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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.

In 1862 there was a reorganization of many military units which affected these companies. See Steve Batson's internet site: "South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States", Orr's First South Carolina Rifles for futher information about these companies and their reorganization into other companies and military units. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in.


References:


Black's in Civil War: http://www.blackconfederatesoldiers.com/south_carolina_confederate_states_pensions_14.html


PLEASE NOTE ALL REGIMENTS NUMBERED ONE THROUGH TEN WERE DRAMATICALLY AFFECTED BY THE 1862 REORGANIZATION. (Steve Batson website: http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/bib.html

First Regiments

1 1st Battalion, South Carolina

2 1st Battalion, South Carolina Reserves

3 1st Battalion, South Carolina State Troops

4 1st Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Charleston) (Gaillard's)

5 1st Battalion, South Carolina Sharpshooters

6 1st Regiment, South Carolina Pioneers

7 1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Orr's)

8 1st Regiment, Charleston Guard, South Carolina

9 1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Militia) (Branch's)

10 1st Regiment, South Carolina Militia

11 1st Regiment, South Carolina Militia (Charleston Reserves)

12 1st Regiment, South Carolina Reserves 

13 1st Regiment, South Carolina State Troops 

14 1st Regiment, South Carolina Mounted Militia

15 1st Regiment, South Carolina Mounted Reserves 

16 1st Regiment, South Carolina Artillery 

17 1st Regiment, South Carolina Artillery (Militia) 

18 1st Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

19 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (6 months, 1861)

20 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Butler's) (1st Regulars)

21 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (McCreary's) (1st Provisional Army)

22 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Hagood's Regiment)

23 1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

24 1st Battery, South Carolina 

Second Regiments

25 2nd Battalion, South Carolina

26 2nd Battalion, South Carolina Reserves

27 2nd Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry Reserves

28 2nd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry

29 2nd Battalion, South Carolina Sharpshooters

30 2nd Regiment, South Carolina

31 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Rifles

32 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Militia

33 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

34 2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)

35 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

36 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Heavy Artillery

37 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

38 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)

39 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cadets Infantry

40 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry Reserve

Third Regiments

41 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Reserves

42  3rd Battalion, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Battalion)

43 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Lauren's) (James')

44  3rd Regiment, South Carolina Militia

45  3rd Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

46  3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)

47 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

48  3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Fourth Regiments

49 4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves

50 4th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry

51 4th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

52 4th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

53 4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

54 4th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

55 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Rutledge's)

56 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Militia)

57 4th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

58 4th Regiment, South Carolina Heavy Infantry

5th Military Units

59 5th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Brown's)

60 5th Regiment, South Carolina Rifles

61 5th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

62 5th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

63 5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

64 5th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Ferguson's)

65 5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry


6th Military Units

66 6th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Meriwether's)

67 6th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Byrd's)

68 6th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

69 6th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry (Aiken's Partisan Rangers) (1st Partisan Rangers)

70 6th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

 

7th Military Units

71 7th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Ward's)

72 7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Nelson's) (Enfield Rifles)

73 7th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

74 7th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

75 7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

76 7th Regiment, South Carolina Engineers

77 7th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

8th Regiments thru 11th Regiments 

8th Regiments

78 8th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Stalling's)

79 8th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

80 8th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

81 8th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

9th Regiments


82 9th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (Smith's) (Pee Dee Legion)

83 9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

84 9th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

 85 9th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry  

86 9th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

 

10th Regiments

No # 10th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

No # 10th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

87 10th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry
Organized: January 1862

(Need to look further into the following info:  put in wrong section:  Didn't find this on Batson's site 4/6/11: The unit was again consolidated with the 19th S.C. on April 10,1865. Lt. Col C.I. Walker was in command of the Consolidated Battalion with Major J.O. Ferrell of 19th as the other staff officer. Companies A, C, D, G, H, I, of the 10th Regiment formed Company A under Command of Captain R.Z. Harllee, Companies B. E, F, K, L, and M of the 10th Regiment were formed to make Company B of the battalion. Companies C, D, E, and F came from the 19th S.C. Regiment. The consolidated unit was known as The South Carolina Battalion Infantry, Sharpe’s Brigade. (Batson's))

  • "South Carolina Cavalry Battalions". 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.

88 10th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

11th Military Units

No # 11th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry

Organized: Between December 1861-May 1862 in Charleston, South Carolina
Reorganized: July 1862

(Not listed in SS)

The 11th Battalion, South Carolina Volunteers (also known as the Eutaw Battalion) was organized between December 1861 and May 1862 in Charleston, South Carolina for a twelve month period. This battalion was formed from two companies from the Washington Light Infantry and men from Orangeburg and Williamsburg Districts. In july 862 the 11th Battalion became known as the 25th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. (Seigler)

  • Washington Light Infantry, Company A - Charleston District (Charleston)
  • Washington Light Infantry, Company B
  • Wee Nee Volunteers (also known as the Williamsburg Company) - Williamsburg District (Kingstree)
  • St. Matthews Rifles or Riflemen - Orangeburg District
  • Beauregard Light Infantry - Colleton and Charleston (Charleston) Districts
  • Edisto Rifles - Orangeburg Distirct
  • Ripley Guards (also known as Gordon's Company) - Williamsburg and Clarendon Districts, a few from Charleston District (Charleston)
  • Marion Light Infantry - Marion District
  • Yeadon Light Infantry (also known as Captain Hammond's Company and Gordon Light Infantry) - Charleston and Williamsburg Districts, some from Sumter, Orangeburg, Anderson, Newberry, Darlington, Edgefield and Lexington Districts

Source: Seigler

  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, c2008, 121-126. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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

89

11th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves (90 days 1862-63)

Mustered in: 1862
Mustered out: 1863


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

  • Company A - Barnwell District - Roster
  • Company B - Roster
  • Company C - Roster
  • Company D - Colleton District - Roster
  • Company E - Roster
  • Company F - Barnwell Dsitrict, Beaufort District - Roster
  • Company G - Orangeburg District - Roster
  • Company H - Orangeburg District - Roster
  • Company I - Colleton District - Roster
  • Company K - Colleton District - Roster
  • Company L - Barnwell District, Beaufort District - Roster 
  • Company (name not known) - Roster

Rosters from 11th South Carolina Reserves

?11th Regiment South Carolina Militia

90

11th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

  • "The South Carorlina 11th Cavalry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010.  Lists some references for this unit and 2 names.


91

11th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (9th Volunteers)

Organized: 1861
Reorganized: May 1862
Consolidated: March 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865


11th Infantry Regiment [also called 9th Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1861 with men from Beaufort, Clarendon, and Colleton counties. It was assigned to Hagood's Brigade, then one company was permitted to organize and equip as a light battery (Beaufort Artillery), and the regiment served with nine companies. Surrendered on April 26, 1865. (SS)

The 11th (also known as the 9th) Regiment South Carolina Infantry was organized in 1861 of companies which had been raised at different times under the call of the State Convention for 10,000 men for coast defense.  most of the companies where accepted into the service of the Confederate States for twelve months, but some appear to have been disbanded and new ones formed.  The regiment was reorganized for the war May 3, 1862, with ten companies, A to K. (FN) The South Carolina 11th Infantry Regiment [also called 9th Regiment] was organized during the summer of 1861 with men from Beaufort, Clarendon, and Colleton counties. The unit served in the Charleston area, fought at Pocataligo, then was stationed at Hardeeville. It was assigned to Hagood's Brigade, then one company was permitted to organize and equip as a light battery (Beaufort Artillery), and the regiment served with nine companies. During the summer of 1863 it was again active in the Charleston area but later moved to Florida and then to Virginia in the spring of 1864. Here it fought at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor and in the trenches of Petersburg. In 1865 the unit moved to Fort Fisher and saw action at Bentonville. It lost 4 killed, 15 wounded, and 2 missing at Pocotaligo, had 14 killed, 39 wounded, and 12 missing in front of Petersburg (May 6-9), and sustained 14 killed, 28 wounded, and 45 missing at Deep Bottom. Its casualties were about sixty percent in the fight at Weldon Railroad, and scarcely the strength of a company surrendered on April 26, 1865. (DR)

Also known as Heyward's and Gantt's Regiment (Seigler)

  • Company A (also known as the Beaufort Artillery or Beaufort Volunteer Artillery)
  • Company B (also known as the Saint Paul's RIfles) - Edisto, Fenwicke's and Musselboro Islands (Seigler)
  • Company C (also known as the Summerville Guards) - Charleston and Colleton Districts (only Seigler)
  • Company D (also known as the Whippy Swamp Guard) - Beaufort District (Crocketville) now Hampton County (Seigler only)
  • Company E (also known as the Hamilton Guards)- Barnwell and Beaufort Districts
  • Company F (also known as the Republican Blues) By July 1861 a company called the Yemassee Volunteers replaced the Republican Blues. They were from Beaufort District. (Seigler)
  • Company G (also known as Butler Guards and Butler Rifles) - Charleston, Colleton and Beaufort Districts
  • Company H (also known as the St George Volunteers) - Colleton and Charleston Districts ( a few from Orangeburg District)
  • Company I (also known as the Colleton Rifles)
  • Company K (also known as the Round-O-Guards or Eutaw Volunteers) - Ehrhardt District or Colleton District (Seigler and ? differ on this company)
  • Bellinger's Company (also known as the Colleton Guards or Colleton Rifles) (possibly Company I) - Colleton District (Bartholomew)
  • Sheridan's Company (also known as the Round O Guards) (possibly Company K) - Colleton and Barnwell Districts
  • "11th Infantry Regiment (9th Volunteers)". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010.  Lists a brief regiment history, resources and Company Rosters for C, E, K.
  • "Eleventh 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.
  • Baxley, Neil. No prouder fate : the story of the 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. Wilmington, North Carolina : Broadfoot Pub. Co., c2009. FHL Book 975.7 M2bn
  • 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, 105-120. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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



? Eleventh Battalion South Carolina Infantry

The Eleventh Battalion (also known as Eutaw Battalion) was used for the defense of Charleston Harbor.  It became the Twenty-fifth Infantry Regiment. 

