Walker's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

Walker's Battalion, South Carolina Infantry was also known as the 10th Battalion, South Carolina Infantry. On April 9, 1865 the 10th Regiment South Carolina Infantry and the 19th Regiment South Carolina Infantry were combined to form Walker's South Carolina Battalion Infantry. There were six companies, companies A and B were from the 10th Regiment and companies C-F were from the 19th Regiment. Walkers' Battalion surrendered near High Point, North Carolina on April 26, 1865 and the troops were paroled on May 1, 1865 at Greensboro, South Carolina.[1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit [2] .


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.

  • A Company: Captain R.Z. Harllee; organized from Companies A,C,D, G, H and I of the 10th South Carolina Volunteers
  • B Company: Captain G.P. Anderson; organized from Companies B, E, F, K. L and M of the 10th South Carolina Volunteers
  • C Company: organized from 19th South Carolina Volunteers
  • D Company: organized from 19th South Carolina Volunteers
  • E Company: organized from 19th South Carolina Volunteers
  • F Company: organized from 19th South Carolina Volunteers

Company names and information from the Corktree website[3] and from Seigler's book.[1]


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 256 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)
  • 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. 1 and v. 2. 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 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 2, p 253-254.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. 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
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  3. South Carolina Battalion of Infantry, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).