24th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
The 24th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry was organized during the winter of 1861-1862. It was also known as Capers's Regiment, the 24th South Carolina Sharpshooters and the Gallant 24th. In May, 1863, the 24th Regiment moved to Mississippi and assigned to General Gist's Brigade. It was engaged at Jackson, Mississippi and then joined the Army of Tennessee. On April 9, 1865 it was consolidated with the 16th Regiment Infantry to create the 16th/24th Consolidated Regiment Infantry. Surrendered on April 26, 1865 under the Army of Tennessee..
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.
Company A - (also known as Marion Rifles) many men from Charleston District (County): Captain Christian B. Sigwald; Captain John H. Steinmeyer
Company B - (also known as Pee Dee Rifles) many men from Marlboro District (County): Captain J.Edwin Spears; Captain R. Johnson; Captain C.D. Easterling
Company C - many men from Colleton District (County): Captain Morgan T. Appleby; Captain Wm. C. Griffith
Company D - (also known as The Evans Guard) many men from Beaufort District (County) Now Hampton County. Captain William C. Gooding; Captain A.B. Addison; Captain Abram E. Bowers
Company E - (also know as The Colleton Guards or Captain Jone's Company. Later Captain Risher's Company) many men from Colleton District (County): Captain Jesse S. Jones; Captain J.K. Risher
Company F- (also known as Captain D.F. Hill Company) many men from Anderson District (County) and Abbleville District (County)
Company G - (also known as Captain John H. Pearson's Company) many men from Richland District (County)
Company H - (also known as Captain J.A. Thomas's Company) many men from Chester District County) - Roster, (accessed 5 Apr 2011). Source:"Enlisted for the War - The Struggles of the Gallant 24th South Carolina" by Eugene Jones pub. Longstreet House, Highstown NJ, 1997.
Company I - (also known as Edgefield Light Infantry or Captain Andrew J. Hammond's Company) many men from Edgefield District (County): Captain Lafayette B. Wever; Captain James A. Tillman
Company K - (also known as Captain Samuel.S. Tompkins's Company) many men from Edgefield District (County)
Regiment organized in January 1862 by combining 16th Regiment South Carolina Militia, Colonel C.H. Stevens, and 1st Rifles, South Carolina Militia, Lieutenant Colonel Ellison Capers; initially composed of six companies:
- Charleston; Captain C.B. Sigwald
- Colleton; Captain W.T. Appleby
- Colleton; Captain J.S. Jones
- Beaufort; Captain W.J. Gooding
- Marlboro; Captain J.E. Spears
- Anderson; Captain D.F. Hill
Four additional companies added:
- Richland; Captain Hammond
- Richland; Captain Pearson
- Chester; Captain Thomas
- Edgefield; Captain Tompkins .
- 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).
- Jones, Eugene W. Enlisted for the War : The Struggles of the Gallant 24th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Infantry, 1861-1865 (Hightstown, NJ : Longstreet House, 1997), 497 pages. Book available at WorldCat Libraries.
- Eugene W. Jones, Jr. Enlisted for the War : The Struggles of the Gallant 24th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Infantry, 1861-1865 (Hightstown, New Jersey : Longstreet House, c1997), 497 pages. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2j and Other Libraries.
- 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. 4. 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.