6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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Brief History

  • 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.

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