3rd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops (6 months 1863-64)

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Brief History

The 3rd Regiment South Carolina State Troops was mustered into Confederate States service for six months from August 1, 1863 for local defense and State Service. Companies F to K, being below the minimum strength, were disbanded December 27, 1863.

Eastern Digital Resources Internet site states the following:

There were evidently two regiments formed known as the 3rd Infantry Regiment, State Troops. The first regiment was organized for six months in state service to date from August 1, 1863. One company mustered out on January 31, 1864 and the other disbanded on February 1, 1864.

The other unit was made up mostly of boys around the age of 16. Most of the officers were older men. This unit may have also been a part of the 3rd SC State Troops organized for protection of Florence. The existence of Company I below, indicates that at least 9 companies were formed. This unit was formed in September of 1864 and served until the end of the war.

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.

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.

Counties the men may have come from: Chesterfield, Darlington, Horry, Marion, Sumter, Clarendon, Marlboro, Williamsburg, Richland, and Georgetown.

Another Internet site lists the following rosters and counties as part of the 3rd Regiment State Troops, but these actually may be part of another Regiment (some rosters have only a few names):

  • Company A - Union District - Roster
  • Company B - Fairfield District - Roster
  • Company C - York District - Roster
  • Company D - York District - Roster
  • Company E - Chester District - Roster 
  • Company F - Roster

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