6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)Edit This Page
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- Completed its organization in November 1861, at Manassas, Virginia.
- The unit served in Robertson's, W. E. Jones', Lomax's, and Payne's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
- It fought in Jackson's Valley Campaign and in the conflicts at Second Manassas, Brandy Station, Upperville, Fairfield, Bristoe, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Spotsylvania, Haw's Shop, and Cold Harbor.
- The regiment went on to take part in Early's Shenandoah Valley operations and the Appomattox Campaign.
- Only 3 men surrendered on April 9, 1865, as most of the cavalry cut through the Federal lines and later disbanded.
- Field officers: Colonels Charles W. Field, Thomas S. Flournoy, John S. Green, and Julien Harrison; Lieutenant Colonels J. Grattan Cabell and Daniel T. Richards; and Majors Cabell E. Flournoy and Daniel A. Grimsley.
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.
- Men of this unit were raised in Loudoun, Rappahannock, Clarke, Rockingham, Pittsylvania, Fairfax, Halifax, Fauquier, and Orange counties.
- Company A (Dulany Troop or Loudoun Dragoons) - many men from Loudoun County
- Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) - many men from Rappahannock County
- Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers) - many men from Rappahannock County
- Company D (Clarke Cavalry) - many men from Clarke county
- Company F (Fairfax Company) (Washington's Home Guard)(The Powell Troop) or(General Johnston's Bodyguard Company) - many men from Fairfax County
- Company G ( Flournoy Troop) - many men from Halifax County
- Company H (The Wise Dragoons) - many men from Fauquier County
- Company I (Orange Rangers) - many men from Orange County
- Company K (The Loudoun Cavalry or Leesburg Cavalry)
- The information above is from 6th Virginia Cavalry, by Michael P. Musick
- Surname Roster A-B
- Surname Roster C-E
- Surname Roster F-G
- Surname Roster H-I
- Surname Roster J-L
- Surname Roster M-N
- Surname Roster O-Q
- Surname Roster R-S
- Surname Roster T-V
- Surname Roster W-Z
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