5th Regiment, South Carolina State Troops

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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 soldier service records found on Footnote.com, this regiment, consisting of twelve companies, A to M, was organized in August, 1863, for six mnths. It was assembled September 11, 1863 and mustered out February 6, 1864.

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.

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.
  • 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.  Counties of origin is listed at this site. 
  • "34th Regiment - AKA 5th Regiment Company B - SC State Troops - York County, SC", an Internet site, accessed 12/03/2010. Gives a roster of officers and soldiers.
  • "5th State Troops, (Infantry)". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010.  Gives a brief history and some references for this military unit.
  • "3rd Battalion of State Troops-Senior Reserves-Company D-York County".  Internet site, accessed 12/02/2010.  It appears many men from the 3rd Battalion also served in the 5th South Carolina Infantry Regiment or 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 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed.