7th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated

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7th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated


Brief History[edit | edit source]

On April 9, 1865 many military units were consolidated to create a stronger unit. The 7th Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Consolidated was formed by combining the 15th Infantry Regiment and some of the 1st, 2nd, and 6th Infantry Regiments.[1]

Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit.[2]

Companies in this Military Unit 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.

Company A - (from the 15th Regiment, Company K)

Company B - (from the 15th Regiment, Companies A, B, D)

Company C -

Company D -

Company E - (from the 15th Regiment, Companies E, H, I)

Company F -

Company G -

Company H - (from the 15th Regiment, Company C)

Company I - (from the 15th Regiment, Companies F, G)

Company K -

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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.FHL book 973 M2crua, WorldCat.
  • Seigler, Robert S. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. This book has an overview about the creation of the military units for service during the Civil War. There are four volumes which are divided into areas of the State. There is information about the different military units including dates of organization and service, company officers, battle engagements, company names and places of origin, and a few pictures. This book is also available through other libraries.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Robert S. Seigler. South Carolina's Military Organizations During the War Between the States. (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, c2008.), v. 2, p 173-175. FHL book 975.7 M2sr v. 2. 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. Information available at: National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed December 2010).