  • Company A (also known as Washington Light Infantry) - Charleston County
  • Company B (also known as Washington Light Infantry) - Charleston County
  • Company C & F (also known as Wee Nee Volunteers)
  • Company E & D (also known as Beauregard Light Infantry)
  • Company F (also known as St. Matthews Rifles) - St. Matthews County
  • J. V. Glover Company (also known as Edisto Rifles) - Orangeburg County
  • "South Carolina Infantry Battalions". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010. This Internet site lists the brief history, the companies and nicknames.
12th Regiments

92

12th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry (4th Squadron)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

This battalion was organized in May 1862, and offically designated the 12th Battalion South Carolina Cavalry, but it was musterd in the field as the 4th Squadron South Carolina Cavalry. December 16, 1862, this battalion was consolidated with the 10th Battalion South Carolina Cavalry and two independent companies and formed the 4th Regiment South Carolina Cavalry. (FN)

Also called Emanuel's Squadron and Emanuel's Independent Battalion. :Organized: abt. May 1, 1862. Consolidated: 16 Dec 1862 to form see: 4th Regiment, SC Cavalry ((Rutledge) (Seigler

  • Company A (may have been known as the Chesterfield Light Dragroons)* - Chesterfield District, a few from Darlington and Lancaster Districts* 
  • Company B (also known as the Williamsburg Light Dragons)^* - Charleston, Georgetown and Clarendon Districts, a few from Horry District* 
  • Company C - Marlboro District, a few from Horry, Georgetown, WIlliamsburg, Marion and Darlington Districts*
  • Company D (also known as the E.M. Dragons)* - Marion District, a few from Williamsburg, Georgetown and Clarendon Districts*
  • Seigler (pp 239-242) ^Batson
  • "South Carolina Cavalry Battalions". 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.
  • 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 4 Companies (A-D) listed. Available at these libraries: Worldcat.


93  12th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: July 1861 near Lightwood Knot Springs, South Carolina
Surrendered: 9 April 1865

13th Regiments

94 13th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry (4th) (Mattison's)
Organized: April 1861
Consolidated: 11 November 1862


95 13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: July 1861
Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia

14th Regiments

96 14th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry
Organized: December 1861 and January 1862
New Name Designated: May 1862
Consolidated: 18 January 1863


The 4th (also known as Ferguson's) Regiment south carolina Cavalry was formed by the consolidation of the 14th and 17th Battalions South Carolina Cavalry and Captains Harlan's and Whilden's Independent Companies, South Carolina Cavalry. January 18, 1863. (FN)


97 14th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
In Active duty: January 1865

98 14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry<br>Organized:  July 1861<br>Surrendered:  9 April 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia

15th - 20th Military Units

99

15th Battalion, South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Lucas')
Organized: Early 1861
Surrendered: 26 April 1865


100

15th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

101
15th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


102 15th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Mustered in: September 1861 at Lightwood Know Springs near Columbia, SC

Surrendered: 26 April 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina



103

16th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewett:  November -December 1861

Seigler,  v. 3, p 168 states the 16th Militia was a Charleston unit composed of older men.

104
16th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


105 16th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Greenville Regiment)
Organized December 1861
Consolidated: 9 April 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865

Where these companies listed in Hewett's book? Where from? 

  • Brancroft's Company
  • Eason's Company
  • Jones' Company (also known as Jackson Guard)
  • Lawrence's Company
  • Prendergast's Company
  • Robinson's Company
  • Sigwald's Company (also known as Marion Rifles)
  • Steinmeyer's Company
  • Stiles' Company
  • Triest's Company

Link the rosters to the companies!

106
16th/24th Consolidated Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Consolidated: 9 April 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865

16th SC Regiment
16th SC Volunteer Regiment, CSA


107

17th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry (6th)

The 4th (also knowsn as Ferguson's) Regiment south carolina Cavalry was formed by the consolidation of the 14th and 17th Battalions South Carolina Cavalry and Captains Harlan's and Whilden's Independent Companies, South Carolina Cavalry. January 18, 1863. (FN)

Was originally called the the 6th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry and Jefford's Squadron. Organized late March 1862. 6th with four companies until reorganization in April 1862. Consolidated 18 Jan 1863 with the 14th to create the 5th Regiment SC Cavalry (Seigler, p 243 -246)

17th Cavalry Battalion [also called 6th Battalion] was assembled during the spring of 1862. It contained four companies and was attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. After serving along the coast near Charleston, the unit merged into the 5th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment. (SS)

  • Company A (also known as the South Carolina Rangers or Carolina Rangers)^* - Charleston, Beaufort and Colleton Districts, a few from Orangeburg, Edgefield, Greenville, Fairfield and Marion Districts*
  • Company B (also known as the Wlllington Rangers and Captain W.L. Disher's Compan)^* - Charleston District, a few from Beaufort and Richland Districts*
  • Company C (also known as the Dixie Rangers and Captain A.B. Mulligan's Company)^* - Charleston and Beaufort Districts, a few from Abbeville, Barnwell and Marlboro Districts*
  • Company D (also known as the Beech Hill Rnagers)^* - Colleton District*
  • Seigler ^Hewett
  • 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 4 Companies (A-D) listed. This book is available at other libraries.



108
17th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.17th Regiment, South Carolina Militia.

Hewett: November 1861-February 1862 Also known as Charleston Battalion

  • Buist's Company (Also known as Palmetto Guard)
  • Cadet Rifles
  • (Unknown name) Company
  • Rogers' Company (also known as College Cadets)


109 17th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

<br>Organization: Began about November 1861<br>Enlisted State Service: December 1861<br>Enlisted Confederate Service: 1 May 1862 at John's Island, South Carolina<Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia



110

18th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewett: July-September 1863 Comp. A-F

111
18th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

  • Organized: Summer of 1862<br>Reorganized: December 1862, May 1863, and February 1865<br>Surrendered: 26 April 1865

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

Also known as the 18th Heavy Artillery Battalion, Alston's Light Artillery Battalion, the Charleston, South Carolina Siege Train, Siege Train Artillery Battalion, Maniguault's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery, Manigaults' Battalion . Organized summer of 1862.  Reorganized three times (Dec 1862, May 1863, February 1865) Varios companies served in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.  Surrenedered April 26, 1865.  According to Seigler "the name Siege Train was derived from the fact that the unit operated cannons that were of heavier caliber than the weapons of the field artillery, but that were lighter and somewhat moe maneuveralbe than those of the seacost artillery". (Seigler -258 (257-266)  

Companies assoicated with this Regiment (at one time or another):

Horry Light Artillery, Alston Light Artillery, Captain Alston's Company, Light Artillery, SCV; Smith's Battery ) Horry District, some from Charleston, Georgetown and Marion Districts (Company A, Company B, Company D)

Company B of the German Artillery (2nd Company A (see also Company B of the 1st Regiment Artillery))

McQueen Light Artillery, Gregg's Battery and Captain Stanley's Company, Artillery, Third Howitzers) - Marion District, a few from Darlington, Chesterfield, Union Williamsburg and Charleston Districts (Company B, Company C (1st)

Pee Dee Light Artillery (C - 2nd) McIntosh's Battery, Captain Zimmerman's Company, South Carolina Artillery, Pee Dee Rifles) Darlington District, a few from Charleston, Newberry Sumter, Marion, Marlboro, Laurens, Chesterfield, York, Anderson and Fairfield Districts.

3rd Company C - Mathewes's Artillerly John Raven Mathewees's Independent Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery (3rd Company C) - Colleton District

Company D - Bridges's Louisiana Battery, Beauregard Louisiana Artillery 

Palmetto Guard Artillery  (Palmetto Guards, Buist Light Artillery) Company C - Charleston, Colleton, Barnwell Districts; some from Abbeville, Beaufort, Richland, Spartanburg and York Districts and from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Company E - Gilchrists' Independent Artillery Company (Gist Guard) Charleston, Colleton and Spartanburg Districts, a few from Berkeley, Union, Anderson, Laurens, Barnwell, Greenville, Orangeburg and Richland Districts, and Augusta, Georgia.


