On December 7, 1860, the South Carolina legislature passed a bill enabling the Governor to call out the militia for 12 months service, and allowing for the organization of troops into regiments, battalions, and squadrons. On December 9, Governor Francis Pickens issued a call for 12,000 volunteers for 12 months Confederate service, and ordered a draft to meet the required number if sufficient volunteers were not forthcoming. All volunteer military organizations were to organize accordingly. South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20.
Regiments, Battalions and Batteries who participated in the fighting in Virginia