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Brief History

6th Cavalry Regiment was organized at Pine Level, Alabama, during the spring of 1863. It contained men from Montgomery, Coffee, Tallapoosa, Pike, Barbour, Macon, Henry, and Coosa counties. It was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. [1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database lists 1,440 men on its roster for this unit.  Roster.

Companies by Captain and Counties:

Company of Captain C. T. Hardman - with many men from Macon County and Pike County

  • Company of C. S. Lee, Jr. - with many men from Coffee County
  • Company of Captain Vaughan - with many men from Tallapoosa County
  • Company of Captain James McRae - with many men from Henry County
  • Company of Captain W. R. Heard - with many men from Pike County
  • Company of Captain W. G. Campbell - with many men from Montgomery County and Pike County
  • Company of Captain Thomas Abercrombie - with many men from Barbour County
  • Company of Captain Joseph Keyser - with many men from the State of Florida
  • Company of Captain J. B. Hutto - with many men from the State of Florida
  • Company of Captain Waddy T. Armstrong - with many men from Coosa County and Montgomery County

Tha list of Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came is found on Alabama Archives web site.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, e

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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