South Carolina Infantry

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Brief History

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit [1] .

Units 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.

  • 1st Infantry, 6 months, 1861
  • 1st (Butler's) Infantry
  • 1st (Hagood's) Infantry
  • 1st (McCreary's) Infantry (1st Provisional Army)
  • 1st (Orr's) Rifles
  • 2nd Infantry (2nd Palmetto Regiment)
  • 3rd infantry
  • 4th Infantry
  • 5th Infantry
  • 6th Infantry
  • 7th Infantry
  • 8th Infantry
  • 9th Infantry
  • 10th Infantry
  • 11th Infantry (9th Volunteers)
  • 12th Infantry
  • 13th Infantry
  • 14th Infantry
  • 15th Infantry
  • 16th and 24th (Consolidated) Infantry
  • 16th Infantry (Greenville Regiment)
  • 17th Infantry
  • 18th Infantry
  • 19th Infantry
  • 20th Infantry
  • 21st Infantry
  • 22nd Infantry
  • 23rd Infantry (Hatch's Regiment, Coast Rangers)
  • 24th Infantry, (Gist's Brigade, Colleton Guard)
  • 25th Infantry (Eutaw Regiment)
  • 26th Infantry
  • 27th Infantry (Galliard's Regiment)
  • 1st (Charleston) Battalion, Infantry (Galliard's Battalion)
  • 3rd (Lawren's and James') Battalion, Infantry
  • 6th(Byrd's) Battalion, Infantry
  • 7th (Nelson's) Battalion, Infantry (Enfield Rifles)
  • 9th Battalion, Infantry (PeeDee Legion)
  • 13th Battalions, Infantry (4th and Mattison's)
  • South Carolina (Walker's) Battlaion, Infantry

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 8 men on its roster for this unit. Possibly this unit did not complete its organization, and the men went to other units. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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.
  • (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).


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