There were evidently two regiments formed known as the 3rd Infantry Regiment, State Troops.
The first regiment was organized for six months in state service to date from August 1, 1863. One company mustered out on January 31, 1864 and the other disbanded on February 1, 1864. Sifakis states that there were 4 companies organized.
The other unit was made up of mostly of boys around the age of 16. Most of the officers were older men. This unit may have also been a part of the 3rd SC State Troops organized for protection of Florence. The existence of Company I below, indicates that at least 9 companies were formed. This unit was formed in September of 1864 and served until the end of the war.
In 1892, a private in Company I wrote a newspaper article
on this regiment.
John C. Rigdon
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