17th Infantry Co. K, South Carolina Volunteers

"Evan's Tramp Brigade"


This page includes a roster, list of casualties at Second Mansssas, Hewlett's Farm & Petersburg, and a regimental history.  Please scroll down to see all information.

This regiment was named for General Edward Lacy, a Revolutionary war hero who commanded a number of York County men who served in Sumterís army.

Lucian P. Sadler, Capt., dropped 4/28/1862
Edward Alexander Crawford, Capt.,
J. Milton Wallace, 1st Lt., dropped 4/28/1862
Samuel Moffatt Wylie, Sgt./1st Lt.
Zan D. Burris, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862
George R. Burris, 2nd Lt., dropped 4/28/1862
James T. Summerford, 2nd Lt.
Joseph W. Neil, 2nd Lt.
Calvin P. Sandifer, Surgeon

Enlisted men:
Abshear, Joseph, Private, DOW 7/17/1864 Petersburg
Aiken, George W., Private, wounded & DOD 8/30/1862 2nd Manassas, buried Manassas Cemetery
Aiken, William, Private
Alexander, Harmon, Private
Alexander, W.A., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Ash, J.J., Private
Ash, R.E., Private
Ayers, Jefferson F., Private (Catawba Indian), Listed on Confederate Monument at Point Lookout Prison, DIP 7/2/1865
Banks, Robert A., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Berry, Robert Sylvanus, Private
Boggs, Thomas A., Private
Bolen, Benjamin, Private, DOD 6/15/1862 Charleston SC, also listed as Benjamin Bowlin
Bolen, Thomas, Private, also listed as Thomas Bowlin
Bolen, Thaddeus, Private, also listed as Thaddeus Bowlin
Bratton, James E., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Bratton, R.G., Private
Brown, John, Private
Burris, J., Private
Byers, Edward Meek, Private
Cain, John, Private
Caldwell, Hugh Gibson, Sergeant, DIP 5/1/1865,
Listed on Confederate Monument at Point Lookout Prison as H.O. Caldwell
Caldwell, P.M., died 7/30/1864 at the Crater
Caldwell, Robert Allison, Private,
POW Hart's Island
Caldwell, Robert Newman, Private
Canty, William, Private, (Catawba Indian), also served 12th SCV Co. H, wounded 5/5/1864 DOW 1/15/1865
Carroll, G.E., Private
Carson, J.A., Private
Chambers, Robert, Private
Childers, John, Private,
Clinton, Andrew Jackson, Private, KIA 11/12/1863 Ft. Sumpter, also shown as Andrew Jackson Clanton
Clinton, Thomas Williamson, Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Cole, Howard Pinkney, Private, KIA 7/30/1864 Crater
Davidson, Franklin Decatur, Private, enlisted 11/14/1864, wounded hand & thigh Appomattox, hospital at Farmville VA, signed oath 4/27/1865
Davison, Harvey Black, Private/brigade butcher, also shown as H.B. Davison & H.R. Davison, gunshot wound 6/6/1864, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Davison, John A., Private, enlisted 12/9/1861, wounded 2nd Manassas, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Davison, Thadeus M., Private, enlisted 3/20/1863, wounded near Jackson, DOD (measles) 6/18/1863 Petersburg VA
Davidson, T.T., Private/Driver of ordance wagon, enlisted 12/1861, paroled at Appomattox
Davison, W.F., Private, 1st served 5th SCV Co. F, Hospital Petersburg & Richmond, paroled at Appomattox, also listed as W.B. Davidson
Dowdle, William Galloway, Private
Feemster, Samuel Mason, Private
Garvin, Jackson, Private
Garvin, James, Private
Garvin, John J., Private
Gordon, Green, Private
Gordon, William Mansfield, Private
Guy, J.L., Private
Hill, William E., Private
Hood, George D., Private
Hope, Russell Lafayette, Private
Howe, James L., Private/Orderly Sgt., KIA 7/30/1864 Crater
Ingram, A.L.
Jackson, Peterson
, Private
Lanier, Peter, Private, KIA 7/30/1864 Crater
Lindsay, Robert M., Private
Lindsay, P.W., Private
Lockhard, E.M., Private
Lockhart, J.A., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Love, Samuel M., 2nd Corporal
Love, William A., Private
Lowry, William, Private
Lucas, Andrew, Private
Mattox, Daniel, Private
McCorkle, John L., Private
McCorkle, W., Private
McConnell, R.A., Private, KIA 8/30/62, 2nd Manassas
McGill, James M., Private, died of Measles near Petersburg 6/15/1864
McGill, W.J., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
McFadden, J.V., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
McKnight, A.C., Private
McSwain, Jefferson, Private
McSwain, John, Private, DOW 1864 Crater
Meek, John S., Private
Meek, T.F., Private
Mendenhall, Milton Wallace, Private
Minter, John, Private, KIA 7/30/1864 Crater
Minter, Isaac, Private/Corp.
Miskelly, DeKalb, Private, KIA 8/30/1862 2nd Manassas
Misskelly, Henry B., Private
Montgomery, John, Private
Montgomery, Robert F., Corporal
Moore, R.C., Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Moore, Trapp E., Private, KIA March/April 1865, Petersburg
Mush, Robert, Private
Neal, J.W., Private
Neal, Younger Wyatt, Private
Neelands, Abraham, Private, DOD 1862 Columbia SC
Neelands, John, Private
Parks, Joseph Moore, Private
Parks, Monroe, Private, DOD Virginia
Parks, R.E., Private
Partlow, David Theodore, Private
Patrick, Samuel T.B., Private
Patton, John McFadden, Private
Poag, Samuel Givens, Corpl., DOW/DIP 4/9/65, City Point VA
Pratt, Henry, 3rd Sergeant/1st Lt., KIA 7/30/1864 Crater
Rhea, J.J., Private
Rhea, William, Private, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Roberts, Andrew Jackson, Private, DOW 7/5/64, Petersburg
Robinson, Charles L., Private
Robinson, James A., Private
Robinson, Joseph Amzi, Private
Russell, Charles, Private
Russell, Dr. Charles S., Private, DOW 3/27/64, City Point VA
Russell, Elly B., 4th Corporal, paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Russell, Meek C., Private
Russell, William B., Private, KIA 7/30/64, Crater
Sadler, Oscar Williams, Private
, POW Hart's Island
Sanders, W.A., Private
Sandifer, Calvin Philip, Surgeon
Sandifer, Philip Randolph, Private, KIA 9/23/64, Petersburg
Sandling, Jonathan, Private, DOD 1862
Scott, John, Private, (Catawba Indian)
Smith, L.H., Private
Starr, W.S., Private, KIA 7/30/64, Crater
Stewart, Frank A., Private
Sutton, Uriah H., Private
Swann, Eaton Edward, Private, KIA 7/30/64, Crater
Thomas, David Eli, Private
Thomas, J.A., Private
Thomas, W.F., Corporal
Tims, Alexander, Private (Catawba Indian)
Whisonant, David, Private
Whisonant, John, Private, wounded at Clay's Farm
White, B.F., Private
White, F.G., Corporal
White, Moses, Private
White, William, Sgt., paroled 4/9/1865 Appomattox
Whitesides, Thomas B., Company Physician
Whitesides, William Calhoun, Corporal
Williams, E.G., Private
Williams, James McLelland, Orderly/Sgt., died 7/30/64, Crater
Wray, John, Private
Wray, William A.
Wylie, Joseph Milton
, Private
Wylie, S.W., 5th Sergeant
Wylie, William P., Lieutant

