1st Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (6 months, 1861)
Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit. This regiment most likely transferred into another regiment or was combined with another regiment to create a new regiment, or is another name for an existing regiment. Looking at the service records of the soldiers may give clues to the different regiments they may have served in.
Some service records (as found on Footnote, First Infantry- 6 months, 1861) indicate that soldiers from this unit went into other units. Possible units may be 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry, McCreary's 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry, and 15th Regiment South Carolina Infantry.
Companies in this Regiment With County of Origin
At the time of reorganization, companies in this 6 month Regiment of service were transferred to different regiments.
- 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 website states that Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit.
- Footnote.com (a subscription website) has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls). See the service records of soldiers in the regiment of First (McCreary's) Infantry (First Provisional Army) for some details of this 6 month Regiment.