  • Seigler

See also Gilchrists, Zimmermans, Mathewes, Manigaults (#196)


112 18th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: Winter 1861-1862
Mustered in: (State Service) 2 January 1862
Reorganized and Mustered in: (Confederate service) 5 May 1862
Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox County, Virginia.


113
19th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry
Organized: 20 December 1864
Surrendered: April 1865



114 19th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: Winter of 1861-1862<br>Consolidated September 1863<br>Own Unit: April 1864<br>Consoldiated again: April 1865<br>Surrendered 26 April 1865 near High Point, North Carolina



115A

20th Battalion South Carolina Volunteers


115  20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

20th Infantry Regiment
Organized: Winter 1861-1862
Consolidated: 9 April 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865 near Greensboro, North Carolina


21st - 51st Military Units

116

21st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Organized: January 1862
Consolidated: March 1865
Surrendered: May 1865
Disbanded: 7 May 1865

21st Infantry Regiment was organized in November, 1861, with men from what is known as the Pee Dee region of the state. It served for some time in the Charleston area attached to General Hagood's Brigade in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. (SS)

Hewett: January 1862-February 1865 Companies A-L

The 21st Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers was also known as Graham's Regiment. The regiment originally had eleven companies but was reduced to ten sometime in July 1862. In march 1865 was consolidated with the 7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry and remants of the 11th, 25th and 27th Regiments to form twelve companies called Rion's Regiment. (Seigler)

  • Company A - Marion and George town Districts, a few from Charleston District.
  • Company B (also known as the Wilds Rifles) - Darlington District, a few from Marion and Williamsburg Districts
  • Company C (also known as the Clarendon Guards) - Clarendon District, a few from Williamsburg District
  • Company D ( also known as the Cheraw Guards) - Chesterfield and Darlington Districts
  • Company E - Chesterfield and Darlington Districts
  • Company F (also known as the Thomas Guards) - Marlboro District, a few from Marion District
  • Company G (also known as the Williams Guards) - Darlington and Chesterfield Districts
  • Company H - Darlington District (southwestern area), a few from Sumter and Union Districts
  • Company I - Marion and Darlington Districts, a few from Williamsburg and Georgetown Districts
  • Company K (also known as the Timmonsville Minutemen) - Darlington District, a few from Williamsburg, Marlboro, Marion and Richland Districts
  • Company L - Marion District

(Comp - Seigler) Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 127-137.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

117

22nd Regiment, South Carolina Artillery "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

118 22nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: December 1861
Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia

119

23rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers

Organized 15 November 1861
Reorganized: April/May 1862
Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia

23rd Infantry Regiment [also called Coast Rangers] was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in November, 1861. Most of the men were from Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, and Colleton counties. After being stationed in South Carolina, the regiment moved to Virginia and during the war served in General Evans', Elliot's, and Wallace's Brigade. (SS)

Company I, 23rd Regiment South Carolina Volunteers. Old Sumter District, SCGenWeb and Palmetto State Roots, Internet site, accessed 12/17/2010.  Lists a history of the regiment, information about the officers, references and a roster for Company I.

Hewett: September 1861- February 1865 A-K

23rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers was also called Hatch's regiment, Coast Rangers, and Hatch's Regiment of Rifles. Original composed of sixteen to eighteen year old boys.

  • Company A (also known as the Bee Rifles) - Charleston District, a few from Chesterfield, Darlington, Kersahe, Lancaster, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Richland, Sumter and Williamsburg Districts
  • Company B (also known as the Chicora Rifles) - Charleston and Beaufort Districts, a few from Lexington District
  • Company C (also known as the Johnson Rifles or Riflemen) - Charleston District
  • Company D (also known as the Duryea Guards or Duryea Coast Guard) - Charleston District (Charleston)
  • Company E (also known as the Marion Blues, Marion Rifles and C. J. Fladger's Company) - Marion District
  • Company F (also known as the Chester Grays) - Chester District
  • Company G (also known as the Douglass Rifles) - Marlboro District
  • Company H (also known as the Roberts Guards) - Marion District, a few from Horry District
  • Company I (also known as the Sprott Guards) - Clarendon District
  • Company K (also known as the Lee Guard) - Sumter District

(Company:Seigler) Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 139-159.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

120

24th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewett: No Dates or events reported

121

24th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
Organized: Winter of 1861-1862
Consolidated: 9 April 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865

122

25th Regiment, South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewett: No dates or events recorded


123

Organized: 22 July 1862
Reorganized: March 1865
Surrendered: April 1865
Disbanded: 7 May 1865

25th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Eutaw Regiment)
25th Infantry Regiment [also called Eutaw Regiment] was organized and mustered into Confederate service in July, 1862. It was formed with men of the 11th Battalion who were from Charleston and the middle region of the state. It served in the Charleston area assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and in September, 1863, it was placed in General Hagood's Brigade. All the men present at Fort Fisher were captured, and the few who later served in the regiment surrendered in April, 1865. (SS)

From Steve Batson's site: Eleventh Battalion Souht Carolina Infantry

The Eleventh Battalion (also known as Eutaw Battalion) was used for the defense of Charleston Harbor.  It became the Twenty-fifth Infantry Regiment.

Hewett: (Eutaw Regiment) December 1861 - October 1864 Companies A-K

25th was called both the Eutaw Regiment and Simonton's Regiment. It was formed by added the Clarendon Guards to nine companies of the 11th (also called the Eutaw) Battalion. It was reorganized in March 1865 with the acombination of the 7th Battalion, SC Infantry and remnants of the 11th, 21st, and 27th Regiments to form Rion's Regiment.

  • Company A (also known as the Washington Light Infantry) - Charleston Distrcit (Charleston) (S)
  • Company B (also known as the Washington Light Infantry) - Charleston District (Charleston), a few from Orangeburg, Barnwell, Williamsburg Districts and also a few from Georgia, England and Germany (Seigler)
  • Company C (also known as the Wee Nee Volunteers and Captain China's Company)
  • Company D (also known as the Marion Light Infantry) - Marion District
  • Company E (also known as the Beauregard Light Infantry and Captain White's Company) - Carleston and Colleton Districts
  • Company F (also known as the St. Matthews Rifles or Riflemen and Captain Seller's Company) - Orangeburg District (some may be from Calhoun County -St. Matthews)
  • Company G (also known as the Edisto Rifles) - Orangeburg District (S)
  • Company H (also known as the Yeadon Light Infantry and Captain Hammond's Company) - Charleston and Williamsburg District, a few from Sumter, Orangeburg, Anderson, Newberry, Darlington, Edgefield and Lexington Districts (S)
  • Company I ( also known as the Clarendon Guards and Captain Butler's Company) - Clarendon District and some from Williamsburg District (S)
  • Company J. V. Glover Company (also known as Edisto Rifles) - Orangeburg County (?)
  • Company K (also known as the Ripley Guards) - Williamsburg and Clarendon Districts, a few from Charleston District (Charleston) (S)

(Company: ?, Seigler

  • "South Carolina Infantry Battalions". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010. This Internet site lists the brief history, the companies and nicknames.
  • "Theodore Augustus Honour Papers". University of South Carolina Digital Manuscript. Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010. Tells of Theodore A. Honour's involvement with the 25th Infantry Regiment.
  • "Paul Agulus McMichael Diary and Autograph Album".  University of South Carolina Digital Manuscript, Interent site, accessed 12/27/2010.  Tells of Paul A. McMichael's involvement with the 25th Infantry Regiment. The autograph book contains signatures, units, home town and state of fellow inmates.

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 161-174.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

124

26th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Organized 9 September 1862 at Church Flats (near Charleston), South Carolina
Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox, Virginia

26th Infantry Regiment was organized at Charleston, South Carolina, in September, 1862, by consolidating the 6th and 9th Battalions South Carolina Infantry. After serving in South Carolina it moved to Mississippi, was placed in N.G. Evans' Brigade. In the spring of 1864 was sent to Virginia. Here it was assigned to Elliott's and Wallace's Brigade. (SS)

Hewett: September 1862- Febrary 1865 Companies A-K

  • Company A (also known as the Bull Creek Guerillas) - Horry District (S)
  • Company B - Chesterfield District (S)
  • Company C - Marion District (S)
  • Company D (also known as the Irby Rifles) - Marlboro District, a few from Robson and Brunswick Counties in North Carolina, Maryland, Ireland and Germany (S)
  • Company E (also known as the Watchesaw Rifles) - Horry District, a few from Beaufort, Darlington, Anderson and Charleston Districts (S)
  • Company F ( also known as the Chesterfield Eagles) - Chesterfield District (S)
  • Company G - Darlington and Williamsburg Districts (S)
  • Company H (also known as the Chesnut Guards) - Sumter and Clarendon Districts, a few from Williamsburg, Charleston and Darlington Districts (S)
  • Company I (also known as the Kickapoo Riflemen) - Wiilliamsburg and Clarendon Districts, a few from Sumter District (S)
  • Company K (also known as the Eutaw Rifles) - Horry and Goeorgetown Districts - Roster (?,S)
  • "26th SC Infantry Company K". Horry County Historical Society. Internet site,accessed 12/27/2010.  Gives a partial roster for Company K of the 26th South Carolina Infantry.
  • The Stoddard Family Letters.  Internet site, accessed 12/27/2010. Letters concerning the 14th South Carolina Regiment (also the 3rd & 24th Infantry Regiments).

