This unit is the 1st South Carolina Regiment, the second of the two South Carolina regiments I am doing for this AWI collection.
Organised in the summer of 1775 at Charleston to consist of ten companies from eastern South Carolina it was adopted into the Continenal Army in November. It served the majority of the war in the Southern Department (that part of the colonies south of the Virginia/Maryland border). It fought at Charleston in 1775 and 1776, in Florida in 1778 and at Savannah and Charleston in 1780. In addition to that one company served in the Caribbean in 1778.
The regiment was consolidated with the 5th South Carolina Regiment in early 1780, but retained the 1st South Carolina title. It surrendered with the rest of the southern army at Charleston in May 1780 by the British Army. Reformed in December 1782 it was disbanded in November 1783.
I am really enjoying working on these figures. I particularly like the variety the casual poses provide where some figures don’t have a bayonets fixed, or some are marching with muskets over the right shoulder instead of the left and some, not in this unit, have their muskets inverted.