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Colonel Olin M. Dantzler

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This page is dedicated to Colonel Olin Dantzler, CSA, of St. Matthews, SC who served as Colonel of the 22nd SC in April 1864.  Col. Dantzler was killed by Federal cannister fire as he led a charge to take Fort Dutton on June 2, 1864.

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Col. Dantzler's attack on Ft. Dutton

Battery Dantzler

Col. Dantzler Marker at Battery Dantzler

Olin M. Dantzler House

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Colonel Olin M. Dantzler's Grave
in St. Matthews, SC

Below is the Official Report of the death Col. Dantzler and the Special Orders to name a Battery in honor of him.

GENERAL ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, Numbers 12.
June 13, 1864.

I. In honor of the lamented Colonel O. M. Dantzler, Twenty-second South Carolina Volunteers, who fell on the 2nd instant at the head of his regiment, the battery at Howlett's house will hereafter be known as Battery Dantzler.

By command of General Beauregard:

John M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SOURCE: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies; page 110, Vol. LII(Supplements)

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