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Check out the SC State Library's collection of books on South Carolina military and military family history
Roster of South Carolina patriots in the American Revolution
A great resource to find South Carolina ancestors who served in the American Revolution.
Accounts audited of revolutionary claims against South Carolina
These accounts document payments to South Carolina soldiers who served during the American Revolution. It can be a great resource for genealogists wishing to acquire documentation for membership to societies such as the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
South Carolina Revolutionary War indents: a schedule
A documentation of SC patriots who provided military service, supplies, aid, or assistance during the Revolutionary War, also providing information as to the section of the state in which an individual lived. These "indents" or receipts of service during wartime were a form of currency, given by the State. These receipts were used to purchase land, or were bartered for other goods and services.
Index to U.S. invalid pension records, 1801-1815
This index is based on a War Department account book, or ledger, showing the amount of semi-annual payments made in March and September to each pensioner for each year of the reporting period, 1801-1815. During the period covered, pensions were paid to well over 2,000 Revolutionary veterans and to several hundred officers and soldiers who served in the frontier wars after 1783.
South Carolina Confederate soldiers, 1861-1865
Extracted from the comprehensive 16-volume Broadfoot Publishing Company set, The Roster of Confederate soldiers 1861-1865, transcribed from the 535 microfilm reels of National Archives M253, Consolidated index to compiled service records of Confederate soldiers.
Roll of the dead : South Carolina troops, Confederate States service
The Roll of Dead was compiled between 1865 and 1867 and contains 13,138 names, including many names that appear in the first volume. It has been estimated that over 20,000 South Carolinians died in the war.
South Carolina's African American Confederate pensioners, 1923-1925
Listed alphabetically by the person's last name, each entry includes "the petitioner's name, his address, the outfit with which he served, the captain or other officer under whom he served, his length of service," the name of the person who signed the affidavit, and other relevant information included on the applications for pension.
And were the glory of their times. Artillery: the men who gave their lives in defense of South Carolina in the War for Southern Independence
"The first volume of a new series of books by Herbert O. Chambers, III containing biographies of South Carolinians who died serving the Confederate States of America. In addition to previously known South Carolina Civil War dead, this volume contains the names of approximately 562 South Carolina soldiers who died in the South Carolina artillery service but have never been listed before in any previous attempts to identify South Carolina's war dead.
And were the glory of their times. Cavalry: the men who gave their lives in defense of South Carolina in the War for Southern Independence
The second volume of a series of books by Herbert O. Chambers, III containing biographies of South Carolinians who died serving the Confederate States of America. In addition to previously known South Carolina Civil War dead, this volume contains the names of approximately 501 South Carolina Soldiers who died in the South Carolina Cavalry service but have never been listed before in any previous attempts to identify South Carolina's war dead.
Confederate Military Records: SC Department of Archives and History Guide
Tracing your ancestor's service in the Confederate army during the Civil War can be a very rewarding part of genealogical research. The records listed here, consisting of National Archives' microfilm and original documents from various state agencies, are the primary tools for tracing your ancestor's Confederate service. All the records listed are available to the public in the SC Archives' Reference Room.
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