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Brief History

6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry was organized at Camp Alamance, near Company Shops (Burlington), North Carolina, in May, 1861. It surrendered with 6 officers and 175 men of which 72 were armed.[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.

Company A - Mecklenburg
Company B - Orange
Company C - Orange
Company D - Burke
Company E - Burke/McDowell/Mitchell/Yancey
Company F - Alamance
Company G - Rowan
Company H - Caswell 
Company I  - Wake/Chatham 
Company K - Alamance [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

Other Sources

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.

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)

 

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