7th Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry

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Brief History

The 7th Regiment South Carolina Cavalary was formed by the addition of five independent companies to the five companies of the Cavalary Battalion, Holcombe Legion, SC Volunteers dated March 18, 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.

These are only partial rosters:

  • Company A (also known as Marion's Men of Winyah, Company A) - Georgetown - Roster
  • Company B (also known as Trenholm's Squadron and Rutledge Mounted Riflemen, Company A) - Southern Coast area, Colleton, Beaufort - Roster
  • Company C (also known as Holcombe Legion Mounted, Company D) - Union - Roster
  • Company D (also known as Holcombe Legion Mounted, Company B) - Roster
  • Company E (also known as Holcombe Legion Mounted, Company C and Newberry Rangers) - Edgefield- Roster
  • Company F (also known as Marion's Men of Winyah, Company B) - Georgetown - Roster
  • Company G (also known as Trenholm's Squadron and Rutledge Mounted Reflemen, Company B) - Southern Coast area, Colleton, Beaufort - Roster
  • Company H (also known as Kirkwood's Rangers and Holcombe Legion Mounted, Company E) - Camden - Roster
  • Company I (also known as Holcombe Legion Mounted, Company A and Claremont Cavalry) - Roster, Roster 
  • Company K (also known as Boykin's Mounted Squadron of Rifles) - Roster
  • Field and Staff

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).
  • "7th Cavalry Regiment". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/14/2010.  Lists a Regiment History and gives the Company Rosters.
  • "South Carolina Cavalry - Seventh South Carolina Cavalry Regiment". South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States, Steve Batson’s Internet site, accessed 12/16/2010. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies; and battles the regiment was involved in. The site gives the county of organization and nicknames listed.
  • "The Claremont Cavalry". Old Sumter District, SCGenWeb and Palmetto State Roots Web Sites, accessed 12/16/2010.  Gives a history of Company I's involvement with the Civil War and a roster.
  • Boykin, Edward M. The falling flag : evacuation of Richmond, retreat and surrender at Appomattox. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990. FHL Template:774928, fiche 6082616 (1 fiche). Google Book, iArchiveWorldCat.
  • 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 10 Companies (A-I, K) listed. Available at these libraries: Worldcat.