The South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set

by Brett Schulte on February 10, 2009 · 2 comments

Many TOCWOC readers are familiar with the increasingly hard to find Virginia Regimental Histories Series published by H.E. Howard.  Broadfoot Publishing, which also offers the Official Records, has started a similar line of books for South Carolina regiments during the Civil War.  The South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set saw four books released in its launch in 2008.

Krick, Robert K. The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. 311 pages, photos, maps, illustrations. The unit sketch is followed by a roster of the 1560 troops in the 14th South Carolina Infantry, with detailed information oneach soldier, including a transcription of his service record. $35

Sturkey, O. Lee. A History of the Hampton Legion Infantry. 907 pages, photos, maps, illustrations. The unit sketch is followed by a roster of the 2019 troops in the Hampton Legion Infantry, with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. $45

Wadsworth, Mike. A History of the 13th South Carolina Infantry. 333 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, index. The unit sketch is followed by a roster of the 1473 troops in the 13th South Carolina Infantry, with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. $35

Wyckoff, Mac. A History of the 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment: Lee’s Reliables. 479 pages, photos, maps, illustrations, index. The unit history is followed by a roster of the 1757 troops in the 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment with detailed information on each soldier, including a transcription of his service record. $40

In addition, three more books are scheduled for January-February 2009:

  • Baxley, Neil. 11th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry 418 pages – $40
  • Clary, James B. 15th South Carolina Infantry 602 pages – $45
  • Davis, Sam. 3rd South Carolina Battalion – 554 pages – $40

Judging by the releases so far, it looks like the average volume will go for around $40.  At a hoped for 50 volumes, the entire series will probably run a prospective book buyer $2000 before shipping.  While this is too much for me currently, I absolutely love this idea and I wish Broadfoot well in this endeavor.  The printing of future volumes is entirely dependent on how well copies of the first volumes sell.  If completed, the South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set series will prove to be an invaluable resource for researchers.  Fans of particular regiments will be able to purchase individual volumes from the series.  For instance, I may try to purchase all volumes dealing with units which served during the Petersburg Campaign in 1864-5.  I encourage readers to give this series a try and at the same time ensure future volumes will be printed.

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