The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah

Private H S Harris, Company B, 6th North Carolina State Troops

Private H S Harris, Company B, 6th North Carolina State Troops

Sixth North Carolina State Troops

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 20 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL C F FISHER
C F Fisher was appointed colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, on 23 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861, and was killed at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. Colonel W D Pender, 3rd North Carolina Infantry, was appointed colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 August, 1861, dated 15 August, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C E LIGHTFOOT
W T Dortch was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, on 23 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861, and resigned on 11 July, 1861. Major C E Lightfoot, 6th North Carolina State Troops, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, the same day. Lieutenant Colonel C E Lightfoot, 6th North Carolina State Troops, was temporarily assigned to command the 6th North Carolina State Troops after the death of Colonel C F Fisher, 6th North Carolina State Troops, at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

MAJOR R F WEBB
C E Lightfoot was appointed major, 6th North Carolina State Troops, on 20 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861, and lieutenant colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, on 11 July, 1861. Captain R F Webb, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company B, was appointed major, 6th North Carolina State Troops, the same day.

Company A: CAPT. S S KIRKLAND
The company was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 24 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861, and Cadet R M McKinney, North Carolina Military Institute, was appointed captain, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, on 24 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861, and Captain R M McKinney, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, was appointed colonel, 15th North Carolina State Troops, on 24 June, 1861. First Lieutenant S S Kirkland, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, was appointed captain, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, on 11 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861.
Company B Flat River Guards: CAPT. W K PARRISH
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Hillsboro, Orange County, North Carolina, on 1 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war, under the command of Captain R F Webb, at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 25 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861, and Captain R F Webb and First Lieutenant W K Parrish, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company B, were appointed major, 6th North Carolina State Troops, and captain, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company B, respectively, on 11 July, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861.
Company C Orange Greys: CAPT. W J FREELAND
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Durham, Orange County, North Carolina, on 1 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. S MCD TATE
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, on 24 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 28 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confedearte service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. I E AVERY
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Swan Ponds, Burke County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 28 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company mustered in Confederate state service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861. Captain I E Avery, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company E, was slightly wounded at the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.
Company F Hawfields River Boys: CAPT. J W WILSON
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Hawfields, Orange County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 24 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant R N Carter, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company F, was assigned to command the company as Captain J W Wilson, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company F, was too ill for duty at first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. Captain J W Wilson, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company F, resigned on 30 October, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. J A CRAIGE
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 29 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861.
Company H Caswell Boys: CAPT. A A MITCHELL
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 6 June, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861, and Captain A A Mitchell, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company H, resigned and First Lieutenant W J H Durham, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company C, was appointed captain, 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company H, on 31 August, 1861.
Company I North Carolina Greys/ Cedar Fork Rifles: CAPT. R W YORK
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Cedar Fork, Wake County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 28 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861.
Company K Flat Bottom Boys: CAPT. J W LEA
The company was accepted in state service for the war at Alamance County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 21 June, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 21 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861.

Organisation of 6th North Carolina State Troops at first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Colonel C F Fisher, Lieutenant Colonel C E Lightfoot, Major R F Webb; Company A, Captain S S Kirkland; Company B, Flat River Guards, Captain W K Parish; Company C, Orange Greys, Captain W J Freeland; Company D, Captain S McD Tate; Company E, Captain I E Avery; Company F, Hawfields River Boys, Captain J W Wilson; Company G, Captain J A Craige; Company H, Caswell Boys, Captain A A Mitchell; Company I, North Carolina Greys/ Cedar Fork Rifles, Captain R W York; Company K, Flat Bottom Boys, Captain J W Lea

Sources

"The Hawfield's Company left Mebanesville on 22d for Charlotte, to join Col. Fisher's Regiment of State Troops. They number about 70. Jas. W. Wilson, Captain: Robert N. Carter, Benj'n F. White and H. C. Dixon, Lieutenants: B. T. Mebane, Orderly Sergeant."

Fayetteville Observer (Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina), 3 June, 1861 - Orange

"The above from the Richmond Dispatch is very credible to Lucius L. Lanier, Esq., but will the Dispatch say when it learns that Col. Charles F. Fisher, the President of the North Carolina Road, has raised, equipped, and is now provisioning, and preparing for the field, from his private purse, an entire Regiment, a large portion of which are now collecting at the Charlotte Military Institute, preparing to depart."

North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina), 4 June, 1861

"Capt. York's company, from Cedar Fork, in this county, leave on Monday, to rendezvous at Charlotte. Its position is Co. K., left flank in Col. Fisher's regiment of State Troops. A brave leader, and a brave company. The boys will do their duty. The Hawfield's company, from Orange, Capt. J. W. Wilson, have gone into camp at Charlotte, also."

