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Battalion of State Cadets      
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john Marcellus Steadman - Colonel   
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Contact Name:  John B Steadman
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Date Added:  3/28/2008
Company A
John Dargon DeWitt - Private   
Formerely part of Manigault's Batt'n SC Vol's and subsequently consolidated with the 9th Batt'n SC Infantry to form 26th SC Infantry. Only two CMS cards were found. He enlisted on 21 April 1862 in Marion, SC. in the unit commanded by his father in law.
His wife was Martha C. Byrd.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  11/18/2013
Company B
Thomas M White - Private   
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Contact Name:  Deborah Stevens
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Date Added:  3/22/2006
Company C
John A. Mahaffey - Private   
My 3rd great-grandfather John Mahaffey was only 15 when he enlisted in July of 1861. He served the southern Confederacy faithfully until he and his brave comrades surrenderd on April 9 1865 at Appomattax Court House. He returned home to Kershaw County, SC. He passed away of natural causes on January 10, 1910. I visit he and his wifes resting place often to tidy up and make sure that the confederate flags i put on his grave still stand. I will never forget what he and my other confederate ancestors sacrificed for their independence. May all of the Confederate dead rest in peace for eternity
Contact Name:  Erik Marcusson
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Date Added:  9/24/2007
Company D
Arthur Boney - Private   
Wounded at Seven Pines May 31, 1862
Contact Name:  Tommy Corder
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Date Added:  7/6/2008
Company D
John Silas Boney - Private   
Was the regimental teamster. Died at Jackson Hospital in Richmond on Nove. 16, 1864 of wounds received Sep 30, 1864
Contact Name:  Tommy Corder
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Date Added:  7/6/2008
Company D
Robert William Boney - Private   
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Contact Name:  Tommy Corder
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Date Added:  7/6/2008
Company E
Thomas Luther Bateman - Private   
Thomas was 20 years old when he joined on 29 Jun 1861 at Darlington, Darlington Co. SC in Capt James L Coker's Co. 2nd Regt SC Vols. These men served in the 5th 6th 9th SC Inf and Palmetto Regt. SC Sharpshooters. Thomas's career ended on 31 March 1862 when a mini ball shattered his arm at the battle of Seven Pines. He was medically discharged 23 Aug 1862. He died from complication in 1866. He is distantly related to my on my mother's side
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  2/15/2018
Company E
George Washington Brakefield - Private   
George was born in Armenia, Chester County SC. He was about 25 years old when he enlisted at Summerville, SC on 15 May 1861 in [1st] Company E 6th SC Infantry. he died in battle on 20 Dec 1861 at Dranesville, Fairfax, Virginia. He was our 3rd cousin 4x removed
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  2/12/2017
Company E
Abner C. Byrd - Private   
Abner Enlisted at Darlington, SC on 29 June 1861. In James L. Coker's 2nd SC Vol's which became Co. G 9th SC Infantry Regt. Abner then served with Co. E 6th SC Infantry. He was wounded in the right wrist while with Beatton's Brigade in Northern Virginia. He surrendered with his unit at Appomattox
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/4/2013
Company E
Alexander Fontain Byrd - Private   
He was a 26 y/o farmer from Darlington County, SC. Alexander enlisted 21 July 1862 at Columbia, SC in Capt James Lide Coker's Co E. 6th SC Infantry. Sworn in by Col. Preston for three years. He would be dead in two months. His unit was engaged at Sharpsburg/ Antietem , Marlyand. He was wounded on the 17th and died the following day at the farm of Israel Smith's farm.
His wife Susan M. Byrd filed a claim for settlement with the War Dep. and received a settlement of $97.63 cents
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  11/18/2013
Company E
James E Polson - Private   
James enlisted on 29 June 1862 at Darlington, SC. in [2nd] Co. E 6th SC Infantry. Dec. 1862 he is absent in hospital. His enlistment is extended re: the Conscription Act. He elects to be paid for his leave. 12 Feb. 1864 on furlough. He is at Richmond Va. where he is shot in both shoulders by mini ball. He is with Bratton's Brigade. He is sent on sick furlough for 40 days to Dove's Depot Darlington Co SC. on 25 August 1864.
He is paroled on 9 April 1865 at Appamattox.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  6/24/2014
Company E
John Mandiville Polson - Private   
John and his brother James E. enlisted at Darlington SC on 29 June 1862 in [2nd] Co. E 6th SC Infantry. Enlisted by Capt Coker. John was shot in the thigh and severely wounded at battle of Seven Pines. He dies of his wounds on 5 July 1862 in CSA hospital # 12 at Richmond Va.. His effects amount to $1.00. His father files claim and is paid $189.33 cents. John did not marry and leaves no children.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  6/24/2014
Company F
Isaac Newton Gaston - Private   
Pvt. Isaac Newton Gaston, the 4th of seven sons of John B. and Mary 'Polly' [née McFadden] Gaston, was born Jan.25th 1837 in the bounds of Cedar Shoals, the ancestral home of his American Revolutionary ancestors, in Chester County, South Carolina. Isaac graduated from South Carolina College in 1856 with a B.A. degree and later studied law with the Hemphill & Gaston law firm in Chester, S.C.

