Volunteers in the Confederate Army
from Marion County, SC

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Compiled by Victoria Proctor, ©1996-2014

Marion County men are known to have served in Company D, Gregg's Battery of the "Siege Train Artillery Battalion" (Manigault's Battalion Artillery), commanded by Capt. Matthew B. Stanley until his resignation on May 14, 1863, then by Capt. Thomas E. Gregg of Marion County, who was promoted from First Lieutenant, May 14, 1863.

Manigault's Battalion Artillery, South Carolina Artillery

18th Heavy Artillery Battalion [often called the Siege Train Artillery Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies. Many of the men were from Charleston. It was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and fought at Fort Sumter, Grimball's Landing, Battery Wagner, James Island, and John's Island.

In June, 1864, Company C was transferred to Pegram's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia and was active in the Petersburg siege. That December it returned to the battalion which later served as infantry in the Army of Tennessee. The unit was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Majors Charles Alston, Jr. and Edward Manigault.

Charleston Harbor (Aug - Sept 1863)
Legareville SC (25 Dec 1863)
Carolinas Campaign SC (Feb - April 1865)

Further reading:

Back to Marion County Regiments and Units
Marion County - War Between the States
Marion County Genealogy and History

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