Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry
1836-SEMINOLE WAR-The Washington Light Infantry was sent to St. Augustine for the protection of women and children.
1847-MEXICAN WAR-This company volunteers formed the nucleus of Company A of the famous and Historic Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina which served under General Scott in this campaign.
1861-WAR BETWEEN THE STATES 1861-1865-This organization furnished three companies for a total of four hundred fourteen men in this conflict. Its combat losses amounted to one hundred fourteen killed.
1917-WORLD WAR ONE-One hundred fifty men of this organization served in the army in Europe as a Company in the 30th Division in the battles of St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and others.
1940-WORLD WAR TWO-At the call of President of the United States, Co. B, (WLI), 118th Infantry, South Carolina National Guard entrained for training at Fort Jackson, S.C. where they remained for a time before they were sent overseas to the European Theater of Operations.
Washing Light Infantry
Today the Washington Light Infantry continues our proud heritage through individual member who have served in Bosnia~Herzegovina, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Haiti, enduring freedom (Afghanistan), Iraqi Freedom, and in the Global War on Terrorism as we continue to "Remember Who We Are".
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War of 1812 • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 32° 47.095′ N, 79° 55.997′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting Street and George Street, on the right when traveling south on Meeting Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 287 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project SC 1233 F (within shouting distance of this marker); The Noyer-Wildhagen House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice, Rattlesnakes, and Rainwater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14 George Street (about 300 feet away); Dr. Joseph Johnson House (about 700 feet away); A History of Courtenay SquareSt. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
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