6th Louisiana Infantry"Irish Brigade"
Organized: New Orleans, LA; mustered in 5/23/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865
Col. H. B. Strong
LCol Nathaniel G. Offutt
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Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
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
This Regiment's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Corps - Jackson's Command
Division - Ewell's Division
Brigade - Hays' Brigade
History of the Unit:
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.
In the Antietam 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.
The remainder of the War:
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, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: Sifakis, Stewart, The Compendium of the Confederate Armies, Louisiana, Facts on File, 1995.
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