3rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated (Infantry)
United States U.S. Military South Carolina South Carolina Military South Carolina in the Civil War South Carolina Civil War Confederate Units 1st through 4th 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated (Infantry)
The 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated was organized at the end of the war on April 9, 1865. The 3rd Battalion, South Carolina Infantry, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry, the 8th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th Battalions of A.G. Blanchard's South Carolina Reserves were combined to create the 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated. These military units were paroled on May 2, 1865.
Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit.
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 - formerly Companies B and C of the 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company B - Men formerly with the 8th Regiment, South Carolina Infantry
- Company C - Men formerly with Company E of the 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry |
- Company E
- Company F - formerly Companies A, B and C of the 3rd Battalion South Carolina Infantry
- Company G
- Company H
- Company I
- Company K
Information on companies taken from Seigler's book: More information about Company commanders is included in the book for most companies.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘South Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- South Carolina in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for South Carolina, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. This book has an overview about the creation of the military units for service during the Civil War. There are four volumes which are divided into areas of the State. There is information about the different military units including dates of organization and service, company officers, battle engagements, company names and places of origin, and a few pictures. This book is also available through other libraries.
- Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 3, p 105-107.FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 3. The book goes into greater detail about the companies and the different military units they served in. Also the book may give more information about the different units this Battalion served with.
- Joseph H. Crute. Units of the Confederate States Army. (Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987).FHL book 973 M2crua. Information available at: National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System.