South Carolina 2nd Infantry Regiment State Troops

Historical Notes:
In concern for further assault from the Federal troops, the Confederate President, Jefferson Davis, requested that the governor supply men for 'local defense and special services'. In the summer of 1863 a call went out for enlistments which resulted in five regiments being created and they became known as the South Carolina State Troops. The initial enlistment was to be for 6 months but the men could be called upon to serve longer.

The 2nd Regiment, South Carolina State Troops was organized on July 7, 1863. It was composed of companies formed from various regiments of the South Carolina Militia. It did not go into active service until September 4-5, 1863. The 2nd Regiment served until February 2, 1864.
Fort, William
Lieutenant Colonel:
Lewie, G. A.
Huiett, John

Quattlebaum, Walter
Regimental Quartermaster:
Hill, Lod
Lowrie, W. R.
Assistant Surgeon:
Sloan, J. M.
Vice, W.
Viles, James
Pocataligo, September 1863-February 1864; mustered out in early 1864.
3rd Military District of South Carolina, September 1863 - February 1864.
The Siege of Charleston
The Carolinas Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1318 men.

Company A – Orangeburg & Lexington Counties
Company B - Edgefield County
Company C – Orangeburg County
Company D – Colleton (Beaufort?) County
Company E - Barnwell & Beaufort Counties
Company F – Newberry & Lexington Counties
Company G – Orangeburg & Lexington Counties
Company H - Colleton County
Company I - Edgefield County
Company K - Barnwell & Beaufort Counties
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