While there has been much research done on the South Carolina units
that were mustered into CSA service, their efforts, and suffering, little has
been expended on the units raised who generally stayed within the borders of
the state. What little that has been done is less then complimentary. While
it is true they did not get involved in the better know battles, they did their
duty and provided support for such troops by providing "second line" support
services, allowing the CSA units to perform their duty.
These pages are committed to those patriots, some too young to shave, others
well past their physical prime, who put their lives on the line just as surely
as their brothers and sons were doing in Virginia and in the west. When the
chips were done and they had to fight, they did their fair share.
I have a great grandfather and a great great grandfather amongst thier number
and I fear that unless I do my part to preserve their memory, they will be
forgotten. It is just not a bumper sticker phrase when I say,
"Forget? HELL NO!!!"
AnteBellum State Units by County
Local Defense Units and Troop Muster Rosters
War Time Militia Units and Troop Muster Rosters
State Units and Troop Muster Rosters
Aiken Independent Mounted Infantry
Captain William F. Percival
Roster and Newspaper Call
The Battle of Aiken - February of 1865
Search 1861-1863 Raised Units (56867)
Search 1864-1865 Units (8 Battalions and 4 Regiments)(56263)
The service of native born South Carolinans was definately not limited to SC
CSA units or even SC Militia. Every CSA state owes much to their contributions.
The above are 4 King Brothers from the Sumter Distriect that served from
Houston County, GA and they are John Hamblin King (born May 1826, died Dec
1878). Sylvester Capers King (died prior to 1887). Francis Marion King (born
1843, died Dec 1908). and Alfred A. King (born 11 Oct 1831, died 28 Nov 1903).
The County History states: "In fact, it might be said that the South
Carolinians in the eighteen forties and fifties fairly poured in. The
observation has been made that every Captain that led Houston County companies
to the War Between the States, except one, was a native of the Palmetto State."
If you have any information about these troops or these units, please contact