23rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry (Hatch's Coast Rangers)
23rd Infantry Regiment [also called Coast Rangers] was assembled at Charleston, South Carolina, in November, 1861. Most of the men were from Horry, Georgetown, Charleston, and Colleton counties. After being stationed in South Carolina, the regiment moved to Virginia and during the war served in General Evans', Elliot's, and Wallace's Brigade.
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.
- Andrews, W J. Sketch of Company K., 23rd South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War from 1862-1865 ( Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina, Thomas Cooper Library, Digital Collections Dept., 2009), 33 pages. W.J. Andrews, with the assistance of some of his fellow soldiers, recalls the Company's combat experiences during the second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia (1862; also called Second Manassas) and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia (1864-1865), as well as his own capture and imprisonment at Point Lookout Prison Camp for Confederates in Maryland following the Battle of Fort Stedman. Microfiche copy at FHL 6082649 and book available at WorldCat libraries.
- Blackburn, George A. The life work of John L. Girardeau, D.D., LLd. : late professor in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia, S.C. (Columbia, S.C. : The State Co., 1916), 432 pages. Digital copies at Google and Internet Archives. Book available at WorldCat libraries.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).