By March 6, 1861, South Carolina had raised 8,836 troops for the Confederacy, which had been divided into four brigades and 10 regiments.
You might recognize the names of some of the regimental commanders:
Joseph B. Kershaw, a county and a town is named after his family
Johnson Hagood, a town and The Citadel’s football stadium are named for him
J.D. Blanding, streets in Columbia and several other cities are named for his family
One of their commanding generals was Maxcy Gregg, whose name graces a Columbia park these days.