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ORDER OF BATTLE FOR POTTERíS RAID 1865

FEDERAL TROOPS

Federal units involved in the raid were collected from garrison troops posted to the South Carolina coast.Brigadier General Edward E. Potter commanded the following units during the course of the raid.

 

First Brigade

25th††† Ohio

107st Ohio

157thNew York

56th††† New York(detachment of several companies)

 

Second Brigade

54th††† Massachusetts †† †††††††††(675 men)

102ndU.S. Colored Troops (Detachment of 5 companies)

32nd††† U.S. Colored Troops (Detachment of 8 companies)

 

Auxiliary Troops

Battery F 3rd New York Artillery (one section of 12 pound Napoleons & 360 rounds of Ammunition)

4th Massachusetts Cavalry (one troop or approx.40)

1st†† New York Volunteer Engineers (Detachment)

 

Total Effectives 2,700

 

 

 


CONFEDERATE TROOPS

The Confederate units, which opposed Potterís raid force, were a mix of home guard militia and regular Confederate army units.These units did not operate are a unified command until after the Battle of Dingleís Mill and the destruction of rail equipment and military supplies in Manning, Sumter, Maysville and Manchester.

 

South Carolina Militia:†††††††††† (200-250)

5th Battalion South Carolina Reserves

20th South Carolina Militia

44th South Carolina Militia

 

Confederate Regulars:

M.W. Hannonís Brigade†††††††† (300 men)

11th Georgia †† Cavalry

53rd Alabama†† Cavalry

53rd Alabama Cavalry Battalion

 

J. H. Lewisís Kentucky Brigade †† (450-500)

3rd Kentucky Mounted Infantry (former Orphan Brigade Infantry)

4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (former Orphan Brigade Infantry)

5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (former Orphan Brigade Infantry)

6th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (former Orphan Brigade Infantry)

9th Kentucky Mounted Infantry (former Orphan Brigade Infantry)

 

 

Fergusonís Battery (2 guns)

 

Total Effectives 1000