Head Quarters 1st S. C. Regt.,
7 April 1864
I respectfully recommend that Sergt. James Larkin, Co. H be appointed Ensign of the 1st S. C. Reft.
Sergt. Larkin is I believe permanently disabled, being now on Light duty in South Carolina. He has been connected with the Regiment since it's organization and has always proved himself a good soldier in Camp and a brave one in the field. For many months past, he has been Color Bearer and acted in that capacity at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In all these battles, he bore himself with conspicuous gallantry & at Gettysburg, where he received the wound which disabled him, he was leading the Regiment under a hot fire.
He is a native of Baltimore and without friends or Kindred in the Confederacy.
I have the honor ??,
Very Respectfully, Your Obt. Sevt.
/s/ W. P. Shooter,
Lt. Col. Comdg.
To General S. Cooper, A & I General
M267: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina