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Brief History

Organized during the Summer of 1861, served initially in Charleston; originally organized as the 9th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry; reorganized and redesignated 3 May 1862 [1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in  a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  However if you are unsure which company your ancestor  was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Company A - (also known as Beaufort Volunteer Artillery)  many men from Beaufort District (County) Mustered in June 12, 1861 at Bay Point.

Company B - (also known as St. Pauls Rifles)  many men from Colleton District (County). Mustered in June 17, 1861.

Company C - (also know as Summerville Rifles)  many men from Charleston District (County). Mustered in July 6, 1861 at Hilton Head Island.

Company D - (also known as Whippy Swamp Guards) many men from Beaufort District (County)  Mustered in July 15, 1861 at Bay Point.

Company E - (also known as Hamilton Guards)  many men from Beaufort District (County) and Barnwell District (County)  Mustered in June 23, 1861 at Bay Point

Company F - (also known as Republican Blues) many men from Beaufort District (County).  Mustered in August 5, 1861 at Braddocks Point.

Company G - (also known as Butler Guard) many men from Colleton District (County).  Mustered in August 20, 1861 at Otter Island.

Company H - (Also known as St George Volunteers)  many men from Colleton District (County).  Mustered in July 26, 1861 at Hilton Head Island.

Company I - (also known as Colleton Guard)

Company K - (also known as Round O Guards) many men from Colleton District (County)


Company names and County of origin from : Baxley, Neil. No Prouder Fate : The Story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2009), 395 pages. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2bn and Other Libraries.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,432 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘South Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • South Carolina in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for South Carolina, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Baxley, Neil. No prouder fate : the story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. (Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2009), FHL book 975.7 M2bn
  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
  • Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).

References

  1. 11th South Carolina Volunteers, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).

 

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