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Reserves, Army of the Potomac

Colonel C S Winder, 6th South Carolina Infantry

Colonel C S Winder, 6th South Carolina Infantry

Sixth South Carolina Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year between 12 and 19 June and 2 and 10 July, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Manassas

COLONEL C S WINDER
Captain J H Rion, Fairfield Fencibles, was appointed colonel, 6th South Carolina Infantry, on 19 February, 1861, and resigned at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester) District, South Carolina, on 7 June, 1861. Major C S Winder, artillery, Confederate States Army, was appointed colonel, 6th South Carolina Infantry, on 8 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL A J SECREST
Captain A J Secrest, 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company A (2nd), was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th South Carolina Infantry, on 19 February, 1861.

MAJOR T W WOODWARD
T W Woodward was appointed major, 6th South Carolina Infantry, on 19 February, 1861.

Company A (1st) Fairfield Fencibles: CAPT. J Bratton
The company was accepted in state service at Fairfield District, South Carolina, on 5 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 11 April, 1861. The company declined Confederate service at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 12 June, 1861, and was disbanded on 10 July, 1861.
Company A (2nd) Calhoun Guards: CAPT. J T WALKER
The company was accepted in state service at Chester, Chester District, South Carolina, under the command of Captain A J Secrest, on 28 January, 1861, and Captain A J Secrest, 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company A (2nd), was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th South Carolina Infantry, on 19 February, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Chester, Chester District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861.
Company B Catawba Guards or Light Infantry: CAPT. G L STRAIT
The company was accepted in state service at Chester, Chester District, South Carolina, in February 1861 and was mustered in state service for one year on 11 April, 1861.
Company C (1st) Cedar Creek Rifles or Rfle Company: CAPT. J B Harrison
The company was mustered in state service at Fairfield District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861, and declined Confederate service at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 12 June, 1861.
Company C (2nd) Buckhead Guards: CAPT. E J MEANS
The company was mustered in state service at Buckhead, Fairfield District, South Carolina, for one year on 11 April, 1861.
Company D Boyce Guards: CAPT. J N SHEDD
The company was accepted in state service at Winnsboro, Fairfield District, South Carolina, on 5 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 11 April, 1861.
Company E (1st) Little River Guards: CAPT. J M Brice
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Chester District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861, and declined Confederate service at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 12 June, 1861.
Company E (2nd) Chester Guards: CAPT. O HARDEN
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Chester District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861.
Company F Chester Blues: CAPT. E C MCLURE
The company was accepted in state service for one year at Chester District, South Carolina, on 19 January, 1861, and was mustered in state service on 11 April, 1861.
Company G Pickens Guards: CAPT. J M MOORE
The company was mustered in states service for one year at Hopewell Community, Chester District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861.
Company H York Guards or Volunteers: CAPT. J M WHITE
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Fort Mill, York District, South Carolina, as part of the 9th South Carolina Infantry on 11 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Kings Mountain Railroad to Ridgeville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 9th South Carolina Infantry). The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year as the 6th South Carolina Company H, at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 2 July, 1861.
Company I Limestone Springs Infantry: CAPT. W D CAMP
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Limestone Springs, Spartanburg District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Union & Spartanburg Railroad to Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 7 July, 1861. The company arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester) District, South Carolina, at 10 PM on 9 July, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, at 10 AM on 10 July, 1861.
Company K Carolina Mountaineers: CAPT. S D GOODLETT
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Greenville, Greenville District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Summerville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 2 July, 1861. Captain S D Goodlett, 6th South Carolina Infantry, resigned on 8 October, 1861, dated 28 August, 1861.

Sources

"Just at sundown the 6th South Carolina Regiment, under Col. Winder, which had come to Manassas in the afternoon, arrived upon the field, and before the battle was quite over, came the splendid troop of cavalry, under Capt. Boykin. Hampton's Legion came in time for a bloody part in the action of the day, but were not able to bring on the cavalry or Washington Artillery. Of the members of the artillery company, at least, many were present in the action as infantry, and shared the fortunes of the Legion."