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 175-182.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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. 125

27th Infantry Regiment (Gaillards Regiment)

Organized: 30 September 1863
Reorganized: March 1865
Disbanded: 7 May 1865 at Lancaster, South Carolina

27th Infantry Regiment was formed at Charleston, South Carolina, in September, 1863, by consolidating the Charleston Infantry Battalion and the 1st South Carolina Battalion Sharpshooters. The unit was assigned to General Hagood's Brigade.(SS)

Hewett: August 1863-January 1865 Companies A-K

The 27th was the last infantry regiment created in South Carolina when it was Reorganized in March 1865 with the comining of the 7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry and remnants of the 11th, 21st and 25th Regiments, SCV to create Rion's Regiment. (S)


(http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit160.htm)

  • Company A (also known as the Calhoun Guards) - Charleston District (Charleston)(S)
  • Company B (also known as the Charleston Light Infantry) - Charleston District (Charleston), Spartanburg District, a few from Richland Colleton, Orangembur, Newberry, Abbeville and Union Districts. Even a few men were from Georgia, North Carolina Maryland, Pennsylvania, England, France, and Prussia (S)
  • Company C (also known as the Union Light Infantry Volunteers and German Fusiliers) - Charleston District (Charleston "Scottish population), a few from York and Spartanburg Districts (S)
  • Company D (also known as the Sumter Guards, the Sumter Vuard Volunteers and the Gamecocks) - Charleston District (Charleston) (S)
  • Company E (also known as the Union Light Infantry and German Fusiliers) - Charleston, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Sumter, Spartanburg, Laurens, Barnwell, Edgefield, Pickens, Anderson, RIchland and York Districts (?, S)
  • Company F ( also known as the Sumter Guards) - Georgetown, Beaufort, Charleston, Edgefield, Marion, Laurens, Clarendon, Sumter, Barnwell, Lexington, Anderson, Darlington, Greenville, and Richland Districts (?, S)
  • Company G (also known as the Charleston Sharpshooters and the Palmetto Guard) - Spartanburg, Orangeburg, Laurens, Union and Charleston Districts, a few from Newberry, Marion, Barnwell and LExington Districts (?,S)
  • Company H (also known as the Irish Volunteers) (S)
  • Company I (also known as the Charleston Riflemen) - Charleston District (Charleston) - Roster (?,S)
  • Company K (also known as the Charleston Light Infantry) - Charleston and Spartanburg Districts, a few from other parts of the state and Ireland (S)

Information about the Companies come from the following sources: (Seigler,

Steve Baston's South Carolina Civil War website:  http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/reg27.html

The Historic 27th South Carolina  (main page http://www.27th-scvi.org/index.htm)

http://www.27th-scvi.org/history.htm

  • Gen. Johnson Hagood, Memoirs of the War of Secession, Page 208, describing the Unit's service prior to 1864
  • Prior to October 30, 1863, parts of the 27th. were organized as the Charleston Battalion or the 1st. S.C. Infantry Battalion (later Companies A,B,C,D,H,I - 27 S.C.) and the 1st. Battalion S.C. Sharpshooters (later Companies E,F,G - 27 S.C.)

1st Infantry Battalion, known as the Charleston Battalion and Gaillard's , was organized at Charleston, South Carolina, during the spring of 1862. Its six companies contained men from Sumter, Union, and Calhoun Counties. The unit was assigned to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and served in the Charleston area. On September 30, 1863 the battalion consolidated with the 1st Battalion, South Carolina Sharp Shooters to form 27th Regiment South Carolina Infantry.

1st Battalion Sharpshooters was formed at Columbia, South Carolina, during the summer of 1862 with three, possibly four, companies. The men were transferred from various other organizatins. Many of the men were raised in Edgefield County. Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. It merged into the 27th South Carolina Infantry Regiment on September 30, 1863.

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 183-192.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

126

28th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

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

127

29th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


127b  29th regiment SC Militia (some of the men went to the 4th Regiment SC Troops.


128

33rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

129

34th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

34th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewett: p 287-88: Battalion, South Carolina State Cadets (July-September 1863) Companies A-B p 289: Charbonnier's Company Pickens Rifles, South Carolina Infantry November 1861-january 1862 p289-90: Charleston Arsenal Battalion, South carolina Infantry - no dates Companies A-E p 290: Conscripts in camp of Instructions, Columbia, South carolina (no dates or events p. 291 Estill's Company South carolina Local Defense (noe dates events) Officers listed p 291 Provost Guard, South Carolina Volunteers December 1863- August 1864 Officers:

  • Hamilton's Company

130

37th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

131 38th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

132

40th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

133 42nd Regiment, South Carolina "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

134 43rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

135 47th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

136 51st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

A-G Military Units

137

South Carolina Military Academy "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

138

A.W. Cordes' Company, South Carolina Cavalry (North Santee Mounted Rifles)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Independent Cavalry Organization: The North Santee Mounted Rifles were also call Captain A>W. Cordes's Company. Organized about Dec 1860. Part attaached to the 10th Regiment, SC Infantry for a couple of months.  Fate unknown, possibly disbanded in late 1861 early 1862. (Seigler1 247)

139

Advisory Board, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

140

Aiken's Mounted Infantry, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

141

Allen's Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

142

Bachman's Company, South Carolina Artillery (German Light Artillery)
German Light Artillery [also called Charleston German Artillery] completed its organization in the spring of 1862. The unit moved to Virginia, served in B.W. Frobel's and M.W. Henry's Battalion of Artillery (SS)

The German Flying Artillery, the Charleston German Artillery, Captain William K Backman's Battery. Many men of German nationality and not naturalized still fought in the war.  Surrendered in April 26, 1865 with the Army of North Carolina. Disbanded and furloughed at Camden, South Carolina.  Paroled  May 1865 in Augusta, Georgia. (S1, 279-283)


143

Barlen's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Beauregard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Ferguson's)
Ferguson's Battery was organized in April, 1862, at Charleston, South Carolina. After serving in South Carolina. The unit moved to Mississippi and fought under General Gist at Jackson. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee and was assigned to Palmer's, R. Martin's, and R. Cobb's Battalion of Artillery.


No # Beaufort Volunteer Artillery

Indpendent Artillery Company. Also called Captain Stephen Elliott's Company, Artillery; Captain Stuart's Company, Artillery, Stuart's Battery, Beaufort Light Artillery. Originally organized in 1802 from a Revoltuniony War Artillery. May 1861  became Company A of Heyward's 11th Volunteer Regiment, Detached from 11th Regiment in September 1863.  Surrendered with Army of Tennessee. April 26, 1865. (S1 267-269)

Beaufort and Charleston Districts, a few from Beaufort Distirct (Bluffton), Colleton and Barnwell Districts and Svannah, Georgia. (S1)


144

Beauregard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Ferguson's) Ferguson's Battery was organized in April, 1862, at Charleston, South Carolina. After serving in South Carolina. The unit moved to Mississippi and fought under General Gist at Jackson. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee and was assigned to Palmer's, R. Martin's, and R. Cobb's Battalion of Artillery.(SS)

Called Captain T.B. Ferguson's Company, Light Artillery and T.B. Ferguson's Battery.,, Captian T>B. Fergusons Company-Mounted (Light) Artillery.  Organized April 1862 in Charleston, SC, Guns captured December 16, 1864 in Nashville, Tennessee. (S1, 274-76)

145

Blake's Independent Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

146

Blanchard's Brigade, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


3rd Battalion SC Infantry. Reorganized in April, 1862./ Consolidat3d bt April 9, 1865 with 3d and the 8th regiments and part of Blanchard's South Carolina Reserves and formed the (New 3d Regiment SO Infantry which was paroled at Greensboro, NC May 2, 1865. (paroled means they had been captured and where traded within a few days of the battle). (FN)

Seigler also refers to Blanchard's Brigrade and the cosilidation of the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 8th Regiement and Blanchard's (p 105-107)  See 3rd Regiment Consolidated.

147

Blann's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

148

Brabham's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

No # ?