North Carolina Standard (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina), 5 June, 1861 - Movements of troops

"The Sixth Regiment of state Troops, which is partly in Virginia already, is officered as follows: Colonel - Charles F. Fisher. Lieut. Colonel - Wm. T. Dortch. Major - C. E. Lightfoot. Chaplin -. Surgeon - A. M. Nesbitt. Assistant Surgeon - J. A. Caldwell. Second Assistant Surgeon - C. A. Henderson. Adjutant - Houston B. Lowry. Captains - Robert F. Webb, Company B; W. J. Freeland, C; S. McD. Tate, D; J. E. Avery, E; Jas W. Wilson, F; Jas A Craige, G; Richard A. York, I; Sam'l S. Kirkland, A; Jas. A. Lea, K. Alfred A. Mitchell, H."

Carolina Observer (Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina), 8 July, 1861 - Sixth Regiment State Troops

"We stated in our last, that Col. Fisher's reg't. arrived here on Monday, en route for Virginia. It remained here several days, and participated in the ceremonies of respect to the mortal remains of the late Gov. Ellis. It left for Virginia on Thursday morning."

Raleigh Semi-weekly Standard (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina), 13 July, 1861 - Sixth Regiment State Troops

"This fine regiment, embracing an aggregate in rank and file of 963 men, reached Petersburg on Thursday, this city on yesterday, via Petersburg Railroad."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 13 July, 1861 - Sixth Regiment N.C. Volunteers

"William T. Dorch, Lieutenant Colonel in the Sixth, or Col. Fisher's Regiment, having resigned the appointment in consequence of his position as Speaker of the House of Commons, Major Charles B. Lightfoot, has been appointed, by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Military Board, Lieutenant Colonel in his place; and Capt. Robert F. Webb to be Major in place of Col. Lightfoot. First Lieutenant Wm. R. Parrish was appointed Captain in place of Major Webb, and second Lieutenant Wm. E. McMannen to be first Lieutenant."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 17 July, 1861 - The Sixth Regiment

Books/ Manuscripts

Benjamin F. White Diary, 1861, second lieutenant, Sixth North Carolina State Troops, Company F: The Southern Historical Collection, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events: Record of events for Sixth North Carolina Infantry, June 1861-December 1864, edited by James B. Hewett

The bloody Sixth, by Richard W. Lobst

Sketch of the Sixth Regiment, N. C. State Troops, by Neill W Ray

The papers of Willie Person Mangum, by Willie Person Mangum, 1792-1861

"The regiment was assigned to General Bee's Brigade, and we were soon hurried out and given a place on the extreme left of the line of battle which General Johnston had formed to meet the expected attack from the enemy."

"We safely reached Manassas Junction on the morning of the 21st. Disembarking there, we could hear the firing of guns - the battle had begun - and we marched off hurriedly in the direction of the firing."

"He, with the two rear companies, was by some means separated from the balance of the regiment as it was marching into battle. I saw him (Lieutenant Colonel C E Lightfoot), and these two companies in the rear, after the battle had ended."

Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina, in the Great War 1861-'65, written by members of the respective commands and edited by Walter Clark (Lieutenant Colonel, 17th North Carolina State Troops)

Register of North Carolina Troops, 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, N.C., 1st November, 1861

Roster of North Carolina troops in the War Between the States during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865, Volume I, by John W. Moore

"In addition, there arrived at Manassas about noon, and on the battle-field between two and four o'clock, Fisher's Sixth Carolina, 634, and Kirby Smith's brigade (afterward led by Elzey), of 1,700 men and 2 guns; and also Hill's Virginia Regiment, 550."

The Army in the Civil War, Volume I: The outbreak of Rebellion, by John G. Nicolay, private Secretary to President Lincoln

Notes

The 6th North Carolina State Troops was accepted in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A and F, were accepted in state service for the war at Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 24 May, 1861, dated 16/20 May, 1861; Company B for the war on 25 May, 1861, dated 16/20 May, 1861; Companies D and E for the war on 28 May, 1861, dated 16/20 May, 1861; Company G for the war on 29 May, 1861, dated 16/20 May, 1861; and Company C for the war dated 16/20 May, 1861.

Mebansville, Alamance County, to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Company F, 22 May, 1861: The Hawfields River Boys (70) was ordered to proceed by the North Carolina Railroad to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 22 May, 1861.

North Carolina Military Institute, on Morehead Street, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, to Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, & G, 1 June, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, were ordered to proceed by the North Carolina Railroad to Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 1 June, 1861, and the 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 21 June, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at the North Carolina Military Institute, on Morehead Street, Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 31 May, 1861, and the 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies H, I, and K, arrived at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, between 3 and 21 June, 1861.

