South Mountain by Rick Reeve

South Mountain by Rick Reeve
South Mountain by Rick Reeve depicting the wounding of General Garland

Friday, September 10, 2010

The slaughter of Drayton's Brigade

Brigadier General Thomas Drayton's Brigade was a part of David R. Jones division at South Mountain and it was ordered to Fox's Gap to reinforce the Confederate position and act as the hinge on which a Confederate counterattack would turn. It was created in 1862 and transferred to Richmond to serve in the Army of Northern Virginia. The 15th South Carolina, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion, Phillip's (GA) Legion Infantry, 50th Georgia, and 51st Georgia were the regiments that made up this brigade. At Fox's Gap, Drayton would order an attack by the 15th South Carolina, the 3rd SC infantry battalion, and Phillips Legion that would be halted and pushed back not long after it began. The 50th and 51st Georgia would be trapped along the Old Sharpsburg Road and taking fire from 3 different directions. The Georgians would be slaughted in the roadbed making this portion of the road South Mountain's Bloody Lane. The South Carolinians would take a position around the Daniel Wise farmhouse and hold as long as possible. The 15th gave way first, but the 3rd's commander refused to let his men retreat and held the line until he was mortally wounded. The Phillip's Legion resisted as much as possible before it too was forced to retreat. Drayton took about 1,300 men with him to the gap, he would leave almost half on the battlefield either killed, wounded, or captured. This is as complete a list as could be created for this brigade.



Brigadier General Thomas F. Drayton (commanding 5 regiments)

Killed 108
Wounded 162
Missing/Captured 176
Total 446






3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion (Lt. Colonel George S. Strother commanding)

Regiment:
Killed:
Lieutenant Colonel George S. Strother
Wounded:
Major William G. Rice
Captured:
Assistant Surgeon Simon Baruch

Company A:
Killed:
Sergeant James J. Anderson
Private James Calhoun
Private John W. Calhoun, Jr.
Private Elias N. Owens
Private Carson K. Puckett
Wounded:
Sergeant George W. Moored (Captured Also)
Private Capers B. Cannon (Captured also)
Private Rueben S. Clardy
Private Henry H. Cook (Captured also)
Private James H. Finley
Private James D. Fooshe
Private John H. Nichols (Captured also)
Private Joseph M. Rampy (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Private John C. Fooshe
Private Elihu W. Griffin
Private George W. Hines
Private John M. Nelson
Private Samuel D. Puckett
Private James Ramsey
Private Joshua M. Townsend



Company B:
Killed:
Sergeant James W. Davis
Private Samuel L. Austin
Private John W. Crawford
Private Pressley A. Fuller
Private Elihu C. Griffin
Private Abraham Hollingsworth
Private Waddy T. Irby
Private William C. Madden
Private Maxwell Smith
Private William E. Waldrop
Wounded:
2nd Lieutenant Adolphus A. Fuller (Captured also)
Sergeant John C. Fuller (Captured also)
Private Isaac G. Austin
Private Thomas J. Coleman (Captured also)
Private William B. Fuller
Private James A. Jones (Captured also)
Private Andrew J. Snow
Private Francis M. Walker (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Sergeant Major George A. Ligon
Private Thomas H. Calhoun
Private William H. Hand
Private Henry L. Hitt
Private James F. Nelson
Private James E. Watson

Company C:
Killed:
Lieutenant Mastin W. Henderson
Private Joseph J. Avery
Private William N. Cannon
Private A. Tolen Motes
Private Lawson Watkins
Wounded:
Sergeant Thomas P. Cooper (Captured also)
Private James E. Baldwin
Private William Dagnall
Private Ambrose W. Hudgens (Captured also)
Private John S. Pitts
Private John N. Wilson
Captured/Missing:
Corporal John S. Anderson



Company D:
Killed:
Sergeant William W. Simpson
Private Anderson Babb
Private William D. McKnight
Private Robert T. Shockley
Wounded:
Sergeant Joseph F. Ramage
Private William F. Kelly (Captured also)
Private Thomas J. Loyd
Private James McCluney (captured also)
Private Charles S. Madden (Captured also)
Private Joseph R. Brownlee (Captured also)
Private George R. Burdette
Captured/Missing:
1st Lieutenant Charles E. Kirk
Private Henry L. Curry
Private Decatur Madden
Private Richard L. Owings
Private John L. Speake
Private Robert S. Spears

