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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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<br>The Sixth Regiment was recruited in:  
  
Company A - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County
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Company A - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County  
  
Company B - many men from Port Clinton, Schuylkill Counth
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Company B - many men from Port Clinton, Schuylkill County
  
Company C - many men from Port Carbon, Schuylkill County
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Company C - many men from Port Carbon, Schuylkill County  
  
Company D - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County
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Company D - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County  
  
Company E - many men from Ashland, Schuylkill County
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Company E - many men from Ashland, Schuylkill County  
  
Company F - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County
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Company F - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County  
  
Company G - many men from Llewellyn, Schuylkill County
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Company G - many men from Llewellyn, Schuylkill County  
  
Company H - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County
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Company H - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County  
  
Company I - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County
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Company I - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County  
  
Company K - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County
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Company K - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County  
  
 
The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>  
 
The data is from Bates' {{FHL|650530|item|disp=''History of Pennsylvania Volunteers'', Volume 1}}. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives]<ref>Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. [http://tinyurl.com/5wo5jcp Internet Archives.com]</ref>  
  
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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Harrisburg April 22, 1861. It mustered mustered out July 27, 1861. [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.



The Sixth Regiment was recruited in:

Company A - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County

Company B - many men from Port Clinton, Schuylkill County

Company C - many men from Port Carbon, Schuylkill County

Company D - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County

Company E - many men from Ashland, Schuylkill County

Company F - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County

Company G - many men from Llewellyn, Schuylkill County

Company H - many men from Pottsville, Schuylkill County

Company I - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County

Company K - many men from Mauch Chunk, Carbon County

The data is from Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Volume 1. Internet Archives[2]




  Other Sources

  • 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 ‘Pennsylvania 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.
  • Pennsylvania in the Civil War describes many sources, specifically for Pennsylvania, 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. Samuel Penniman Bates. History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-5: Prepared in Compliance with Acts. 1868. Internet Archives.com