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Brief History

6th Regiment, North Carolina Cavalry was organized in August, 1863, by consolidating the 5th and 7th North Carolina Cavalry Battalions. It disbanded near Salisbury in April, 1865..[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1596 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

Company A, was formerly Company F, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry and has the distinction of being the only regular Confederate Army unit from Johnson County, Tennessee.

Company B This company, from Ashe County, North Carolina, was formerly Company D, 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry

Company C, formerly Company D, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry, was consolidated with the Artillery Company attached to the 7th Battalion.

Company D was formerly Company E, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.

Company E was formerly Company A, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.

Company F was formerly Company B, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry. This company was from Clay County on the Georgia border.

Company G, formerly Company C, 7th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.

Company H was formerly Company C, 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.

Company I was formerly Company A, 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.

Company K was formerly Company B, 5th Battalion, North Carolina Cavalry.[2]

The information about the companies comes from the Company D 65th Regiment, 6th Regiment N.C. Calvary

Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[3]

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘North Carolina 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.
  • North Carolina in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for North Carolina, 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, etc.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Company D 65th Regiment, 6th Regiment N.C. Calvary,(accessed 15 March 2011).
  3. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 1. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 2

 

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