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Brief History

The 14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry was organized in July, 1861, at Lightwoodknot Springs, near Columbia, South Carolina. In October the unit moved to the South Carolina coast near Pocotaligo, and on Janury 1, 1862, it was under fire from Federal gunboats. Ordered to Virginia in April, the 14th was assigned to General Gregg's and McGowan's Brigade. On April 9, 1865, the 14th Infantry Regiment surrendered at the Appomattox Court House in 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 the Lynch Creek Guards)  many men from Darlington District (County)

Company B - (also known as the Dearing Guards)  many men from Edgefield District (County)  and possibly Darlington District (County)- Roster

Company C - (also known as Raiborn Company)  many men from Laurens District (County), Rabon Creek area.

Company D - (also known as the Edgefield Rifles, possibly also as the Conederate Light Guards) many men from Edgefield District (County) - Roster

Company E - (also known as the Enoree Rifles or Enoree Misquitoes)  many men from Laurens District (County)

Company F - (also known as the Carolina Bees)  many men from Lauren District (County)

Company G - (also known as Captain Jays Company or the McGowan Greys)  many men from Abbeville District (County) and some from Edgefield District (County) - Roster

Company H - (also known as the Ryan Guards or Guard)  many men from Edgefield District (County) and Barnwell District County).  Aiken District (County) which was formed from  Edgefield and Barnwell Counties.

Company  I - (also known as the McCalla Rifles) many men from Abbeville District (County), Lowndesville area- Roster

Company K - (also known as the Meeting Street Saludas)  many men from Edgefield District (County) - Roster


Company names, nicknames and county of origin from: Krick's[4] and Seigler's[2] books and Batson's website[5]. Rosters from Eastern Digital Resources website.[6]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,218 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • "Fourteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The site gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.
  • The Stoddard Family Letters.  Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010. Letters concerning the 14th South Carolina Regiment (also the 3rd & 24th Infantry Regiments).
  • 14th 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.
  • Brown, Joseph N. An Address Delivered by Col. Joseph N. Brown at the November (1900) meeting of the R.E. Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy, who requested him to address them on the Battle of the "Bloody Angle" May 12th 1864   ( Anderson, S.C. : Advocate Pub. Co., 1900), 11 pages. Available at WorldCat Libraries.
  • Brown, Joseph N. (Joseph Newton). Supplement to Col. J. N. Brown's account of the Battle of Gettysburg. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL Fiche 6082643 and An address delivered by Joseph N. Brown, at the November (1900) meeting of the R.E. Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy : who requested him to address them on the Battle of the Bloody Angle, May 12, 1864. FHL fiche 6082642
  • Brown, Varina D. A Colonel at Gettysburg and Spotsylvania (Columbia, S.C., State Co., 1931), 333 pages. pt. 1. The life and character of Colonel Joseph Newton Brown. Correspondence of 1861-1862. Papers by Colonel Joseph Newton Brown: South Carolinians at Gettysburg. The Bloody angle at Spotsylvania.--pt. 2. The battle at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863. The battle at Spotsylvania, May 12, 1864. Book available at WorldCat Libraries.
  • Carter, Sidney, Ellen Timmons Carter and Bessie Mell Lane   Dear Bet : the Carter letters, 1861-1863 : the letters of Lieutenant Sidney Carter, Company A, 14th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Gregg's-McGowan's Brigade, CSA to Ellen Timmons Carter (Clemson, S.C. : B.M. Lane, ©1978), 165 pages. Book at FHL 921.73 C246L and Other Libraries.
  • Dunlop, William S. and Robert F Ward. Lee's Sharpshooters : or, The forefront of Battle : a story of southern valor that never has been told ( Dayton, Ohio : Morningside Bookshop, 1982), 499 pages. Digital Copies at Internet Archive and WorldCat Libraries. Microfiche at FHL 750022
  • Griffith, Harrison Patillo.Variosa : A Collection of Sketches, Essays and Verses (s.l. : s.n., 1911), 266 pages. Personal recollections of the Battle of Chancellorsville --Spartanburg on salesday (1879)    Book available at WorldCat Libraries.
  • 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.
  • Krick, Robert K. The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2krk, Libraries Available.
  • Ledford, P. L. Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1861-1865. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. Microfiche of original published: Thomasville, N.C. : News Print. House, c1909. 104 p. iArchive, Worldcat,FHL fiche 6082575 (2 fiche).
  • 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. 2. 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.
  • Wilson, E. Wayne. Gallant soldiers : four years with McCalla Rifles Company I, Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers Gregg's-McGowan's Brigade Army of Northern Virginia. (Travelers Rest, South Carolina : Gallant Soldier Publications, c2011), FHL book 975.7 M2we

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. 2, p 197-208.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. 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. 14th South Carolina Volunteers, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).
  4. Robert K. Krick. The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2008), 311 pages. Includes regimental Roster. All companies mustered in September 10, 1861. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2krk and Other Libraries.
  5. "Fourteenth South Carolina Infantry Regiment". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The site gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.
  6. "14th Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/2/2010. Gives a history of this regiment and a link to a history for Company K."South Carolina 14th Infantry Regiment, Company K, C.S.A.", rosters and nicknames for the companies.

 

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