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Brief History

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit [1] .

Units 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.

  • 1st Cavalry
  • 2nd Cavalry
  • 3rd Cavalry
  • 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
  • 5th Cavalry
  • 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Dixie Rangers; 1st Reg. SC Partisan Rangers, Aiken's Partisan Rangers)
  • 7th Cavalry
  • 4th Battalion, Cavalry
  • 10th Battalion, Cavalry
  • 12th Battalion, Cavalry (4th Squadron Cavalry)
  • 14th Battalion Cavalry
  • 17 (6th) Battalion, Cavalry
  • 19th Battalion, Cavalry
  • Tucker's Company, Cavalry
  • Walpole's Company, Cavalry (Stono Scouts)
  • Percival's Company (Aiken) Mounted Infantry

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 9 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. 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.
  • (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).
  • Brooks, U.R.  Butler and his cavalry in the War of Secession, 1861-1865.  (Columbia, South Carolina : State Co., c1909).   Includes index.  Includes a description of activities of Butler's Brigade in the South Carolina Cavalry (Confederate).  Available at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Book 975.7 M25b. Also FHL US/CAN Fiche 6082610 and FHL US/CAN Film 1425645 Item 5.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).


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