Unit History – 6th Louisiana Infantry

11 05 2022

Was organized in May, 1861 at Camp Moore, Louisiana. Its members were recruited in New Orleans and the parishes of Union, Sabine, Ouachita, St. Landry, and St. Bernard. Many of these men were of the newspaper trades and half were “Irishmen.” Ordered to Virginia, the regiment served under General Ewell at Fist Manassas, then was assigned to R. Taylor’s, Hays’, and York’s Brigade. After participating in Jackson’s Valley Campaign, it fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor. It continued the fight with Early in the Shenandoah Valley and later shared in the Appomattox operations. The 6th reported 66 casualties at Cross Keys and Port Republic, 47 during the Maryland Campaign, 12 at Fredericksburg, and 81 at Chancellorsville. It lost 43 killed and wounded at Second Winchester, and twenty-eight percent of the 218 at Gettysburg. There were 89 captured at Rappahannock Station. Only 4 officers and 48 men surrendered. The field officers were Colonels William Monaghan, Isaac G. Seymour, and Henry B. Strong; Lieutenant Colonels Joseph HAnlon, Louis Lay, and Nat. Offutt; and Majors George W. Christy, Samuel L. James, William H. Manning, and Arthur McArthur, Jr.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 144


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