Fourth (4th) Battalion
South Carolina State Troops
Senior Reserves

Williams, James Henderson, Major. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, born 1813, died 1892 of Newberry District, previously commanded the 3rd SC Infantry, 5th SC State Troops, and 9th SC Reserves

Battle Assignments:
  Carolinas Campaign (Feb thru April)

Organization, Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

Organized with 6 companies in mid-1864. They were in the forces of General Joseph E. Johnston who surrendered at Durham Station, Orange County, NC on 26 April 1865.

Field Assignments
  Ripley's Brigade (July to Oct)
  Columbia Military Prison
  Florence Stockade
  Chestnut's Brigade (Dec thru Jan)

Company A - Captain William Henry Holman - Newberry District

Company B - Captain M. W. Coleman - Abbeville District

Company C - Captain John F. Sims - Newberry District

Company D - Captain W. J. M. Jones - Laurens District

Company E - Captain E. M. Cooper - Laurens District

Company F - Captain Wesley H. Robertson - Abbeville District

Company G - Captain - Unknown Distrrict

Company H - Captain William Boyd - Unknown District

Senior Reserves

The 4th Battalion was initially organized with 5 companies on 10 Jul 1864. On 1 Nov 1864, Co. B was divided to form Co. F

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Bil Brasington