South Carolina 1st SC Infantry (6 months 1861)

Historical Notes:
This regiment may have been formed early in 1861 or previously. In Rivers Account of the Raising of the Troops for State and Confederate Service he has the following statement:

The State troops that had been called down to Charleston relieved the militia who had been on duty for four months. These, returning to their homes in the city, began to form new organizations for continued active service.
Attached to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida Battles:
Fort Sumter
The roster of this unit contains the names of 732 men.

This regiment was formed from men who had gathered at Charleston from across the state.
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