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Brief History

To gain an understanding of what the Partisan Rangers were see CONFEDERATE IRREGULAR WARFARE 1861 - 1865, (accessed 7 Apr 2011), written by Mr. Bertil Haggman, LL.M.

Capt. Manning J. Kirk entered service at Pocotaligo, S.C. 11 July 1862 at Capt. and commander of Kirk's Partisan Rangers.  The unit was divided 24 Feb. 1864 and redesignated Cos. A and B, Kirk's Squadron, S.C. Partisan Rangers.  Kirk retained Co. A.  When the 19th Bn., S.C. Cavalry, was organized with five companies 20 Dec. 1864,  Kirk's Squadron become Cos. A and B of the new  battalion [1]

Partisan Rangers; were part of the following companies:  C Company, D Company, E Company, and G Company 6th SC Cavalry and H Company 7th SC Cavalry [2].

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit [3] .

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 204 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.
  • 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).

References

  1. Siege Train : The Journal of a Confederate Artileryman in the Defense of Charleston, (accessed 18 Apr 2011).
  2. South Carolina Local Designations, (accessed 18 Apr 2011).
  3. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).

 

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