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Henry Brown - Musician   
A free-born Black man,Henry 'Dad' Brown a musician for the 8th & 21st South Carolina Regiments. He's listed on the muster roll like any other soldier. It's stated ' Colored ' on his service file. His record has a pay receipt showing he was paid $12.00 dollars a month.
Contact Name:  Glenn Land
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Date Added:  7/4/2014
Company Unknown
Samuel McFadden Gregg - Unknown   
Samuel McFadden Gregg was my great great uncle. Killed November 18, 1863. His parents were Amelia Blanche Gregg Brown and Charles Brown.
Contact Name:  Roland Austin McIntosh
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Date Added:  1/19/2008
Company A
Moses E. Huggins - Private   
Records I have show Moses Huggins(my ggf)entered service April 11, 1861 and captured Sept. 13, 1864 at Winchester, Va., by Sheridan's forces,released from Camp Chase, Ohio, June 11, 1865. Died 9 May, 1909, Hood Co., Texas.
Contact Name:  Hilton Robinson
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Date Added:  3/15/2009
Company A
Moses Elmer Huggins - Private   
My 2nd great grand uncle. His brother George Martin Huggins my 2nd great grandfather served in Florida 10th Infantry Co F. He surrendered at Appomattox with Army of Northern Virginia.
Contact Name:  Wayne M Prevatt
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Date Added:  4/5/2013
Company A
Eli Odom - 1st Lieutenant   
Eli served with the 8th from April 1861 until to early 1862, when he was granted a medical discharge due to being incapacitated by typhoid.
Contact Name:  Hugh Odom
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Date Added:  1/20/2009
Company A
Thomas James Sexton - Private   
Thomas was 50 years old when he enlisted. Mustered in at Flint Hill Virginia. In hospital from 7 Nov 1861 to April 1862 for measles. He was readmitted [convalescent] on 14 April and returned to duty 8 May 1862. He was in Capt. Hull's Company. He survived the war and died in Dawson, Navarro County Texas on 13 Sept. 1894. Thomas was the husband of my 3rd cousin 4x removed. Mary Ann D Thomas.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  7/9/2016
Company B
thomas a dees - Unknown   
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Contact Name:  steve deese
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Date Added:  5/29/2009
Company B
J A Mcbride - Private   
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Contact Name:  J. Costantino
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Date Added:  3/24/2018
Company C
Henry Alexander Blue - 2nd Sergeant   
Henry was 20 years old from Chesterfield District, SC. He enlisted at Cheraw, in that district on 14 April 1861. His unit moved to Virginia and his unit was engaged at 1st Manassas, however he was sick in hospital. He was given a sick furlough and died in Richmond Va. on his way home. He was single so his father filed for Settlement Certificate. It was for $76.00 Certificate # 6854. He has a CSA stone at Hollywood Cem. Richmond City Va.
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  8/11/2019
Company C
Allen G Chapman - Private   
Allen was age 20 when he enlisted at Cheraw, Chesterfield Co. SC on13 Apr 1861. Enlisted by W H Coit for 1 year. He was engaged at he 1st battle of Manassas, Va. 21 July 1861. 12 August finds him in the hospital at Orange Co Va. with Typhoid Fever from which he did not fully recover. He was discharged as being unfit for service on 13 Dec 1861 and paid $145.50cents on 11 Jan 1862. No record is know to exist after this data we do not know if he made it home...
Contact Name:  phillip thomas
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Date Added:  8/10/2019
Company C
James Alexander Lisk - Private   
This is based on research and information from relatives. Enlisted at age 18, on May 26,1861 in Cheraw, SC. Hospitalized in Petersburg, VA on April 19, 1862. This information was found in the 'Register of Payments' dated July 4, 1864.
Contact Name:  Jeff Lisk
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Date Added:  5/29/2009
Company D
John Simpson Miller - Major   
This is my 4th Great Grandfather.

John Simpson Miller was the original Captain of Company D of the 8th SC Regiment, but resigned that position on or about November 15, 1861. He served the remainder of the War as the Major for that Regiment under General Wade Hampton.

One of the wealthiest men of his area of the county, his personal home still stands and is the second oldest house in present day Jefferson, South Carolina. He and his wife are buried in the Miller Family Cemetery in Jefferson.
Contact Name:  Jeremy Vice
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Date Added:  7/9/2008
Company E
David R. Barefoot - Private   
Service record unknown... his grandfather Newitt Barefoot served under Capt. Ely Kershaw, William 'Danger' Thompson's Brigade in the Revolution, and his g-grandfather George Barefoot served in the SC Militia during the '96 District/Congarees Indian Campaign 1751. Newitt's brother William Barefoot is my 5th g-grandfather.
