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The Civil War in Mississippi

6th Infantry Regiment

     

  • HISTORICAL NOTES:

      The Mississippi 6th Infantry Regiment [also called the 7th Regiment] was assembled at Jackson, Mississippi, in February, 1861. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Rankin, Quitman, Leake, Scott, Copiah, and Simpson. The unit fought at Shiloh under General Cleburne and later was assigned to Rust's, Tilghman's, and J. Adams' Brigade. For a time it served in Mississippi and saw action in various conflicts in the Vicksburg area. It later joined the Army of Tennessee and fought with distinction throughout the Atlanta Campaign, with Hood in Tennessee, and in North Carolina. The regiment was organized with 649 officers and men, lost seventy-six percent of the 425 engaged at Shiloh, and reported 30 casualties at Champion's Hill . On April 26, 1865, it surrendered with about 60 men.

  • OFFICERS:

      Colonels Robert Lowry and John J. Thornton; Lieutenant Colonels R.R. Bennett, Thomas J. Borden, and A.Y. Harper; and Majors W.T. Hendon and J.R. Stevens.

  • ASSIGNMENTS:

  • SERVICE:

  • ROSTERS:
      Company D - Smith County

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    Hooker, Col. Charles E.
    - Confederate Military History - Mississippi Volume - 288 pgs.
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    Rigdon, John C.
    Historical Sketch and Roster of the 6th Infantry Regiment
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    Rigdon, John C.
    The Civil War in Mississippi
     
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    Rigdon, John C.
    Mississippi Civil War Soldiers Index
     
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    Hawkins, Larry
    Smith County Mississippi in the war between the states - 154 pgs.
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    The Southern Historical Society Papers
     
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    The Civil War in Mississippi - 2001 Eastern Digital Resources

     

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