AKA 5TH REGIMENT COMPANY B
SC STATE TROOPS
YORK COUNTY, SC
The July 29, 1863 issue
of The Yorkville Enquirer listed York County volunteers for the state reserves,
sometimes called the "Senior Reserves", who were men not subject to the draft
but looked upon as a home guard in case of invasion of the state. Most of
the men were in their 40s and 50s. The company was organized just three days
after major Confederate losses at Gettysburg and Vicksburg.
Roster of Company organized at Smiths Old Field, July 7, 1863, in the
34th Regiment, S.C.M.
Moore, J.W., 1st Lieut.
Cain, J.M.M., 2nd Lieut.
Howell, Wm., 3rd Lieut.
Hill, Dr. L.A.
Lewis, James S.
Lindsay, James G.
Lathem, Robt. S.
Moore, Isaac W.
Webber, Jos. G.
Courtsey of Louise Pettus, The York County Genealogical and Historical Society,
Box 3061 CRS, Rock Hill, SC 29732
The Official Records of the Rebellion show that this unit was organized as
the 34th Militia and attached to the 5th SC State Troops on 7/23/1863 along
with the 46th Militia from York County. On 9/11/1863 the 5th was ordered
to Charleston SC by order of General Beauregard.
The record of events show the Fifth SC State Troops (Six Months)-August 1863
to February 1864. Company B was stationed at Camp Bonham, Greenville District,
SC, August 1-November 11, 1863. List of officers: John T. Lowry, Captain;
John W. Moore, 1st Lt.; James M.M. Cain, 2nd Lt.; William M. Howell, 2nd