6th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
6th Infantry Regiment, about 1,400 strong, was organized at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861. Its twelve companies were recruited in the counties of Montgomery, Jackson, Autuaga, Lowndes, Russell, Macon, Henry, and Wilson. The regiment surrendered with 4 officers and 80 men.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Companies by County:
- Company A "Henry Grays" - many men from Henry County
- Company B [subsequently, Company L] - many men from Macon County
- Company C [subsequently, Company I] - many men from Wilcox County
- Company D [subsequently, Company E] - many men from Montgomery County
- Company E [subsequently, Company M] - many men from Lowndes County
- Company F [subsequently, Company K] - many men from Jackson County
- Company G [subsequently, Company H] - many men from Montgomery County
- Company H [subsequently, Company C] - many men from Russell County
- Company I "Raccoon Roughs" [subsequently, Company D] - many men from Jackson County
- Company J "Russell Volunteers" [subsequently, Company F] - many men from Russell County
- Company K "Columbia Blues" [subsequently, Company A] - many men from Henry County
- Company L "Autauga Rifles" [subsequently, Company A] - many men from Autauga County
The list of companies with their counties is found on history-sites.com web site.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Alabama in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Alabama in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Alabama, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Thompson, J. M. (James Monroe). Reminiscences of Autauga rifles, read before the Historical Association, Dec. 19, 1879, at Autaugaville, Alabama ( 6th Infantry Regiment). (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082290
- Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 6th. Autauga rifles, 1861 to 1865. (Autauga rifles, 1861 to 1865), FHL fiche 6082287and Montgomery Greys under two flags, Montgomery Greys retired Corps constitution and roster. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990), FHL fiche 6082288
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).