Washington Light Infantry records
Collection contains typewritten transcriptions of the records (1820-1936) of the Washington Light Infantry compiled as a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project in 1935 and 1936, and one printed letter.
- Washington Light Infantry (Charleston, S.C.) (Organization)
Language of Material
Materials in English
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The Washington Light Infantry was formed as a body of "citizen soldiers" in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807 and incorporated in 1824. During the Civil War the Washington Light Infantry furnished Companies A and B of the 25th South Carolina Regiment (Hagood's Brigade, C.S.A.) and Co. A of the Hampton Legion Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. The Washington Light Infantry continued as a charitable association after the Civil War and in 1874 united with the Washington Light Infantry Rifle Club as a military and charitable organization. In 1877, the Washington Light Infantry was chartered by the General Assembly of South Carolina as a military company in the 1st Regiment of Rifles, 4th Brigade, 1st Division of the South Carolina state troops.
0.5 linear feet (1 document box, 1 slim document box)
The Washington Light Infantry was formed as a body of "citizen soldiers" in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1807 and incorporated in 1824. This collection contains typewritten transcriptions of their records (1820-1936) compiled during a Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) project in 1935 and 1936, and one printed letter.
Materials are described at the folder level.
Processed by Special Collections staff, date unknown.
- Charleston (S.C.) -- History
- Fraternal organizations -- South Carolina -- Charleston
- South Carolina -- History
- South Carolina. Militia. Washington Light Infantry Company
- Washington Light Infantry (Charleston, S.C.) -- Records and correspondence
- administrative records
- minutes (administrative records)
- Inventory of the Washington Light Infantry Records, 1820-1936
- Processed by: Special Collections staff; machine-readable finding aid created by: Gillian Cote
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