South Carolina Research Info


  • The Civil War in South Carolina
    An examination of The War Between the States and Reconstruction
    Created and maintained by Dr. Frank Clark.

  • War Between The States Timeline: 1860-1865
    A layered approach to presenting a look at the people and events of the era. The timeline provides a quick review;
    links provide access to more detailed information on subjects of interest.
    Part of Victoria Proctor's personal website on the WBTS.


    1. Abbeville
    2. Aiken
    3. Allendale
    4. Anderson
    5. Bamberg - See BARNWELL COUNTY
    6. Barnwell
      List of Confederate Veterans
      2nd SC Artillery Roster Co. B (Barnwell County)
      2nd SC Artillery Roster Co. G (Barnwell County)
    7. Beaufort County
    8. Berkeley County - See CHARLESTON COUNTY
    9. Calhoun
    10. Charleston County
    11. Cherokee County
    12. Chester County
    13. Chesterfield County
    14. Clarendon County
    15. Colleton County
    16. Darlington County
    17. Dillon County - See MARION COUNTY
    18. Dorchester
    19. Edgefield County
    20. Fairfield County
    21. Florence County
    22. Georgetown County
      10th Regiment, Co.A (link)
    23. Greenville County
    24. Greenwood
    25. Hampton - See BEAUFORT COUNTY
    26. Horry
    27. Jasper
    28. Kershaw
    29. Lancaster
    30. Laurens
    31. Lee
    32. Lexington
    33. Marion County
      Volunteers in the Confederate Army from Marion County, South Carolina
      Listing by name, rank, company, and regiment, with additional personal data where known.
    34. Marlboro County
      Volunteers in the Confederate Army from Marlboro County, South Carolina
      Listing by name, rank, company, and regiment, with additional personal data where known.
    35. McCormick
    36. Newberry
    37. Oconee - See PICKENS COUNTY
    38. Orangeburg
    39. Pickens
    40. Richland
    41. Saluda - See EDGEFIELD COUNTY
    42. Spartanburg
    43. Sumter
      Sumter SCGenWeb site
    44. Union
    45. Williamsburg
    46. York


    A South Carolina state law enacted December 24, 1887, permitted financially needy Confederate veterans and widows to apply for a pension; however, few applications survive from the 1888-1918 era. Beginning in 1889, the SC Comptroller began publishing lists of such veterans receiving pensions in his Annual Report. To obtain a copy of the pension application from the 1888-1918 era, the researcher needs to know the exact year in which the veteran or widow applied for a pension. From 1919 to 1925, South Carolina granted pensions to Confederate veterans and widows regardless of financial need. These files are arranged alphabetically. Pension application files are typically one sheet of paper with writing on both sides. Also available are Confederate Home applications and inmate records for veterans (1909-1957), and applications of wives, widows, sisters, and daughters (1925-1955).

    The veteran was eligible to apply for a pension to the State in which he lived, even if he served in a unit from a different State.

    For information on procedures and fees for requesting copies of records, contact:
    South Carolina Department of Archives and History

    8301 Parkland Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    Telephone: 803-896-6100


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