The 2nd South Carolina Regiment

  • Authorized on June 6, 1775 in the South Carolina State Troops as the 2d 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 2nd South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on August 26, 1778 from the 2nd South Carolina Brigade and assigned 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 June 15, 1779 to McIntosh's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Relieved on September 14, 1779 from McIntosh's Brigade and assigned to Huger's Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Consolidated on February 11, 1780 with the 6th South Carolina Regiment and consolidated unit designated as the 2nd South Carolina Regiment, to consist of nine companies; concurrently relieved from Huger's Brigade and assigned to the South Carolina Brigade, an element of the Southern Department.
  • Captured on May 12, 1780 at Charleston by the British Army.
  • Disbanded on January 1, 1783.

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UNIT HISTORY

The 2nd 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 by the British Army at Charleston on May 12, 1780, together with the rest of the Southern Department. The regiment was disbanded on November 15, 1783.

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