In April 1861, Isaac enlisted as a Private in F Company, 6th South Carolina Infantry in Columbia, S.C. His older brother, J. Lucius Gaston was elected to be Captain of Company F; known as 'Calhoun Guards' and made up of men from Chester, Fairfield, York and a few from Lancaster Counties.

On July 10th, 1861, the 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered from Columbia, South Carolina to Richmond, Virginia to join the Confederate Army of the Potomac. During the 1st Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) July 16th through July 22nd, Private Isaac Gaston was wounded and sent to a military hospital near Fairfax Station, Va. to be treated. On Sept. 1st 1861, Private Gaston died of those wounds at the age of 24 years.

About nine months later, during the battle at Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia, Private Isaac Gaston’s two brothers: Capt. Joseph Lucius Gaston & Pvt. William Hall Gaston were mortally wounded and died on May 31st 1862.
Contact Name:  G. M. Gaston
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Date Added:  6/21/2014
Company F
Joseph Lucius Gaston - Captain   
Born on April 28th 1829, Joseph Lucius Gaston, the 3rd of seven sons of John B. and Mary 'Polly' [née McFadden] Gaston, grew up in the bounds of Cedar Shoals, the ancestral home of his American Revolutionary ancestors, in Chester County, South Carolina. A graduate of South Carolina College (Univ. of SC) in 1852 with a A.B. degree and joined the South Carolina Bar in 1857. Joseph married Miss Margaret Brice Hemphill on September 10th 1857; this union had two children. In April 1861, Joseph enlisted in the 6th South Carolina Infantry in Columbia, S.C. He was elected to be Captain of Company F; known as 'Calhoun Guards' and made up of men from Chester, Fairfield, York and a few from Lancaster Counties.

On July 10th, 1861, the 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered from Columbia, South Carolina to Richmond, Virginia to join the Confederate Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia, Capt. Joseph Lucius Gaston was mortally wounded and died on May 31st 1862. His younger brother, William was killed at the same battle on the same day.

Capt. Gaston's other brother, Pvt. Isaac Newton Gaston, serving in the same company; died from wounds in a military hospital after the first battle at Bull Run on Sept. 1st 1861.
Contact Name:  G. M. Gaston
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Date Added:  4/5/2014
Company F
William Hall Gaston - Private   
Pvt. William Hall Gaston, 5th of seven sons born to John B. and Polly [née McFadden] Gaston, was born on January 13th 1839 at Cedar Shoals in Chester County, South Carolina. Following in the footsteps of his older brothers, William enlisted April 1861 in 6th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry and assigned to 2nd Co. F. By the spring of 1862, the 6th S.C. Infantry were serving faithfully and honorably with the Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of beloved General Robert E. Lee. There they had fought at Second Manassas, Antietam, and Fredricksburg; during the Battle of Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia, Pvt. William Hall Gaston was mortally wounded and died on May 31st 1862 at the age of 23. His older brother, Capt. Joseph Lucius Gaston was also killed on that day at the same battle.
Contact Name:  G. M. Gaston
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Date Added:  4/5/2014
Company F
Robert Brice Hemphill - Private   
Robert Hemphill, a son of David and Jane Wilson [née Brice] Hemphill, was born on October 11th 1840 in Chester County, South Carolina. Robert was educated at South Carolina College and planned to study the law.

