104th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
Organized at Beaufort, South Carolina April 28, to June 25, 1865.
Attached to Dept. of the South.
Garrison and guard duty at various points in South Carolina till February, 1866.
Mustered out February 5, 1866.  
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Union Volunteers 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.
- Union Volunteers in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for the Union Volunteers, 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 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.
- FamilySearch Wiki: South Carolina in the Civil War
- Ayers, James T. and John Hope Franklin. The Diary of James T. Ayers, Civil War Recruiter. Springfield, Va.: D.H. Green, 1947. FHL Book 921.73 Ay24d (Book Storage 0238342). Ayers served as chaplain.
- Gourdin, John Raymond. 104th Infantry Regiment - USCT: Colored Civil War Soldier from South Carolina (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c1997), 242 pages. consists of 83 genealogical and biographical entries of colored Civil War soldiers who served with the 104th Infantry Regiment of the United States, representing more than 500 surnames. The information was extracted and compiled from pension files of veterans who applied for pensions, generally between the period of 1890 to 1910. Includes full-name index. Book found at FHL 975.7 M2go and Other Libraries.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973.Compiled by Joseph B. Ross.FHL 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21
Tabular Analysis of the Records of the U.S. Colored Troops and Their Predecessor Units in the National Archives of the United States. Special List No. 33. National Archives and records Service General Services Administration Washington: 1973. Compiled by Joseph B. Ross. FHL Book 973 M2rt Film:1036062 Item 21