Chapter Officers & Executive Committee Members of the Charleston, South Carolina Chapter of the Association of the United States Army
The Coastal South Carolina Chapter will re-establish itself as a Best Chapter in AUSA and serve as the voice for the Total Army (Active, National Guard, and Reserve) by providing relevant programs and support for the Soldiers, Cadets, DA Civilians, Retirees, Veterans, Army Families, and Community Partners in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
When the Civil War started in 1861, Rufus Saxton was in command of an artillery detachment at the St. Louis Arsenal. He was appointed Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers as of April 15, 1862 and commanded the defenses of Harpers Ferry in May and June during General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Shenandoah Campaign. Under his direction Harpers Ferry was successfully defended by the use of railroad transportation and naval and army artillery.
AUSA partnered with the community to include ESGR (Employment Support for the Guard and Reserve).
Stark Army General Hospital (Charleston, SC)
Although the Spanish-American War was of short duration, the Army in South Carolina was involved through the raising of volunteer regiments and hosting of military camps. Soldiers at Camp Fornance in Columbia, S.C. saw service in Cuba and in the Philippines. The camp became headquarters for the Third Brigade of Second Division of the Second Army Corps.