[The 10th Regiment So. CA. Volunteers] were true patriots, who, at the call of their State, in defense of her liberty, went forth to risk all – comfort, property, life, in response to the highest feeling of public duty. Taught from their cradles to give allegiance first to South Carolina, they lived, fought, and died devoted sons of hers, and like their forefathers of 1776, gloried in the name Rebel, when in rebellion against oppression and tyranny; when Rebels in defense of the dearest rights of freemen.” – C.I. Walker, Rolls and Historical Sketch of the Tenth Regiment pg. 77