6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
This Unit completed its organization in November 1861, at Manassas, Virginia. 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
- 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 Virginia 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.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, 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.
- Grimsley, Daniel A. Battles in Culpeper County, Virginia, 1861-1865: and Other Articles. Culpeper, Va.: Raleigh Travers Green, 1900. Digital version at Google Books; FHL fiche 6082795.
- Hopkins, Luther Wesley. From Bull Run to Appomattox: A Boy's View. Baltimore, Md.: Press of Fleet-McGinley Co., 1908. Digital version at Google Books; FHL fiche 6082796 (3 fiche) and FHL fiche 6082797
- Musick, Michael P. 6th Virginia Cavalry. Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1990. FHL book 975.5 M2vr v. 66.
- Opie, John N. A Rebel Cavalryman with Lee, Stuart, and Jackson. Chicago: W.B. Conkey Co., 1899. FHL fiche 6082798 (5 fiche).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).