Company E:
Killed:
Corporal Dempsey Armstrong
Private Drury B. Riddle
Private W. Drayton Riddle
Private Martin Sumerel
Private William M. Sumeral
Wounded:
2nd Lieutenant Robert L. Henry
Corporal Toliver Sumeral (Captured also)
Private James W. Fowler
Private William W. Grumbles (Captured also)
Private Jasper R. Martin (Captured also)
Private J.S. Morgan (Captured also)
Private William P. Patterson (Captured also)
Private Joseph W. Stewart (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Private John W. Bryant
Private John O. Mcneely
Private Mancil Owens
Private James A. Riddle
Private Martin Riddle
Private Willis M. Riddle
Private Robert J. Todd


Company F:
Killed:
Sergeant P.H. Keough
Private Dederick Senn
Private Thomas M. Smith
Wounded:
2nd Lieutenant Joseph F. Freideberg
Private Alexander H. Fleming (Captured also)
Private Samuel R. North
Private John Rembert (Captured also)
Private Elwood R. Stokes
Captured/Missing:
Captain Daniel B. Miller
Corporal j.B. Mccawley
Private James R. Campbell
Private Patrick Claffey
Private William E.C. Fulmer
Private John Glaze
Private Robert Thrift

Company G:
Killed:
2nd Lieutenant James P. Shedd
1st Sergeant David R. Martin
Wounded:
Sergeant Labon H. Trapp (Captured also)
Private John W. Boyd (Captured also)
Private George W. Brown
Private Jesse Graddick
Private Robert M. Hagood (Captured also)
Private Washington N. Mason
Private John F. Paul (Captured also)
Private W.H. Robinson (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
2nd Lieutenant Robert H. Jennings
Sergeant Benjamin F. Watt
Private Hugh W. Aiken
Private George S. Tinkler


15th South Carolina (Colonel William D. DeSaussure commanding)

Regiment:
Wounded:
Aide de Camp Caleb Clark
Private Irwin Emory (Company Unknown)


Company A:
Killed:
Private Gerald McCammon
Private William H. Roberts
Private Adolphus Stark
Private Ira G. Templeton
Wounded:
Private Charles P. Johnson (Captured also)
Private William E. Parker
Captured/Missing:
Private William Graham

Company B:
Killed:
Private William P. Huckaby
Private Spenser Prince
Private Franklin Rook
Wounded:
Sergeant Major Charles H. Giles
Private J.P. Barnett
Private W.H. Boram
Private Robert Lamb
Private William H. Williams
Captured/Missing:
Private Jason Bobo

Company C:
Killed:
1st Lieutenant Samuel I. Lewie
4th Sergeant Henry F. Derrick
Private Henry Satcher
Wounded:
Private Daniel A. Jumper
Private James W. Jumper
Private James Lominack (Captured also)
Private David W. Oswalt (Captured also)
Private Nathaniel Oxner
Private David Taylor
Captured/Missing:
Private James A. Long
Private James H. Long




Company D:
Killed:
Private Joseph B. Capell
Private Columbus Watts
Wounded:
1st Lieutenant James M. Davis
Private W.H. Capell (Captured also)
Private James L. Gardner
Private Duncan Jordan
Private Manning Scott
Private Francis M. Watts
Captured/Missing:
Chaplain Hugh B. McCallum
Private David G. Fletcher
Private W.W. Watson

Company E:
Killed:
2nd Lieutenant Joseph B. Hoy
Wounded:
Private Lee Bagley
Private W.J. Barker
Private William M. Blair
Private William J. Cotton
Private Robert L. Martin
Private George W. Williams
Captured/Missing:
Private John J. Barreneau
Private William P. Dickinson
Private W. W. Lyles
Private G. Butler Pearson

