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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry was organized at Bethel, LaGrange, Bolivar, Trenton, etc., Tennessee, August 1l, 1862. They mustered out July 26, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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The 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry was organized at Bethel, LaGrange, Bolivar, Trenton, etc., Tennessee, August 1l, 1862. They mustered out July 26, 1865. <ref>National Park Service, href="https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm" The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
  
For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>  
  
*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/untncav.htm#6thcav 6th Regiment Cavalry (1st West Tennessee)], (30 March 2012).<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/untncav.htm#6thcav 6th Regiment Cavalry (1st West Tennessee)], (30 March 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia Article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/6th_Regiment_Tennessee_Volunteer_Cavalry 6th Regiment Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry], (accessed 28 November 2012)&gt;<br>
  
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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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.  
 
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.  
  
*Company A  
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*Company A - Organized at Bethel, [[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy County]].
*Company B  
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*Company B - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
*Company C  
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*Company C - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
*Company D  
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*Company D - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
*Company E  
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*Company E - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
*Company F  
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*Company F - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
*Company G  
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*Company G - Men from [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], and [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]] Counties.
*Company H
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*Company H - Men from Wayne, Hardin, Decatur, and Perry Counties.
 
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*Company I - Organized at Dresden, [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley County]].  
These two companies had men from [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], and [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry Counties]].  
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*Company K - Organized at Dresden, Weakley County.
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*Company L - Organized at Dresden, Weakley County.
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*Company M - Men from [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]] and Weakley Counties.<br><ref>Tennesseans in the Civil War, href="http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html"gt;6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA (accessed 4 Jan 2012).</ref>
  
*Company I
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,524 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UTN0006RC Roster].  
*Company K
 
*Company L
 
*Company M - Men from [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson and]] [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley Counties]].&nbsp; <ref>Tennesseans in the Civil War, [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA], (accessed 4 Jan 2012).</ref>
 
  
 
=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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&nbsp;'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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&nbsp;'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  
*National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ 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.
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*National Park Service, [https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm 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.
  
 
*[[Tennessee in the Civil War|Tennessee in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
 
*[[Tennessee in the Civil War|Tennessee in the Civil War]] describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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*Wright, General Marcus J., ''Tennessee in the War 1861-1865'', (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at [http://www.archive.org/stream/tennesseeinwar1800wrig#page/144/mode/1up Internet Archive]. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Cavalry 6th Regiment begins on page 144.
 
*Wright, General Marcus J., ''Tennessee in the War 1861-1865'', (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at [http://www.archive.org/stream/tennesseeinwar1800wrig#page/144/mode/1up Internet Archive]. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Cavalry 6th Regiment begins on page 144.
  
*Tennesseans in the Civil War, [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA], (accessed 4 Jan 2012).&nbsp; A brief history, field officers, captains and companies.
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html Tennesseans in the Civil War],&nbsp; (accessed 4 Jan 2012).&nbsp; A brief history, field officers, captains and companies.
  
*Federal Military Rosters, [http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/rosters/cav/cav6/fso.html 6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment], (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
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*[http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/rosters/cav/cav6/fso.html Federal Military Rosters],&nbsp; (accessed 26 Feb 2012).
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

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6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Union)


Brief History

The 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry was organized at Bethel, LaGrange, Bolivar, Trenton, etc., Tennessee, August 1l, 1862. They mustered out July 26, 1865. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.

  • Company A - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company B - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company C - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company D - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company E - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company F - Organized at Bethel, McNairy County.
  • Company G - Men from Wayne, Hardin, Decatur, and Perry Counties.
  • Company H - Men from Wayne, Hardin, Decatur, and Perry Counties.
  • Company I - Organized at Dresden, Weakley County.
  • Company K - Organized at Dresden, Weakley County.
  • Company L - Organized at Dresden, Weakley County.
  • Company M - Men from Gibson and Weakley Counties.
    [2]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,524 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 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 'Tennessee 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.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, 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.
  • Wright, General Marcus J., Tennessee in the War 1861-1865, (Ambrose Lee Publishing Company, Williamsbridge, New York City, 1908), Online book at Internet Archive. Roster of the volunteer force in the United States army from Tennessee. Roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of the muster out. Cavalry 6th Regiment begins on page 144.

References

  1. National Park Service, href="https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm" The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Tennesseans in the Civil War, href="http://www.tngenweb.org/civilwar/usacav/usa6cav.html"gt;6th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, USA (accessed 4 Jan 2012).