12th Battalion, South Carolina Cavalry (4th Squadron)

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Organized in the Spring of 1862 with an initial strength of four companies; consolidated with the 10th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion on 16 December 1862 and redesignated the 4th South Carolina Cavalry Regiment [1].

Companies in this Battalion with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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.

A Company -

B Company - (also known as Williamsburg Light Dragoons)

C Company -

D Company -

E Company -

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 481 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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, FHL Collection, 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).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 12th South Carolina Cavlary Battalion, (accessed 11 Apr 2011).