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''[[United States of America|United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina|South Carolina]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina Military Records|South Carolina Military]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina in the Civil War|South Carolina in the Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 4th]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   1st Regiment, South Carolina State Troops
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
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In concern for further assault from the Federal troops, the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, requested that the governor supply men for 'local defense and special services'. In the summer of 1863 a call went out for enlistments which resulted in five regiments being created and they became known as the South Carolina State Troops. The initial enlistment was to be for 6 months but the men could be called upon to serve longer.<ref name="Seigler">Robert S. Seigler. ''South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States''. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 4, p 180-182. {{FHL|1639482|item|disp=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 Regiment served with.</ref>
  
=== Companies in&nbsp;this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The 1st Regiment, South Carolina State Troops was organized in July 1863. It was also known as Roberts's Regiment and did not go into active service until September 4, 1863. The 1st Regiment was not involved in any battle and they served until February 3, 1864.<ref name="Seigler" />
 
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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.  
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,135 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CSC0001R0S Roster].
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Information about the companies and counties of origin is taken from the [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163.html SC Rebels] website and Seigler's<ref name="Seigler" /> book.
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:Company A - many men from [[Anderson County, South Carolina#Military|Anderson District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoA.html Roster]
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:Company B - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoB.html Roster]
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:Company C - many men from&nbsp; [[Anderson County, South Carolina#Military|Anderson District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoC.html Roster]
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:Company D - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoD.html Roster]
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:Company E - many men from&nbsp; [[Greenville County, South Carolina#Military|Greenville District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoE.html Roster]
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:Company F - many men from&nbsp; [[Abbeville County, South Carolina#Military|Abbeville District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoF.html Roster]
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:Company G - many men from&nbsp; [[Laurens County, South Carolina#Military|Laurens District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoG.html Roster]
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:Company H - many men from&nbsp; [[Greenville County, South Carolina#Military|Greenville District/County]] - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoH.html Roster]
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:Company I - many men from&nbsp; [[Abbeville County, South Carolina|Abbeville District/County ]]- [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoI.html Roster]
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:Company K - [http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163CoK.html Roster]
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=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|Beginning United States Civil War Research]] gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘South Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information. <br>
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*[[South Carolina in the Civil War|South Carolina in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for South Carolina, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865]] describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*''Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina''. Microfilm publication M267. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1958. These records have been indexed and digitized and are available at [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). (Accessed December 2010)
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*[http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit193.htm 1st South Carolina Infantry State Troops] from The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources, accessed 11/20/2010.
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*[http://www.oocities.com/screbels_1864/ST0163.html First (1st) Regiment South Carolina State Troops] website, accessed 11/22/2010. This site lists the rosters for this Regiment.
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*"[http://corktree.tripod.com/South_Carolina_Reserve_and_Miscellaneous_Units South Carolina Reserve and Miscellaneous Units in the War of the Rebellion]". Internet site, accessed 12/06/2010. Lists officers and dates. It also suggests that Company A comes from Oconee County and that Company I refused to enter Confederate service.
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*Hewett, Janet B., ed. ''Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies''. Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001. {{FHL|750468|item|disp=FHL book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 64 & 65}}. Lists officers, companies, and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed.
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*Seigler, Robert S. ''South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States''. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. {{FHL|1639482|item|disp=FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 4}}. 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 [http://www.worldcat.org/title/south-carolinas-military-organizations-during-the-war-between-the-states/oclc/184906117&referer=brief_results libraries].
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=== References  ===
  
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[[Category:South_Carolina_-_Military]]
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[[Category:South_Carolina_-_Military_-_Civil_War,_1861-1865]]

Revision as of 02:17, 4 January 2013

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Contents

Brief History

In concern for further assault from the Federal troops, the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, requested that the governor supply men for 'local defense and special services'. In the summer of 1863 a call went out for enlistments which resulted in five regiments being created and they became known as the South Carolina State Troops. The initial enlistment was to be for 6 months but the men could be called upon to serve longer.[1]

The 1st Regiment, South Carolina State Troops was organized in July 1863. It was also known as Roberts's Regiment and did not go into active service until September 4, 1863. The 1st Regiment was not involved in any battle and they served until February 3, 1864.[1]


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

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

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,135 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Information about the companies and counties of origin is taken from the SC Rebels website and Seigler's[1] book.

Company A - many men from Anderson District/County - Roster
Company B - Roster
Company C - many men from  Anderson District/County - Roster
Company D - Roster
Company E - many men from  Greenville District/County - Roster
Company F - many men from  Abbeville District/County - Roster
Company G - many men from  Laurens District/County - Roster
Company H - many men from  Greenville District/County - Roster
Company I - many men from  Abbeville District/County - Roster
Company K - Roster

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘South Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • South Carolina in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for South Carolina, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina. Microfilm publication M267. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Services, 1958. These records have been indexed and digitized and are available at Footnote.com (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls). (Accessed December 2010)
  • 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, and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed.
  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 4. This book has an overview about the creation of the military units for service during the Civil War. There are four volumes which are divided into areas of the State. There is information about the different military units including dates of organization and service, company officers, battle engagements, company names and places of origin, and a few pictures. This book is also available through other libraries.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 4, p 180-182. 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 Regiment served with.