Sixth Alabama
Cavalry Regiment

This regiment was organized near Pine Level, early in 1863, as part of Gen. Clanton's brigade. It was first engaged near Pollard, with a column of the enemy that moved out from Pensacola. Ordered then to north Alabama, the Sixth was concerned in several skirmishes, near Decatur, with small loss. During the Atlanta-Dalton campaign the regiment served for several weeks as part of Ferguson's and Armstrong's brigades, and lost quite a number. A portion of the regiment resisted Rousseau at Ten Islands, losing a number killed and captured. Transferred to west Florida, the Sixth fought Steele's column at Bluff Spring, under orders from Col. Armstead, and its loss was severe, especially in prisoners. The remnant fought Gen. Wilson's column, and laid down their arms at Gainesville.


Field and Staff

Colonels -- C. H. Colvin of Pike.

Lieut. Colonels -- W. T. Lary; captured at Ten Islands.

Majors -- E. A. McWhorter of Macon; captured at Ten Islands and Bluff Spring.

Adjutants -- Jo. A. Robertson of Dallas.


Captains, and Counties from Which the Companies Came.

Macon and Pike -- C. T. Hardman.

Coffee -- C. S. Lee, Jr.

Tallapoosa -- ... Vaughan.

Henry -- James McRae.

Pike -- W. R. Heard.

Montgomery and Pike -- W. G. Campbell.

Barbour -- Thomas Abercrombie.

State of Florida -- Joseph Keyser.

State of Florida -- J. B. Hutto; wounded at Manning's Mill.

Coosa and Montgomery -- Waddy T. Armstrong.



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Created: 3/11/97