The Edgefield Advertiser, 7 August, 1861 - Details of the great battle, Army of the Potomac, near Manassas, 23 July, 1861

Address of Major Thomas W Woodward, delivered before the Survivors' Association of the Sixth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, at Chester, S. C., on 9th August, 1883, Fort Sumter to Dranesville., Columbia, S. C., printed at the Presbyterian Publishing House 1883

"Camp Pettus is in Fairfax County, near Centreville, about 140 miles by Railroad from Richmond and about 25 miles from Washington. Four regiments are stationed here, all South Carolinians, viz: Col. Jenkins, 5th Regiment; Col. Sloan's, 4th Regiment; Col. Winder's, 6th Regiment, and Col. Blanding's, the 9th Regiment. These form our Brigade under the command of Gen. D. R. Jones, whose Headquarters is close by our regiment. The number of Col. Blanding's Regiment has been changed from the 2d to the 9th."

The Lancaster Ledger, 28 August, 1861 - Camp Pettus, Virginia, Sunday, 4 August 1861

South Carolina in the Civil War: The Confederate experience in letters and diaries, by J Edward Lee and Ron Chepesiuk

Diary of Lieutenant Andrew J McConnell during Civil War, 1861-1864, Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections

South Carolina's military organisations during the War Between the States: The Midlands, by Robert S Seigler

Notes

The 6th South Carolina Infantry was organised on 8 February, 1861, and was accepted in state service on 3 March, 1861.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was mustered in state service for one year at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 11 April, 1861.

State Service

The 6th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Winnsboro, Fairfield District, South Carolina, on 20 March, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Charleston, Charlseton District, South Carolina, in the evening on 11 April, 1861.

Organisation of 6th South Carolina Infantry, 11 April-12 June, 1861: Colonel J H Rion, Lieutenant Colonel A J Secrest, Major T W Woodward; Company A, Fairfield Fencibles (76), Captain J Bratton; Company B, Boyce Guards (81), Captain J N Shedd; Company C, Cedar Creek Rifles (71), Captain J B Harrison; Company D, Buckhead Guards (75), Captain E J Means; Company E, Little River Guards (81), Captain J M Brice; Company F, Chester Guards (99), Captain O Harden; Company G, Chester Blues (96), Captain E C McLure; Company H, Catawba Guards or Light Infantry (78), Captain G L Strait; Company I, Pickens Guards (81), Captain J M Moore; Company K, Calhoun Guards (108), Captain J T Walker

Charleston to Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, Companies A & D, 12 April-3 June, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A and D, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Edisto on Wappoo Creek to Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, under the command of Colonel J H Rion, in the evening on 12 April, 1861, and was accompanied by Company B.

Note: The Charleston Riflemen, 17th South Carolina Militia, under the command of Captain J Johnson, Jr., and a detachment of the Washington Artillery, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, under the command of Captain G H Walker, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Edisto to Fort Pickens (four 24 pounders), Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 4 PM on 9 April, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. Captain J Johnson, Jr., Charleston Riflemen, was appointed commandant at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charlseton District, South Carolina, and First Lieutenant J A Blake, Charleston Riflemen, was assigned to command the Charleston Riflemen between 9 and 12 April, 1861, and the Washington Artillery arrived by the steamer Edisto at Charleston, Charlseton District, South Carolina, at 2.30 AM on 1 May, 1861. The 1st South Carolina Battalion Artillery, Company C, and the 1st South Carolina (Regulars) Infantry, Company H, arrived by steamer at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charlseton District, South Carolina, on 30 May, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, 12 April, 1861: Colonel J H Rion, 6th South Carolina Infantry; 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company A, Captain J Bratton; 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, Captain E J Means; Charleston Riflemen, 17th South Carolina Militia, Captain J Johnson, Jr.; Washington Artillery, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, Captain G H Walker; Rutledge Mounted Riflemen, detachment, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, Third Lieutenant E L Rivers; Corps Engineers, South Carolina Army, First Lieutenant J McCrady

Note: Colonel J H Rion, 6th South Carolina Infantry, was appointed commandant at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River,opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charlseton District, South Carolina, in the evening on 12 April, 1861, and the Rutledge Mounted Riflemen arrived at Charleston, Charlseton District, South Carolina, in the morning on 30 April, 1861.

