Confederate Army Units formed in South Carolina during the War for Southern Independence

This is a listing of units that were mustered into the Confederate States Army (CSA) from South Carolina. There were also many South Carolina militia units that served, especially early in the war. Some of those units were mustered into the CSA as an entire unit. The 16th South Carolina Volunteer Regiment, for which Camp 36 is named, is an example, having served for six months as a militia unit before being mustered into the CSA in April, 1862. Other units that were much smaller were often mustered into an existing CSA unit or were combined with other militia units to create a CSA unit. An example of this is the Charleston Light Dragoons, a militia unit that had existed since 1792. It was mustered into the CSA as Company K of the 4th South Carolina Cavalry in March of 1862.

This link leads to a discussion of the Organization of the Armies of the Confederacy. The organization of the armies changed throughout the war. This discussion describes the most common organization.


1st Battalion Sharp Shooters
1st Infantry Battalion (Charleston Battalion)
1st Infantry Regiment, Provisional Army
1st Regiment Rifles (Orr's Rifles)
1st Regiment Volunteers
2nd Infantry Regiment (2nd Palmetto)
2nd Regiment Rifles
3rd Infantry Battalion (Laurens')
3rd Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Battalion
4th Infantry Regiment
5th Infantry Regiment
6th Infantry Battalion
6th Infantry Regiment
7th Infantry Battalion
7th Infantry Regiment
8th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Regiment (Pee Dee Legion)
9th Infantry Regiment
10th Infantry Regiment
11th Infantry Regiment
12th Infantry Regiment
13th Infantry Regiment
14th Infantry Regiment
15th Infantry Regiment
16th Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Greenville)
17th Infantry Regiment
18th Infantry Regiment
19th Infantry Regiment
20th Infantry Regiment
21st Infantry Regiment
22nd Infantry Regiment
23rd Infantry Regiment (Coast Rangers)
24th Infantry Regiment
25th Infantry Regiment (Eutaw Regiment)
26th Infantry Regiment
27th Infantry Regiment
Charleston Infantry Battalion
Palmetto Regiment Sharpshooters


1st Cavalry Regiment
2nd Cavalry Regiment
3rd Cavalry Regiment
4th Cavalry Regiment
5th Cavalry Regiment
6th Cavalry Regiment (Dixie Rangers)
7th Cavalry Regiment
10th Cavalry Battalion
14th Cavalry Regiment
16th Cavalry Battalion
17th Cavalry Battalion
19th Cavalry Battalion


1st Heavy Artillery Regiment
2nd Heavy Artillery Regiment
3rd Battalion, Light Artillery (Palmetto)
3rd Heavy Artillery Regiment
15th Heavy Artillery Battalion 18th Heavy Artillery Battalion (Siege Train Artillery)
Beaufort Light Artillery
Brooks Light Artillery
Chesterfield Light Artillery
Ferguson's Battery
German Light Artillery (Charleston German Artillery)
Gist Guard Light Artillery
Lafayette Light Artillery
Macbeth Light Artillery
Marion Light Artillery
Mathewes' Battery
Palmetto Light Artillery
Pee Dee Light Artillery
Santee Light Artillery
Waccamaw Light Artillery
Washington Light Artillery


Hampton Legion
Holcombe Legion

Lists compiled from Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H Crute, Jr.

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