Cedar Fork, Wake County, to Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, Company I, 3 June, 1861: The North Carolina Greys/ Cedar Fork Rifles was ordered to proceed by the North Carolina Railroad to Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 3 June, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company I, was accepted in state service for the war at Cedar Fork, Wake County, North Carolina, on 28 May, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861, and was stationed at Morrisville, Wake County, North Carolina, on 1 June, 1861. The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company H, was accepted in state service for the war at Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina, on 6 June, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, 20 & 21 June, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, were mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861, and Company K for the war on 21 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companiy K, was accepted in state service for the war at Alamance County, North Carolina, on 21 June, 1861, dated 20 May, 1861, and the 6th North Carolina State Troops was accepted/ mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops/ Burlington, Alamance County, North Carolina, on 3 July, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861.

Camp Alamance, on the North Carolina Railroad, east of Company Shops, Alamance County, to Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, 8 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to proceed by North Carolina Railroad to Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at 9 AM on 8 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K, were stationed south of the North Carolina Railroad, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, between 8 and 11 July, 1861.

Funeral of J W Governor Ellis, 10 July, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies B and C, under the command of Major C E Lightfoot, were ordered to proceed by the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad to Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 8 July, 1861, and were accompanied by Colonel & Adjutant General J G Martin, North Carolina State Troops. Companies B and C arrived by the Petersburg Railroad in the morning on 9 July, 1861, and arrived by the North Carolina Railroad at Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at 9.30 AM on 10 July, 1861.

Note: Governor J W Ellis, North Carolina, died at Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Virginia, on 7 July, 1861, and the 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies B and C, under the command of Major C E Lightfoot, were ordered to escort his body to Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, in the afternoon on 8 July, 1861.

The 6th North Carolina State Troops accompanied the body of Governor J W Ellis, North Carolina, on Fayette Street, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, to the Executive Mansion, cornrt of South and Fayette Streets, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at 10 AM on 10 July, 1861.

Organisation of 6th North Carolina State Troops, 10 July, 1861: Colonel C F Fisher, Lieutenant Colonel W T Dortch, Major C E Lightfoot; Company A, Jackson Rangers, Captain S S Kirkland; Company B, Flat River Guards, Captain R F Webb; Company C, Orange Greys, Captain W J Freeland; Company D, Captain S McD Tate; Company E, Captain I E Avery; Company F, Hawfield River Boys, Captain J W Wilson; Company G, Captain J A Craige; Company H, Caswell Boys, Captain A A Mitchell; Company I, North Carolina Greys/ Cedar Fork Rifles, Captain R W York; Company K, Flat Bottom Boys, Captain J W Lea

Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, to Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 11 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops (963) was ordered to proceed by the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 8.30 AM on 11 July, 1861, and arrived by the Roanoke Valley Railroad at Gaston, Gaston County, North Carolina, at 3.45 PM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Petersburg Railroad at Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, at 10.30 PM on 11 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Company I, arrived by the Petersburg Railroad at Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 12 July, 1861.

Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 6 companies, 12-13 July, 1861: Six companies of the 6th North Carolina State Troops, under the command of Major R F Webb, were ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 12 July, 1861, and arrived at old State Agricultural Fairgrounds, one mile northwest of the Capitol, on Capitol Hill, and three quarters of a mile north of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 13 July, 1861.

Note: Two companies of the 6th North Carolina State Troops, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C E Lightfoot, were ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 12 July, 1861, and two companies at 4/6 PM the same day. The 6th North Carolina State Troops were stationed at the old State Agricultural Fairgrounds, one mile northwest of the Capitol, on Capitol Hill, and three quarters of a mile north of Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 13 July, 1861.

Richmond to Winchester, 13-16 July, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 13 July, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 9/10 AM on 14 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 5 AM on 15 July, 1861, and arrived at 1 PM the same day.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was delayed at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 14 and 15 July, 1861, and a detachment of the 6th North Carolina State Troops (60) and sick were stationed at Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, in the morning on 16 July, 1861.

Strasburg, Shenandoah County, to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 16 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived at 5 PM the same day.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, on 16/17 July, 1861.

Earthworks, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 16-17 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to the earthworks, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the evening on 16 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Bee/ Shenandoah, on Apple Pie Ridge, a quarter of a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Camp Bee/ Shenandoah, on Apple Pie Ridge, a quarter of a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

March to Manassas Junction, 18-21 July, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.1, Headquarters, Army of the Shenandoah, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The Third and Fourth Brigades, Army of Shenandoah, and the 1st Virginia Cavalry were assigned to Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, to Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops arrived at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three and a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 5 AM on 19 July, 1861.

Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered across the Shenandoah River at Berry's Ferry, three and a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 19 July, 1861, and arrived at Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day. The regiment arrived at Piedmont Station via Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Rendezvous at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861: The Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, was ordered to rendezvous at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, by First Lieutenant & Volunteer Aide de Camp B Randolph, Confederate States Navy, two miles east of Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 19 July, 1861.

Note: The Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, was ordered to march directly to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, on 19 July, 1861.

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20-21 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 20 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 21 July, 1861.

First battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered southeast of I Henry's/ Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel C F Fisher, 6th North Carolina State Troops, was killed southeast of I Henry's/ Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

List of killed, etc, 6th North Carolina State Troops, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: k Colonel C F Fisher, w Lieutenant Colonel C E Lightfoot; Company A, k 2, w 5, m 1, t 8; Company B, k 1, w 6, t 7; Company C, k 2, w 13, t 15; Company E, w 11, t 11; Company F, k 2, w 5, t 7; Company G, k 7, w 6, t 13; Company H, w 1, t 1; Company I, w 5, t 5; Killed 15, wounded 53, missing 1, total 69

Semi-weekly State Journal (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina), Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 17 August, 1861, dated 3 August, 1861: Company A, k 2, w 5, m 1, t 8; Company B, k 1, w 6, t 7; Company C, k 2, w 13, t 15; Company E, w 12, t 12; Company F, k 2, w 5, t 7; Company G, k 7, w 16, t 23; Company I, w 5, t 5; Killed 14, wounded 62, missing 1, total 77

Fayetteville Semi-weekly Observer (Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina), Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 5 August, 1861, dated 23 July, 1861: Company C, killed 2, mortally wounded 1, wounded 13, total 16

Return of casualties in the 6th North Carolina State Troops, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Killed 23, wounded 50, total 63

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops, Companies D, H, and K, were not engaged in the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861, and the 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 23 July, 1861.

F Lewis' Farm to Stone Bridge & Broad Run, 25 July-18 September, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops arrived at Camp Bee, one and a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, the evening on 25 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Camp Bee, one and a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, between 25 July and 3 August, 1861.

Camp Bee, one & a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Broad Run, half a mile north of Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 August, 1861: The 6th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to Broad Run, half a mile north of the Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 3 August, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Jones, on Broad Run, half a mile north of Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, between 3 August and 18 September, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Colonel W D Pender, 3rd North Carolina Infantry, 24 August, 1861: Colonel W D Pender, 3rd North Carolina Infantry, was appointed colonel, 6th North Carolina State Troops, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 August, 1861, dated 15 August, 1861.

Note: Captain W D Pender, artillery, Confederate States Army, was appointed colonel, North Carolina State Troops, and assigned to command the Camp of Instruction, on the Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad, one mile southwest of Garysbury, Northampton County, North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861. Colonel W D Pender, North Carolina State Troops, was assigned to command the 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 26 May, 1861, dated 22 May, 1861.

Broad Run to Dumfries, 18 September, 1861

The 6th North Carolina State Troops arrived at Powell's Run, two and a half miles northwest of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, on 18 September, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Law, one mile west of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, between 20 September and 25 October, 1861.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 31 April, 1862: The 4th Alabama Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 31 April 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 6th North Carolina Infantry, under the command of Captain J H Dickey, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah: Captain B E Bee, 10th United States Infantry, Company D, resigned on 3 March, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 4 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel B E Bee, infantry, Confederate States Army, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and was mortally wounded in the stomach at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, died one mile northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

North Carolina State Troops, 8 May, 1861: Ten regiments of North Carolina State Troops, numbering 1st to 10th, were organised to serve during the war on 8 May, 1861, and thirteen regiments of volunteers for twelve months service were authorised, numbering 1st to 8th and 10th to 14th on 10 May, 1861. Special Orders No.222, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 14 November, 1861, authorised the original ten regiments of state troops to keep their numbering and the volunteers to be redesignated and all units were subsequently known as North Carolina State Troops.

Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 September, 1861: Major General G W Smith, Confederate States Army, was assigned to the command of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.31, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 25 September, 1861.

The 6th North Carolina State Troops was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General W H C Whiting, Confederate States Army, by General Orders No.15, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 22 October, 1861.

Reports

Supplement to the Official Records, Volume 1, REPORTS TO ADDENDUM: Series I, Volume 2, pp185-189
Major H C Whiting, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, dated Camp Bee, one and a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 1 August, 1861

Supplement to the Official Records, Volume 1, REPORTS TO ADDENDUM: Series I, Volume 2, pp191-193
Adjutant General & Brigadier General S R Gist (South Carolina), Major R A Howard (Texas), and Captain A Vander Horst (South Carolina), aides to Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army