Brooks's Battalion Regular Infantry

Also called Brook's Battalion of Regulars, the 2nd Foreign Battalion, C.S.A.. Only the field and company officers were from South Carolina. formed in the October 1864 from Federal prisoners who were held at the stockade in Florence. Made of foreign men who had been held as prisoners. They gave an oath of allegiance to the Confederate government and enlisted in the Confederate army. Problems were that some Americans posed as Englishmen and enlisted. Many men deserted and didn't show loyalty to the Confederate cause and returned to prison. Disbanded in December 1864. Reference: Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 4, p 102-104. 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.

  • Company A - Captain Vincent F. Martin
  • Company B - Captain John C. Minott
  • Company C - Captain Eldred Simkins
  • Company D - Captain David Lewis Wardlaw
  • Company E - Captain B. Gaillard Pinckney

Most of the men where from Ireland, Germany and Spain but other European nations were represented.


No #? The Bureau Battalion, Charleston, South Carolina

Organized: May 1864

This battalion consisted of only about seventy men from the Charleston area in defense of the city of Charleston. Most of the men were clerks, employees, and detailed men. (Seigler1 )

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 195.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

149 South Carolina Cavalry

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


No # The Calhoun Artillery

Independent Unit. organized as a volunteer unit in Spring of 1861. Helped to build a couple of forts and garrisoned one of them.  Attached to the 11th Regiment, SCV as company B. Disbanded in June 1861 (S1 273)


150

Charleston Arsenal Battalion, South Carolina Local Defense Troops

Organized: 13 July 1863

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

Independent Infantry unit. Composed of employees of the Charleston Arsenal for the defense of Charleston.. Consisted of 333 men aged sixteen to sixty. Divided into five companies (A-E)

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 196.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

151

Charbonnier's Company, South Carolina Militia (Pickens Rifles)

Organized: April 1861
State Service: Summer 1861
Mustered in: 13 November 1861
Reorganized: Early 1862

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

An Independent Infantry unit. Also known as the Pickens Guard and the Pickens Cadets. Attached to the 16th Regiment, South Carolina Militia also later to 1st Regiment, South Carolina Reserves. One report states that the that the unit was made of boys 14-16 years old. Another report says 16-18 years old. Made up of students from B. R. Carroll's Academy in Charleston, South Carolina. They performed guard and camp duties for the Roswell Ripley's military headquarters. They were also responsible for guarding stores and supplies on the Southern Warf in Charleston and helped to salvage stores after the Charlesteon Fire in 1861. (Seigler1)

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 195-196.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.


No # Chesterfield Light Artillery

Independent Artillery Company.  Also called Coit's Company Light Artillery, SCV, Captain James I. Kelly's Company-Chesterfield Artillery, South Carolina Light Adrtillery, and Captain james I. Kelly's Battery, Chestertifld Light Artillery.  Mustered in August 26, 1862.  Originally for 6 weeks but in October 1861 for the duration of the war. Served in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.  participated in the Carolinas campain in 1865 and surrenedered on April 26 1865 in Durham Station, NC.  Men from Chesterfield and Marlboro Districts, a few from Darlington District. (S1, 269-271)


152

Child's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Winder's)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

153

South Carolina Conscripts, Camp of Instruction, Columbia

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

154

Darrough's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

155

DeSaussure's Squadron, South Carolina Cavalry
Organized: December 1860
Mustered in: (Confederate Service) May 1861
Reorganized: June/July 1861

156

Dotterer's Company, South Carolina Ordnance Guards (Local Defense Troops)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Ordnance Guards, South Carolina An Independent Infantry Organization. "The Ordnance Guards was Commanded by Captain Thomas D. Dotterer. The company was organized on February 22, 1862. Its troops were part of the local defense of Charleston and were employees of foundries and workshops who had been organized under the authority of the governor and Executive Couoncil. The CSR records the following: "We the undersigned Arizans connected with the various workshops, employed in State Service, hereby agree to form ourselves into a company, for the defense of this city, when so ordered, for the term of 12 months, under the name and style of the 'Ordnance Guards'". (Seigler1)

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 193.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

157

Duncan's South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

No #

Duncop's Battalion of Sharpshooters
Organized: 3 June 1863<br>Dissolved: Autumn 1863<br>Reorganized: March/April 1864<br>Surrendered: April 1865 in Virginia

Also called Dunlop's Battalion.  Organized 3 June 1863. It was not an independent unit but to be a separate body of sharpshooters for McGowan's Brigade. Thirty-six men from each regiment (Gregg's 1st, Hagood's 1st Rifles, 12th, 13th and 14th Infantries) were chosen and formed into three companies. Later that year, It was dissolved for several months but having the need for good sharpshooters the Battalion was reorganized in March/April 1864.  Each company in the brigade supplied several men for the Battalion. It surrendered in April 1865 in Virginia. (S4 63-69)

  • Company A -
  • Company B -
  • Company C -


158

Durham's Battalion, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

159 Earle's Company, South Carolina Cavalry
<br>Organized: 15 April 1862<br>Disbanded: April 1865


160

Estill's Company, South Carolina Infantry Local Defense (Arsenal)

Organized: 18 February 1862
Mustered in: 20 February 1862

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

Independent Infantry unit. Also called Captain Estill's COmpany of SOuth Carolina Infantry Local Defense-Arsenal COmpany Charleston and the Arsenal Guard, Charleston, South Carolina. Formed from employees of the Ordnance Department of the Cononsboro Arsenal and Workshop in Charleston. Organized for the defense of the Arsenal and the ciyt of Charleston. (Seigler1)

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 196.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

161

Ferguson's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

162

Fickling's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Brooks Light Artillery)
Brooks Light Artillery, completed its organization during the spring of 1862 with men from the Charleston area. It soon moved to Virginia and was assigned to S.D. Lee's, E.P. Alexander's, and F. Huger's Battalion of Artillery. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered.

Independent Artillery.  Fickling's Battery, Brooks Light Artillery, South Carolina; Brooks Guard Battery Artllery; Rhett's Company, and Rhett-Fickling's Battery.  It started out as Brooks Guards (who worked mainly on the railroads) organized  on January 9, 1861 some detached in April 1861 and reorganized May 8, 1861 in Charleston.  Became Company K of 2nd Reagiment , SCV.  mustered in May 23, 1861. Reorganized early 1862 as Rhett's Battery or Brooks LIght Artillery. 3rd Reenlistment in December 1863. Surrenedered at Appomatox on April 9, 1865. (S1 271-273)

men from Charleston District, a few from Beaufort, Colleton, Pickens, and Richland Districts, and Savannah, Georgia.(S)

No # ? The Fire Companies of Charleston

State Service: 27 December 1860

Independent Infantry unit. Also known as the Fire Battalion According to Seigler: "The fire companies of Charleston were organized into several volunteer military corps and incorporated into the 4th Brigade South Carolina Militia in late 1860. The 4th Brigade seved as the backbone of the defenses around Charleston Harbor until April 1861... The Fire Depaertment was considered so straegic that on January 28, 1861 the Genearl Assembly passed an act requireing members of the Board of Fire Maters, officers of the Fire Department and officers and members of the various Fire Engine and Exe Companies of the City of Charleston to consdier themselves subject to the mayor's call to perform armed patrol or guard duty in the city." Many members of the fire companiese had already joined other military units. (Seigler1)

  • Phoenix Fire Company known as the Phoenix Rifles
  • Aetna Fire Company known as the Aetna Rifles or the Aetna Guard
  • Vigilant Fire Engine Company known as the Vigilant Rifles or Vigilant Light Infantry.

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 197-198.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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. 163

Frashier's Independent Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

164

Frenche's Company, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

165

Gaillard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Santee Light Artillery)
Santee Light Artillery was originally Company B of the 6th South Carolina Infantry Battalion and served as an infantry company until early 1863. At that time it was transferred to the artillery. (SS)

Independent Artillery unit. Gaillard's Light Artillery, Santee Light Artillery. Origins in the first Company G (Coast Guards) of the 10th Infantry Regiment for local defense only. Later some men became part of Company B in Edward Manigault's Battalion and continued in local defense. Disbanded and paroled in April 1865. (S1 292-295)

From Charleston District (possibly from Christ Church, St. Thomas and St. John's Berkley Parishes), a few from Williamsburg, Richalnd Barnwell, Clarendon and Marion Districts.(S).

166

Garden's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Light Battery)
Palmetto Light Artillery completed its organization at Charleston, South Carolina, during the late spring of 1862. Most of the men were from the Charleston and Georgetown areas. It was ordered to Virginia and attached to B.W. Frobel's, M.W. Henry's, and J.C. Haskell's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.

Garden's Company, Souht carolina Light Artillery (Palmetto Ligh Battery)

See: 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)

  • Southern bronze : Capt. Garden's (S.C.) Artillery Company during the War Between the States. by Glenn Dedmondt. (Columbia, South Carolina : Palmetto Bookworks, c1993), FHL Collection, book 975.7 M2dg.


