6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia Gotoarrow.png   Virginia Military Gotoarrow.png  Virginia in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png   6th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry

Brief History

This Unit completed its organization in November 1861, at Manassas, Virginia. Only 3 men surrendered on April 9, 1865, as most of the cavalry cut through the Federal lines and later disbanded. Field officers: Colonels Charles W. Field, Thomas S. Flournoy, John S. Green, and Julien Harrison; Lieutenant Colonels J. Grattan Cabell and Daniel T. Richards; and Majors Cabell E. Flournoy and Daniel A. Grimsley.[1]

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.

  • Men of this unit were raised in Loudoun, Rappahannock, Clarke, Rockingham, Pittsylvania, Fairfax, Halifax, Fauquier, and Orange counties.
Company A (Dulany Troop or Loudoun Dragoons) - many men from Loudoun County
Company B (Rappahannock Cavalry) - many men from Rappahannock County
Company C (Rockingham Cavalry, River Rangers) - many men from Rappahannock County
Company D (Clarke Cavalry) - many men from Clarke County
Company F (Fairfax Company) (Washington's Home Guard)(The Powell Troop) or(General Johnston's Bodyguard Company) - many men from Fairfax County
Company G ( Flournoy Troop) - many men from Halifax County
Company H (The Wise Dragoons) - many men from Fauquier County
Company  I  (Orange Rangers) - many men from Orange County
Company  K (The Loudoun Cavalry or Leesburg Cavalry)
The information above is from 6th Virginia Cavalry, by Michael P. Musick
Surname Roster A-B   
Surname Roster C-E
Surname Roster F-G
Surname Roster H-I
Surname Roster J-L
Surname Roster M-N
Surname Roster O-Q
Surname Roster R-S
Surname Roster T-V
Surname Roster W-Z

Other Sources

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.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).