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Brief History

The 9th (also called the 2nd) Regiment South Carolina Infantry was organized July 12, 1861 (Seigler's research states that it was organized by March 12, 1861 and enlisted into state serice on April 9th.[1]) It was not reorganized for the war but most of the members subsequently served in the 5th and 6th Regiments South Carolina Infantry and Palmetto Regiment South Carolina Sharp Shooters. The regiment disbanded in April 1862.[2][3]

This unit is often confused with the 9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry.

For further history and detail on the 9th Regiment Infantry see Seigler's book.[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.

The first group of Company names, nicknames and county of origin is taken from Batson's website.[4]

Company A (also known as Lancaster Greys) - Lancaster District (County)
Company B (also known as Fork Troop) - Richland District (County)
Company C - Spartanburg District (County) - Roster
Company D (also known as Darlington Sentinels) - Sumter District (County), Clarendon District (County)
Company E - Kershaw District (County)
Company F - Sumter District (County), Chesterfield District (County)
Company G (also known as Hartsville Light Infantry) - Darlington District (County)
Company H - Edgefield District (County)
Company I - Clarendon District (County)
Company K (also known as Pickens Sentinels) - Lexington District (County)

Seigler's book states the following companies, nicknames and districts or counties of origin:[1]

Company A (also known as the Lancaster Greys) - Lancaster District (County)
Company B (also known as the States Right Guards and the Fork Troop)
Company C (also known as the Clarendon Blues) - Clarendon District (County)
Company D (also known as the Chicora Guards and the Salem Company) - Sumter District (County) , Williamsburg District (County) and Clarendon District (County)
Company E (also known as the Kershaw Troop) - Kershaw District (County)
Company F (also known as the Sumter Grays) - Sumter District (County), Chester District (County). Chesterfield District (County), Charleston District (County) and Williamsburg District (County)
Company G (also known as the Hartsville Light Infantry) - Darlington District (County)
Company H (also known as the Blanding Blues) - Edgefield District (County, Barnwell District (County), Colleton District (County) and Orangeburg District (County)
Company I (also known as the Cowpens Guards or Guard) - Spartanburg District (County)
Company K (also known as the Pickens Sentinels) - Lexington District (County)
  • Clarendon Volunteers or Clarendon Riflemen (existed for a short time)


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,176 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Source Material

  • 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)
  • Coker, James Lide. History of Company G, Ninth S.C. Regiment, Infantry, S.C. Army, and of Company E, Sixth S.C. Regiment, Infantry, S.C. Army. Greenwood, South Carolina : Attic Press, 1979. Roster for 9th infantry, Company G on pages 21-28. Roster for 6th Regiment, Company E on pages 44-50.  FHL Collection, book 975.7 M2c, FHL Collection, FHL Collection. WorldCat.
  • Letter of R. L. Crawford, James Island. University of South Carolina Digital Manuscript. Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010.  Is a letter that refers to the involvement of R. L. Crawford with the 9th Infantry Regiment.
  • 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. 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.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 2, p 189-195.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.
  2. 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)
  3. "9th Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010.Lists a regiment history and a link to Company C roster.
  4. "9th 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 gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.

 

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