The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

First Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Seventh South Carolina Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 4 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas, Virginia, 14 June, 1861. Stationed at Mitchells' Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL T G BACON
Captain T G Bacon, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, was appointed colonel, 7th South Carolina Infantry, on 23 February, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A FAIR
Captain R A Fair, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 7th South Carolina Infantry, on 23 February, 1861.

MAJOR E SEIBELS
E Seibels was appointed major, 7th South Carolina Infantry, on 23 February, 1861.

Company A Abbeville or Seccession Guards: CAPT. W W PERRYMAN
The company was organised at Chalk Level, near Greenwood, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 10 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at New Market, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 17 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning the same day and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 11 PM on 17 April, 1861. The company was accepted as the 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 29 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Northeastern Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 30 April, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry). The company arrived by the Weldon Railroad at Petersburg, Virginia, via Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, at 9 AM on 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived at Richmond, Virginia, at 1 PM on 2 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service as the 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, at Camp Davis, the Reservoir, near Trotting Park, Richmond, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861.
Company B Southern Guards or Cokesbury Minutemen: CAPT. W L HODGES
The company was organised at Drake's Old Field, near Donalds, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 17 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain G M Mattison, on 15 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 17 April, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 11 PM the same day. First Lieutenant W L Hodges, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company B, on 15 May, dated 20 May, 1861, and Captain G M Mattison, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company B, resigned due to ill health on 31 May, 1861.
Company C Davis Guards: CAPT. P H BRADLEY
The company was organised at Bradley's Old Field, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 17 January, 1861, and was accepted in state service on 21 January, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 18 April, 1861. The company arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 18 April, 1861.
Company D Hester's Company: CAPT. S J HESTER
The company was organised at McCaw's Old Field, near Monterey, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 17 January, 1861, and Captain R A Fair, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 7th South Carolina Infantry, on 23 February, 1861. First Lieutenant S J Hester, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, was appointed captain, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, on 9 March, 1861, and the company was mustered in state service for one year at Abbeville Courthouse, Abbeville District, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 18 April, 1861. The company arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening the same day.
Company E Mount Willing Guards: CAPT. D DENNY
The company was accepted in state service at Mount Willing, Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 7 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 15 April, 1861. Second Lieutenant E J Coggan, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company E, was appointed captain, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company M, on 9 May, 1862.
Company F (1st) Coleman's Company: CAPT. W L COLEMAN
The company was accepted in state service at Trenton, Edgefield District, South Carolina, in February 1861 and was mustered in state service for one year on 15 April, 1861. The company declined Confederate service at Camp Pickens or Butler, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, near Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, on 4 June, 1861, and Captain W L Coleman, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company F (1st), was mustered in Confederate service for one year as private, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company K, at Camp Pickens or Butler, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, near Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, by Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army,on 4 June, 1861.
Company F (2nd) Graniteville Riflemen or Davies Guards: CAPT. J S HARD
The company was accepted in state service at Graniteville, Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 26 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 1 June, 1861.
Company G Brooks Greys: CAPT. J H BROOKS
The company was organised at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 18 January, 1861, and was accepted in state service on 8 February, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 19 April, 1861.
Company H Ninety Six Riflemen or Rifles: CAPT. E BLAND
Captain T G Bacon, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, was appointed colonel, 7th South Carolina Infantry, on 23 February, 1861, and First Lieutenant E Bland, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, was appointed captain, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, on 9 March, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Aiken, Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861, and was ordered to Hamburg, Edgefield District, South Carolina, in the morning the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 8 PM on 15 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz, (German Shooting Ground), near the Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 16 April, 1861.
Company I Red Hill Guards: CAPT. W F PRESCOTT
The company was accepted in state service at Red Hill, Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 1 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 15 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, the same day.
Company K Ruffin Guards: CAPT. B M TALBERT
The company was accepted in state service at Edgefield District, South Carolina, on 19 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 15 April, 1861.
Company L Horry Volunteers: CAPT. W C WHITE
The company was accepted in state service at Conwayboro, Horry District, South Carolina, in May 1861 and was ordered to Marion Courthouse, Marion District, South Carolina, on 25 June, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Marion Courthouse, Marion District, South Carolina, by First Lieutenant & Acting Assistant Adjutant General T L Mills, Confederate States Army, on 26 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th South Carolina Infantry by Special Orders No.206, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 29 June, 1861. The company was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, the same day.
Company M Saluda Riflemen: CAPT. E J GOGGANS
A detachment of the 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company E, was reorganised as the 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company M, under the command of Captain E J Coggan, on 9 May, 1862.

Sources

"On Monday morning this noble Company took leave of their friens, and at an early hour started for Charleston. They were conveyed to Hamburg in various vehicles provided by citizens, and we learn by the Constitutionalist of Tuesday that they left for Charleston on the 8 o'clock train Monday evening."

