1st South Carolina Regiment
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1st South Carolina Regiment
1st South Carolina Regiment
ActiveJune 6, 1775 - November 15, 1783
AllegianceSouth Carolina State Troops, Continental Congress of the United States
Part ofSouth Carolina Line
EngagementsSavannah, Florida (1778), Caribbean (1778), Savannah, Charleston (1775-1776, 1780)

The 1st South Carolina Regiment (Infantry) was authorized on June 6, 1775, at Charleston, South Carolina, for service with the South Carolina State Troops. On November 4, 1775, the unit was adopted into the Continental Army and on February 27, 1776 was assigned to the Southern Department. The regiment saw action at the Siege of Savannah and the Siege of Charleston. The British Army captured the regiment at Charleston on May 12, 1780, together with the rest of the Southern Department.[1]



The unit timeline includes the following events:[1]

  • June 6, 1775, authorized by as South Carolina State Troops
  • Summer of 1775, organized in Charleston, South Carolina to include 10 companies from eastern South Carolina
  • November 4, 1775, adopted into the Continental Army
  • February 27, 1776, assigned to the Southern Department
  • November 23, 1776, assigned to the 1st South Carolina Brigade of the Southern Department
  • January 3, 1779, relieved from the 1st South Carolina Brigade
  • February 1, 1779, assigned to the South Carolina Brigade of the Southern Department
  • February 11, 1780, consolidated with the 5th South Carolina Regiment
  • May 12, 1780, captured by the British Army in the Siege of Charleston
  • December 11, 1782, reorganized at Charleston to consist of three companies
  • May 1-14, 1783, furloughed at Charleston
  • November 15, 1783, disbanded


The unit was involved in the following battles, skirmishes and sieges:[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Wright, Robert K., Jr (1982). The Continental Army (PDF). Washington DC: Center of Military History United States Army. p. 305.
  2. ^ Lewis, J.D. "The American Revolution in South Carolina, South Carolina 1st Regiment (Infantry)". Retrieved 2019.

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