From the Yorkville Enquirer, 9/24/1862:
The following are the casualties in Companies (in the 17th Reg., S.C. Vol.) from the District, additional to those heretofore published:
Captain Crawford, Co. K:
R.A. McConnell
Mortally wounded:
J. Childers
Severely wounded:
J.A. Magill
W. Sanders
A. Tims
Slightly wounded:
Capt. Crawford
Lt. Wylie
J. Abshear
G. Aiken
A.J. Clinton
H.J. Caldwell
R.A. Caldewll
Peterson Jackson
A.J. Roberts
D.E. Thomas
Alexander Thomas
Robert Chambers
-Courtesy of Louise Pettus, Editor of The Quarterly, York County Genealogical & Historical Society.

CASUALTIES AT THE BATTLE OF HEWLETT'S FARM AKA CLAY'S FARM VIRGINIA, The following appeared in the 6/1/1864 issue of the Yorkville Enquirer. Casualties in the 17th Regiment SCV, in the battle of Hewlett's Farm, up to May 21, 1864. - Company K - Capt. Crawford commanding
Wounded-Private John Whisonant slightly

(The battle of Petersburg March 25-April 2 1865, was Robert E. Leeís last big battle. Outnumbered by Grantís 115,000 troops to his 54,000, Lee was forced to evacuate Petersburg & the Confederate Capital, Richmond VA. York District troops were numerous at Petersburg & suffered heavy casualties. The following appeared in the Yorkville, Enquirer, April 5, 1865.)
Co. K, 17th SC Regiment:
Pvt. T.E. Moore
Wounded: Privates J.F. Ayres (Catawba Indian), severely in head; Andrew Lucas, wrist slight; J.J. Rhea, leg flesh wound; E.M. Lockard, slight: Sgts. William White, S.M. Love, slight.
Missing: Lt. S.M. Wylie; Lt. J.T. Summerford; Cpls. W. C. Whitesides, W.F. Thomas, F.G. White; Privates J.J. Ash, J.A. Carson, G.E. Carroll, W.G. Dowdle, S.M. Feemster, W.M. Gordon, G.D. Hood, John Montgomery, T.F. Meek, Dr. C.S. Russell, W.S. Starr, John Whisonant.
-Courtesy of Louise Pettus, Editor The Quarterly, York County Genealogical & Historical Society.

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Links for battles that the 17th fought in:

Malvern Hill, Virginia
Rappahannock Station Virginia
The Battle of 2nd Bull Run (2nd Manassas) Official Records
2nd Manassas AKA Bull Run Virginia
South Mountain AKA Boonsboro MD
Battle of South Mountain
The Battle of Antietam Official Records and Battle Description
Antietam, MD Battle Summary
Battle of Antietam AKA Sharpsburg
Kinston, North Carolina
Jackson, Mississippi
Savannah, Georgia
Bermuda Hundred VA
Ware Bottom Church Virginia
Battle Of The Crater
Petersburg Siege
The Petersburg Campaign
Fort Stedman Virginia
Lewis Farm, Virginia
Five Forks Virginia
Sailor's Creek or Sayler's Creek Virginia
Appomattox Court House Official Records
Paroling the Army of Northern Virginia
South Carolina Infantry Units

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