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South Carolina 16th Infantry (Confederate)

5/27/64

Battle - Dallas - Paulding County, Georgia

Dallas
Dallas

During early and mid-May 1864, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman successfully outmaneuvered the army of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in multiple battles in northwest Georgia. Each time, Johnston fell back to a new defensive position closer to the strategic Confederate city of Atlanta. Stopped at New Hope Church on Johnston's left on May 26th, Sherman attacked Johnston's right at Pickett's Mill on May 27th. The next day, Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps probed the Union defensive line, held by Maj. Gen. John A. Log…READ MORE

6/6/64

Battle - Marietta - Cobb County, Georgia

7/20/64

Battle - Peachtree Creek - Fulton County, Georgia

Peachtree Creek
Peachtree Creek

Weary of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's pattern of retreat through northwest Georgia in the face of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's advancing armies, President Jefferson Davis removed him from command of the Army of Tennessee, replacing him with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood. On July 20th, Hood determined to take the fight to the enemy by setting upon an isolated portion of Sherman's forces in front of Atlanta. Hood's target would be the Union corps of Maj. Gens. Oliver O. Howard and Joseph Hooker from Maj. Gen. Geo…READ MORE

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Colonel James McCullough, and Captain John W. Boling

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General States Rights Gist, and Colonel James McCullough

Brigadier GeneralStates Rights Gist

ColonelJames McCullough

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Hugh W. Mercer, and Major General William H.T. Walker

Brigadier GeneralHugh W. Mercer

Major GeneralWilliam H.T. Walker

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General States Rights Gist

Brigadier GeneralStates Rights Gist

7/22/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General William H.T. Walker

Major GeneralWilliam H.T. Walker

7/22/64

Battle - Atlanta - Fulton County, Georgia; DeKalb County, Georgia

Atlanta
Atlanta

Despite the defeat at Peach Tree Creek, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood still had hopes of driving Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with an offensive blow. On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank east of the city, held by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson's Army of the Tennessee. Joining the attack with Hardee would be the corps of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Cheatham. Hood attac…READ MORE

8/31/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Colonel Ellison Capers

8/31/64

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General George E. Maney, and Brigadier General John C. Carter

Brigadier GeneralGeorge E. Maney

Brigadier GeneralJohn C. Carter

8/31/64

Battle - Jonesborough - Clayton County, Georgia

Jonesborough
Jonesborough

By late August 1865, the city of Atlanta was not yet subdued by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's armies. A few supply lines remained open to the city supporting the army of Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood encircled there. Union cavalry raids inflicted only superficial damage, quickly repaired by the Confederates. Sherman determined that if he could destroy the Macon & Western and Atlanta & West Point Railroads to the south the Rebel army would be forced to evacuate the city. On August 25, Union infantry beg…READ MORE

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Major B. Burgh Smith

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General States Rights Gist, and Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah L. Watters

Brigadier GeneralStates Rights Gist

Lieutenant ColonelZachariah L. Watters

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Mark P. Lowrey, and Major General John C. Brown

Brigadier GeneralMark P. Lowrey

Major GeneralJohn C. Brown

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Brigadier General States Rights Gist

Brigadier GeneralStates Rights Gist

11/30/64

Leadership Change - Division - Major General John C. Brown

Major GeneralJohn C. Brown

11/30/64

Battle - Franklin (1864) - Franklin, Tennessee

Franklin (1864)
Franklin (1864)

After allowing Maj. Gen. John Schofield's Army of the Ohio to pass him near Spring Hill, Tennessee, the previous morning, Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood led his 30,000-man Army of Tennessee to the outskirts of Franklin on November 30th. Schofield's army had constructed a strong defensive line south of the town. Hood took a position two miles south of Schofield, with open, rolling farm land between them, and prepared to attack. At 4:00 p.m., over 20,000 Confederates moved forward east and west of the Columbia Pike…READ MORE

12/15/64

Leadership Change - Regiment - Captain John W. Boling

12/15/64

Leadership Change - Brigade - Lieutenant Colonel Zachariah L. Watters

Lieutenant ColonelZachariah L. Watters

12/15/64

Leadership Change - Division - Brigadier General Mark P. Lowrey

Brigadier GeneralMark P. Lowrey

12/15/64

Battle - Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville
Nashville

Despite a series of defeats in the closing days of November, 1864, Confederate Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood continued to drag his bloodied Army of Tennessee, approximately 30,000 strong, north towards Nashville. The city was protected by 55,000 Union soldiers, which should have precluded further offensive operations, but Hood was determined and his situation was dire. Hood reached Nashville on December 2nd and staked out a position south of the city, hoping to draw the Union forces into a costly attack. Ulys…READ MORE

4/20/65

Battle - Macon, Georgia

4/26/65

Mustered Out - South Carolina 16th Infantry - South Carolina

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