When the war broke out in April 1861, Robert enlisted as a Private in F Company, 6th South Carolina Infantry in Columbia, S.C. His brother-in-law, J. Lucius Gaston was elected to be Captain of Company F; known as 'Calhoun Guards' and made up of men from Chester, Fairfield, York and a few from Lancaster Counties.

On July 10th, 1861, the 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered from Columbia, South Carolina to Richmond, Virginia to join the Confederate Army of the Potomac. During the Battle of Seven Pines outside Richmond, Virginia, Private Robert Hemphill was severely wounded and died on June 13th 1862. His remains were returned to Chester, South Carolina with the help of Rev. John Hemphill Simpson and buried alongside his family at Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Churchyard cemetery. Private Robert Brice Hemphill was in the 21st year of his age.
Contact Name:  G. M. Gaston
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Date Added:  6/21/2014
Company Field & Staff
Edward Conrad McLure - Major   
Commissioned as a Captain in Company F on 11 April 1861 at the age of 27.
Promoted to Major on 16 April 1862.
Appointed as Enrolling Officer.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  8/2/2010
Company G
Evander Byrd - Private   
Evander is also listed in Co. G. 9 SC Infantry. He enlisted at Darlington SC In Capt James L. Coker's 2nd SC Vol's. He was born 7 April, 1839 in Darlington Co. SC and died 12 Dec. 1914. Surrendered with his unit at Appomattax
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  10/4/2013
Company G
John Dove Hill - Sergeant   
John was 24 years old when he enlisted 17 Jul 1861 at Darlington, SC. Co G 6th South Carolina Infantry. He may have served in the 5th SC Inf. & SC Sharpshooters. Promoted to 5th Sgt in Va. 8 April 1862, Wounded 16 Nov 1863. We are related by marriage.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  3/11/2019
Company G
thomas mclemore - Private   
alternate name : F Mclemore
Contact Name:  deanna
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Date Added:  6/20/2004
Company H
William Nathaniel Hill - Private   
Died May 5, 1862 Battle of Williamsburg
Contact Name:  Charles Lockee
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Date Added:  7/5/2016
Company I
Joseph Garner - Private   
dob;1840- ( fought at 2nd manassas VA )
Contact Name:  Tris Strickland
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Date Added:  2/25/2012
Company K
George Samuel Briley Huggins - Private   
First cousin 4x removed
Contact Name:  Wayne M Prevatt
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Date Added:  4/5/2013
Company K
George Samuel Briley Huggins - Private   
Derived from family history, enlisted and served in Company 'K', 6th South Carolina Infantry. Fought in Second Mannasis (Bull Run), and was wounded at Chinn's Ridge.
Contact Name:  Ed Schwacke
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Date Added:  6/6/2007
Company K
Reese Wise - Private   
Reese Was born in Bennetsville, Marlboro District SC. He was about 25 when he enlisted 21 Jul 1862 at Columbia, SC by Col Preston. He suffered several serious medical conditions and survived. He was with Bratton's Brigade in the fight around Petersburg Va. when he was shot in the spine. Admitted to hosp 20 June 1864 and died 28 June. His wife Jane D Wiggins filed claim on 7 Nov 1864. Remarks on his CMR Born Marlborough. We are related by marriage.
Contact Name:  Phillip Thomas
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Date Added:  3/21/2019
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