5th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves (Brown's)

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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.

The State Troops Senior Reserves Internet site states that the 5th Battalion, South Carolina Reserves was organized in 1864 and the unit surrenedered April 26, 1865 at Durham Station, North Carolina.

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 - Richland District - Roster 
  • Company B - Sumter District - Roster
  • Company C - Chesterfield District - Roster 
  • Company D - Kershaw District - Roster
  • Company E - Lancaster District - Roster
  • Company F - Clarendon District - 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.
  • Fifth (5th) Battalion South Carolina State Troops Senior Reserves. Bil Brasington Internet site, accessed 12/17/2010. Lists Companies, counties, rosters and dates.  Another roster listing.
  • 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). There is no history listed for this regiment.
  • "South Carolina Reserve and Miscellaneous Units in the War of the Rebellion". Internet site, accessed 12/17/2010.  Lists some of the Troop and Reserve units, a few companies, officers and some dates of service.  This site lists Company B coming from Lancester County.
  • "SC 5th Infantry (Browns) Battalion Reserves". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010.  Gives some references for this military unit.
  • "5th South Carolina Reserve Battalion". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010. This website lists officers of the regiment and battles the regiment was involved in and dates of organization.
  • 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, some nicknames for the companies and dates involving the company and places where they were stationed. There are 6 Companies (A-F) listed.