3rd SC Artillery Battalion

3rd South Carolina
Artillery Battalion
Company G
DeSaussure Light Artillery

3rd South Carolina Artillery Battalion,
The Palmetto Battalion,
 The Palmetto Light Artillery Battalion

Field Officers: Colonel Edward B. White; Lieutenant Colonel William H. Campbell.

Organized in December 1861; The companies of this battalion were frequently detached to operate independently of the battalion; Serving in Charleston were Companies A, D, E, G, H, I, and K; Companies A, G, H, I, and K, surrendered with the Army of the Tennessee; Companies D, E, and F were disbanded after the evacuation of Charleston;  Company B served in Jackson, Atlanta, Tennessee, and North Carolina, surrendering 26 April 1865;  Company C served in Charleston, Jackson, Chickamauga, and Mobile, surrendering in May 1865. 

The regiment participated in the following battles:

  • Battery Wagner 18 July 1863
  • Charleston Harbor 9 August 1863
  • Carolinas Campaign 1865

The following roster was copied from a newspaper article that was pasted in an old account book by Anna Charlotte Loring in 1861.


Roll of the Officers & Privates of the DeSaussure Light Artillery
W. L. DePASS, Captain
D.M. ROGERS, Sen. 1st Lt.
A.A. GILBERT, Jr. 1st Lt.
S. M. RICHARDSON, Sr. 2d Lt.
I. R. MORDECAL, Jr. 2d Lt.
J.N. CORBET, Qr. Mas. & Ord'n Serg.
John MANGET, Ord'n Serg.
Isaac HOLLAND, 1st Chief of Piece
Jos. F. RHAME, 2d Chief of Piece
Wiley BRADLEY, 3d Chief of Piece
G. W. REARDON, 4th Chief of Piece
J. M. HILL, 5th Sergeant
E. G. ROBINSON, 6th Serg.
S. P. DURANT, 2d Corp.
J. W. DePASS, 3d Corp.
G. W. STOUDEMIRE, 4th Corp.
B. H. CROSS, 5th Corp.
B. J. HUMPHRIES, 6th Corp.
John GOFF, 7th Corp.
J. J. COOPER, 8th Corp.
Jas. T. FLOWERS, 9th Corp.
A. M. DUNN, 10th Corporal

W R Atkinson
T W Atkinson
Thos Atkinson
Ezek Adkinson
A L Barnes
P Baxley
John Bordenave
P Bowen
C P Bowen
Jas Bradley
George Brown
S J Brown 
Richard Brown
Dan'l Brunson
J P Boswell
J W Bessinger
J W Baker
T M Cassels
Charles Clark
Jno A Counts
Jno J Capell
Jno Campbell
C W Davis
W E DeLoach
J P DePass
T Dickert
B E Evans
E I Galloway
L B Gay
R T Gee
S Griffin
B F Gordon
John Gills
Chas. Hayden
M Henderson
John Holland
George Holley
J D Jones
S J Jones 
E C Jones
J A Jones
G W Johnson
James Langley
J L Lyles
Alfred Marsh 
T J McCants
T B Miller
John McGown
T A Meroney
E Owens
D Owens 
V Parsons (Fari'r)
E Parsons 
John Parker
Rich. Potee
I P Sharp
John W Smith 
James Smith
J T Setzler
Frank Stevens
James Tisdale
David Thomas
R H Vaughan
Sam'l T Wilson
Robt Wilson
Judge Wilson
H C Wilson
John Wooten
J M Wilson
Jesse Yates

The above roster transcription and the information from the scrapbook that you will find below was donated to the SCSumter, SCGenWeb site
by: Elizabeth Girardeau
(Thank you, Bet.)


The items that you will read below were pasted in an 1809 accounts book that was used as a scrapbook by Anna Charlotte Loring during the War. 

A newspaper article from 1862:

The shouts of victory from our gallant army, before Richmond, have scarcely passed from our ears, before the loud wail of grief for the dead follows it. Our Confederacy iscrowned with victory, but deep sorrow has penetrated many a peaceful and happy home. The telegraph brings us the sad intelligence, that many have fallen in the great struggle, who but a short time since were among us, full of life, nerved with patriotism and buoyant with hope... Capt. Leonard W. Bartlett was severely wounded in the battle of the 30th June and expired while being carried to Richmond. He left Chapel Hill College before graduation to join Capt. Richardson's Company, then in service on Morris' Island as a private, and served as such until the re-organization of the company in May last, when he was chosen to command it. Young as he was, he exhibited marks of no ordinary talent, and a bright and useful future seemed opening to him - but alas! how have the hopes of friends and the promises of youth been blasted First Lieutenant J. Dozier Lee, was killed in the battle of the 30th June - He was just about to graduate from the Citadel Academy when the war commenced. Much of the last days of his course in the Military Academy was spent in preparing the raw recruits of South Carolina for service. Soon after his graduation with high distinction, he was elected 3d Lieutenant in Capt. Harrington's Company, and entered the service in July last, in the 9th Regiment S.C.V. On the resignation of Adjutant J. H. Witherspoon, he was appointed Adjutant of the 9th Regiment, and served as such with marked efficiency until its original term of service had expired. In the meantime he re-enlisted for the war as a private, and upon the organization of the company now commanded by Capt. Colclough, he was elected 1st Lieutenant, and in that capacity was serving, when the fatal wound was received in the battle field on the terrible day, the 30th June. He too was young and hopeful and endowed with a high order of intellect. All that is now left to us is to reverence his memory, and weep over his untimely grave. Joel D. Brogdon, David Wells, M.M. Barfield, T.M. Dick and J. W. McCoy were killed in the battle of the 30th June. Their history in connection with this war is brief, but it is the noble record which many noble spirits will leave to their friends.....

Captain Bartlett

The following is taken from the correspondent 'Personne' of the Charleston Courier, in relation to our lamented fellow townsman.

"Captain Bartlett, of the Sumter Volunteers, Second Regiment, was mortally wounded. Throughout the fight he had behaved with a gallantry that must have made him a prominent object of notice by the enemy. Though shot in the head, he continued at the front of his company, sometimes in advance, inspiring them not only by his words, but by his example. He was then shot a second time in the stomach. Still he pressed on, unwilling to leave his company until he became so faint from the loss of blood that he was obliged to lie down under a tree, where he remained all night. The next morning he was found, pale, haggard, and evidently exhausted, but cheerful and prompt in manner, as was his wont. He inquired affectionately after his company, who were hurt, spoke of his own severe injuries, but not in a strain that indicated the slightest fear as to the future, and was evidently prepared for the worst. A few days afterwards he died."

The Tri-Weekly Watchman, Sumter, S.C., Issue of 21 July 1862
"Death of WILLIAM WHITE from a wound received in the battle of the 30th of June ... another to that sad list of relatives, who were the victims of that bloody day - LEE, BARTLETTE,DICK & WHITE."

1st Lt. J. Dozier Lee - s/o George W & Susan Dozier Lee
Capt. Leonard W. Bartlett - s/o Julius L. & Agnes Purvis White Bartlett
Thomas Murritt Dick - s/o Dr. T. M. & Mary Elizabeth White Dick
William White - s/o William & Elizabeth Hale White
William was gs/o Anthony & Hannah Barton White. Others were ggs/o same.

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