Ward's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Waccamaw Light Artillery)
Waccamaw Light Artillery was organized early in 1863 with men from Georgetown County. Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, the unit served in the Charleston area until the evacuation of that city in February, 1865. It later disbanded  .
Companies in this Artillery 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.
Waccamaw Light Artillery, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).
1863: 10th and 19th South Carolina Volunteers consolidated as 10th South Carolina Volunteers; companies that were organized from the 10th South Carolina Volunteers:
1st Company, A and G Companies: Captain C.C. White
2nd Company, C and D Companies: Captain R.Z. Harllee
3rd Company, H and I Companies: Captain W.J.M. Lee
4th Company, E and L Company: Captain G.P. Anderson
5th Company, K and M Companies: Captain J.S. Palmer
6th Company, B and F Companies: Captain W.J. Tolar
- 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.
- 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).
- South Carolina Artillery, from South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States; Steve Batson's website, accessed April 2011. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies,battles the regiment was involved in and company nicknames.
- The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources, (accessed 2 Apr 2011). This site contains some historical sketches, officers, battles, rosters, bibliographies and references.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).