Monday, June 18, 2012
The 3d S.C. Inf. Bn. (2)
Table of Contents of Sam B. Davis’ history of the 3d S.C. Inf. Bn.
Thus far, I have read Sam B. Davis’ unit history of the 3d S.C. Inf. Bn. through the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. To that point, the battalion had participated in three battles in the space of 21 days and had been reduced in strength from about 300 men to a remnant of perhaps 30 or so who retreated from Antietam. At South Mountain it had been practically annihilated in the fierce combat at Fox’s Gap – an epic fight that has been more or less obscure in the history books until revealed and explained by Mr. Davis and the small band of historians who together researched and analyzed the story of the Fox’s Gap fighting over many years and unselfishly shared their efforts and particular expertise among themselves.
The Table of Contents shown above will indicate the participation of the battalion in the Civil War and the scope of Mr. Davis’ work.