5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

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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]]   5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops''  
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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|South Carolina in the Civil War]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units 5th through 14th]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]   5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
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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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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.
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.  
  
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:*Company A - Chester County
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:*Company B - York County - [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~york/34th/statetroop.htm Roster]
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:*Company C - Newberry County
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:*Company D - Laurens County
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:*Company E - Spartanburg County
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:*Company F - Spartanburg County
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:*Company G - Spartanburg County
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:*Company H - Spartanburg County, Union County
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:*Company I - Laurens County
  
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=== Source Material  ===
 
=== Source Material  ===
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*[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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[[Category:South_Carolina_-_Military]]

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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.

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.

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 - Chester County
  • Company B - York County - Roster
  • Company C - Newberry County
  • Company D - Laurens County
  • Company E - Spartanburg County
  • Company F - Spartanburg County
  • Company G - Spartanburg County
  • Company H - Spartanburg County, Union County
  • Company I - Laurens County


Source Material