13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Organized in July 1861 at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia <ref>[http://corktree.tripod.com/South_Carolina_Infantry_Units_in_the_War_of_the_Rebellion 13th South Carolina Volunteers], (accessed 13 Apr 2011).</ref>.
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Organized in July 1861 at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia <ref>[http://corktree.tripod.com/South_Carolina_Infantry_Units_in_the_War_of_the_Rebellion 13th South Carolina Volunteers], (accessed 13 Apr 2011).</ref>.  
  
 
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Men often enlisted in&nbsp; a company recruited in the counties where they lived&nbsp;though not always.&nbsp;After many battles,&nbsp;companies might&nbsp;be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.&nbsp; However if you are unsure which company your ancestor&nbsp; was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
 
Men often enlisted in&nbsp; a company recruited in the counties where they lived&nbsp;though not always.&nbsp;After many battles,&nbsp;companies might&nbsp;be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.&nbsp; However if you are unsure which company your ancestor&nbsp; was in, try the company recruited in his county first.  
  
:*Company A&nbsp;- (Also known as Martin Guard)&nbsp; Many men from Laurens District (County).&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
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:*Company A&nbsp;- (Also known as Martin Guard)&nbsp; Many men from [[Laurens_County,_South_Carolina|Laurens District (County]]).&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
:*Company B - (Also known as Brockman Guards) Many men from Spartanburg District (County). Organized summer 1861. Mustered in Sepember 4, 1861.  
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:*Company B - (Also known as Brockman Guards) Many men from [[Spartanburg_County,_South_Carolina|Spartanburg District (County]]). Organized summer 1861. Mustered in Sepember 4, 1861.  
:*Company C - (Also known as Forest Rifles)&nbsp; Many men from Spartanburg District (County). Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
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:*Company C - (Also known as Forest Rifles)&nbsp; Many men from [[Spartanburg_County,_South_Carolina|Spartanburg District (County]]). Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
:*Company D - Many men from Newberry District (County)&nbsp;&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
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:*Company D - Many men from [[Newberry_County,_South_Carolina|Newberry District (County]])&nbsp;&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
:*Company E - Many men from Spartanburg District (County)&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
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:*Company E - Many men from [[Spartanburg_County,_South_Carolina|Spartanburg District (County]])&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
:*Company F - (Also known as Pacolet Volunteers)&nbsp; Many men from Spartanburg District (County)&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
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:*Company F - (Also known as Pacolet Volunteers)&nbsp; Many men from [[Spartanburg_County,_South_Carolina|Spartanburg District (County]])&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
:*Company G - (Also known as Dekalb Guards)&nbsp; Many men from Newberry District (County)&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
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:*Company G - (Also known as Dekalb Guards)&nbsp; Many men from [[Newberry_County,_South_Carolina|Newberry District (County]])&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861  
:*Company H - (Also known as Hope Guards)&nbsp; Many men from Lexington District (County)&nbsp; Mustered in 4 September 1861.  
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:*Company H - (Also known as Hope Guards)&nbsp; Many men from [[Lexington_County,_South_Carolina|Lexington District (County]])&nbsp; Mustered in 4 September 1861.  
:*Company I - Many men from Spartanburg District (County)&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
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:*Company I - Many men from [[Spartanburg_County,_South_Carolina|Spartanburg District (County]])&nbsp; Mustered in September 4, 1861.  
:*Company K - (Also known as Johnston Riflemen)&nbsp; Many men from Lexington District (County) Mustered in September 4, 1861.
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:*Company K - (Also known as Johnston Riflemen)&nbsp; Many men from [[Lexington_County,_South_Carolina|Lexington District (County]]) Mustered in September 4, 1861.
  
<br> Companies and county listing from: Wadsworth, Mike.&nbsp; The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co. c2008), 333 pages. Book found at {{FHL|1494315|item|disp=FHL 975.7 M2wmi}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/13th-south-carolina-volunteer-infantry-csa/oclc/295133498&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]
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<br>Companies and county listing from: Wadsworth, Mike.&nbsp; The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co. c2008), 333 pages. Book found at {{FHL|1494315|item|disp=FHL 975.7 M2wmi}} and [http://www.worldcat.org/title/13th-south-carolina-volunteer-infantry-csa/oclc/295133498&referer=brief_results Other Libraries.]  
  
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
*Welch, Spencer Glasgow. ''A Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife&nbsp;&nbsp; ''(Marietta, Ga., Continental Book Co., 1954), 127 pages. Digital copies at [http://books.google.com/books?id=vL9EAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+Confederate+surgeon%27s+letters+to+his+wife&hl=en&ei=9jieTaCuLMLegQf-qsjYDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google ]and [http://www.archive.org/details/surgeonsletters00welcrich Internet Archives] . Book available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-surgeons-letters-to-his-wife/oclc/1615522&referer=brief_results Worldcat ][http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-surgeons-letters-to-his-wife/oclc/1615522&referer=brief_results Libraries] .  
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*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book,&nbsp;''Units of the Confederate States Army'',&nbsp;as their&nbsp;main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, {{FHL|590033|item}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/units-of-the-confederate-states-army/oclc/18272222&referer=brief_results WorldCat].
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*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
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*Welch, Spencer Glasgow. ''A Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife&nbsp;&nbsp; ''(Marietta, Ga., Continental Book Co., 1954), 127 pages. Digital copies at [http://books.google.com/books?id=vL9EAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=A+Confederate+surgeon%27s+letters+to+his+wife&hl=en&ei=9jieTaCuLMLegQf-qsjYDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDUQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google ]and [http://www.archive.org/details/surgeonsletters00welcrich Internet Archives] . Book available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-surgeons-letters-to-his-wife/oclc/1615522&referer=brief_results Worldcat ][http://www.worldcat.org/title/confederate-surgeons-letters-to-his-wife/oclc/1615522&referer=brief_results Libraries] .
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*Tanner, William Rufus. &nbsp; ''Reminiscences of the War Between the States'' (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/reminiscences-of-the-war-between-the-states/oclc/6074557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] Libraries.
 
*Tanner, William Rufus. &nbsp; ''Reminiscences of the War Between the States'' (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/reminiscences-of-the-war-between-the-states/oclc/6074557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] Libraries.
  
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Contents

Brief History

Organized in July 1861 at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia [1].

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in  a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded.  However if you are unsure which company your ancestor  was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Companies and county listing from: Wadsworth, Mike.  The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co. c2008), 333 pages. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2wmi and Other Libraries.




Other Sources

  • Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. This site uses Joseph H. Crute's book, Units of the Confederate States Army, as their main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, FHL Collection, WorldCat.
  • Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
  • Welch, Spencer Glasgow. A Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife   (Marietta, Ga., Continental Book Co., 1954), 127 pages. Digital copies at Google and Internet Archives . Book available at Worldcat Libraries .
  • Tanner, William Rufus.   Reminiscences of the War Between the States (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at WorldCat Libraries.

References

  1. 13th South Carolina Volunteers, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).