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Confederate Regiment

6th Louisiana Infantry

"Irish Brigade"
Organized: New Orleans, LA; mustered in 5/23/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865

 

Commanding Officers at Sharpsburg:
  Col. H. B. Strong
  LCol Nathaniel G. Offutt

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Ewell's Division
  Brigade - Hays' Brigade


Unit history

Organized at Camp Moore (near Tangipahoa) in May 1861, they were mustered into Confederate service in June under Colonel Isaac G. Seymour (killed June 1862). They were at 1st Manassas (21 July 1861), on the Shenandoah Valley Campaign (May-June 1862), and at 2nd Manassas (28-30 August 1862) before the Maryland Campaign.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

In severe fighting in and near the Cornfield on the morning of 17 September, the regiment suffered high casualties, including the death of Colonel Strong. He was relieved in command by LCol Offutt.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #314: Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #326: Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #383: Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division - 16 Sep, 10 PM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #342: Hays' Brigade, Ewell's Division - 16 Sep, 10 PM to 17 Sep, 8 AM
Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

They were on all the campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia for the remainder of the War. They were consolidated with the 5th and 7th Regiments in November 1864, and served to Appomattox.

References & Notes

Source: Sifakis, Stewart, The Compendium of the Confederate Armies, Louisiana, Facts on File, 1995.

We have 40 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ACorpBolton, J. T.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
ACaptCallaway, Allen MorrisonKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtCook, T. M.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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ASgtJoiner, G. W.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
APvtKendrick, Lucius F.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
ALtLittle, Micajah KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtCharles, C. POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtFisher, Ulysses W.WIA/POW   09/17     We have some details for this person
CSgtHanna, Gordon W.WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CPvtOger, Pierre MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
CCaptRitchie, H. BainKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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EPvtCenas, Augustus MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
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F&SLColOffutt, Nathaniel G.        We have some details for this person
F&SColStrong, Henry BKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
UnkPvtJohnson, W. J.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
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