2nd Battalion of State Troops
Senior Reserves
Company C
Greenville and Spartanburg District
Spartan Rangers

Officers
Wilkins, William Terrell, Captain, born about 1819, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Bivings, Cleveland, 1st Lieutenant, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

McDowell ( McMillan ), James H., 2nd Lieutenant, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Means, Edward, 3rd Lieutenant, born about 1847, enlisted from Union District

NonCommissioned Officers
Bivings, Edward, 1st Sergeant, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Bagwell, Josiah, Corporal, born about 1847

Chamblin, Anderson Darwin, Sergeant, born 22 MArch 1847, Anderson County. Enlisted from Reidville TWP, Spartanburg District as a Corporal. Alachua County, Florida pension # D12065

Irwin, Thomas A. ( Tom H. ), Sergeant, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Petty, Charles ( Charly) , born about 1847, enlisted as a private from Spartanburg District

Cleveland, Jesse F., Corporal, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Drayton, Charles H, Corporal, born about 1847, enlisted from Colleton District

Gaffney, Logan, Corporal, born about 1847

Mimms, Edward, Corporal, born about 1847, enlisted from Colleton District

Ross, Jake, Corporal, enlisted as a private

Privates
Bomar, James, born about 1847, enlisted from Beech Spring TWP, Spartanburg District

Brooks, Duncan, born about 1847, enlisted from Greenville District

Burnett, Thomas J., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Camp, Peter, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Campbell, Fell, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Cantrel, Fielden, born about 1819, enlisted from Riedville TWP

Cleveland, B. H., born about 1847, enlisted from Greenville District

Cleveland, Barney F., born about 1847, enlisted from Greenville District

Cleveland, William B., born about 1847, enlisted from Greenville District. Acted as Commissary for company.

Cunningham, W. J., born about 1847

Davis, K., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Demsey, John, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Dobbins, James, born about 1819, enlisted fromBeech Springs TWP, Spartanburg District

Dodd, John, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Drayton, Charles

Fairchilds, Daniel, enlisted from Charleston District

Finch, William, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District, killed in action at Adam's Run

Foster, John, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Gaffney, Logan

Greer ( Grier ), John, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Greer, Samuel, born about 1819, enlisted from Reidville TWP

Henderson ( Hendricks ), Jackson, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Hendricks, Samuel ( Sim ), born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Holden, C., born about 1819, from Pickens District

Humphries, Green, born about 1847

Hunt, L., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Johnson, T. Earle ( Carl ), born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Leonard, John Perry, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Leonard, N. J.

Lipscomb, William, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Martin, Oliver

Mason, Miles, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

McDowell, David, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Moore, T., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District. wounded at Adam's Run

O'Dell ( Odel ), W. T., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Odam, James Monroe, born 1847 in the Spartanburg community of Holly Springs, married Martha Louise Dunlap, 14 Apr 1870 in Henderson, NC, died 1899 in Hilgert (Hendersonville) Henderson, NC (killed when hit by a train), probably buried at Mill Pond Cemetery, Henderson, NC.

Petty, Columbus

Shields, Charles ( Charlie ) , born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Smith, Earle ( Earl ), born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Smith, Guilford ( Gilford ), born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District, wounded in action at Monck's Corner

Smith, Henry, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Smith, Ike

Smith, J. Dickson, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Smith, J. G., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Smith, Jackson, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Solsbee ( Soseby ( Saulsbee ), Jefferson, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Walker, Albert, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Wilkins ( Williams ), Augustus, born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Willis, E. J.

Willis, P. D.

Willis, William, born about 1847, enlisted from Woodruff TWP, Spartanburg District

Wood, T. J., born about 1847, enlisted from Spartanburg District

Note:
This Cavalry Company formed almost entirely of seventeen year old boys from different counties of the State, equipped themselves and organized when the Reserves were called out in 1864. After training a few weeks in Greenville County, they were ordered to the coast. Being attached part of the time to the 1st Regiment of Cavalry, they were in a great many engagements from the Savannah to the Pee Dee Rivers, notably Adams Run, Honey Hill, Monks [sic] Corner. Going into service at the hardest time they gave some of their best blood to the Cause. They disbanded in North Carolina at the close of the War.
The muster roster essentially came from Compiled Service Record microfilm with "born about" and "enlisted from... TWP" added from 1870 Census. The unit was an independent company and apparently served with both the 1st and 2nd Battalion of State Troops Senior Reserves. They are at times shown with both. The above should be used as a guide for additional research.

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