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Authorized June 6, 1775, the Second South Carolina Regiment organized at Charleston, South Carolina during the summer of 1775. The Regiment consisted of ten companies from eastern South Carolina. Adopted into the Continental Army in November 1775, the Regiment was assigned to the Southern Department in February 1776. The Regiment was assigned to the 2nd South Carolina Brigade in August 1778, to the 1st South Carolina Brigade in January 1779, to McIntosh’s Brigade in June 1779, and to Huger’s brigade in September 1779. Retaining its name, the Regiment was consolidated with the 6th South Carolina Regiment in February 1780 ( to consist of nine companies) and assigned to the South Carolina Brigade. The Regiment was captured by the British Army at Charleston on May 12, 1780. Isaac Dubose and Samuel DuBose served as officers in the 2nd South Carolina Regiment during the American Revolution.

The 2nd South Carolina Continental Regiment Order Book, 1777, is a bound volume written for the 2nd South Carolina Continental Regiment (commanded by Colonel Motte). The volume includes an alphabetical list of soldiers serving in the Regiment compiled from the order book by John Bennett (1915), military orders from numerous generals, information on soldiers accused and punished for crimes (such as lashes) for theft, drunkenness, violence, mutiny, and desertion. Also included are references to “divine services” or public worship for the soldiers, and requests for military clothing and other items. Locations mentioned include Fort Moultrie, Fort Johnson, Sullivan’s Island, the Charleston Battery, and Haddrell’s Point. Persons referenced include General Francis Marion, Henry Laurens, Lt. Col. Isaac Huger, Captain Richard Shubrick and General William Moultrie.

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