1st Regiment, South Carolina Mounted Reserves

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Joseph H. Crute, Jr.'s book, "Units of the Confederate States Army", contains no history for this unit. This regiment’s name is most likely a shorter or longer version of one of the other regiments; or it may have existed only a short time when it was transferred into another regiment or was combined with another regiment to create a new regiment. Looking at the service records of the soldiers may give clues to the different regiments they may have served in.

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.

Source Material[edit | edit source]

South Carolina Reserve and Miscellaneous Units in the War of the Rebellion, Internet site, accessed 11/23/2010.  This site gives two possible unit connections:

  • 1st Mounted Militia Regiment (Field Officer: Colonel William E. Martin)
  • Percival's 1st Mounted Regiment of South Carolina State Troops (Officer: Captain K.F. Percival):  Organized at Aiken; company enlisted under local State law; departed Aiken on 25 November 1861; Port Royal; disbanded in February 1862; a second company formed in 1864, equipped with breech-loading carbines; participated in the cavalry action at Aiken on 12 February 1865