HISTORICAL NOTES:

    The South Carolina 9th Infantry Battalion was formed during the summer of 1861 with men who had served in Col. Ralph Nesbit's Battalion State Troops. Col. Nesbit's family was one of the most successful rice plantation owners at Pawley's Island north of Charleston. Col. Nesbit ultimately spent the majority of the war serving with Col. Manigault in the Siege Train. The 9th was also known at the Pee Dee Legion or Pee Dee Rifles. Crute refers to them as the 9th Infantry Regiment. The rosters from the National Archives have listings for 7 companies (A - G). Sifakis states that the unit was formed March 24, 1862 with 7 companies.

    In the fall of 1862 the 9th merged into the 26th South Carolina Volunteers.

BATTLES:

    Secessionville

OFFICERS:

    Colonel:
      Ralph Nesbit
      Alexander D. Smith
    Lieutenant Colonels:
      Stephen D.M. Byrd
      Joshua H. Hudson
    Majors:
      Richard D. F. Rollins
      Ceth S. Land
      Cornelius D. Rowell

ROSTERS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY

REFERENCE:

    
Paperback
$20.00
A Guide to South Carolina Civil War Research
    John C. Rigdon
Choose Hardback or Paperback


Ebook edition now available exclusively on Kindle.

Bookmark and Share


Google Web ResearchOnLine