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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]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   [[South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 4th]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops Junior Reserves (State Militia)''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
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By the end of the summer of 1864 (August/September), South Carolina had a great need for more men to serve in the military. It was decided that all males between the ages of 16 and 60 were liable for service. Besides those now eligible for service, each State militia unit was to contribute one company in order that four new regiments could be created. These units were called Regiments of Junior Reserves, Regiments of South Carolina State Troops or Regiments of South Carolina Militia. Most of these Junior Reserve units were made up of 16 year old boys and older men. These regiments were mainly for the use of State service. By the first part of April 1865 the four regiments had disbanded but the 16-17 year old boys were sent to Spartanburg were they were kept for training and continued service for the State. These units were not part of the reorganization, so by April 8th the men were either furloughed or the units disbanded. Because these boys/men were only used for State service, there are not any Confederate service records available for them. Information about them may be found in pension records, contemporary newspapers or county histories.<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 211-215. {{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>
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All the South Carolina Junior Reserves meet on November 26, 1864 at Hamburg (Aiken County), South Carolina. There they organized into four regiments. The 3rd Regiment of Junior Reserves served by doing guard and picket duty in various places. It was also called the 3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops. The 3rd Regiment Junior Reserves were on furlough when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered in April 1865.<ref name="Seigler" />
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See also: [[South Carolina State Troop Regiments Seed Corn Units Junior Reserves|South Carolina State Troop Regiments Seed Corn Units Junior Reserves]]<ref name="Sciway">[http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/regiments1864.html South Carolina State Troop Regiments Junior Reserves,] (accessed 6 Apr 2011).</ref>
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=== Regiments with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Regiments with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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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Information from the Reserves website:<ref name="Sciway" />
  
 
*Company A -&nbsp;[http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoa.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company A -&nbsp;[http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoa.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company B - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccob.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company B - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccob.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company C - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoc.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company C - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoc.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
*Company D -&nbsp;Marlboro District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccod.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
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*Company D -&nbsp;[[Marlboro District, South Carolina|Marlboro District ]]- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccod.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
 
*Company E -  
 
*Company E -  
*Company F - Orangeburg District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccof.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccofreport.html Sketch of Company F], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccofreport2.html Reminiscences of Hampton Kendrick Snell], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
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*Company F - [[Orangeburgh_District,_South_Carolina|Orangeburg]] District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccof.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccofreport.html Sketch of Company F], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccofreport2.html Reminiscences of Hampton Kendrick Snell], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
*Company G -&nbsp;Darlington District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccog.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
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*Company G -&nbsp;[[Darlington District, South Carolina|Darlington District ]]- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccog.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
*Company H - Fairfield District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoh.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
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*Company H -[[Fairfield District, South Carolina|Fairfield District ]]- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoh.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
*Company I - Lancaster District and Kershaw&nbsp;- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoi.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoireport.html History], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
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*Company I - [[Lancaster District, South Carolina|Lancaster District and]][[Kershaw County, South Carolina|Kershaw&nbsp;]]- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoi.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccoireport.html History], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).  
*Company K -&nbsp;Richland District - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccok.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
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*Company K -&nbsp;[[Richland District, South Carolina|Richland District ]]- [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sccok.html Roster], (accessed 6 Apr 2011)
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Information about the companies and their counties of origin is taken from Seigler's book.<ref name="Seigler" /><br>
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:*Company A - [[Chester District, South Carolina|Chester District ]](County)<br>
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:*Company B - [[Clarendon_District,_South_Carolina|Clarendon District ]](County)
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:*Company C
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:*Company D -[[Marlboro District, South Carolina|Marlboro]] (Bennettsville area) District (County)
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:*Company E - [[Sumter District, South Carolina|Sumter District ]](County)
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:*Company F - [[Williamsburg District, South Carolina|Williamsburg]] (Kingstree area) District (County)
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:*Company G - (possibly from[[Marlboro District, South Carolina|Marlboro District ]](County))
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:*Company H - [[Fairfield District, South Carolina|Fairfield District ]](County)
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:*Company I - [[Lancaster District, South Carolina|Lancaster District ]](County)
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:*Company K - [[Richland District, South Carolina|Richland]] (Columbia area) District (County)
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:*&nbsp;3 other Companies (names not known) from [[Newberry District, South Carolina|Newberry]], [[Spartanburg District, South Carolina|Spartanburg]],[[Kershaw District, South Carolina|Kershaw Districts ]](Counties)
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
  
*[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, ''Units of the Confederate States Army'', as their 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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*[[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>
  
*[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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*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)
  
 
*[http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sc.html 3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troop Junior Reserves], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
 
*[http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/jr/rg03sc.html 3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troop Junior Reserves], (accessed 6 Apr 2011).
  
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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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Contents

Brief History

By the end of the summer of 1864 (August/September), South Carolina had a great need for more men to serve in the military. It was decided that all males between the ages of 16 and 60 were liable for service. Besides those now eligible for service, each State militia unit was to contribute one company in order that four new regiments could be created. These units were called Regiments of Junior Reserves, Regiments of South Carolina State Troops or Regiments of South Carolina Militia. Most of these Junior Reserve units were made up of 16 year old boys and older men. These regiments were mainly for the use of State service. By the first part of April 1865 the four regiments had disbanded but the 16-17 year old boys were sent to Spartanburg were they were kept for training and continued service for the State. These units were not part of the reorganization, so by April 8th the men were either furloughed or the units disbanded. Because these boys/men were only used for State service, there are not any Confederate service records available for them. Information about them may be found in pension records, contemporary newspapers or county histories.[1]

All the South Carolina Junior Reserves meet on November 26, 1864 at Hamburg (Aiken County), South Carolina. There they organized into four regiments. The 3rd Regiment of Junior Reserves served by doing guard and picket duty in various places. It was also called the 3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops. The 3rd Regiment Junior Reserves were on furlough when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered in April 1865.[1]

See also: South Carolina State Troop Regiments Seed Corn Units Junior Reserves[2]


Regiments 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.

Information from the Reserves website:[2]

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


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)
  • 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 211-215. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 South Carolina State Troop Regiments Junior Reserves, (accessed 6 Apr 2011).

 

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