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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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