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''[[United States of America|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi|Mississippi]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi Military Records|Mississippi Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mississippi in the Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] 6th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry''  
  
 
=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
6th Infantry Regiment (also called 7th Regiment) was assembled at Jackson, Mississippi, in February, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Rankin, Quitman, Leake, Scott, Copiah, and Simpson. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Robert Lowry and John J. Thornton; Lieutenant Colonels R.R. Bennett, Thomas J. Borden, and A.Y. Harper; and Majors W.T. Hendon and J.R. Stevens. <br>
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6th Infantry Regiment (also called 7th Regiment) was assembled at Jackson, Mississippi, in February, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Rankin, Quitman, Leake, Scott, Copiah, and Simpson. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Robert Lowry and John J. Thornton; Lieutenant Colonels R.R. Bennett, Thomas J. Borden, and A.Y. Harper; and Majors W.T. Hendon and J.R. Stevens. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 11 January 2011)</ref><br>  
  
 
The [http://www.mississippiscv.org/MS_Units/6th_MS_INF.htm 6th Mississippi Infantry ]Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.  
 
The [http://www.mississippiscv.org/MS_Units/6th_MS_INF.htm 6th Mississippi Infantry ]Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.  
  
An extensive history can be found on the [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/index.htm 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment "The Bloody Sixth"] Internet site. It also has links to a Muster Roll Index, a&nbsp;Staff Officers and the 6th Mississippi Living History Group.
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An extensive history can be found on the [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/index.htm 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment "The Bloody Sixth"] Internet site. It also has links to a Muster Roll Index, a Staff Officers and the 6th Mississippi Living History Group.  
  
=== Regiment Companies with the County of Origin  ===
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=== Regiment Companies with the County of Origin <br> ===
  
 
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.  
 
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 - Rankin Rough &amp; Readies (raised in [[Rankin_County,_Mississippi#Military|Rankin County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coa.htm Roster]<br>Company B - New Guard (raised in [[Rankin_County,_Mississippi#Military|Rankin<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291818511148_942" /> County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cob.htm Roster]<br>Company C - Quitman Southrons (raised in [[Leake_County,_Mississippi#Military|Leake County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coc.htm Roster]<br>Company D - Lowry Rifles (raised in [[Smith_County,_Mississippi#Military|Smith County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cod.htm Roster]<br>Company E - Lake Rebels (raised in [[Scott_County,_Mississippi#Military|Scott County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coe.htm Roster]<br>Company F - Crystal Springs Guards (raised in [[Copiah_County,_Mississippi#Military|Copiah County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cof.htm Roster]<br>Company G - Rockport Steel Blades (raised in [[Copiah_County,_Mississippi#Military|Copiah County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cog.htm Roster]<br>Company H - Simpson Fencibles (raised in [[Simpson_County,_Mississippi#Military|Simpson County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coh.htm Roster]<br>Company I - Rankin Greys (raised in [[Rankin_County,_Mississippi#Military|Rankin County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coi.htm Roster]<br>Company K - East Mississippi Greys (raised in [[Scott_County,_Mississippi#Military|Scott County]]) see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cok.htm Roster]
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Company A - (Rankin Rough and Readies) - raised in [[Rankin County, Mississippi#Military|Rankin County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coa.htm Roster]<br>  
  
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Company B - (New Guard) - raised in [[Rankin County, Mississippi#Military|Rankin<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1291818511148_942" /> County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cob.htm Roster] also known as Company K<br>
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Company C - (Quitman Southrons) - raised in [[Leake County, Mississippi#Military|Leake County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coc.htm Roster]<br>
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Company D - (Lowry Rifles) - raised in [[Smith County, Mississippi#Military|Smith County]] and Rankin County see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cod.htm Roster] also known as Company I<br>
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Company E - (Lake Rebels) - raised in [[Scott County, Mississippi#Military|Scott County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coe.htm Roster] also known as Company G<br>
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Company F - (Crystal Springs Guards) - raised in [[Copiah County, Mississippi#Military|Copiah County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cof.htm Roster] also known as Company E<br>
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Company G - (Rockport Steel Blades) - raised in [[Copiah County, Mississippi#Military|Copiah County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cog.htm Roster] also known as Company F<br>
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Company H - (Simpson Fencibles) - raised in [[Simpson County, Mississippi#Military|Simpson County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coh.htm Roster] <br>
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Company I - (Rankin Greys) - raised in [[Rankin County, Mississippi#Military|Rankin County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/coi.htm Roster] also known as Company B<br>
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Company K - (East Mississippi Greys) - raised in [[Scott County, Mississippi#Military|Scott County]] see [http://sixthmsinf.tripod.com/cok.htm Roster] also known as Company D
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Information from ''Military Annals of Mississippi: Military Organizations which entered the Service of the Confederate states of America from the State of Mississippi'', by John C. Rietti, Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company Publishers, 1976. p. 57, FHL 976.2 M2r, inlcudes roster.
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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 ‘Mississippi in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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. <br>
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*[[Mississippi in the Civil War|Mississippi in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc. <br>
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|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. <br>
  
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System ]can be searched by soldier's name or by regiment; includes regimental rosters and additional history of the regiment. <br><br>
 
 
*Rowland, Dunbar, ''Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (''Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company). <br><br>
 
*Rowland, Dunbar, ''Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (''Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company). <br><br>
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*Howell, H. Grady, ''For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (''Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).<br>
 
*Howell, H. Grady, ''For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (''Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).<br>
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Contents

Brief History

6th Infantry Regiment (also called 7th Regiment) was assembled at Jackson, Mississippi, in February, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Rankin, Quitman, Leake, Scott, Copiah, and Simpson. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Robert Lowry and John J. Thornton; Lieutenant Colonels R.R. Bennett, Thomas J. Borden, and A.Y. Harper; and Majors W.T. Hendon and J.R. Stevens. [1]

The 6th Mississippi Infantry Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898.

An extensive history can be found on the 6th Mississippi Infantry Regiment "The Bloody Sixth" Internet site. It also has links to a Muster Roll Index, a Staff Officers and the 6th Mississippi Living History Group.

Regiment Companies with the County 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.

Company A - (Rankin Rough and Readies) - raised in Rankin County see Roster

Company B - (New Guard) - raised in Rankin County see Roster also known as Company K

Company C - (Quitman Southrons) - raised in Leake County see Roster

Company D - (Lowry Rifles) - raised in Smith County and Rankin County see Roster also known as Company I

Company E - (Lake Rebels) - raised in Scott County see Roster also known as Company G

Company F - (Crystal Springs Guards) - raised in Copiah County see Roster also known as Company E

Company G - (Rockport Steel Blades) - raised in Copiah County see Roster also known as Company F

Company H - (Simpson Fencibles) - raised in Simpson County see Roster

Company I - (Rankin Greys) - raised in Rankin County see Roster also known as Company B

Company K - (East Mississippi Greys) - raised in Scott County see Roster also known as Company D

Information from Military Annals of Mississippi: Military Organizations which entered the Service of the Confederate states of America from the State of Mississippi, by John C. Rietti, Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company Publishers, 1976. p. 57, FHL 976.2 M2r, inlcudes roster.



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 ‘Mississippi 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.
  • Mississippi in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Mississippi, 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.
  • Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company).

  • Howell, H. Grady, For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)