This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... EDISTO RIFLES, 1861-1865 About the year 1851 a military company was formed in the town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... EDISTO RIFLES, 1861-1865 About the year 1851 a military company was formed in the town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, known as the Edisto Rifles. The first captain of this company was John J. Salley. Upon his resignation, John Vinyard Glover succeeded him. Captain Glover later being elected major of the Fourteenth Regiment of South Carolina Militia, to which the Edisto Rifles was attached, Wm. L. Ehney was his successor as captain of the company, and held this position till the State seceded from the Union. At the breaking out of the war this was one of the first companies in the State to volunteer its services to Governor Pickens, * and on reorganization for active duty on January 22nd, 1861, the following officers were elected: Thomas J. Glover, captain; John V. Glover, first lieutenant; John H. Felder, second lieutenant; James F. Izlar, third lieutenant. The uniform adopted was gray coat and trousers trimmed with black, and a gray cap. Each man paid for his own uniform. The company made a very handsome appearance when fully equipped and formed in line. The uniform of the company when in the militia service prior to 1861 was a gray coat trimmed with green, white trousers, and a black hat. The company was accepted by the Governor and remained in State service till the 22nd day of August following. 2--B. R. A short time after the company was organized the First Regiment of South Carolina Volunteer Infantry was formed and Captain Thomas J. Glover was elected its lieutenant-colonel, which caused the captaincy of the Edisto Rifles to become vacant, and First Lieutenant John V. Glover was promoted to that office, and the second and third lieutenants likewise going up a grade in rank, left the third lieutenancy vacant. An election being..."
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