South Carolina – Overview of South Carolina in the Mexican War
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Jim Gillgam contributed the battle information below and wrote of South Carolina's roll in the Mexican War, "The state of South Carolina raised a Regiment of volunteers for the Mexican War 1846-48. The name of the regiment was the Palmetto Regiment. They fought very bravely and were the Vanguard of Winfield Scott's army in some of the battles in Mexico. They were the first regiment to storm the gates of Mexico confronting Santa Anna himself. The flag of the regiment was the first flag to be raised over Mexico City."
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