5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit. This regiment most likely transferred into another regiment or was combined with another regiment to create a new regiment, or is another name for an existing regiment. Looking at the service records of the soldiers may give clues to the different regiments they may have served in.  
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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. Most of the men were taken from existing militia regiments.<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 179-180, 189-191. {{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>
  
According to soldier service records found on Footnote.com, this regiment, consisting of twelve companies, A to M, was organized in August, 1863, for six mnths. It was assembled September 11, 1863 and mustered out February 6, 1864.  
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The 5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops was organized in July 1863 and by mid August they had twelve fully organized regiments. It was also known as the [[5th Regiment, South Carolina Militia|5th Regiment, South Carolina Militia]] and did not go into active service until September 11, 1863. The 1st Regiment served until February 5-6, 1864.<ref name="Seigler" /><ref name="Footnote">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)</ref>
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=== Companies in&nbsp;this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in&nbsp;this Regiment 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.  
 
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.  
  
:*Company A - Chester County  
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:Company A - many men from [[Chester County, South Carolina#Military|Chester District (County)]]
:*Company B - York County - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/34th/statetroop.htm Roster]  
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:Company B - many men from [[York County, South Carolina Military|York District (County)]] - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/34th/statetroop.htm Roster]  
:*Company C - Newberry County  
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:Company C - many men from [[Newberry County, South Carolina#Military|Newberry District (County)]]
:*Company D - Laurens County  
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:Company D - many men from [[Laurens County, South Carolina#Military|Laurens District (County)]]
:*Company E - Spartanburg County  
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:Company E - many men from [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Military#Military|Spartanburg District (County)]]
:*Company F - Spartanburg County  
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:Company F - many men from&nbsp; [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina#Military|Spartanburg District (County)]]
:*Company G - Spartanburg County  
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:*Company H - Spartanburg County, Union County  
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:Company G - many men from [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Military|Spartanburg District (County)]]
:*Company I - Laurens County
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:Company H - many men from [[Spartanburg County, South Carolina Military|Spartanburg District (County)]], and&nbsp;[[Union County, South Carolina#Military|Union District (County)]]
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:Company I - many men from [[Laurens County, South Carolina#Military|Laurens District (County)]]
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:Company K - many men from [[York County, South Carolina#Military|York District (County]])
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:Company L - many men from [[Chester County, South Carolina#Military|Chester District (County)]]
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:Company M - many men from [[Union County, South Carolina#Military|Union District (County]])
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Information about the companies and their counties of origins is taken from Seigler's<ref name="Seigler" /> and Hewett's<ref name="Hewett">Janet B. Hewett, 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 and 65}}</ref> books.
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,280 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CSC0005R0S 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://corktree.tripod.com/South_Carolina_Reserve_and_Miscellaneous_Units South Carolina Reserve and Miscellaneous Units in the War of the Rebellion]". Internet site, accessed 12/17/2010.&nbsp; Lists some of the Troop and Reserve units, a few companies, officers&nbsp;and some dates of service.&nbsp; Counties of origin is&nbsp;listed&nbsp;at this site.&nbsp;
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/34th/statetroop.htm "34th Regiment - AKA 5th Regiment Company B - SC State Troops - York County, SC]", an Internet site, accessed 12/03/2010. Gives a roster of officers and soldiers.
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*"[http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit121.htm 5th State Troops, (Infantry)]". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010.&nbsp; Gives a brief history and some references for this military unit.
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*"[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/3rd/D.html 3rd Battalion of State Troops-Senior Reserves-Company D-York County]".&nbsp; Internet site, accessed 12/02/2010.&nbsp; It appears many men from the 3rd Battalion also served in the 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment or State Troops.
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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].
  
=== Source Material ===
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=== References ===
  
*[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,&nbsp;''Units of the Confederate States Army'',&nbsp;as their&nbsp;main source for the regiment history. Family History Library book 973 M2crua, {{|590033|}}, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/units-of-the-confederate-states-army/oclc/18272222&referer=brief_results WorldCat].
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*[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). There is no history listed 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 12/17/2010.&nbsp; Lists some of the Troop and Reserve units, a few companies, officers&nbsp;and some dates of service.&nbsp; Counties of origin is&nbsp;listed&nbsp;at this site.&nbsp;
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/34th/statetroop.htm "34th Regiment - AKA 5th Regiment Company B - SC State Troops - York County, SC]", an Internet site, accessed 12/03/2010. Gives a roster of officers and soldiers.
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*"[http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit121.htm 5th State Troops, (Infantry)]". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010.&nbsp; Gives a brief history and some references for this military unit.
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*"[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/3rd/D.html 3rd Battalion of State Troops-Senior Reserves-Company D-York County]".&nbsp; Internet site, accessed 12/02/2010.
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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. Most of the men were taken from existing militia regiments.[1]

The 5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops was organized in July 1863 and by mid August they had twelve fully organized regiments. It was also known as the 5th Regiment, South Carolina Militia and did not go into active service until September 11, 1863. The 1st Regiment served until February 5-6, 1864.[1][2]


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.

Company A - many men from Chester District (County)
Company B - many men from York District (County) - Roster
Company C - many men from Newberry District (County)
Company D - many men from Laurens District (County)
Company E - many men from Spartanburg District (County)
Company F - many men from  Spartanburg District (County)
Company G - many men from Spartanburg District (County)
Company H - many men from Spartanburg District (County), and Union District (County)
Company I - many men from Laurens District (County)
Company K - many men from York District (County)
Company L - many men from Chester District (County)
Company M - many men from Union District (County)

Information about the companies and their counties of origins is taken from Seigler's[1] and Hewett's[3] books.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,280 men on its roster for this unit. 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)
  • "5th State Troops, (Infantry)". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010.  Gives a brief history and some references for this military unit.
  • 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 179-180, 189-191. 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. 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. Janet B. Hewett, 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 and 65