3d (Palmetto) Battalion, Light Artillery










3rd Artillery Battalion, known at the Palmetto Battalion, was organized in December, 1861. Its members were from the counties of Allendale, Richland, Charleston, Georgetown, and Kershaw. For some time the unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, but the companies were frequently detached. Companies A, D, E, G, H, I, and K took part in the battles in and around Charleston. A, G, H, I, and K were included in the surrender of the Army of Tennessee, and D, E, and F disbanded after the evacuation of Charleston. Company B served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and the Army of Tennessee, fought at Jackson, then saw action in the Atlanta, Tennessee, and North Carolina Campaigns. It surrendered on April 26, 1865. Company C was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Army of Tennessee, and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. It fought at Charleston, Jackson, and Chickamauga, then served at Mobile and surrendered in May, 1865. The field officers were Colonel Edward B. White and Lieutenant Colonel William H. Campbell.

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