9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

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9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves

Brief History

The 9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves was one of ten regiments of the 1st Corps of Reserves. It was in service from Novembe 5, 1862 to February 17, 1863. See Robert S. Seigler's book for more detail.[1]

Other sources says this about the 9th Regiment Reserves: The 9th Regiment, South Carolina Reserves was organized in April 1861 for a one year term of service. Many of the men were recruited in Lancaster, Dillon, Kershaw, and Lexington counties. Sent to Virginia, it was assigned to General D.R. Jones' Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia. In April 1862, the regiment disbanded, but many of the officers and men joined other South Carolina commands.The 9th Regiment Reserves served mainly as pickets (guards) and drilling in preparation for a Federal invasion in Charleston.[2][3]

 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.

Information about the companies, their nicknames and counties of origins is taken from the Reserve Units website and Seiger's[1] book.  Roster

Company A - Laurens District (County) - Roster

Company B - Laurens District (County) - Roster

Company C - Laurens District (County) - Roster

Company D - Laurens District (County) - Roster

Company E - Newberry District (County) - Roster

Company F - Newberry District (County) - Roster

Company G - Roster

Company H - Roster

Company I - Spartanburg District (County) - Roster

Company K- (also known as the Yemassee Volunteers) - Beaufort District (County), Hardeeville area- Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 893 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 4, p 175-177. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 4. 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.
  2. Joseph H. Crute. Units of the Confederate States Army. (Midlothian, Virginia : Derwent Books, c1987).FHL book 973 M2crua. Available at National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed December 2010).
  3. "9th Infantry Reserves". The War for Southern Independence in South Carolina. Eastern Digital Resources an Internet site, accessed 12/22/2010. Lists a brief regiment history.