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James Kipler
08-02-2017, 08:04 PM
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DRAYTON'S BRIGADE



Brigade Command

Commanding Officer
http://i.imgur.com/LOBNxlr.png Brigadier General Thomas Drayton

Adjutant
http://i.imgur.com/YhAEHFd.png Colonel William Davie DeSaussure

Aide-de-camp
http://i.imgur.com/ZhewMjz.png Lieutenant Colonel James Kipler

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Units

3rd South Carolina Battalion
Co. F - Captain Leitner, Commanding

15th South Carolina - Col. William DeSaussure, Commanding
Co. C (http://www.warofrightsforum.com/showthread.php?3348-15th-South-Carolina-Co-C-quot-Lexington-Guards-quot&highlight=15th) - Captain Stevens, Commanding
Co. I (http://www.warofrightsforum.com/showthread.php?3529-15th-South-Carolina-Co-I-quot-Dutch-Fork-Guards-quot&highlight=15th) - Captain Derrick, Commanding
Co. K - Captain Keller, Commanding

50th Georgia - Col. Francis J. Underwood, Commanding

51st Georgia

Phillips Georgia Legion



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History
At the Battle of Port Royal later that year, troops under his command at Fort Beauregard and Fort Walker came under attack by ships of the Union Navy, including the USS Pocahontas, commanded by his brother, Percival Drayton. Thomas Drayton's son, Lieutenant William Drayton, also fought with the Confederates in defense of the forts. After a lengthy bombardment, both forts fell to the Union attackers, who subsequently occupied much of the region. They gained their first deepwater port in coastal Carolina.

In 1862, Drayton was assigned command of an infantry brigade composed of the 15th South Carolina Infantry, the 3d Battalion S.C. Inf. and three Georgia infantry regiments, the 50th and 51st and Phillips' Georgia Legion, which became part of the Right Wing of the Army of Northern Virginia under Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. Drayton's Brigade fought at the Second Battle of Manassas. Defending Fox's Gap at the Battle of South Mountain, Drayton suffered high casualties. His much-depleted brigade also saw considerable action at Sharpsburg.

His tactical abilities were at times questioned by his superiors, and he was finally removed from command. He was transferred to the Western Theater to command a brigade in Sterling Price's army in August 1863. During the final two years of the war, he mainly performed administrative duties in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, although he did briefly command a division in early 1864.


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How to Join
Joining the Brigade is easy! Feel free to join any of the units listed above in the Company Tool. There are links available to each individual unit's Company Tool page on the Brigade website. You will be contacted by your Company Commander with further instructions. From there, check out our or head over to our Steam group and join in!

Brigade Website:
http://draytonsbrigade.weebly.com

Steam Group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/draytonsbrigade

A. P. Hill
08-02-2017, 10:25 PM
Congrats!

Good luck!

Lance Rawlings
08-03-2017, 02:09 AM
So you've found yourself on the right side again, huh, Kipler? ;)

James Kipler
08-03-2017, 03:08 PM
So you've found yourself on the right side again, huh, Kipler? ;)

Aint that the truth, Captain. Glad to see that you and your boys are still doing well!

For Southern rights!

Bravescot
08-03-2017, 03:15 PM
Very impressed to see you sticking to the historical units! Best of luck.

James Kipler
08-03-2017, 03:29 PM
Very impressed to see you sticking to the historical units! Best of luck.

Thanks! We had considered naming it the II Corps...but I heard that name was taken in a few other places ;) (I jest of course)

A. P. Hill
08-03-2017, 06:08 PM
Except, the South didn't legally recognize corps designations until after Antietam. ;)
They did however use the term "Wing" in place of.

SouthCarolina
08-03-2017, 06:27 PM
Except, the South didn't legally recognize corps designations until after Antietam. ;)
They did however use the term "Wing" in place of.

Sorry chief your missing the amazing joke James just made

And great thread guys! Good luck !

Kyle422
08-03-2017, 10:16 PM
Thanks! We had considered naming it the II Corps...but I heard that name was taken in a few other places ;) (I jest of course)

Just so you know or anyone knows. There is no claimed names until its on the company tool so you are free to use whatever name you choose within reason ;)

- Kyle

James Kipler
08-04-2017, 04:04 PM
Ok just in the vein of clarification:

A. We were never going to name the unit the II Corps for many many reasons that I will not get into right now.
B. I made that comment as a joke/jab on the current...erm...situation surrounding the "II Corps" in the US forums.

That is all. Thank you ;)

Nigel Walsh
01-03-2020, 04:19 AM
Good luck, fellow Rebs!