6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Camp Alamance, near Company Shops (Burlington), North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April, 1865&nbsp;&nbsp;with 6 officers and 175 men of which 72 were armed.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Camp Alamance, near Company Shops (Burlington), North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April, 1865&nbsp;&nbsp;with 6 officers and 175 men of which 72 were armed.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 3154 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=CNC0006RI 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.  
 
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.  
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Company I - many men from [[Wake County, North Carolina|Wake County]] and [[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham County]]  
 
Company I - many men from [[Wake County, North Carolina|Wake County]] and [[Chatham County, North Carolina|Chatham County]]  
  
Company K - many men from [[Alamance County, North Carolina|Alamance County]]<ref name="digital.ncdcr">[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll8&amp;CISOPTR=84&amp;REC=2 SKETCH OF THE SIXTH REGIMENT, N. C. STATE TROOPS By Neill W. Ray], (accessed 9 March 2011).</ref><ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 5 April 2011)</ref>  
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Company K - many men from [[Alamance County, North Carolina|Alamance County]]<ref name="digital.ncdcr">[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll8&amp;amp;amp;CISOPTR=84&amp;amp;amp;REC=2 SKETCH OF THE SIXTH REGIMENT, N. C. STATE TROOPS By Neill W. Ray], (accessed 9 March 2011).</ref><ref name="ncgenweb">[http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865], (accessed 5 April 2011)</ref>  
  
The above information about the companies comes from [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll8&CISOPTR=84&REC=2 Sketch&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Sixth &nbsp;Regiment, N. C. State Troops By Neill W. Ray] and&nbsp; [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865]<br>Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster''.<ref>Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.'' Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. {{FHL|147534|item|disp=FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 4}}</ref><br><br>
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The above information about the companies comes from [http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/p15012coll8&CISOPTR=84&REC=2 Sketch&nbsp;of the&nbsp;Sixth &nbsp;Regiment, N. C. State Troops By Neill W. Ray] and&nbsp; [http://www.ncgenweb.us/catawba/military/NCMilOrg/company.htm A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865]<br>Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster''.<ref>Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. ''North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.'' Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. {{FHL|147534|item|disp=FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 4}}</ref><br><br>  
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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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 ‘North Carolina in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
  
 
*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>
 
*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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*[[North Carolina in the Civil War|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. <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>
  
 
*John Wheeler Moore. ''Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. ''(Raleigh: Ash &amp; Gatling, State printers, 1882). [http://www.archive.org/stream/rosternorthcaro00moorgoog#page/n16/mode/2up Internet Archive ]<br>
 
*John Wheeler Moore. ''Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. ''(Raleigh: Ash &amp; Gatling, State printers, 1882). [http://www.archive.org/stream/rosternorthcaro00moorgoog#page/n16/mode/2up Internet Archive ]<br>
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=== References  ===
 
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Contents

Brief History

6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Camp Alamance, near Company Shops (Burlington), North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April, 1865  with 6 officers and 175 men of which 72 were armed.[1]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3154 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 - many men from Mecklenburg County

Company B - many men from Orange County

Company C - many men from Orange County

Company D - many men from Burke County

Company E - many men from Burke, McDowell, Mitchell and Yancey Counties

Company F - many men from Alamance County

Company G - many men from Rowan County

Company H - many men from Caswell County

Company I - many men from Wake County and Chatham County

Company K - many men from Alamance County[2][3]

The above information about the companies comes from Sketch of the Sixth  Regiment, N. C. State Troops By Neill W. Ray and  A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865
Information about the companies and their rosters are in Manarin and Jordan, North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster.[4]

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.
  • John Wheeler Moore. Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War between the States. (Raleigh: Ash & Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. SKETCH OF THE SIXTH REGIMENT, N. C. STATE TROOPS By Neill W. Ray, (accessed 9 March 2011).
  3. A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 5 April 2011)
  4. Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth T. Jordan. North Carolina Troops 1861-1865 A Roster. Vol 3. Raleigh, N.C.: State Dept. of Archives and History, 1966. FHL book975.6 M2nc Vol. 4