel
low's laconic answer.
"To draw my innards up to fit my
rations," was the answer.-Philadel
- A coward likes to believe that
discretion is the better part of valor.
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The service includes not only the
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Torrent Harrows and Turn Flo
From now until January 1st, 190
rows and Tur? Plo?s ?i, greatly ?WU?W?
( about ton per cout. but these Harrows t
'and we must sell them to make room fo
Our Torrent Harrow io ahead of ai
small grain, and the celebrated Steel "E
pulverising and mixing the soil. If y
you oaunot afford to miss this opportun
We are in the Hardware business t
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Our stoek of Nails, Barb Wire, Mi
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Roll of Co. Ii, Eighteenth Regiment,
S. C. V., Confederate State? Army.
The following ia a roll of Company D,
Eighteenth Regiment, raised in Ander
son County, and did gallant service in
the Southern Army :
Bramlett, J. WM '.'ptain.
Martin, B. C., First Jdeutenant.
Bryant, John G., 2nd Lieutenant.
Stone, J. F., 2nd Lieutenant.
Moore, J. A., Third Lieutenant.
Kinjt, D. E., Flrat Sergeant.
Sherman, A. E., Second Sergeant.
Moore, W. J., Third Sergeant.
Bryant, W. T., Fourth Sergeant.
Bryant, B. R., Fifth Sergeant.
Wiglogton, John E., Sergeant.
Bryant, Wm., Bergeant.
Clardy, J. F., Sergeant.
Spearman, John W., First Corporal.
Klug, Jasper, Second Corporal.
Martin, J. C., Third Corporal.
Murphy, W. 8., Fourth Corporal.
Allen, B. G. Fleming, R. J.
Allon, J. F. Farmer, J. B.
Allen, M. P. Foster, Alexander
Allen, J. D. Gambrell, J. M.
Adcock, J. R. Glaapy, J. M.
Bryant, S. G. Gl&upy, W. P.
Bryant, J. M. Glaapy, Paul
Bagwell, J. J. Garrett, W. C.
Black, James IL Garrett, W. B.
Browning, James H. Hogans, M. T.
Browning. Joh a Holland, A. B.
Barkley, M. V. Hamby, B. F.
Barkley. G. R. Holland, Allen
Burgess. S. W. Hawkins, Iaaao
Blake, K. H. Jones, Harrison
Barr, H. H. Kelly, G. W.
Croft, W. Y. Kelly, D. C.
Croft. Frederick Kelly, W. J..
Carter, T. R. Kelly, J. C.
Carter, W. J. Kennemore Moses
Carter, John W. Martin, R. P.
, Carter, S. H. Martin, J. C.
Carter, J. G. Martin, W. A.
Clardy, L. G. Martin, C. M.
Cox, E. A. Martin, J. li.
Dorr, G. W. Moore, E. R.
Dickerson, Wm. M.Moore, Thoa. O.
Durham, Monee A. Mayfield, B. 8.
Dorr, Paul H. Murphy, E. A.
Dean, John Mulllkln, B. M.
Elrod, B. D. Moore, E. B.
El rod, W. B. Owlnge, Jonathan
Elrod, Everett Owing?, T. A.
Elrod, E. B. Owen, Andrew
Elrod, J. M. Oldham, Thoma?
Elrod, S. 8. Porterfleld, P. H.
Elrod, T. H. Phillips, F. M.
Ellison, A. M. Roland, J; M.
Ellison, Graenlle Slaten, J. C.
Ellison, Joel Smith, O. W.
Ea tee, Larkin Hmlth, Wm.
Estes, A. C. 8 m 1th, G. W.
Enten, J. J. Smith, E. R
Foster, Hansom Smith. W. B.
Fortune, S. B. Sheriff, William
Fleming, N. P. Kennemore Jacob
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r other goods.
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