13th Infantry Regiment

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13th Infantry Regiment was organized in July, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina. Many of the men were recruited in Greenville, Newberry, Abbeville, and Spartanburg counties. After three months of instruction at Lightwoodknot Springs the unit moved to the coast of South Carolina near Pocotaligo. In April, 1862, it was ordered to Virginia and assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade. The 13th was prominent in the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then continued the fight in the Petersburg trenches and around Appomattox. It took 413 effectives to Gaines' Mill and 342 to Frayser's Farm, lost 26 killed and 118 wounded at Second Manassas, had 5 killed and 24 wounded at Ox Hill, and lost 3 killed and 52 wounded at Fredericksburg. The unit sustained 91 casualties at Chancellorsville, 130 of 390 at Gettysburg, 63 at The Wilderness, 86 at Spotsylvania, 49 from May 12 to July 1, 1864, 42 at Deep Bottom, 32 at Fussell’s Mill, and 34 at Poplar Springs Church. It surrendered 13 officers and 183 men. The field officers were Colonels Benjamin T. Brockman, Oliver E. Edwards, and Isaac F. Hunt; Lieutenant Colonels P. Ludlow Calhoun, T. Stabo Farrow, and William Lester; and Majors David R. Duncan and Joseph L. Wofford.

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