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    Drayton's Brigade


    DRAYTON'S BRIGADE



    Brigade Command

    Commanding Officer
    Brigadier General Thomas Drayton

    Adjutant
    Colonel William Davie DeSaussure

    Aide-de-camp
    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 - Captain Stevens, Commanding
    Co. I - Captain Derrick, Commanding
    Co. K - Captain Keller, Commanding

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

    51st Georgia

    Phillips Georgia Legion



    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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    Last edited by James Kipler; 08-03-2017 at 04:38 PM.

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    Congrats!

    Good luck!

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    So you've found yourself on the right side again, huh, Kipler?
    To the Colors!

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    Company K, 38th North Carolina, Pender's Brigade, A.P. Hill's Division, Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance Rawlings View Post
    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!

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    Very impressed to see you sticking to the historical units! Best of luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravescot View Post
    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)

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    Except, the South didn't legally recognize corps designations until after Antietam.
    They did however use the term "Wing" in place of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. P. Hill View Post
    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 !

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Kipler View Post
    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

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    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

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