The Edgefield Advertiser, 17 April, 1861 - The Ninety-six Riflemen gone to war

"Two companies of volunteers under command of Captains W. W. Perryman and G. M. Mattison left our District for Charleston Wednesday last. Two other companies under command of Captains P. H. Bradley and Hester left on the morning following."

The Abbeville Press, 19 April, 1861 - The volunteers

"The Seventh Regiment of Volunteers, Col. Thos. G. Bacon (says the Charleston Courier of Friday) has for the present established headquarters at the German Shooting Ground (Schutzenplatz,) near Rickersville."

The Edgefield Advertiser, 24 April, 1861 - Col. Bacon's Regiment

"One of the companies in Col. Bacon's Regiment having declined the Virginia service as a company, a new company has been received from Graniteville, Captain Hard."

The Edgefield Advertiser, 5 June, 1861 - New company in the Seventh

Letter by Private Fred Treat, Headquarters, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Camp Twiggs, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 17 June, 1861

"The Seventh regiment, Col. T. G. Bacon, commanding, is now stationed at Camp Pickens, a beautiful and healthy site for a camp, near Pole Cat Ponds, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, and five or six miles below Aiken."

The Yorkville Enquirer, 14 May, 1861

Letter by Private Fred Treat, Headquarters, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Camp Twiggs, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 17 June, 1861

"Captain Perryman with his company, the 'Secession Guards,' volunteered for Confederate service before the other companies, and left for Virginia on April 28th and joined the Second South Carolina regiment. Captain Bland took his place with his company in the regiment as Company A."

History of Kershaw's brigade with complete roll of companies, biographical sketches, incidents, anecdotes, etc, by D Augustus Dickert

Letter by Private Fred Treat, Headquarters, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Camp Twiggs, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 17 June, 1861

South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War: 7th South Carolina Volunteers, Bacon's, in collaboration with W B Bynum, B Boatwright, Jr. and H M Madaus with text and illustrations by R Field

Diary of battles, marches and incidents of the Seventh S.C. Regiment, by J J McDaniel, of Co. 'M'

The South Carolina Historical Magazine, Volume 63, No. 1 (January., 1962), pp1-11: From Sumter to the Wilderness, Letters of Sergeant James Butler Suddath, Co. E, 7th South Carolina Infantry, by James Butler Suddath, Frank B Williams and Frank B Williams, Jr.

South Carolina's military organisations during the War Between the States: The Midlands, by R S Seigler

Notes

The 7th South Carolina Infantry was organised on 23 February, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Abbeville and Edgefield Districts, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861.

State service

The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 13 April, 1861.

Aiken, Edgefield District, to Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, Company H, 15-16 April, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company H, was ordered to Hamburg, Edgefield District, South Carolina, in the morning on 15 April, 1861, and proceded by the South Carolina Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 8 PM the same day. The company arrived at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 16 April, 1861.

New Market, near Greenwood, Abbeville District, to Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, Companies A & B, 17 April, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A and B, were ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 17 April, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 11 PM the same day.

Abbeville District, to Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, Companies C & D, 18 April, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Companies C and D, was ordered to proceed by the Greenville & Columbia Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 18 April, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening the same day.

Edgefield District to Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, Companies G & I, 15 & 19 April, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company I, arrived at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 15 April, 1861, and Company G on 19 April, 1861.

Note: The 7th South Carolina Infantry and 8th South Carolina Infantry were stationed at the Washington Racecourse, above Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General S McGowen, South Carolina Volunteers, in the afternoon on 1 May, 1861 (See the 8th South Carolina Infantry).

Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina to Richmond, Virginia, Company A, 1-2 May, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company A, was assigned to the 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 29 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Northeastern Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 30 April, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry). The 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, arrived by the Weldon Railroad at Petersburg, Virginia, via Wilmington, New Hanover County, and Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, at 9 AM on 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, the same day. The 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, arrived at Richmond, Virginia, at 1 PM on on 2 May, 1861.

Confederate service

The 7th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Camp Charleston or Bacon, Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, under the command of Brigadier General S McGowan, South Carolina Volunteers, on 1 May, 1861.

Schutzenplatz (German Shooting Ground), near Ri(c)kersville, Charleston, Charleston District, to Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, 2 May, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, on 2 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens or Butler, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, near Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Aiken District, South Carolina, the same day.

Mustered in one year, Camp Pickens or Butler, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, near Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, 4 June, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Pickens or Butler, about two miles from the South Carolina Railroad, near Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, by Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 4th South Carolina Infantry).

