4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserve

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Brief History

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.

According to the "4th Battalion of State Troops-Senior Reserves" Internet site, this Battalion was organized in mid-1864.  They surrenedered at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on 26 April 1865.

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.

Service records for soldiers found on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Internet site (referred to in Sources) list these soldiers coming from this regiment.

  • Company A - Newberry District (County) - Roster
  • Company B - Abbeville District (County) - Roster
  • Company C - Newberry District (County) - Roster
  • Company D - Laurens District - Roster
  • Company E - Laruens District - Roster
  • Company F - Abbeville District - Roster
  • Company G - Roster (one name only)
  • Company H - Roster

Source Material

  • 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, {{|590033|}}, WorldCat.
  • "4th Battalion of State Troops-Senior Reserves". Internet site, accessed 12/6/2010. (Note: Saints and Soldiers System lists several of the soldiers from this unit being with the 4th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves.) Rosters and county of orgin are from this Internet site.
  • "South Carolina Reserve and Miscellaneous Units in the War of the Rebellion". Internet site, accessed 12/06/2010.  Lists some of the Troop and Reserve units, a few companies, officers and some dates of service.
  • "4th South Carolina State Troops- Jun 1862-Nov 1862". Internet site, accessed 12/06/2010. This site suggests that soldiers came from Anderson District, Pickens District, and Abbeville District. It did not go into active service and was disbanded in November 1862. [This information may be referring to the 4th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops.]
  • Hewett, Janet B., ed. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Wilmington, North Carolina: Broadfoot Pub. Co., c1994-2001. FHL book 973 M29u ser. 1 supp. pt. 2 v. 64 & 65. Lists officers, companies, and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 5 Companies (A-E) listed.