Historic Markers Across South Carolina

The Palmetto Regiment

Marker ID: SCHM 41-1
Location: Courthouse grounds, Saluda
County: Saluda
Coordinates: N 34° 00.087    W 081° 46.317
  34.00145    -81.77195
Style: Free Standing **


The S.C. Volunteer Regiment in the Mexican War entered service in Dec. 1846 and was part of Winfield Scott´s Army. At the Battle of Churubusco, its commander, Pierce M. Butler, was killed leading a charge in the face of devastating fire. The unit was in the vanguard of the final assault on Mexico City and first to plant its flag on the city walls.

Erected by Saluda County Historical Commission - 1970


Two sided - Pierce M. Butler