  • Organisation of 7th South Carolina Infantry, 4 June, 1861: Colonel T G Bacon, Lieutenant Colonel R A Fair, Major E Seibels; Company A (103), Captain W W Perryman; Company B (92), Captain G M Mattison; Company C (87), Captain P H Bradley; Company D (84), Captain S J Hester; Company E (109), Captain D Denny; Company F (73), Captain W L Coleman; Company G (101), Captain J H Brooks; Company H (96), Captain E Bland; Company I (72), Captain W F Prescott; Company K (85), Captain BM Talbert

Pole Cat Ponds, six miles below Aiken, Barnwell District, South Carolina, to Richmond, Virginia, 4-7 June 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 4 June, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad via Wilmington, New Hanover County, and Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, and Petersburg, Virginia, in the evening on 7 June, 1861.

Richmond to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 13-14 June, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.68, Paragraph VI, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, at 5 PM on 13 June, 1861, dated 10 June, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 14 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th South Carolina Infantry arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 4 PM on 14 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 June, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.46, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 1 PM on 19 June, 1861, and arrived at 3.30 PM the same day.

Note: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General M L Bonham, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21-22 June, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.51, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening on 21 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the Alexandria Artillery (See the Alexandria Artillery). The regiment arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 June, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, Company L, 1-2 July, 1861: The Horry Volunteers was assigned to the 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company L, by Special Orders No.206, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 29 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.79, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861. The company arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17-18 July, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to withdraw to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, at 8.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company, and the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and G. The regiment arrived at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company F, was ordered across Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 20 July, 1861, and was assigned to picket duty between Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day. Company F was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the the 7th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 10 PM on 21 July, 1861.

Follow & observe the enemy near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 22 July, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to follow and observe the enemy, to pick up stragglers, and secure relinquished property near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 22 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 3rd South Carolina Infantry, a section of the Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company, and the Hanover Light Dragoons. The regiment arrived at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day and was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 22 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 12 PM on 23 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day.

Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23-24 July, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.149, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 8 PM on 23 July, 1861, dated the same day arrived at Camp Gregg, near Vienna Station, via Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 24 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General M L Bonham, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 2nd South Carolina Infantry, 3rd South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry, Alexandria Artillery, Hanover Light Dragoons, Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H

Vienna to Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, 14 August, 1861: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 14 August, 1861.

Reorganised near Richmond, Virginia, 13 May, 1862: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was reorganised with twelve companies near Richmond, Virginia, on 13 May, 1862.

Consolidation of 7th South Carolina Infantry, 9 April, 1865: The 7th South Carolina Infantry was consolidated with the 15th South Carolina Infantry, and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th South Carolina Reserve Battalion Infantry and designated the 7th South Carolina Consolidated Infantry at Smithfield, Johnston County, North Carolina, on 9 April, 1865.

Organisation of 7th South Carolina Consolidated Infantry, 9 April, 1865: Colonel J B Davis, 15th South Carolina Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel (Senior Captain) T A Hudgens, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company B; Major (Captain) J W McCutcheon, 15th South Carolina Infantry, Company G; Company A, Captain H I Bird, 15th South Carolina Infantry, Company K; Company B, Captain C B Burns, 15th South Carolina Infantry, Company D; Company C, Captain A P Bouknight, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company M; Company D, Captain J C Willimas, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company G; Company E, Captain F M Farr, 15th South Carolina Battalion Infantry, Company H; Company F, Captain (First Lieutenant) J A Townsend, 7th South Carolina Battalion Infantry, Company B; Company G, Captain (First Lieutenant) J Lyon, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company C; Company H, Captain D J Griffith, 15th South Carolina Infantry, Company C; Company I, Captain (First Lieutenant) W W Kirkland, 15th South Carolina Infantry, Company E; Company K, Captain (First Lieutenant) E H Covar, 7th South Carolina Infantry, Company A

Surrendered at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, 26 April, 1865: The 7th South Carolina Consolidated Infantry surrendered at Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, on 26 April, 1865.

Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, First Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Major General M L Bonham, South Carolina Militia, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, at 6 PM on 24 April, 1861. He was accompanied by the 1st South Carolina Infantry, Companies A, B, C, E, H, I, K, and L, and was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria and establish headquarters at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.95, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 21 May, 1861 (See the 1st South Carolina Infantry). Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st South Carolina Infantry. He arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the the troops stationed at Fairfax County, Virginia, and the 2nd South Carolina Infantry by Special Orders No. 1 and General Orders No.9, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry). Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 4 and 9 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the Black Horse Troop (See Munford's Squadron Cavalry). He was assigned to command the First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and reappointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 21 October, 1861, dated 14 July, 1861.

Note: Brigadier general P G T Beauregard assumed command of the Department of Alexandria at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 2 June, 1861.

The 7th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General M L Bonham, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.69: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp454-455
Colonel T G Bacon, Seventh South Carolina Infantry, of skirmish at Mitchell’s Ford, dated 2 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.90: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp528-530
Colonel T G Bacon, Seventh South Carolina Infantry, 20 to 21 July, 1861, including Mitchell’s Ford, on the Bull Run River, dated 26 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT No.86: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), pp518-521
Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Camp Gregg, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 August, 1861