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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series General Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers (which includes M381) in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) but only contained digitized index cards for Schuler, Joseph - 63rd Infantry (McMahon's), Company C - Enlistment Rank: Private - Discharge Rank: Private and Schuler, G M - Fry's Company, Light Artillery (Orange Artillery), Company [Blank] - Enlistment Rank: Private - Discharge Rank: Private. Not all of the index has been digitized. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at email@example.com.
Instead, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Confederate Organizations in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that includes a file for Shuler, Warren A - Age: [Blank], Year: 1864 - South Carolina Second Cavalry N-S. These records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog.
We also located the series Confederate Muster and Pay Rolls in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that includes a file for the South Carolina Second Cavalry. In addition, we located the Carded Records Showing Service of Military Units in Confederate Organizations (M861) in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109) that may include a card for the South Carolina Second Cavalry. The cards contain the names of officers, historical data about the organization, and a record of its achievements as transcribed from the "record of events" section of the Confederate muster rolls. For more information about the non-digitized records, please email RDT1 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If he lived in South Carolina after the war, Warren Shuler may have been eligible to apply for a pension to South Carolina. Generally, an applicant was eligible for a pension only if he was indigent or disabled. In your letter to the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, please include the Confederate veteran's name, his widow's name, the unit(s) in which he served, and the counties in which he or his widow lived after the Civil War. The South Carolina Department of Archives and History may have records of Confederate Homes (for veterans, widows, etc.), muster rolls of State Confederate militia, and other records related to the war.
The National Park Service has an entry on the 2nd Regiment, South Carolina Cavalry that provides a brief history of its service.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!