5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

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*Company A (also know as Johnson Rifles of Johnson Riflemen) - many men from [[Union County, South Carolina#Military|Union District (County)]]&nbsp;- Before Reorganization [http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/5thinfa1.htm Roster]  
 
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<br> The following are the companies from April 23, 1862 (at the reorganization) to the end of the war:<ref name="Seigler" />  
 
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*Company A (also know as the Lancaster Greys or Grays) - many men from<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><u></u></span>[[Union County, South Carolina#Military|]] Lancaster District (County), some of the men from Richland Kershaw, Chester, Darlingto, Fairfield and Charleston Districts (Counties), a few from Richmond, Virgnia&nbsp; - After Reorganization [http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/5thinfa2.htm Roster]  
 
*Company A (also know as the Lancaster Greys or Grays) - many men from<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><u></u></span>[[Union County, South Carolina#Military|]] Lancaster District (County), some of the men from Richland Kershaw, Chester, Darlingto, Fairfield and Charleston Districts (Counties), a few from Richmond, Virgnia&nbsp; - After Reorganization [http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/rosters/5thinfa2.htm Roster]  

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Brief History

The 5th Regiment South Carolina Infantry (also called Jenkin's Rifles) was organized about April 13, 1861, for twele months and mustered into the servce of the Confederate States June 4, 1861. At the end of the term of service the unit was disbanded but a large number of the men re-enlisted in the Palmetto Regiment, South Carolina Sharpshooters, and some in the 6th Regiment South Carolina Infantry. It was reorganized for the war on April 23, 1862, composing of men who had formerly served in the twelve month military units of the 5th, 6th, and 9th Regiments South Carolina Infantry , and some new recruits. On April 9, 1865, the unit surrendered with Bratton's Brigade at Appomattox, Virginia.[1][2][3][4]

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.

Rosters taken from the Eastern Digital Resources[4] website. The following companies existed between March 1861 and June 4, 1861:[3][5] 


The following companies existed from June 4, 1861 to April 13, 1862:[3][5]


The following are the companies from April 23, 1862 (at the reorganization) to the end of the war:[3]

  • Company A (also know as the Lancaster Greys or Grays) - many men from[[Union County, South Carolina#Military|]] Lancaster District (County), some of the men from Richland Kershaw, Chester, Darlingto, Fairfield and Charleston Districts (Counties), a few from Richmond, Virgnia  - After Reorganization Roster
  • Company B (also known as the Catawba Light Infantry) - men from York, Chester and Lancaster Districts (Counties) - After Reorganization Roster
  • Company C (also known as the Limestone Southern Rights Guards) - many men from Spartanburg, Union and Chester Districts (Counties) - Aftsp;Reorganization Roster 
  • Company D (also known as Tyger River Volunteers or Tyger Volunteers or Goshen Hill Volunteers) - many men from Union District (County) (Santuc and Goshen Hill areas) and Spartanburg District (County), a few men also from  Newberry, York and Chester Districts (Counties) - Roster (no distinction whether it is the before or after)
  • Company E (also known as the Turkey Creek Grays) - many men from York District (County), and a few from Chest District (County) - After Reorganization Roster
  • Company F (also known as the Kings Mountain Guards) - many men from York District (County) -  After Reorganization Roster
  • Company G - York District (County) - After Reorganization Roster
  • Company H (also known as the Pea Ridge Volunteers) - many men from Union District (County) - After Reorganization - Roster
  • Company I - many men from Spartanburg and Union Districts (Counties) - After Reorganization Roster
  • Company K (also known as the Lawson's Fork Volunteers) - many men from Spartanburg District (County) - After Reorganization - Roster

Other Sources

  • 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 Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010.  Lists a Regiment History, a record of one of the events found on a muster roll and Company Rosters (before and after reorganization).
  • Fifth South Carolina Infantry Regiment. South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson's website, accessed Dec 2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in.
  • James Jackson Black. Linda Blum-Barton & Toby Barton, Internet site.  Gives a brief history of some of the Black's involvements in the Civil War.  This site states in the brief history about the 5th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry that the men were recruited in Laurens, Lancaster, Spartanburg, and Union counties.
  • Baldwin III, James J.. The Struck Eagle : a biography of Brigadier General Micah Jenkins and a history of the Fifth South Carolina Volunteers and the Palmetto Sharpshooters. (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania : Burd Street Press, c1996.) FHL book 975.7 M2ba and Other Libraries.
  • 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.
  • Salley, A. S.   South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service ( Columbia, S.C. : R.L. Bryan Co., 1913-1930), 3 Volumes. Compiled from muster rolls, pay rolls and returns in the United States War Department. Includes indexes in each volume.   Volume I : First regiment, S.C. Infantry (Regulars); First regiment, S.C.V. --
    Volume II : Second regiment, S.C.V. ; Third regiment, S.C.V. ; Fourth regiment, S.C.V. --
    Volume III : Fifth regiment, S.C.V. Digital copy at FHL 982339. Book or microfilm at Other Libraries
  • 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. 3. 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. Joseph H. Crute. Units of the Confederate States Army. (Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987).FHL book 973 M2crua. Information available at: National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed December 2010).
  2. 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)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 3, p 121-138.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "5th Infantry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/01/2010. Lists a Regiment History, a record of one of the events found on a muster roll and Company Rosters (before and after reorganization).
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fifth South Carolina Infantry Regiment. South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson's website, accessed Dec 2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in.