6th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Union)

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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 A
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*Company B
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*Company C
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*Company D
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*Company E
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*Company F
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*Company G
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*Company H
  
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These two companies had men from [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], and [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry Counties]].
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*Company I
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*Company K
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*Company L
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*Company M - Men from [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson and]] [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley Counties]].
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<ref>Tennesseans in the Civil War, [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA], (accessed 4 Jan 2012).</ref>
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

Revision as of 01:59, 5 January 2012

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Contents

Brief History

The 6th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry was organized at Boston and Williamsburg, Kentucky, April 18, 1862. They mustered out April 2 to May 17, 1865. [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
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H

These two companies had men from Wayne, Hardin, Decatur, and Perry Counties.

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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 'Tennessee 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.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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. Tennesseans in the Civil War, 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA, (accessed 4 Jan 2012).