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3rd South Carolina Regiment
Active 1775-1783
Country United States
Type Ranger
Part of Continental Army
Engagements Savannah and Charleston

The 3rd South Carolina Regiment was raised on 6 June 1775, at Ninety-Six Court House, South Carolina, for service with the Continental Army. The regiment saw action at the Siege of Savannah (16 September 1779 to 18 October 1779) and the Siege of Charleston. The regiment was captured by the British Army at Charleston on 12 May 1780, together with the rest of the Southern Department. The regiment was disbanded on 15 November 1783.

Charleston, South Carolina Siege

Charleston Campaign: 7 March - 12 May 1780

American forces:

  • Commanding Officer - Major General Benjamin Lincoln
  • Continentals - Brigadier General William Moultrie
  • South Carolina Continental Brigade - Colonel Charles Cotesworth Pinckney
  • Lieutenant Colonel William Henderson - 3rd South Carolina (Ranger) Regiment
  • Major Edmund Hyrne - Light Infantry Company
  • Captain Felix Warley - 1st Company
  • Captain Joseph Warley - 2nd Company
  • Captain Uriah Goodwyn - 3rd Company
  • Captain Robert Lyle - 3rd South Carolina Regiment
  • Captain John Buchanan - 6th South Carolina Regiment
  • Captain Jesse Baker - 5th Company
  • Captain Field Farrer - 6th Company
  • Captain George Liddell - 7th Company
  • Captain Richard Pollard - 8th Company
  • Captain John Carraway Smith - 9th Company
  • Captain Oliver Towles - 10th Company
  • Captain William Caldwell - 3rd South Carolina Regiment**
  • Captain Daniel R. McDuff - 3rd South Carolina Regiment


  • O'Kelly, Patrick. Nothing but Blood and Slaughter, volume 2.
  • Continental Army Payroll Records, 1779, Book 89, pp. 164ff

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