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

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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.  
 
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.  
  
:*Company A - many men from [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoa.html Roster]   
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:Company A - many men from [[Richland County, South Carolina#Military|Richland District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoa.html Roster]   
:*Company B - many men from [[Sumter County, South Carolina#Military|Sumter District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccob.html Roster]
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:*Company C - many men from [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina#Military|Chesterfield District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoc.html Roster] 
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:*Company D - many men from [[Kershaw County, South Carolina#Military|Kershaw District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccod.html Roster]
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:*Company E - many men from [[Lancaster County, South Carolina#Military|Lancaster District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoe.html Roster]
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:*Company F - many men from [[Clarendon County, South Carolina#Military|Clarendon District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccof.html Roster]
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Information about the companies and their counties or origin is taken from Brasington's<ref name="SC Reserves" /> website and Seigler's<ref name="Seigler" /> book.  
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:Company B - many men from [[Sumter County, South Carolina#Military|Sumter District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccob.html Roster]
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:Company C - many men from [[Chesterfield County, South Carolina#Military|Chesterfield District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoc.html Roster]&nbsp;
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:Company D - many men from [[Kershaw County, South Carolina#Military|Kershaw District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccod.html Roster]
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:Company E - many men from [[Lancaster County, South Carolina#Military|Lancaster District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccoe.html Roster]
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:Company F - many men from [[Clarendon County, South Carolina#Military|Clarendon District (County)]] - [http://www.sciway3.net/sc-reserves/sr/bn05sccof.html Roster]
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Information about the companies and their counties or origin is taken from Brasington's<ref name="SC Reserves" /> website and Seigler's<ref name="Seigler" /> book.
  
 
=== Other Source Material  ===
 
=== Other Source Material  ===

Revision as of 15:45, 17 August 2011

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Contents

Brief History

In February 1864 a new law passed that stated all males between ages 17-50 were liable to serve within their state. Those that were 18-45 years old and already serving were to stay in their current military unit. Those men not serving, or under 18 and over 45, were required to either join an existing local defense unit or to form a new unit. Eight battalions were created and designated as the 1st- 8th Battalions, South Carolina Reserves. Later these units were referred to as the Battalions of Senior Reserves in order to separate them from the Regiments of Junior Reserves. By the summer of 1864, these units were organized and many of them serving in different areas. They were mustered into Confederate service on October 31, 1864. Some of the units disbanded before the end of the war and others were combined with other military units on April 9, 1865.[1]

The 5th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves also known as Brown's Battalion was organized in the summer of 1864. It was mustered in on October 31, 1864 and surrendered April 26, 1865 at Durham Station, North Carolina.[1][2]

Companies in this Battalion 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.

Company A - many men from Richland District (County) - Roster 
Company B - many men from Sumter District (County) - Roster
Company C - many men from Chesterfield District (County) - Roster 
Company D - many men from Kershaw District (County) - Roster
Company E - many men from Lancaster District (County) - Roster
Company F - many men from Clarendon District (County) - Roster

Information about the companies and their counties or origin is taken from Brasington's[2] website and Seigler's[1] book.

Other Source Material

  • 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.FHL book 973 M2crua, WorldCat. Crute's book does not contain a history for this unit.
  • 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)
  • "5th South Carolina Reserve Battalion". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010. This website lists officers of the regiment and battles the regiment was involved in and dates of organization.
  • 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 6 Companies (A-F) 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 193-194, 203-204. 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.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fifth (5th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves. Bil Brasington Internet site, accessed 12/17/2010. Lists Companies, counties, rosters and dates.