Anderson-Oconee-Pickens County SC Confederate Civil War Resources


Confederate Civil War Resources

Compiled by: Paul M. Kankula NN8NN & Judy L. Root (non-copyrighted)

21 Oct 2015






Photographs & Sketches


Battles of the Civil War 1861-1865,  by Fairfax, 1979 (Battles: Antietam, Atlanta, Bull Run, Champion Hill, Chancellorsville, Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Cold Harbor, Corinth, Fort Donelson, Fort Fisher, Fort Pillow, Fort Sanders,  Fort Wagner, Franklin, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Kennesaw Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Monitor & Merrimack, Nashville, Olustee, Opequon, Pea Ridge, Petersburg, Resaca, Shiloh, Spotsylvania, Stones River,  Vicksburg, Wilderness, Williamsburg, Wilson's Creek) (Available at Powdersville Library, 864-295-1190, [email protected])


Bradys Civil War, by Webb Garrison, 2005 (Available at Powdersville Library, 864-295-1190, [email protected])


Civil War Photos


Library of Congress Photo Search Engine


Library of Congress Selected Photos


NARA Research Civil War Photos


Robert E. Lee, The Man and the Soldier, A Pictorial Biography by Philip Van Doren Stern (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


The Boys War, Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk about the Civil War,  by Jim Murphy, 1990 (Available at Powdersville Library, 864-295-1190, [email protected])




Reference Books



Battles of the Civil War, by - Oxmoor 1976 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


Confederate Pension Applications 1902-1919 Pickens County, SC (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


Rebels in Grey, Soldiers from Pickens District 1861-1865, MJR005, edited by Louise Matheson Bell, published by The Grey's of Oconee of Chapter # 1783, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


Roll of the Dead - SC Confederate Soldiers, by SC Department of Archives, vol. 1-2 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


Roster of Confederate Soldiers, edited by Janet B. Hewett, vol. 1-16 (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])




Reference Hyperlinks



15 Steps In Military Research - My Journey Back To 1725, Samples of information contained in Confederate, Union and Revolutionary documents provided by State Archives and National Archives & Records Administration.


 Confederate Muster Roll and Widow Register

 Union Pay Roll Card Numbers

 Union Description Book

 Union Pension Letters

 Memorandum from POW Records


American Civil War Home Page

Civil War in Richmond

Civil War Soldier Interviews, H-41, by The Daily Anderson Intelligencer


Confederate Museum - Greenville, SC


Confederate Museum - Charleston, SC


Confederate Museum - Columbia, SC


Confederate Regimental Histories

Cyndi's List - Military


Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-65


Furman University's 19th Century Documents

Last Battle of the Civil War, H-40, by The Daily Anderson Intelligencer / W.P. Price


Library of Congress - Selected Civil War Photographs


Museum of the Confederacy


National Archives of the United States - Civil War Records, General Reference Branch (NNRG-P), National Archives & Records, Administration, 7th & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW , Washington, D. C. 20408


National Park Service - SC Battle Summaries


National Park Service Battlefields


National Park Service Civil War Soldiers and Sailors


S.C. Department of Archives & History, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223 , (803) 896-6100, Fax: 896-6198, Staff Directory

S.C. Confederate Units

S.C. Historical Society


SC Military Records


S.C. Regiments at National Park Service


Smithsonian Institution


Sons of Confederate Veterans


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War


U.S. Civil War Center


U.S. National Archives & Records Administration


United Daughters of the Confederacy


WBTS Rosters by state - Including Union




Reference Hyperlinks - Cemeteries


Confederate Cemeteries at Chattanooga, TN


Confederate Cemeteries at Chattanooga, TN - Names of Buried Soldiers


Confederate Circle Heroes - Names of soldiers buried in Evergreen Cemetery at Murphreesboro, TN

National Park Service - Civil War Cemeteries

The Genealogy Register Cemetery

Veterans Administration - National Cemeteries


Veterans Administration Headstones and Markers


Veterans Administration - Nationwide Gravesite Locator


Songs of the Confederacy



All Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight

Stonewall Jackson's Way

When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Maryland, My Maryland

O' I'm a Good Old Rebel

The Bonnie Blue Flag


Music & Poetry of the War



Abbeville County





Anderson County



Anderson County SC Confederate Pensioners in 1901, MJR001-A, by Brent H. Holcomb


Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves


Sons of Confederate Veterans - A Heritage of Honor:




Oconee County



Oconee County Confederate Pensioners in 1901, MJR002-O, by Brent H. Holcomb


Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves



Pendleton District






Pickens County



Confederate Soldier Pension Applications 1888-1960: 


Both the Federal government and Southern state governments continued to provide pensions for Civil War veterans and their widows well into the middle of the twentieth century. In all, billions of dollars were expended by both sides in an effort to "reward" the survivors of America's costliest war. Because of the high rates of expansion in both the Federal and Confederate systems, critics frequently accused pensioners and officials alike of corruption and fraud. Those pensioners most often labeled as frauds were widows, especially young women who had married veterans much older than themselves, supposed "cowards," and, in the Federal system, black veterans. By the mid-twentieth century, both systems were generally considered devoid of original integrity.


Includes: Confederate Pension Application Details, Courthouse Records, Oath-of-Allegiance, United Daughters of Confederacy 1920 Application Forms


Confederate Pension Applications 1902-1919, (Available at Easley Library, 864-850-7077, [email protected])


Pickens County Confederate Pensioners in 1901, MJR003-P, by Brent H. Holcomb


Palmetto Riflemen & New York Zouaves


Rebels in Grey, Soldiers from Pickens District 1861-1865, MJR005, edited by Louise Matheson Bell, published by The Grey's of Oconee of Chapter # 1783, United


Sons of Confederate Veterans - A Heritage of Honor:


Southern Cross of Honor Applications:  ( Set Your Adobe Reader Program to "100% Viewing" when looking at these documents. )


The Southern Cross of Honor is also used as a symbol on the graves of Confederate Veterans who served honorably. It can take two different forms which can sometimes both be seen on the same soldier's grave.


One form is an outline of the Southern Cross engraved on the actual gravestone of the veteran. This symbol is still available to be placed as an optional symbol of belief on a U.S. Veterans Administration issued gravestone. This symbol will only be issued by the V.A. to be placed on the grave of a Confederate Veteran. The symbol is also available to be placed on existing gravestones by some private monument companies and stone carvers.


The second form of the Southern Cross of Honor seen on Confederate graves is a two-sided, cast iron replica of the medal. This cross stands atop a metal rod placed into the ground at the veteran's grave. It is sometimes referred to as the "Iron Cross of Honor" or "SCV Iron Cross." The cross is typically placed on Confederate graves by local chapters of the Sons of Confederate Veterans or by family members or interested parties related to the Confederate Veteran. The iron cross version of the SCH is available for purchase through several SCV chapters as well as several private foundries throughout the United States. The grave of any Confederate Veteran who served honorably is eligible for placement of this symbol.