6th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
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.
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 - 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 F - many men from Alamance County
Company G - many men from Rowan County
Company H - many men from Caswell County
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.
- 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 and Gatling, State printers, 1882). Internet Archive
- Ray, Neill W. Sketch of the Sixth Regiment, N.C. State Troops, Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082569.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- SKETCH OF THE SIXTH REGIMENT, N. C. STATE TROOPS By Neill W. Ray, (accessed 9 March 2011).
- A Guide to Military Organizations and Installations North Carolina 1861-1865, (accessed 5 April 2011)
- 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