19th Regiment, South Carolina Militia

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Brief History

Activated in May 1864 by command of Brigadier General Ripley, a company under Captain Manigault of this unit was listed in Rhelt's Brigade of Brigadier General William B. Taliaferro's Division. From Mount Pleasant, they were undoubtedly in the defence of Charleston [1].

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

Other Sources

  • 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).

References

  1. 19th Regiment, South Carolina Militia, (accessed 6 Apr 2011).