Charleston to Fort Palmetto, Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, Company B, 12 April-3 June, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company B, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Edisto on Wappoo Creek to Fort Palmetto, Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, under the command of Colonel J H Rion, 6th South Carolina Infantry, in the evening on 12 April, 1861, and was accompanied by Companies A and D.

Note: The Lafayette Artillery, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, under the command of Captain J J Pope, Jr., was stationed at Fort Palmetto (two 24 pounders and two 18 pounders), Cole's Island, in the vicinity of the mouth of Stono River, on 31 January, 1861, and the Marion Rifles (95), under the command of Captain C B Sigwald, on 20 March, 1861. The Lafayette Artillery and the Marion Rifles were relieved by the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies F, G, H, and K, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel A J Secrest and Major T W Woodward, on 24 April, 1861, and the Lafayette Artillery arrived by the steamer Edisto at Commercial Wharf, Charleston, Charlseton District, South Carolina, in the morning and the Marion Rifles by the General Clinch in the evening on 25 April, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Palmetto, Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, 12 April, 1861: Captain J J Pope, Jr., Lafayette Artillery, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery; Marion Rifles, 16th South Carolina Militia, Captain C B Sigwald; 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company B, Captain J N Shedd

Charleston to Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, Companies H & K, 12-13 April, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies H and K, were ordered to proceed by steamer to Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening on 12 April, 1861, and arrived at Mount Pleasant, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening the same day. Companies H and K arrived at Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 13 April, 1861.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies H and K, were stationed at Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour, on 13 April, 1861.

Charleston to Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, Companies C, E, F, G, & I, 14 April, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies C, E, F, G, and I, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel A J Secrest and Major T W Woodward, were ordered to proceed by steamer to Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 14 April, 1861.

Note: Brigadier General J W Simons, Fourth Brigade (Charleston), Second Division, South Carolina Militia, was assigned to command Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, by General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 11 April, 1861.

General Orders No.8, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Northern Portion, Morris Island, 14 April, 1861: Major C S Winder, artillery, Confederate States Army, was assigned as staff to Brigadier General J W Simons, Fourth Brigade (Charleston), Second Division, South Carolina Militia, by General Orders No.8, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Northern Portion, Morris Island, on 14 April, 1861.

Note: Captain C S Winder, 9th United States Infantry, Company E, resigned on 1 April, 1861, and was appointed major, artillery, Confederate States Army, on 5 April, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861.

Special Orders No.21, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Northern Portion, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, Companies C, E, F, G, & I, 16 April, 1861: One company of the 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to the rear of the Star of the West Battery and Battery B at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour; one company to the sand hills on the left of Battery E; one company to the sand hills to the right of Battery D; one company between Batteries E and Battery F; and one company to Battery F in the rear of Lieutenant Colonel W G DeSaussure's Headquarters, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, by Special Orders No.21, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Northern Portion, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 16 April, 1861 (See the 1st South Carolina Infantry).

Note: Lieutenant Colonel T G Lamar, aide to Governor F W Pickens, was assigned to command Battery E (one 8 inch columbiad), by Orders No.17, Headquarters, Provisional Army, Confederate States Army, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 21 March, 1861, and the German Artillery, Company A, under the command of Captain C Nohrden, was assigned to Batteries D and F (two 8 inch Columbiads and two 8 inch Sea Coast howitzers) and at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, by General Orders No.8, paragraph III, Headquarters, Battalion of Artillery, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 27 March, 1861. The German Artillery, Company A, was ordered to Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, by orders No.393, First Regiment of Artillery, South Carolina Militia, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 10 AM on 12 March, 1861, dated 11 March, 1861. The Columbia Artillery was assigned to the Star of the West Battery (two 24 pounders) and Batteries B and C (two 24 pounders each), at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, under the command of Captain A J Green, by General Orders No.8, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Battalion of Artillery, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 27 March, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry).

Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, to Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, Companies F & K, 24 & 25 April, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies F and K, arrived at Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, on 24 April, 1861, and relieved the Lafayette Artillery, 1st South Carolina Militia Artillery, and the Marion Rifles on 25 April, 1861.

Note: Captain E J Means, 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, was ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the morning on 16 May, 1861, and Colonel J H Rion, 6th South Carolina Infantry, and Captain E J Means, 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company D, arrived by the steamer Edisto at at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 4 PM on 17 May, 1861. The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company F, was stationed at Legaré's Landing, on the Stono River, James Island, Charleston Harbour, on 29 May, 1861.

Distribution of 6th South Caromia Infantry, 30 May, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A, C, D, E, and I, under the command of Colonel J H Rion, were stationed at Fort Pickens, Battery Island, on the Stono River, opposite Legareville, Johns Island, Charleston District, South Carolina; Company F at Fort Johnson, Windmill Point, James Island, Charlseton Harbour; and Companies B, G, H, and K, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel A J Secrest and Major T W Woodward, at Fort Palmetto, Cole('s) Island, at the junction of the Stono and Folly Rivers, on 30 May, 1861.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry (200), Companies H and K, were stationed at Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 21 April, 1861, and the 1st South Carolina Battalion Artillery, Company C (100), under the command of Captain G S James, was stationed at Fort Johnson, Windmill Point, James Island, Charlseton Harbour, on 3 March and 4 April, 1861. The 1st South Carolina Battalion Artillery, Company C, was mustered in Condfederate service for the duration of its term of state service at Fort Johnson, Windmill Point, James Island, Charlseton Harbour, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, on 22 May, 1861, and was ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 29 May, 1861 (See the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac). The 1st South Carolina Battalion Artillery, Company C, was ordered to proceed by steamer to Fort Pickens, on the Stono River, Battery Island, eight miles south of Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 30 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st South Carolina (Regulars) Infantry, Company H, under the command of Captain W Adams. The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A, C, D, E, and I, under the command of Colonel J H Rion, were ordered to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 30 May, 1861.

Major General M L Bonham, South Carolina Volunteers, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, 14-21 April, 1861: Major General M L Bonham, South Carolina Volunteers, was assigned to command the troops stationed at Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, by General Orders No.6, Headquarters, Division South Carolina Volunteers, Morris Island, Charleston Harbour, on 14 April, 1861, and was relieved by General Orders No.27, Headquarters, Provisional Army of South Carolina, Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 21 April, 1861.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Edisto on the Stono River to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, in the evening on 25 May, 1861, and was assigned a furlough of ten days between 25 May and 3 June, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Columbia, Richland District, South Carolina, at 8.30 AM on 26 May, 1861.

Confederate Service

The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester District), South Carolina, on 3 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: Colonel J H Rion, 6th South Carolina Infantry, resigned at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, on 7 June, 1861, and was stationed at Judge Copper's Hotel, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, on 10 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, 12 & 19 June & 2 & 10 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company K, was mustered in Confederate service for one year as the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company A (2nd), at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, by Major J Dunovant, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 12 June, 1861; Companies B, D, F, G, H, and I, for one year as the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies D, C (2nd), E (2nd), F, B, and G, respectively, on 19 June, 1861; Companies H and K for one year on 2 July, 1861; and Company I for one year at 10 AM on 10 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A, C, and E, and a detachment of Company D (35), declined Confederate service at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, on 12 June, 1861, and were disbanded and ordered to Fairfield and Chester Districts, South Carolina, at 9 AM on 19 June, 1861.

