Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Washington Light Infantry 1907
1836~SEMINOLE WAR ~The Washington Light Infantry was sent to St. Augustine for the protection of women and children.
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 Carolin 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 members served in the following additional combat actions:
Today the Washington Light Infantry continues our proud heritage through individual member
Location. 32° 47.095′ N, 79° 55.997′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Meeting Street near George Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 287 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14 George Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. Joseph Johnson House (about 700 feet away); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away); Harleston Boags Funeral Home (about 800 feet away); William C. McElheran House (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Peter's Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Emanuel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
Categories. • War of 1812 • War, World I • War, World II •
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