20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(New Links)
(New Links)
Line 3: Line 3:
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
20th Infantry Regiment was organized at Orangeburg, South Carolina, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of the men were recuirted in Sumter, Orangeburg, and Calhoun counties. In the spring of 1864 it moved to Virginia and was assigned to General [http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/features/regimental/south_carolina/confederate/KershawsBrigade/index.cfm Kershaw's], Kennedy's, and Conner's Brigade. They surrendered on April 26<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>. <br>
+
20th Infantry Regiment was organized at Orangeburg, South Carolina, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of the men were recuirted in [[Sumter_County,_South_Carolina|Sumter]], [[Orangeburg_County,_South_Carolina|Orangeburg]], and [[Calhoun_County,_South_Carolina|Calhoun]] counties. In the spring of 1864 it moved to Virginia and was assigned to General [http://ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/features/regimental/south_carolina/confederate/KershawsBrigade/index.cfm Kershaw's], Kennedy's, and Conner's Brigade. They surrendered on April 26<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 4 January 2011).</ref>. <br>
  
 
:
 
:

Revision as of 23:15, 7 April 2011

United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina Military   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   20th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Contents

Brief History

20th Infantry Regiment was organized at Orangeburg, South Carolina, during the winter of 1861-1862. Many of the men were recuirted in Sumter, Orangeburg, and Calhoun counties. In the spring of 1864 it moved to Virginia and was assigned to General Kershaw's, Kennedy's, and Conner's Brigade. They surrendered on April 26[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.



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).

References

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