Civil War Regiments: Second Regiment

Company B, Second Regiment

Roll of Company “B,” Second Regiment, State Troops,

Colonel William Fort, commanding, Pocotaligo, South Carolina, September, 1863, to February 1864
George D. Huiett, Captain
Thomas Jones, First Lieutenant
Joseph Wyse, Second Lieutenant
Thomas Carson, Second Lieutenant
Ira Cromley, Orderly Sergeant, Clerk


E. J. Amaker
Lewis Bean
D. A. J. Bell
Joseph Berry
T. J. Burnett
N. A. Burton
Holloway Claig
Andrew Cromer
Isham Culbreath
G. Dorn
Sam Dyer
John Eidson
Henry Griffith
John Griffith
H. Hair
Henry Hart
Lod Hill
David Holloway
L. E. Holloway
Henry Jones
Rufus Jones
Allen Kemp
Benjamin Lewis
Leuellen Matthews
H. H. Mays
John Pardue
A. S. Powell
Dan’l Ridgell
Mike Riley
Whitfield Smith
James Smyley
J. Weaver
P. L. Wright

Company K, Second Regiment Artillery

Roll of Company “K,” Second Regiment Artillery, Lamar’s, as furnished me by Captain P. B. Waters, January 24th, 1893, written by him from memory:

H. C. Culbreath, Captain, resigned
Philemon B. Waters, Captain, served through war
J. Crawford Perry, Lieutenant, resigned
Edward H. Addy, Lieutenant
J. A. Pitts, Lieutenant
Felix Lake, Lieutenant
R. M. Scurry, Lieutenant, resigned
Wilson Abney, Sergeant
Joel R. Abney, Sergeant
William Webb, Sergeant
J. H. Williams, Sergeant
Joseph Watkins, Orderly Sergeant
William A. Culbreath, Sergeant
George Berry, Corporal, wounded
George W. Mack, Corporal
Joseph Ridlehoover, Corporal
Malachi M. Pitts, Assistant Surgeon
W. C. Barber, Sergeant Major
William Abney, Ordinance Sergeant


James Adams
William Arander, wounded
Lewis Arander, transferred
Solomon Auttman
Joseph W. Banks
Wilson Baines
Jacob J. Barnes
William Barnes
B. W. Bledsoe
L. W. Bledsoe, wounded
W. F. Boyd
Whitfield Brooks
William Brooks
A. Pickens Burnett
J. P. Burnett
Ralp S. Burnett
Joseph Buffington, died 1893
J. Oliver Berry, wounded
Elijah Berry
William Berry, died
Steven A. Campbell, died
John C. Chapman
William E. Clark
Andrew T. Coleman, Company Clerk
Jacob Corley, lost arm
John A. Corley
West Corley
Hardy Crouch
Noel Crouch
W. S. Crouch
V. E. Crouch, wounded
William Crouch
H. Pope Culbreath
Ira P. Culbreath, color bearer
J. H. Cambee
Frank Cockerel, transferred
William Davis
Lewis Davis died
Daniel C. Glenn
James Goodwin
James Gosset
Crawford Griffith
George Griffith
M. C. Gant
John Goggans
West Gentry, transferred
George Havird
E. J. Havird
Z. C. Havird
Winfield Havird
John Oliver Havird
T. W. Halman
Milledage Halman
Calvin Halman
E. Berry Hazle
William Hazle
John B. Hill wounded
W. R. Hunter
Tillman Jennings
Spencer Jennings
Philip Jennings
M. H. Kempson
J. S. Kennerly, died
Levi Koon, transferred
M. R. Lowrey
Frank Lowrey
Joseph M. Long
George W. Long, company commissary
George W. Long Sr., killed
Leontine Mack
Solomon Morse
Sret Mills, transferred
Wade Mills, killed
William Mills, died during the war
Job McGee, transferred
West McGee
Reuben McCarty
J. Mack McCarty, wounded
M. C Nichols
Wat Nichols
J. J. Odom, transferred
Willis A. Odom
J. P. Owens
David W. Padget
West Parish, transferred
M. B. Perry, wounded
Wesley Perry
Oliver B. Perry
Bennet Perry
Milledge Pitts, killed
James S. Pon
William B. Powel
W. M. Prather
Albert Reams, wounded
Ridley Reams
Jordan Reams
John B. Riley died
Derrick Riley
Samuel Riley
T. K. Rinehart
West Rinehart
Sumter Ridlehoover
B. F. Sample
Walter D. Spann, died
George W. Spearman
J. F. Spearman
W. B. Stevens
David R. Strother, wounded
William A. Strother
E. M. Smith
William Martin Stewart
Larkin Snelgrove
T. E. Smith, transferred
William Salter, transferred
Willis Stone, transferred
D. R. Thomas
James Thomas
J. Pinckney Trotter
Jesse Turner
George W. Turner
Ralph Turner
Samuel Webb
Daniel Whittle
Willis Whittle, discharged
W. W. Williams
Calvin Watson, transferred
Tillman Watson, regimental commissary
Frank M. Yarbrough
Jesse Riddle
L. Riddle
Benjamin Watkins

Total rank and file, 149.

This number is not more than half of those who were actually connected with the company during the war. Of these were killed, 4; wounded, 10; died of disease, 8.

Additional Names:

John Aughtry
Charles Aughtry
Elisha Attaway, wounded
A. J. Cobler
Henry Butler
Chesley Butler
Silas Butler
Presley Butler
Milledge Bledsoe
R. W. Bledsoe
Peter Duffy
A. E. Dorn
George DeLoach
Caleb DeLoach
Jeremiah Morgan
Ralph Morris, killed
Brown Jennings
Adam C. Ripley, wounded
Richard Ripley
Henry Ripley
Sumter Ridlehoover
Henry Waits
Alley Ridlehoover
Samuel Waits
Peter Schumpert, died
Jefferson Reams
James P. Merchant
James D. B. Miller
John B. W. Miller

Total, 30; making a grand total of 179.

There were several from Laurens County who were members of this company, but their names are not given here. Perhaps they should be, as they were in an Edgefield company, but Edgefield should have credit only for the men who went from that county.

Wade Mills was killed by the bursting of a siege gun at Battery Reid, on James Island, while firing on the “Swamp Angel.”

This company was enlisted in August, 1861, and went into service at Camp Butler, near Aiken. After the organization the command was transferred to Fort Johnson, on James Island, and served in the defense of Charleston until the evacuation of that city in February, 1865. The company was the nucleus of Colonel T. G. Lamar’s Battalion and subsequent regiment, the Second of Artillery. In the battle of Secessionville the capture of the Isaac P. Smith, a Federal gunboat, and in other engagements and skirmishes on James Island, this command was an active participant. After the evacuation of Charleston, which city this command had held safe from the enemy for four long years by arduous labor on her defenses and exhausting exposure, night after night, under an almost continual fire of the enemy’s guns, the command was attached to the army of General Johnston and served as infantry until the surrender. There was no finer body nor better drilled company in the Army of the South. The company suffered heavy loss in the battles of Averysboro and Bentonville in North Carolina. This Veteran command surrendered with General Joe Johnston at Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1865.

Source: Chapman, John Abney; History of Edgefield County from the earliest settlement to 1897; Newberry, S.C.: E. H. Aull, 1897.

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