Gaillard's Company, South Carolina Light Artillery (Santee Light Artillery)

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Brief History

Santee Light Artillery was originally Company B of the 6th South Carolina Infantry Battalion and served as an infantry company until early 1863. At that time it was transferred to the artillery [1] .

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 238 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • (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).
  • South Carolina Artillery,  from South Carolina's Service in the War Between the States; Steve Batson's website, accessed April 2011. This website also lists officers of the regiment and companies,battles the regiment was involved in and company nicknames.
  • Private, Henry L. Thomas, (accessed 2 Apr 2011).  RECORD OF MR. H. L. THOMAS  AS GIVEN TO LADIES OF THE UDC  Summer 1921.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).