3rd South Carolina State Troops
Company A
Jun 1862 - Jan 1863
Greenville District
Pickens side of District

Charles, John, Captain

Pearson, William, 1st Lieutenant

Garrison, Charles J., 2nd Lieutenant

Elrod, Jesse N., 3rd Lieutenant

NonCommissioned Officers
Forester, Andrew, 1st Sergenant

Garrison, B. D., Sergeant

Garrison, O. W., Sergeant

Kellett, James, Sergeant

Parkins, J. D., Sergeant

Forester, William, Corporal

Acker, P. N., Corporal

Clark, E. B., Corporal

Cox, James, Corporal

Otts, Martin, Corporal

Parris, Thomas H., Corporal

Austin, W. M.

Black, James

Bramblett, Josiah

Brown, Jackson

Butler, Willis

Caldwell, J. F.

Cureton, G. W.

Dalton, Smallwood

Davis, Elijah

Ferguson Jr., Thomas, born in 1816 in South Carolina, most likely in Greenville County, died 30 October 1893, buried side-by-side with his two wives at Enoree Baptist Church, Tigerville Road, Travelers Rest. He enlisted in Greenville on 25 November 1862

Forestor, John

Fowler, Berry W.

Fowler, H. H.

Fowler, Pleasant G.

Garrison, E. B.

Garrison, John N.

Granger, William

Griffith, William

Hamby, J. A.

Hammett, J. R.

Hitt, J. A.

Howard, Thomas

Hyde, G. W.

Langa, William

McMahan, W. M.

Moon, James A.

Olsen, Lars

Pepper, Enoch S.

Robertson, Solomon

Rodgers, James R.

Rumph, John

Shuffield, William

Smith, John A.

Smith, Peter

Smith, Wiley

Smyer, John R., died in Denton County, Texas in the 1880's. Tombstone

Spillers, Miles C., born in 1815 in North Carolina, married Mary Ann Dacus on 19 Dec 1843. He moved to Denton, Texas after The War, where he died after 1880.

Thaxton, James

Vaughan, John

Wasson, William

West, William J.

Wilbanks, Harrison, born in Anderson District in 1815, he enlisted 24 November 1862 in Greenville.

Wilbanks, John W., born October 1817 in Pendleton District, he enlisted 24 November 1862 in Greenville. Died in 1908.

Return to 3rd Regimental Unit Note:

The company was in camp at Camp Goldsmith, Pocotaligo. Thomas enlisted for 90 days and according to the record, he was never paid. The enlistment officer was Captain Charles J. Elford, who was elect Colonel of the regiment..


Many of these same men served together in The Sixteenth South Carolina, C.S.A. Company B, surrendering at Durham Station, 26 April 1865. The link will take you to a great site on this fine unit.

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