Company F:
Killed:
1st Sergeant James A. Rowland
Private Marion K. Alston
Private Harvey W. Scott
Wounded:
1st Lieutenant John D. Jefferies
Private John C. Edge
Private Seberry Jones
Private Morgan Knox
Private Anthony J. Peeler
Private James Spencer
Captured/Missing:
Private William Fowler
Company G:
Killed:
Private James Hudson
Private J. Mcdonald
Wounded:
Private Robert F. Cox
Private W. J. McCalister
Captured/Missing:
Private L.C. Altman
Private Elias F. Ard
Private John M. Graham
Private Adam H. June
Private Theodore G. June
Private John J. Mathews
Private John A. Owens
Private Henry A. Poston
Private E. P. Sharp

Company H:
Killed:
1st Lieutenant William P. Farr
2nd Sergeant James Savage
Wounded:
Private William Adis
Private Columbus Garner
Private A. D. Spears

Company I:
Killed:
Private William W. Hallman
Wounded:
1st Lieutenant Robert W. Frick
Private David W. Amick
Private James F. Koon (Captured also)
Private Samuel W. Koon
Private George M.Shealy
Captured/Missing:
2nd Lieutenant Wade Keisler
5th Sergeant Henry L. Amick
Corporal Jacob A. Bowers
Private Solomon D.W. Amick
Private John E. Jacobs
Private William H. Koon
Private George M. Monts


Company K:
Killed:
Private Samuel M. Cook
Wounded:
2nd Sergeant William M. McCaslan
Private John W. Caldwell
Private Samuel S. Mcbride
Private William J. McCaine
Private Cartlege Weeks
Captured/Missing:
Private James b. Robertson

Phillips (GA) Legion Infantry (Lt. Colonel Robert T. Cook commanding)

Regiment:
Wounded:
Major Elihu S. Barclay (Captured also)
Sergeant Major John A. Mathias
Chaplain George G. Smith

Company A
Killed:
Private William F. Williams
Wounded:
Captain Oliver P. Daniel
Private Joseph B. Walker (Mortally)

Company B:
Killed:
Private William Cowan
Private Darling P. Glover
Private William Lynch
Private James H. Mitchell
Private Monroe Mitchell
Private Richard P. Stone
Wounded:
Private August Abraham (Captured also)
Private Jacob A. Blanton (Captured also)
Private Warren R. Davis
Private Wiley P. Mitchell (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Private Marcellus F. Broyles
Private Lyman A. Chapman
Private Joseph C. England
Private James W. Hawkins
Private Henry L. Russell
Private John W. Samples
Private Francis M. Turner

Company C:
Killed:
Private William Dobbins
Private Jonas O. Mills
Private Thomas J. Roman
Private Hunter VanDiver
Wounded:
Private John B.F. Red
Private Isaac N. Taylor (Captured also)
Private William W. Ward
Captured/Missing:
Private James Alley
Private John T. Spruell

Company D:
Killed:
1st Lieutenant Abraham Jones
Private John A. Scott
Private James W. Spratling
Private Ellis E. Williams
Wounded:
Private John T.L. Baldwin
Private David H.P. Barton (Captured also)
Private R.H. Echols
Private Frank B. Luke
Private John Mathias
Private John F. Murphy
Private Samuel M. Turner (Captured also)
Captured:
Private W. J. Sumner
Private E. Cannon Williams
Private James S. Wood

Company E:
Wounded:
Captain Joseph E. Hamilton
Private James Dempsey
Private Noah White


Company F:
Killed:
2nd Lieutenant John W. Duggan
Wounded:
Private William Carroll (Captured also)
Private Patrick G. Garey (Captured also)
Captured:
2nd Corporal Richard Deignan
Private Barnard Conway
Private Richard Furlong
Private Patrick McGovern

Company L:
Wounded:
Captain James M. Johnson (Captured also)
Private Newton J. Ivey (Mortally)
Private Doctor L. Malone (Captured also)
Private William B. Pilgrim
Private Joseph B. Richardson
Captured:
Private Andrew J. Alexander
Private William J. Esler
Private Clement J. Hunt
Private Ira F. McClellan
Private Solomon H. Sanders
Private Mitchell Walraven
Private Harrison Wilmoth

