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Brief History

The 7th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves was one of ten regiments of the 1st Corps of Reserves. It was organized by August 1862 and served from November 1862 to February 1863. See Robert S. Seigler's book for more detail.[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.

Information about the companies, their counties or origin is taken from the SC Reserves website and Seigler's[1] book. Rosters

Company A - many men from Spartanburg District (County) - Roster
Company B (also known as the Rocky Creek Troop) - many men from  Richland District (County) - Roster
Company C - Roster
Company D - Roster
Company E - Roster
Company F - many men from York District (County) - Roster
Company G - Roster
Company H - many men from Spartanburg District (County) - Roster
Company I - many men from York District (County)Roster
Company K - Roster
Company L - many men from Spartanburg District (County) - Roster
Company M - Roster 
Captain J.L. McMakin's Company - many men from York District (County)

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 827 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Eastern Digital Resources Internet site (see Source Material below) states that a composite roster contains 867 names.

Other Sources

  • "SC 7th Reserves 90 days 1862-63 (Infantry)". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/15/2010.  Gives some references for this military unit.
  • 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.FHL book 973 M2crua, WorldCat. Crute's book does not contain a history for this unit.
  • 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)
  • 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, and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 12 Companies (A-I, K-M) 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. 4. 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.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 4, p 173-173. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 4. 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.


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