11th Batatlion, South Carolina Infantry
The 11th Battalion, South Carolina Volunteers (also known as the Eutaw Battalion) was organized between December 1861 and May 1862 in Charleston, South Carolina for a twelve month period. This battalion was formed from two companies from the Washington Light Infantry and men from Orangeburg and Williamsburg Districts. In July 862 the 11th Battalion became known as the 25th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers.
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 (Washington Light Infantry) - Charleston District
- Company B (Washington Light Infantry)
- Company C (Wee Nee Volunteers) (also known as the Williamsburg Company) - Williamsburg District
- Company D
- Company E (Beauregard Light Infantry) - Colleton and Charleston Districts
- St. Matthews Rifles or Riflemen - Orangeburg District
- Edisto Rifles - Orangeburg Distirct
- Ripley Guards (also known as Gordon's Company) - Williamsburg and Clarendon Districts, a few from Charleston District (Charleston)
- Marion Light Infantry - Marion District
- Yeadon Light Infantry (also known as Captain Hammond's Company and Gordon Light Infantry) - Charleston and Williamsburg Districts, some from Sumter, Orangeburg, Anderson, Newberry, Darlington, Edgefield and Lexington Districts
- 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 Collection, WorldCat.
- 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).
- Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina : The History Press, c2008, 121-126. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 1. 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