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Confederate Regiment

6th Georgia Infantry

Organized: Atlanta, GA; mustered in 5/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 5/1865

 

Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  LCol. J. M. Newton
  Maj. P. Tracy
  Lt. E. P. Burnett

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - D. H. Hill's Division
  Brigade - Colquitt's Brigade


Unit history

Made up of men from Baker, Butts, Crawford, Dade, Houston Mitchell, Oglethorpe, Taylor, and Twiggs counties, they were the first unit from Georgia mustered into Confederate service in May 1861. Alfred Holt Colquitt was their first Colonel.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

"Although it missed Second Manassas, at Antietam the unit suffered extremely heavy casualties, estimated at more than 200 of the 250 men engaged (including the regiment's lieutenant colonel and major)." See a casualty list for the Regiment at Sharpsburg as printed in the Southern Recorder (Milledgeville, GA) on 21 October 1862, thanks to Laura Elliot.

Very early in the morning of 17 September Company A of the regiment, along with the "A" Company of each of the other regiments of the Brigade (23rd, 27th, and 23th GA, 13th AL), "with about an equal number from the 5th TX and 4th AL regiments ... were sent out and fought independently of the brigade ... in [the] East Woods, on the right of an Alabama regiment of some other command".

Statistics

Initial Strength: 250; Total Casualties: 200;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 80%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #384: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #332: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #339: Colquitt's Brigade, D. H. Hill's Division - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #333: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #385: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #365: Colquitt's and Garland's Brigades - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

They were at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, then saw defensive duty in North Carolina and (Charleston) South Carolina. In February 1864 they transferred to Florida, and were engaged at Olustee. In May 1864 they were sent to Petersburg and were engaged there until early 1865, when they were back in North Carolina, fighting at Bentonville.

References & Notes

The first quote here and other details from a capsule history of the Regiment from Thomas R. Fasulo on his Battle of Olustee site [now gone]. The detail about the Company "A"s deployment from Major Gould of the 11th Maine in the National Tribune (Washington, DC) of 25 August 1892.

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