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Brief History

The 13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry was organized in July, 1861, at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina. In April, 1862, it was ordered to Virginia and assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade. It was not affected by the reorganization that took place in the spring of 1862 because the men had enlisted for the duration of the war. The 13th Regiment surrendered April 9, 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia.[1][2][3]

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 Martin Guards) - many men from Laurens District (County) (mostly from Hunter and Jackson Towhnships), a few men from Spartanburg District (County) and Edgefield District (County). Mustered in September 4, 1861.
Company B - (also known as Brockman Guards) many men from Spartanburg District (County)(Cashville area). Organized summer 1861. Mustered in September 4, 1861. Roster
Company C = (also known as Forest Rifles and Forest Guards) - many men from Spartanburg District (County). Mustered in September 4, 1861.
Company D - (also known as the Newberry Riflemen) - many men from Newberry District (County) Mustered in September 4, 1861
Company E - (also known the Cherokee Guards) - many men from Spartanburg District (County) Mustered in September 4, 1861
Company F - (also known as Pacolet Volunteers and Pacolet Guards) - many men from Spartanburg District (County) Mustered in September 4, 1861
Company G - (also known as Dekalb Guards) - many men from Newberry District (County). Mustered in September 4, 1861
Company H - (also known as the Hope Guards) - many men from Lexington District (County), a few men came from Newberry District (County), Laurens District (County) and York District (County). Mustered in 4 September 1861. Roster
Company I - (also known as the Iron District Volunteers) - many men from Spartanburg District (County). Mustered in September 4, 1861.
Company K - (also known as the Johnston Riflemen or Johnston Rifles) - many men from Lexington District (County) Mustered in September 4, 1861. Roster

Companies, their nicknames and counties of origin from Wadsworth[4] and Seigler[2] books and Batson's[5] website. Rosters supplied by Eastern Digital Resources.[6]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,986 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Microfilm publication M267. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1958. These records have been indexed and digitized and are available at 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). (Accessed December 2010).
  • "13th Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010.  Lists a brief regiment history, counties and company rosters for B, H, K.
  • "Thirteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010. This Internet site lists officers of the regiment and companies, and battles the regiment was involved in. The site also gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.
  • 13th South Carolina Infantry Regiment Descendants Assoication. PetersburgBreakthrough.org. Internet site, accessed 12/30/2010. Gives brief information about the unit, a link to descendants of soldiers from this unit and a listing (added by descendants) of the ancestor soldier. Also there are links to other information.
  • Hewett, Janet B., ed. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Wilmington, North Carolina Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001. FHL book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 64 & 65. Lists officers, companies, some nicknames for the companies and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed. Available at these libraries: Worldcat.
  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 3. This book has an overview about the creation of the military units for service during the Civil War. There are four volumes which are divided into areas of the State. There is information about the different military units including dates of organization and service, company officers, battle engagements, company names and places of origin, and a few pictures. This book is also available through other libraries.
  • Tanner, William Rufus.   Reminiscences of the War Between the States (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at WorldCat Libraries.
  • Wadsworth, Mike. The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2wmi, Worldcat.

References

  1. Joseph H. Crute. Units of the Confederate States Army. (Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987).FHL book 973 M2crua. Information available at: National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 3, p ??. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 3. The book goes into greater detail about the companies and the different military units they served in. Also the book may give more information about the different units this Battalion served with.
  3. 13th South Carolina Volunteers, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).
  4. Mike Wadsworth. The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co. c2008), 333 pages. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2wmi and Other Libraries.
  5. "Thirteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010. This Internet site lists officers of the regiment and companies, and battles the regiment was involved in. The site also gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.
  6. "13th Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010. Lists a brief regiment history, counties and company rosters for B, H,and K.

 

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