No # The German Artillery Battalion, South Carolina

An Independent unit. Organized as a Battery in 1841 to help with the war in in Texas but they did no go.  Became part of the 1st Regiment Artillery, South Carolina Milita with 2 companies. A portion of them mustered into Confederate Service Aigist 22. 19721 amd became Company H of the Hampton Legion Infantry Battalion.  Known as the German VOlunteers of Charleseton.  Later becam Compay B of the Hampton Legion Artillery Battalion. They rest mustered in to Confederated service in February 12, 1862 and the became known as the the German Battalion, SCV. Company A became an independent company and Company B became Company A of Manigault's 18th Battalion, South Carolina Artillery. Surrendered April 26, 1865 at Durham Station, NC (S1 276-279)

  • Company A (Captain Didrich Werner's Company, Captain F.W. Wagner's Company, Light Artillery) - Charleston District, a few from Barnwell (Aiken), Anderson Pickens, Lexington and Orangeburg Districts. (S)
  • Company B (Harmes's Company, 1st Militia Regiment, German Flying Adrillery., Captain F. Melcher's Company, Melcher's Company Light Artillery) -  Charleston District, a few from Barnwell (Aiken), Darlington, Georgetown Districts (S)

See Backman's Company (#142)


167

Gilchrist's Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Gist Guard)
Gist Guard Light Artillery was organized during the winter of 1862-1863. It served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Surrendered in May, 1865. See also 
18th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery
Independent unit.  Also called Captain Robert C. Gilchrist's Compay, South Carolina Heavy Artillery, the Gist Guard LIght Artillery, Captain Boag's Compay E, Manigault's 18th Battalion., Captain Charles E Chichester's Comapny Heavy Artillery.  Mustered in April l2, 1862 in Charleston, SC.  Men from Charleston, Colleton and Spartanburg Districts, a few from Union Anderson Laurens, Barnwell, Greenville, Orangeburg and Richalnd Districts, and from Augusta, Georgia. Surrendered on April 26, 1865 with the Army of North Carolina (S1 283-285)


168

Gregg's Company, South Carolina Artillery (McQueen Light Artillery)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Indpendent Unit.  Also called Captain Thomas E. Gregg's Artiller.  Organized on April 14, 1862.  Was first part of ALston's Battalion as Company B. became Compay C in SC Siege Train, The MCQueen Light Artillery.  Surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia on April 9, 1865.  Men from Marion District a few from Darlington, Cheseterfield, Union, Williams butg and Charleston Districts. (S1 285-86)

H-M Military Units

169 Hamilton's Company, South Carolina Provost Guard

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

170

Artillery Battalion, Hampton Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: Spring 1861<br>Reorganized: 22 August, 1862

171

Cavalry Battalion, Hampton Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: Spring 1861<br>Reorganized: 22 August, 1862

172

Hampton Legion, South Carolina
Organized: Spring 1861
Units changed: 1862
Unit Change: March 1864

173

Infantry Regiment, Hampton Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: Spring 1861<br>Reorganization: Spring 1862<br>Paroled: 9 April 1865

No #?

Harlee's Legion, South Carolina Militia

Organized: Fall 1861
Disolved: January 1862

Independent Infantry unit. Also known as the Brigade of State Militia and the Pee Dee Legion. It was organized to guard the South Carolina coast and specifically to guard the Great Pee Dee River and its tributaries. Some of the men came from Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington, and Marion Districts.

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.); v. 1, 198-199.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

174

Hart's Company, South Carolina Horse Artillery Volunteers (Washington Artillery)
Washington Light Artillery was originally organized to be attached to the Hampton South Carolina Legion. However, it never served with that command. After being stationed in South Carolina, the unit moved to Virginia and was assigned to Stuart's and R.P. Chew's Horse Artillery. . Later it joined B.C. Manly's Battalion of Artillery in the Army of Tennessee and was active in North Carolina. Surrendered on April 26, 1865.

Independent Artillery Unit. Hart's Battery, the Washington Light Artillery, Lee's Battery of Hampton's Horse Artillery, and halsey's Battery. , Halsey's Company, Stuart's Horse Artillery. Organized 1844 as a Militia unit. Called to Duty December 27, 1860. Attached to the 1st Regiment Artillery, SC Militia. Came from Charleston, Barnwell, Georgetown, Colleton, Fiarfield and Orangeburgy Distrstricts and Augusta Georgia.  Some from Anderon Union, Greenville, Beaufort, Ricland Newberry Pickens, Marion Lexington and Sumter Districts and from Virginia. Involved in the Hampton Legion. Surrendered April 26, 186 in Greensboro with the Army of Tennessee. (S1 298-304)

175

Hayard's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

176

Hender's Battalion, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

177

Higgins' South Carolina Artillery
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

178

Cavalry Battalion, Holcombe Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: 21 November 1861<br>Reogranized: 18 March 1864

179

Holcombe Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: 21 November 1861<br>Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia

180

Infantry Regiment, Holcombe Legion, South Carolina
<br>Organized: 21 November 1861<br>Surrendered: 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia

181

Hutton's South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

182

Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit

183

South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

184

Invalid Corps, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

185 Jeter's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery
Organized: Summer 1861
Surrendered: April 1865

186

Kanapaux's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Lafayette Artillery)
Lafayette Light Artillery was formed late in 1861. During February, 1865 it was attached to C.L. Stevenson's Division, Army of Tennessee.

Independent Artillery Unit. ( J.T.) Kanapaux's Battery, Lafayette Light Artillery. Mustered in March 13, 1862.  Surrendered on April 26, 1865 with the Army of Tennessee. Charleston, Beaufort and York Districts. (S2 286-288)


187

Kelly's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Chesterfield Artillery)
Chesterfield Light Artillery was organized and mustered into Confederate service in November, 1861, at Columbia, South Carolina. Most of the officers and men were raised in Chesterfield County. During April, 1865, was being reorganized and refitted when the Confederate forces surrendered.

188

Kirk's Battalion, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Hewitt Vol 64, p 170-171: formed into a squadron (Companies A and B), Special order dated February 22, 1864.  See info for further details.


189

Partisan Rangers, South Carolina (Capt. Kirk's Company)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
See 188?

Captain Manning J. Kir's Company, South Carolina Partisan Rangers was called Kir's Partisan Rangers. Organized 11 July 1862/ Consolidated: 20 December 1864 into the 19th Battalion, SC Cavalry (Seigler1 250-251)* 

  • Company A: Beaufort District*
  • Company B: Beaufort, Barnwell, Colleton, Union and Charleston Districts*


190

Lee's Company, South Carolina Artillery
Mustered in: 12 May 1861
Consolidated: 15 November 1862

191

South Carolina Local Defense Troops
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

192

Local Defense Troops, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

193

Independent Company, South Carolina Local Troops Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

194

Lock's Battery, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

195

Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Volunteers (Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

  • Organized: 22 December 1861 in McClellanville, South Carolina<br>Disbanded: May 1862

Seigler: "In September 816, some South Carolinians, finding themselves disillusioned with the militia units assigned to protect the area between Charleston and Santee River, sought permission for Edward Manigault to raise a battalion as a replacement.  It was officially organized on December 22, 1861.  Manigualt's Battalion was similar to a legion in that it consisted of all three military branches: artillery, infantry and cavalry.

  • Company A (also known as St. James Santee Mounteed Riflemen, the Mounted Rifles Company and Captain Thomas Pinckney's Company) - Charleston District, Georgetown District, Clarendon District, Beaufor District, Orangeburg District, Horry District (Sigler:  See for further military involvements)
  • Company B (also known as the Santee Light Artillery) - Most of the men from Williamsburg District and Charleston District; some were from Richland District, Barnwell District, Clarendon District, Marion District.
  • Company C (also known as the Trenholm Rifles, Palmer Rifles)
  • Company D (also known as Chesnut Guards) -  most men from Sumter District and Clarendon District; some from Williamsburg District, Charleston District and Darlington District
  • Company E (also known as the Kickapoo Riflemen) - most me from Williamsburg District and Clarendon District; some from Sumter District

(Company, name, place: Siegler(more info),

196

Manigault's Battalion, South Carolina Artillery 18th Heavy Artillery Battalion [often called the Siege Train Artillery Battalion] was organized during the spring of 1862 with three companies. Many of the men were from Charleston. It surrendered on April 26, 1865.

Hewett: also Eighteenth Battalion, South Carolina Artillery and South Carolina Siege Train. 2 companies of each (except C has 3 and E 1) See also 
18th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

  • Company A (also known as Palemtto Guard Artillery)
  • Company B (also known as Alston Light Artillery)
  • Company C (also known as McQueen Light Artillery)
  • Company C 2nd Company (also known as Pee Dee Artillery)
  • Company D


  • 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.