Fort Mill, York District, to Ridgeville & Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, Company H, 1 July, 1861: The York Guards or Volunteers was ordered to proceed by the Kings Mountain Railroad to Ridgeville, Dorchester District, South Carolina, on 22 June, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, at 12 AM on 1 July, 1861.

Greenville, Greenville District, to Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) South Carolina, Company K, 1 July, 1861: The Carolina Mountaineers arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, at 9 PM on 1 July, 1861.

Limestone Springs, Spartanburg District, to Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, Company I, 7-9 July, 1861: The Limestone Springs Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Union & Spartanburg Railroad to Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, on 7 July, 1861, and arrived by the South Carolina Railroad at Camp Woodward, on the South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester County) District, South Carolina, at 10 PM on 9 July, 1861.

South Carolina Railroad, Summerville, Charleston (Dorchester) District, South Carolina, to Richmond, Virginia, 16-19 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Richmond Virginia, at 10 AM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived by Northeastern Railroad at Florence, Darlington (Florence County) District, via Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 12 AM on 17 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad at Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, at 12 AM the same day and the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A and D, were ordered to proceed by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad to Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, at 2 PM on 17 July, 1861. Companies A and D arrived at Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, in the evening the same day. The 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies A and D, arrived by the Weldon Railroad at Petersburg, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry Companies B, C, E, F, G, H, I, and K, were detained at Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, at 12 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, at 4 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Church Hill, three quarters of a mile southeast of Richmond, Virginia, between 18-20 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was stationed at Church Hill, three quarters of a mile southeast of Richmond, Virginia, between 18 and 20 July, 1861.

Church Hill, three quarters of a mile southeast of Richmond, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20-21 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 10 PM on 20 July, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 21 July, 1861.

Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Lee's Farm, five miles north of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Lee's Farm, five miles north of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 5 PM the same day.

Note: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 4th South Carolina Infantry, 5th South Carolina Infantry, 6th South Carolina Infantry, 9th South Carolina Infantry

Note: The 5th South Carolina Infantry arrived at Camp Pettus, one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861; the 6th South Carolina Infantry and 9th South Carolina Infantry on 28 July, 1861; and the 4th South Carolina Infantry on 29 July, 1861.

Lee's Farm, five miles north of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to one & a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 July, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered one and a half miles south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.173, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 28 July, 1861, dated 26 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pettus, one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day.

One & a half miles southeast of Centreville to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 12 August, 1861: The 6th South Carolina Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.218, Pargarpah I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 12 August, 1861, dated 10 August, 1861, and arrived at 2 PM the same day.

Reorganised at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, & Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 27 March & 22 April, 1862: The 9th South Carolina Infantry, Company E, under the command of Captain E B Cantey, was assigned as the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Company C (3rd), at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, on 27 March, 1862; the 9th South Carolina Infantry, Companies H, G, and C, under the command of Captains J W Walker, J L Coker, and W S Brand, as the 6th South Carolina Infantry, Companies D (2nd), E (3rd), and K (2nd), respectively, at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 22 April, 1862 (See the 9th South Carolina Infantry).

Note: Six companies of the 6th South Carolina Infantry were mustered in Confederate service for the war at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on (?) February, 1862.

Reorganisation of 6th South Carolina Infantry, 22 April, 1862: Colonel J Bratton, Lieutenant Colonel J M Steadman, Major T W Woodward; Company A, Captain G L Strait; Company B, Captain J M White; Company C, Captain E B Cantey; Company D, Captain J W Walker; Company E, Captain J L Coker; Company F, Captain J L Gaston; Company G, Captain J M Phimney; Company H, Captain W B Lyles; Company I, Captain E C McLure; Company K, Captain W S Brand

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 6th South Carolina Infantry, under the command of Colonel J M Steedman, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

The 6th South Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, by Special Orders No.169, Pargarpah I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.