Private Andrew Worley

By Kent Worley

Private Andrew Worley enlisted in the 2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment which was organized at Charleston, South Carolina during the spring of 1862, using the 2nd South Carolina Artillery Battalion as its nucleus. Many of the men were recruited in the counties of Sumter, Darlington, and Charleston.

Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the unit served at the forts and batteries around Charleston.

In 1865, it was converted to infantry and, assigned to General Elliot’s Brigade, took part in the North Carolina Campaign. During the operations on Morris Island, July 10 to September 6, 1863, the regiment lost 2 killed, 15 wounded and 1 missing. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.