The 1st South Carolina Regiment

  • Authorized on June 6, 1775 in the South Carolina State Troops as the 1st South Carolina Regiment.
  • Organized in summer 1775 at Charleston to consist of ten companies from eastern South Carolina.
  • Adopted on November 4, 1775 into the Continental Army.
  • Assigned on February 27, 1776 to the Southern Department.
  • Assigned on November 23, 1776 to the 1st South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on January 3, 1779 from the 1st South Carolina Brigade.
  • Assigned on February 1, 1779 to the South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Consolidated on February 11, 1780 with the 5th South Carolina Regiment and the consolidated unit designated as the 1st South Carolina Regiment, an element of the South Carolina Brigade, to consist of nine companies.
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 at Charleston by the British Army.
  • Reorganized between December 11, 1782- March 19, 1783 at Charleston to consist of three companies.
  • Furloughed between May 1-14, 1783 at Charleston.
  • Disbanded on November 15, 1783.

ENGAGEMENTS

Captain Ioor's Company additionally served in:

  • Caribbean 1778

UNIT HISTORY

The 1st South Carolina Regiment was raised on June 6, 1775 at Charleston, South Carolina for service with the Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Siege of Savannah and the Siege of Charleston. The regiment was captured at Charleston on May 12, 1780 together with the rest of the Southern Department by the British Army. The regiment was reorganized December 11, 1782, furloughed May 14, 1783 at Charleston and disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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