Contact Name:  Jethro Lilley
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Date Added:  8/12/2010
Company E
Isaiah Jefferson McKay - Private   
Isaiah J. McKay died age 26 on 5 Aug 1862 in Richmond,Va. of Typhoid Fever. Sources, ROH, JR. in the book BROKEN FORTUNES by Randolph W. Kirkland,Jr. He is also listed in The ROLL OF THE DEAD, South Carolina Troops, Confedrate States Service. His name in The Roll OF THE DEAD is listed as Isaiah Jefferson Kay. He is the brother of Jacob Madison McKay and Burwell D. McKay. Isaiah's grave is unknown and I would love some help finding it.
Contact Name:  LaGrand McKay
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Date Added:  8/23/2011
Company E
Jacob Madison McKay - Private   
Jacob M. McKay was also known as Jacob M. McCoy. Jacob enlisted 13 April 1861. He was captured 8 May 1864 at Spotsylvania, Va. and sent to Belle Plains,Va. and on to Fort Delaware, Delaware, he arrived 21 May 1864. He was released 10 June 1865. He is buried in Timmonsville, South Carolina in The McKay Cemetery, Florence County.
His picture and grave marker can be viewed on findagrave.com
Contact Name:  LaGrand McKay
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Date Added:  8/23/2011
Company E
George Pawley Pearce - Private   
I am thankul to my GGGrandfather and what he did. I would love to make a book on the 8th SC Inf. How can I do it thanks.
Contact Name:  Steven P Pearce
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Date Added:  1/11/2006
Company F
David Mason Byrd - 1st Sergeant   
David was born on 18 May 1840. The son of Matthew W. Byrd and Catherine Mason. He was 21 years old when he enlisted for one year at Darlington SC. In Co, F. 8th S.C. Infantry.
He would reenlist at Manassas Va. on 9 Feb. 1862. David's file of 40 CMR and Register cards find him sick and in hospital for much of his time. He was wounded at Masannas.Captured and exchanged. Wounded and captured again on the 4th of July at Gettysburg. Jan 1864 he is back in his company. He is promoted to Sgt in Company M. in June 1864. In the hospital with chronic diarrhea. 19 Sept. Appears on a role of POW's captured at Winchester, Va. Transferred to Point Lookout. Exchanged 10 Feb. 1865. He is still suffering from chronic diarrhea. He is at Jackson Hospital in Richmond. He is given a 60 day furlough to home to recover. The war ended soon thereafter.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  11/25/2013
Company F
George F. Byrd - Private   
George enlisted at age 24 on 20 March 1862 in Darlington,SC in Capt. T.E. Howle's Company 8th Reg't SC Vol's. Which became Company F. 8th SC Infantry Reg't. He also served in Co. M of this unit. George was sick for most of his service time and spent two months at home of sick furlough. Again he was in and out of the Hospitals in Va. with fever. He died of Pneumonia on 12 April 1863 at Chimborazo Hospital #5 at Richmond Va.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  11/24/2013
Company F
Mercer Lafayette Kervin - Private   
Mercer was a 32 year old farmer from Darlington Co. SC . He enlisted at Darlington on 20 March 1862 in Capt. T.E Howle's Co. 8th SC Vol's. He also served in Co M. He was killed in action at Manassas on 27 April 1863.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/3/2014
Company F
Benjamin Franklin Smoot - Private   
Benjamin Franklin Smoot was 21 years old when he enlisted at Darlington, Darlington Co. SC in Capt. T E Howle's Co. SC Vols. This became Co F 8th Regt. SC Inf. He enlisted on 28 March 1862 for two years or the war. Toward the end of the war when the units were depleted. The 8th and 3rd Regiments were consolidated to form the New 3rd SC Infantry Regt. Benjamine in now found in Co M of the 8th. There are 11 cards on file for Benjamin. The last dated Feb. 1864. Remarks: On furlough since returned. Note to researchers. There is another Benjamin Franklin Smoot as a Pvt in Co. B 9th Regt. Va. Infantry. not ours
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  3/18/2015
Company F
John William Maloy Wilks - Sergeant   
John W. M. Wilks enlisted 13 April 1861 at Florence, Darlington Co. SC. by Capt. Evans. He was with Kershaw's Brigade. He was captured on the Berryville & Winchester Pike. near Opeguan Creek re: Battle of Cedar Creek on 13 Sept. 1864. He died of pnenmonia 19 Dec. 1864 at Camp Chase, Columbus,Franklin Co. Ohio. Grave # 633
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  6/24/2014
Company G
Cary Judson Thomas - Private   
Cary was just shy of 17 when he enlisted in Marlboro County SC on 13 April 1861. Enlisted by Capt Harrington. In July he is sick in the hospital in Richmondm Va. He is discharged viz the Conscription Act for being under 18 years old. He is paid $58.00 and sent home. His Cover CMR remarks: See Battalion S. C.Cadets. This was a local defense force formed to defend Charleston.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  5/25/2015
Company K
Jefferson J Hays - Private   
My GG-Grandfather. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Spent a year in POW camp.
