1st SC Infantry Of African Descent

1st SC Infantry Of African Descent (HM4C2)

Location: Beaufort, SC 29902 Beaufort County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 26.379', W 80° 40.735'

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The 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regimentwas raised from sea island slaves living around Port Royal. Elements of the regiment were formed on HiltonHead in May 1862. In August 1862, the regiment was reorganized near Beaufort at the Smith plantation.It was commanded by the noted abolitionist ThomasW. Higginson who led the regiment on raids along theGeorgia coast. On Jan. 1, 1863, the regiment wasformerly mustered into the United States Army.The regiment saw extensive service on the SouthCarolina, Georgia and Florida Coasts. On Feb. 8,1864, the regiment was redesignated as the 33rd Infantry Regiment of the United States Colored Troops. The Regiment assisted in the occupation ofCharleston, Savannah, Augusta and other pointsuntil it was mustered out Jan. 31, 1866.
HM NumberHM4C2
Placed ByHistoric Beaufort Foundation South Carolina
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 530182 N 3589214
Decimal Degrees32.43965000, -80.67891667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.379', W 80° 40.735'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 22.74" N, 80° 40' 44.10" W
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Area Code(s)803, 843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1500-1598 US-21 Business, Beaufort SC 29902, US
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