No #  The Marion Artillery

See Parker's Company, South Carolina LIght Artillery (Marion Artillery)

197

Mason's Company, South Carolina Cavalry
Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


198

Mathewes' Company, South Carolina Heavy Artillery (Bonneau's)
Mathewes' Brigade was formed during the winter of 1862-1863. The company was attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and served in the Charleston area. From July 10 to September 6, 1863, In January, 1865, the unit was assigned to J.B. Robertson's Brigade and in May included in the surrender. 
See also: 18th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

Independent Artillery Unit .Mathewes's Battery, Mathewes's Independent Company, the Mathewes Artillery, E.N. Bonneau's Company Artillery, SCV.  Organized in late 1861.   Surrenedered April 26, 1865. Attached to Manigault's 18th Battalion as Company C. in February 1865. (S1- 291-292) Men from Colleton District.


199
Medical Department, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

200

Melcher's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Company B, German Artillery)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

201

South Carolina Militia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

202

Mim's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

203

South Carolina (Miscellaneous)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

N-Z Military Units

204 Neal's Battalion, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

No #? Ordnance Guards, South Carolina

See Dotterer's Company, South Carolina Ordinance Guards (Local Defense Troops)

205  Palmetto Sharpshooters Regiment, South Carolina (Jenkins') (1st Palmetto)

<br>Organized: April 1862<br>Surrendered 9 April 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia.

206

Parker's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Marion Artillery)

Marion Light Artillery was organized during the summer of 1861. Most of its members were from Marion, South Carolina. During January, 1865, it was assigned to A. Rhett's Brigade. Ended the war in North Caolina.

Independent Artillery Unit. AKA Captain Edward L Parkers' Company, SC Light Artillery, the Marion Light Artillery, SC VolunteersParkerk's Company, Organized pre 1860 as a State Militia composed of Charlestonians. Organized as for Civil War in 1860.. became part of  see also Rhett's Artillery Battalion. Surrenedered on April 26, 1865.(S1 288-290)

Charleston District, Georgetown and Kershaw Districts, a few Greenville, Richland, Clarendon, Sumter, Abbeville and Pickens Districts.

207

Percival's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry

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

208

South Carolina Reserves

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

209 Rhett's South Carolina Artillery
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

210

Rhett's Company, South Carolina (Brooks Home Guards)

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

Organized January 9, 1861/ early 1861 attached to the 17th Regiment, South Carolina Militia. Most of the men were employed on the railroad and were not in active service. Most from Charleston area. In May 1861 A detachment of this group and some recruits from Pickens District became the Brooks Guard Volunteers and eventually Company K in Kershaw's 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers. Some of the men in February 1862 helped to form Fickling's Battery, an artillery company. (Seigler1)

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 193-194.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.

No #?

Not mentioned in SS

Rion's Regiment

Organized: March 1865
Disbanded: 7 May 1865

In March, 1865, the 11th Regiment was consolidated with the 7th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry, and remnants from the 21st, 25th and 27th Regiments, South Carolina Volunteers to form Rion's Regiment (Seigler1, p. 106, 119-120)

  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, c2008, 106, 119-120. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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


211 South Carolina River Corps
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

212

Rodgers' Company, South Carolina Cavalry (State Troops)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewitt, Vol 64 p 171: No record of events (May have been known also as Edward M. Boykin's Squadron, Rifles, State Troops. Reorganized March 11, 1864. No recorded events but info about part of other military units.Hewitt, Vol 64 p 171: No record of events (May have been known also as Edward M. Boykin's Squadron, Rifles, State Troops. Reorganized March 11, 1864. No recorded events but info about part of other military units.


213 Rump's Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

214

Rutledge's Company, South Carolina Cavalry Militia (Charleston Light Dragoons)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewitt: Vol 64 p 172 Stationed at Coosawhatchie, november 7, 1861- February 10, 1862. No other info.

Independent Cavalry Unit: Captain Benjamin Huger Rutledge's Company was also called the Charleston Light Dragoons or just "Drags". It also may have been called the Carleston Light Hussars.  The company (by other names) existed since about 1733.  IN April 1861, the Company was attached to Colonel W.B. Ryan's Squadron. In December 1862 became Comopany K of the 4th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry. (Seigler1 251-252)

Organized: As early as 1733<br>Reorganized: February 1862<br>Consolidated: December 1862 

215

Senn's Company, South Carolina Post Guard
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


216

Shaw's Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


217

Shiver's Company, South Carolina Local Defense Troops
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

218

Simon's Company, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewitt: Vol 64, p 173 Stationed Heyward's Landing, James Island January 3-February 4, 1862. Two officers listed


219

Simon's Company, South Carolina Volunteers (Etiwan Rangers)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Same as 218??

Organized: Abt September 1861

Disbanded:  Probably around February 1862

Was a part of Martin's 1st Regiment, South Carolina Mounted Militia.  The responsibilites were for local defense in the Charleston area.  Many of the men where overseers and only called out if needed.  No further records after February 1862, probably disbanded. (Seigler1, 252)


No # ?

South Carolina Military Academy
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

No # ?

South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

No # ?

South Carolina Conscripts, Camp of Instruction, Columbia
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


220

Battalion State Cadets, South Carolina Local Defense Troops (Charleston)
Organized: 28 January 1861
Paroled: April 1865


No #?

Captain A.D. Spark's Company, South Carolina Cavalry

Captain A.D. Spark's Company, South Carolina Cavalry also known as the Ripley Rangers. It was organized on April 3,1862 as an infantry company an attached to the 20th Regiment, SCV and was detached a year later in April 1863. It served as an independent unit until November 1864 when it was assigned to Brigadier General Roswell Ripley's Brigade and in December 1864 it was assigned to the 19th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry (as company E)  Men from Lexington, Marion, and  Marlboro Districts; a few from Sumter, Chesterfield, Darlington, Anderson and Union Districts (Seigler1 247-248)

See 19th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry (Company E)

Organized: 3 April 1862<br>Detached: April 1863<br>Consolidated: December 1864

221 Stuart's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Beaufort Volunteer Artillery)
Beaufort Light Artillery was organized early in 1862 with men from Beaufort County. During January, 1865, the battery was assigned to B.H. Robertson's Brigade, then it served in Rhett's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee. It participated in the North Carolina Campaign and surrendered in April.

222

Symons' Company, South Carolina Sea Fencibles

Organized: 17 June 1861
Mustered in: 6 August 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina

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

An Independent Infantry Organization. Symons's Company, Naval Brigade, SCV, also called Sea Fencibles. This company was organized to help watch and defend the coast. The men signed up for the duration of the war.

Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), 194.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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.


223

Theodore Cordes' Company, South Carolina Cavalry Militia (German Hussars)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Organized about 18 May 1859 as part of the 4th Brigade of Militia..  Were German Charlestonians.  Consolidated: Summer 1862 into the 3rd Regiment, SC Cavalry. (Seigler1, 249-250)

224 South Carolina Telegraph Corps
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

225

Trenholm's Company, South Carolina Militia (Rutledge Mounted Riflemen
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewitt: Vol 64 p 172-174. In service February 1862-April 1863 Mustered in 22 February, 1862.  Events a a few officers listed


226

Trenholm's Company, Rutledge Mounted Riflemen and Horse Artillery, South Carolina
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
See 225?

Captain W.L. Trenholm's Company was also called the Turledge Mounted Riflemen, South Carolina Militia.  Organized in Charleston on 9 Nov 1860. Men from Charleston District (St. John's Parish and nearby islands) Often served on guard and scout duty in different areas in South Carolina and Virginia.  (Seigler1 252-254)
:Organiized: 9 November 1860 in Charleston, South Carolina<br>Mustered in: (State Service) April 1861<br>Mustered out: December 1861<br>Reorganized: 22 February 1862<br>Consolidated: March 1864

In May 1863 two companies created:

Company A - the horse artillery*

Company B - the cavalry unit*



227

Tucker's Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Hewitt: Vol 64 p 175 In service may 1862-April 1863 (no officers listed, gives a few events)

Independent Cavalry Unit: Captain John H. Tucker's Company was also known as the Marion Men of Winyah.Men from Georgetown, Williamsburg, Horry and Darlington Districts; a few from Charleston, Sumter, Marion, Spartanburg and Marlboro Districts. (Seigler1 248-249) Two-Company Squadron, called Tucker's Squadron and Tucker's Cavalry. Attached to 7th Cavalry Regiment March 18, 1864.

Organized:  About the Spring of 1861<br>Consolidated: 18 March 1864

See:  7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry


228 Wagener's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Company A, German Artillery)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


229 Walker's South Carolina Artillery
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

230

Walker's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry

Organized: April 1865
Surrendered: 26 April 1865
Paroled: 1 May 1865

231

Walker's Squadron, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

232

Walpole's Company, South Carolina Cavalry (Stono Scouts)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Hewitt: Vol 64 p 175-178. Original called to "act as videttes and pickets on the coast between north Edisto and Stono Inlets on November 10, 1861.  Disbanded january 7, 1862 and reorganized january 8, 1862 as scouts and guides under the order of Genearl Roswell Sabine Ripley.

