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Captured county Confederates
Kirkland books
Copies of Dark Hours and Historic Camden. Dark Hours was written by Randolph W. Kirkland Jr., the grandson of Historic Camden co-author Thomas J. Kirkland. The younger Kirklands book, published S.C. Historical Society in 2002, provides details of the thousands of South Carolinians Confederate military men held in captivity during the Civil War, including those from Kershaw County.
In Historic Camden, Nineteenth Century, authors Kirkland and Kennedy included appendices of county citizens in military service during the Civil War. They compiled these appendices from muster rolls, contemporary newspaper reports, survivor recollections and information compiled by the State Historian, Alexander S. Salley Jr. He had also relied upon the works of predecessors, William B. Johnson, William J. Rivers and John P. Thomas. Kirkland and Kennedy stated that their appendices were incomplete.