6th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)
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 ( McKenney's Eyeteeth) - many men from Norfolk County
Company B (1st) (Lamb's Herd) - many men from Norfolk County
Company B. (2nd) (Princess Anne Grays) - many men from Princess Anne County
Company C (Woodis' Riflemen) - many men from Norfolk County
Company D (Norfolk Light Infantry) - many men from Norfolk County
Company D (1st) (Captain John Meyers' Company)- many men from Portsmouth
Company E (2nd) (Nansemond Guard) - many men from Nansemond County
Company F (Seaboard Rifles) - many men from Princess Anne County
Company G (Company F, Southern Guard, Kid Glove, Silk Stocking Regiment) - many men from Norfolk County
Company H (The Independent Grays)
Company I ( Elliot Grays, Manchester Grays) - many men from Richmond County
Company K (Alstadt Grays) - many men from Chesterfield County
The information above is from 6th Virginia Infantry, by Michael A. Cavanaugh.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).