91.--the First South Carolina Regiment.
The following are the officers of the South Carolina
M. L. Bonham
; Col. W. C. Moragne
, Deputy Adjutant-General
; Col. W. D. Simpson
, Division Inspector-General
; Col. A. P. Aldrich
, Quartermaster; Col. R. B. Boyleston
, Commissary; Col. J. N. Lipscomb
; Col. J. McF
, Brigade Surgeon
; Major S. W. Nelson
; Major E. S. Hammond
; Major S. W. Melton
First Regiment South Carolina volunteers.
; D. H. Hamilton
; Augustus M. Smith
The regiment is composed of the Richland Rifles, of Columbia
, Capt. Miller
; Darlington Guards, Capt. McIntosh
; Edgefield Rifles, Capt. Dean
; Union District Volunteers, Capt. Gadberry
; Edgefield Guards, Capt. Merriweather
; Monticello Guards, Capt. Davis
; Rhett Guards, of Newberry
, Capt. Walker
; and Richardson Guards, of Charleston
, Capt. Axson
All of these troops were on service in Charleston harbor
during the late bombardment, but freely and enthusiastically accepted service in the campaign opening on the banks of the Potomac
, without visiting their homes.
Before leaving, the ladies of Charleston
presented them a new flag, which the Courier
describes as follows:
It is made of blue silk, with silk tassels, the staff surmounted by a golden cross.
On one side is the Palmetto
tree, elegantly worked with white floss silk.
An oak vine, of the same beautiful texture, surrounds the Palmetto
, intertwined with laurel leaves.
The trimming is also white silk.
Two elegant standards, of white silk, with golden fringe, accompany the flag.
They bear on them the inscription, “First Regiment South Carolina volunteers, 1861.” --N. O. Picayune
, April 28.