South Carolina 9th Infantry Battalion (Pee Dee Legion)
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.