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Brief History

Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit. This regiment most likely transferred into another regiment or was combined with another regiment to create a new regiment, or is another name for an existing regiment. Looking at the service records of the soldiers may give clues to the different regiments they may have served in.

Footnote.com lists this regiment being in service.  It was also known as Martin's Regiment Mounted Men and Martin's Mounted South Carolina Militia. This regiment may have existed only a short time when it was transferred into another regiment or was combined with another regiment to create a new regiment. Looking at the service records of the soldiers may give clues to the different regiments they may have served in.

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 980 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Roster for this regiment is an alphabetical listing of soldiers from all the companies. (Company info)


Anderson's Company (also known as Dorchester Guerrillas) - entered active duty at Stallsville, South Carolina
Barnwell's Company (also known as Palmetto Hussars) - many men from Beaufort District (County)
Blakewood's Company (also known as Hardeeville Guerrillas) - many men from Beaufort District (County)
Bostick's Company (also known as Allendale Guards) - many men from Barnwell District/County and Beaufort District (County)
Campbell's Company (also known as Marion Scouts or Marion Troop) - many men from Colleton District (County)
Christopher's Company (also known as Parish Mounted Rangers) - many men from Charleston District (County)
Earnest's Company (also known as Marion Rangers or Marion Troop) - many men from Colleton District (County)
Evan's Company (also known as Palmetto Rangers) - many men from Barnwell District (County)
Fripp's Company (also known as St. Helena Mounted Riflemen) - many men from Beaufort District (County)
Green's Company (also known as Salkehatchie Guerrillas) - many men from Colleton District (County)
G. C. Heyward's Company (also known as Charleston Mounted Guard) - many men from Charleston District (County)
Jefford's Company (also known as South Carolina Rangers) - many men from Charleston District (County)
King's Company (also known as St. Paul's Home Guard or St. Paul's Mounted Men) - many men from Colleton District (County)
Kirk's Company (also known as May River Troop or Bluffton Troop) - many men from Beaufort District (County)
Martin's Company (also known as Calhoun Minute Men or Red Oak Rangers) - many men from Barnwell District/County and Beaufort District (County)
Oswald's Company (also known as Grey Riders of St. Bartholomew's) - many men from Colleton District (County)
Percival's Company (also known as Pickens Rangers) - many men from Barnwell District (County)
Scott's Company (also known as St. Paul Rangers) - many men from Colleton District (County)
Screven's Company (also known as Beaufort District or Coosawhatchie Guerrillas) - many men from Beaufort District (County)
Simon's Company (also known as Etiwan Rangers) - many men from Charleston District (County)
Smart's Company (also known as St. Peter's Guard) - entered active duty at Hardeeville, South Carolina.
Smith's Company (also known as Beech Hill Rangers) - many men from Colletin District (County)

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.
  • Footnote.com (a subscription website) has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls). Footnote lists soldiers with names starting with D-Y.
  • 1st SC Mounted Militia  from The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources, accessed 11/15/2010.  Lists Company Rosters and a brief Regiment History.
  • 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. Those not mentioned are Barnwell's, Bostick's, Campbell's, D. B. Heyward's, Jefford's, King's, Oswald's, Percival's, and Simon's.

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