Contact Name:  Carl Hayes
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Date Added:  9/4/2011
Company M
William F. Byrd - Private   
William was 37 years old when he joined Capt. T.E.Howle's Company 8th Reg't SC Vol's. He enlisted on 24 March 1862 at Darlington, SC. He mustered in with his unit Co.M 8th SC Infantry at Richmond on 1 April, 1862 He was suffering from acute diarrhea and admitted to the hospital and sent home on sick furlough. He rejoied his unit and he was wounded and captured on 18 Dec 1863 at Knoxville, Tenn. He was sent to Camp Chase Ohio and transferred to the POW Prison at Rock Island Illinois, he died there of variola [smallpox] on 12 Feb. 1864. He is buried just south of the Barracks in grave #446
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  11/30/2013
Company M
James Furman Howle - 1st Lieutenant   
James enlisted on 13 April 1861 at Darlington, SC for 12 months. Sworn in as a Private by Capt. Evans. He was elected to the rank of 2nd Lt. of Co. M 8th Regiment SC Infantry. Name of his successor was Joshua Smoot. James takes his unit from Manassas battlefield to Knoxvile, Tenn. and is wounded at Knoxville on Nov. 18th 1863. He is sent home and never recovered enough to rejoin his unit. He applied for retirment with effective date of his injury at Knoxville. An Inspection report on Nov. 28,1864 notes that 1st Lt. J.F. Howle Co.M 8th Regt. Sc Vo;'s of Conner's Brigade, Kershaw's Division , commanded by Col. John D. Kennedy now near Richmond Va. is at home in Society Hill, SC disabled , a fit subject for retirement.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/5/2013
Company M
Richard Fuller Howle - 4th Corporal   
Richard joined his Brothers Company on 20 March at Darlington. Co. M 8th SC Infantry. He was 18 and sworn in by his brother Capt. T. E Howle. Mustered in at Richmond Va. on 20 Mar. 1862. He was wounded on 2 July 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg. He is now at home on Furlough since Aug. 15. His diagonsis was VS, Vul:Sclopt, leg, flesh wound. He is with Kershaw's Brigade , 3rd Division. Sept thru Dec. 1863 finds him stll home on wounded fulough. Jan thru June 1864 finds him with his unit and he is promoted to Corpl. Roll of Prisoners dated 13 Sept 1864. He was captured near Berryville and Winchester Pike near Opequan Creek. He was sent to Camp Chase on Sept 19th 1864. He was paroled on 2 May 1865. His card reads Paroled at Camp Chase via New Orleans for exchange
. A footnote on this card states that 438 Confederate POW's were received at Vicksburg from Camp Chase on May 12 1865.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/4/2013
Company M
Thomas E Howle - Captain   
Thomas was elected as Commander on 13 April 1861. His unit was formed on that day and was called the Darlington Grays. He was then a 1st Lt.in Co F. After 1st Manassas he returned home on a 45 day furlough to raise another unit. [per act of the Confederate Congress] He was able to enlist 85/90 men and return to Va. with him. These men became Co. M. 8th SC Infantry. Capt T. E. Howle was killed while leading his men in battle near the Dunker Church at Sharpsburg. After the war his brothers who served in the same unit returned his body to be buried in the old Black Creek Cemetery of North Darlington, SC. The Pee Dee Rifles Camp still maintains his grave. His brothers who were in his unit were James Furman and Richard Fuller Howle. W. C Coker assumed command of the company on the death of T.E. howle on 17 Sept. 1862. He had been promoted to Capt effective 28 Nov. 1861. He appears on a Report of Commission officers of that Regt. 8th Regt. SC Infantry in obedience to General Order # 82. This report dated 17 Dec. 1861 at Camp Bonham near Centerville. This G.O has not been researched by me.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/4/2013
Company M
james henry privett - Private   
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Contact Name:  christine humphrey
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Date Added:  2/12/2013
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