Military Records, Part Four: Civil War

The South Carolina History Room has many sources for conducting genealogical research for Civil War soldiers.  In addition to books, there are several sets of microfilm, including a full collection of Confederate Service Records for troops from South Carolina.  While most of the collection is geared toward South Carolinian soldiers, there are secondary sources in the collection for neighboring southern states, including Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama.  Researchers may also want to utilize the library’s subscription to for census information and war records, especially if they are researching a soldier from outside of South Carolina or from the northern states.

Please click below to view a finding aid for some of the most popular sources for Civil War troop research in the South Carolina Room:

Guide to Civil War Genealogy Reources for South Carolina


June Program: A People of the Land, Lowcountry Portraits

Photo-documentarian Vennie Deas Moore will be joining us at the Main Library on Sunday, June 28th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to discuss her travelling photo exhibition, “A People of the Land: Lowcountry Portraits.”  In addition to sharing her images of  individuals and families within the changing Lowcountry culture and landscape  that she has captured over the past two decades, Moore will also discuss her newest book, Home Portraits from the Carolina Coast.  The exhibit is on loan from the McKissick Musuem at the University of South Carolina and will be on display at the Main Library, 68 Calhoun St., from June 1st to July 15th.