Company M:
Killed:
Private William M. Bannister
Private Hiram W. Folds
Wounded:
Private William Bannister
Private Andrew J. Inzer
Private Harvey E. McKee
Private William H. Sauls (Captured also)
Private John W. Sewell
Captured:
Private John P. Bryan
Private Charles B. Collins
Private John W. Hodges
Private Daniel H. Ponder
Private James E. Smith
Private Joel C. Stancell

Company O:
Killed:
Private Emsley D. Childers
Private Samuel E. Fields
Private John R. Hawkins
Private Jesse M. Jackson
Private William O. Watson
Private Rufus M. West
Wounded:
Private Andrew J. Davis (Captured also)
Private Charles P. Henderson
Private Robert Moore
Private William G. Taylor
Captured/Missing:
1st Sergeant Alvan H. Summers
Private Thomas C. Austin



50th Georgia (Lieutenant Colonel Francis Kearse commanding)

Company A:
Killed:
Private Samuel Altman
Private James T. Peacock
Private James R. Thomas
Private James F. Thomas
Wounded:
Private John W. Fletcher
Private Robert G. O’Berry
Private George R. Stom (Missing)
Private Lewis R. Thomas
Private Benjamin Waldron
Captured/Missing:
Private William H. Gooding
Private James T. Tippon

Company B:
Casualties unknown

Company C:
Casualties unknown

Company D:
Killed:
4th Corporal W. F. McConnell
Private Hezekiah Brown
Private J. Vickers
Private M. Vickers
Wounded:
Private E. Hughes (mortally)
Private William J. Nelson, Sr. (Captured also)
Private Jack Swilley
Captured/Missing:
Private B. Coleman
Private R. P. Hughes

Company E:
Casualties Unknown

Company F:
Casualties Unknown

Company G:
Killed:
Private William S. Guthery
Private John Roberts
Wounded:
Captain John R. Osteen
1st Sergeant James Douglass
2nd Sergeant Charles W. Curry
4th Corporal William T. Roberts
Private James R. Hargroves
Private Moses Roberts
Captured/Missing:
Private David Bass
Private Manning Cowart
Private Lyman A. Sirmans
Private M.T. Strickland
Private Jasper H. Vining

Company H:
Killed:
3rd Corporal Jeremiah T. Hancock
4th Sergeant James Brown
Private Jasper Castleberry
Private Joseph Castleberry
Private Harrison G. Hancock
Private James A. Hood
Wounded:
Private David A. Giles

Company I:
Killed:
Private Richard P. Connell
Private Mathew Handley
Private Elisha R. Herring
Wounded:
Private Samuel Ford
Private Lewis Marshall (Captured also)
Private Randall McMillan
Private A.J. Parrish (Missing also)
Captured/Missing:
Private William Hartley
Private Jams H. Tison

Company K:
Casualties Unknown


51st Georgia (Colonel William M. Slaughter (?) commanding)

Company A:
Wounded:
Private William H. Barnard
Private James L. Ford

Company B:
Killed:
2nd Lieutenant George W. West
Wounded:
Private William P. West

Company C:
Casualties unknown

Company D:
Wounded:
Private James Glass

Company E:
Killed:
2nd Lieutenant Louis G. Hainesley
Private Legrand B. Bartlett
Private G.W. Clower
Private David G. Jones
Wounded:
Private Marion A. Bell
Private Francis E. Davis (Captured also)
Private James M. Thompson (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Private Jordan Everett
Private Andrew J. Reaves
Private Virgil P. Rimes

Company F:
Killed:
Private John R. Wainwright
Private W.W. Wimberley
Wounded:
Private Vincent Huff
Private W.J.D. Laing (Captured also)
Captured/Missing:
Sergeant James E. Whitaker
Private George W.Odum
Private Robert A. Baird
Private S.S. Bradley
Private Robert A. Dyson
Private John J. Smith
Private Issace Vinson
Private Robert E. Wright

Company H:
Killed:
Private Joseph A. Dubose
Captured/Missing:
Private James R. Cox

Company I:
Unknown Casualties

Company K:
Unknown Casualties

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