CONFEDERATE VIRGINIA TROOPS
6th Regiment, Virginia Infantry
6th Infantry Regiment, organized at Norfolk, Virginia, in May, 1861, recruited its men at
Norfolk and in the counties of Princess Anne, Nansemond, and Chesterfield. It served in the
Department of Norfolk, then in June, 1862, was placed in Mahone's Brigade with 673 effectives.
Later it was under the command of General Weisiger. The 6th participated in the campaigns of
the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, then saw action in the Petersburg trenches and around Appomattox. It reported 10 killed, 33
wounded, and 8 missing at Malvern
Hill, had 12 killed and 49 wounded at Second Manassas, and had 5 killed and 34
wounded at Fredericksburg. The
regiment sustained 47 casualties at Chancellorsville and lost three percent of
the 288 engaged at Gettysburg.
It surrendered 110 officers and men on April 9, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Thomas J.
Corprew, William Mahone, and George T. Rogers; Lieutenant Colonels William T. Lundy and
Henry W. Williamson; and Major Robert B. Taylor.
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