Difference between revisions of "13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Added county links and reference)
(New book source)
Line 37: Line 37:
*Tanner, William Rufus.   ''Reminiscences of the War Between the States'' (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/reminiscences-of-the-war-between-the-states/oclc/6074557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] Libraries.
*Tanner, William Rufus.   ''Reminiscences of the War Between the States'' (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at [http://www.worldcat.org/title/reminiscences-of-the-war-between-the-states/oclc/6074557&referer=brief_results WorldCat] Libraries.
*Caldwell, James F. J. ''The history of a brigade of South Carolinians, known first as Gregg's brigade and subsequently as McGowan's brigade''.  Microfiche of original published: Philadelphia : King & Baird, Printers, 1866. 247 p., Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. [http://books.google.com/books?id=-U4IAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Google Books], {{FHL|363519|item|disp=FHL film 1421970 Item 4}}, {{FHL|784882|item|disp=FHL fiche 6082619 (3 fiche)}}. The regiments which composed Gregg's Brigade of South Carolina Infantry, as it was commonly known, and which always composed McGowan's Brigade, were the following: the [[1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (6 months, 1861)|First South Carolina Volunteers]], the [[12th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|Twelfth South Carolina Volunteers]], the Thirteenth South Carolina Volunteers, the [[14th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry|Fourteenth South Carolina Volunteers]], and [[1st Regiment, South Carolina Rifles (Orr's)|Orr's regiment of rifles]], also from South Carolina.
=== References<br> ===
=== References<br> ===

Revision as of 01:43, 18 April 2011

United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina Military   Gotoarrow.png   South Carolina in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png   13th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry

Brief History

Organized in July 1861 at Lightwood Knot Springs, near Columbia [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.

Companies and county listing from: Wadsworth, Mike.  The 13th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry C.S.A. (Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co. c2008), 333 pages. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2wmi and Other Libraries.

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).
  • Welch, Spencer Glasgow. A Confederate surgeon's letters to his wife   (Marietta, Ga., Continental Book Co., 1954), 127 pages. Digital copies at Google and Internet Archives . Book available at Worldcat Libraries .
  • Tanner, William Rufus.   Reminiscences of the War Between the States (Cowpens, S.C. 1931), 26 pages. Available at WorldCat Libraries.


  1. 13th South Carolina Volunteers, (accessed 13 Apr 2011).