Independent Cavalry Unit: Captian John Basnett Legare Walpol'e Company was also called the Stono Scouts or Stono Rangers. Independent company from late 1861 to late 1864.  Men from Carleston and Colleton Districts.  Served as Souct and guides along the coast primarily in the John's Island area.  They were part of the last Confederate troops to leave Charleston in February 1865. (Seigler1 254-255)

Organized: 1861<br>Disbanded: April 1865<br>Paroled: 1 May 1865 in Greensboro, North Carolina

Walpole's Company, South Carolina Cavalry (Stono Scouts)
South Carolina Mounted Militria-Captain Walpole's Cavalry-Stono Scouts.  Internet site, accessed 12/06/2010.  Site has a roster

233

Walter's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Washington Artillery)
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.
Independent Arillery unit. AKA Walter's Battery, the Washington Artillery; Walter's Washington Artillery. Organized 1844 as a Militia unit.  Active duty on December 27, 1860.. Mustered in February 28, 1862. Surrendered April 26, 1865 (S1 295-298)

Washington Artillery Voluntters (of the Hamption Legion) - Charleston

Walter's Company (Washington Arillery) - Barnwell, Georgetown, Colleton, Winnsboro and Orangeburg Districs and from Augusta, Georgia.


234 Ward's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Waccamaw Light Artillery)
Waccamaw Light Artillery was organized early in 1863 with men from Georgetown County. Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the unit served in the Charleston area until the evacuation of that city in February, 1865. It later disbanded.

Independent Artillery unit. AKA Captain Joshua Ward's Company, South Carolina LIght Artillery. Organized December 1860.  Mustered in January 20, 1861. Remustered in January 1862. From Hory and George town Districts (lower Waccamaw River area). part of 10th Regiment, Major Emanuel's 4 Cavalary Squadron, 12th Cavalry Battalion, Major Stokes 10th Cavalry Battalion, surrendered April 26, 1865 in North Carolina . (S1 308-310)


235 West's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


236 Williams' Battery, South Carolina Artillery
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.


237

Wilson's Independent Company, South Carolina Cavalry
"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

238

Zimmerman's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Pee Dee Artillery)
Pee Dee Light Artillery was organized during the winter of 1861-1862 with men from Florence County. After serving in the Department of Norfolk and the Department of North Carolina, it was assigned to R.L. Walker's and W.J. Pegrams's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It then was transferred to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
See also 18th Regiment, South Carolina Artillery

Independent Artillery unit.  AKA Captain McIntosh's Battery; Captain McIntosh's Company Light Artillery, and Captain Bronson's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery. This company served in various regiments and and battalions.  The history of this company is very complex and an excellent explanation of it is found in Seigler's book....." . Organized about 1859-1860. Surrendered April 26, 1865 Greensboro. (NC or SC?) From Darlington Disatrict, a fewe from Charleston, Newberry, Sumter, Marion, Marlboro, Laurens, Chesterfield, Yor, Anderson, and Fiarfield Districts.(S1 304-308) 

part of Gregg's 1st Regiment, SCV, Manigault's 18th Battalion, SC Artillery, Manly's Artillery Battalion.

REFERENCES:


http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit93.htm

Crute Units of the Confederate States Army
Rivers, William J. Col. Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service. (FHL US/CAN 6082599 (1 fiche) )
Salley, A. S. South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, Vol. 1 (FHL - 6082600 (21 fiche) )
Sifakis, Stewart Compendium of the Cofederate Armies (975 M2ss 10 Vol)
Hagood, Johnson - Memoirs of the war of secession : from the original manuscripts of Johnson Hagood (FHL US/CAN 6082622 (6 fiche) ) also Memoirs of the War of Secession : from the original manuscripts of Johnson Hagood, brigadier-general, C.S.A.; I. Hagood's 1st 12 months S.C.V.; II. Hagood's Brigade (FHL US/Can 975.7 H2hj )


The Civil War Archive- Confederate Regimental Index (http://www.civilwararchive.com/Confedreg/confedsc.htm)  


"South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States", Steve Batson, http://batsonsm.tripod.com/b/bib.html, accessed November, 2010).

"The Civil War In South Carolina", Eastern Digital Resources http://www.researchonline.net/index.htm

 

Academic dictionaries and encyclopedias: South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units

http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/2873825


Military Pages of Roots Web

http://freepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/directory/military-M.html


"The Appomattox roster : a list of the paroles of the Army of Northern Virginia issued at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865", by Robert Alonzo Brock, (New York, New York : Antiquarian Press, 1962). FHL Collection FHL Book 975.5 M23br, FHL Film 896966 Item 2.

"South Carolina regimental histories of the American Civil War : & index to South Carolina Civil War soldiers", by John C. Rigdon, (Clearwater, South Carolina : Eastern Digital Resources, 2006). FHL Collection FHL CD-ROM no. 4269.

"Confederate military history : a library of Confederate states history, in twelve volumes written by distinguished men of the South", edited by Gen Clement A. Evans, (Carmel, Indiana : Guild Press of Indiana, c1997 ). FHL Collection FHL CD-ROM no. 110, FHL Book 975 M2e 1987  17 Volumes and index.


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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.

In 1862 there was a reorganization of many military units which affected these companies. See Steve Batson's internet site: "South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States", Orr's First South Carolina Rifles for futher information about these companies and their reorganization into other companies and military units. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in.



Sources

  • Capers, Ellison. Confederate Hilitary History. Atlanta: Confederate Publishing Company, 1899). Google Books.
  • Crute, Joseph H. Jr. Units of the Confederate States Army. Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
  • Estes, Claud. List of Field Officers, Regiments and Battalions in the Confederate States Army 1861-1865. Macon: The J. W. Burke Company, 1913. Google Books and at the Family History Library FHL Collection book 973 M2Lo, FHL Collection, fiche 6082198 (3 fiche)
  • O'Donnell-Rosales, John. Hispanic Confederates. Baltimore: Genelogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006.  Google Books , FHL Collection, FHL book 973 M2oh, and 2006 edition FHL Collection.
  • Rigdon, John C. South Carolina regimental histories of the American Civil War : & index to South Carolina Civil War soldiers. Clearwater, South Carolina : Eastern Digital Resources, 2006. FHL CD-ROM no. 4269 FHL Collection.
  • Rivers, William J.. Rivers' account of the raising of troops in South Carolina for state and Confederate service, 1861-1865. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. FHL Collection, FHL fiche 6082599 (1 fiche).
  • Rivers, William J. Roll of the Dead, South Carolina troops, Confederate States Service. [Columbia, South Carolina] : Public Programs Division, S.C. Dept. of Archives and History, c1995. This book lists many who died while in Confederate service.  It is an alphabetical name listing with District, age, rank, company, reigment, date and cause of death. Family History Library book 975.7 M2rd, FHL Collection.
  • Rodenbough, Theophilus F. and William L. Haskin, editors. The Army of the United States. New York: Maynard, Merrill, & Co., 1896.  Google Books.  Also available at the Internet site, US Army Center of Military History, accessed 12/08/2010. 
  • Salley, A. S.South Carolina troops in Confederate service". Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. Google Books- Volume I, Google Books Volume IIFHL Collection, fiche 6082600 (21 fiche).
  • The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies by  published under the direction of the Secretary of War. Washington, District of Columbia : Govt. Print. Off., 1880-1901. Google Books and at the Family History Library, FHL Collection, book 973 M29u, series 1-4; 120 films beginning with 845306 Item 3. An index is found in The War of the Rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate Armies : general index and additions and corrections by Fred C. Ainsworth and Joseph W. Kirkley (Washington [District of Columbia]: U.S. G.P.O.),FHL Collection, FHL book 973 M29u index and film 430054.
  • Confederate Army Units formed in South Carolina during the War for Southern Independence, Internet site by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 36 Greenville, S.C., accessed 11/27/2010.
  • Index to South Carolina Soldiers from the Internet site, The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina.  Eastern Digital Resouces. This is an alphabetical list of known soldiers. Accessed 11/27/2010
  • South Carolina in the Civil War Homepage, Internet site by Mac Wyckoff, accessed 11/29/2010. Lists links to South Carolina Military units, battles, a few names of soldiers and books about the Civil War.
  • Confederate Veterans Present at a 1922 Reunion at Walhalla, South Carolina, Internet site, accessed 11/30/2010
  • Shock Troops of the Confederacy-The Sharpshooter Battalions of the Army of Northern Virginia. by Fred L. Ray.   CFS Press Internet site, accessed 11/30/2010. This site lists the table of contents for this book and has a picture gallery of men who were sharpshooters.
  • "South Carolina Infantry Regiments", Internet site, accessed 11/30/2010.  This has some information about some of the units an some links to other sites (note: some of the links are no longer valid).
  • Southern Messenger, Internet site, accessed 12/03/2010. This site contains an ancestor memorial where people can post names of those involved in the war.  It also has links to other information about the Civil War, pictures and even a 'Project Wave' project where people will display flags in honor of an ancestor.
  • Confederate American Pride, Internet site, accessed 12/03/2010.  This site has photos and biographies of Confederate leaders, articles about the Civil War, links and other information. 
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