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CSA Phillips in 6th Infantry Regiment Company D/ Butts County Georgia

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23 Oct 2013 17:23 - 23 Oct 2013 22:53 #1393 by Justin
Due to length of "roll" I only pasted those with last name of Phillips. George Washington and Trustin A. Phillips would be my g-g-g uncles.

6th Infantry Regiment was organized at Macon, Georgia, in April, 1861, and soon moved to Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Bibb, Crawford, Butts, Baker, Twiggs, Gilmer, Taylor, and Mitchell. Assigned to General Rains' Brigade, the regiment totalled 703 men in April, 1862, and was active at Williamsburg and Seven Pines. Later it transferred to General Colquitt's Brigade and remained under his command for the balance of the war. The 6th served with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Chancellorsville, then was ordered to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida where it fought at Olustee. During the spring of 1864 it returned to Virginia, participated in the conflicts at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, and endured the battles and hardships of the trenches of Petersburg. Sent to North Carolina the unit saw action at Bentonville and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. It lost 38 killed, 167 wounded, and 3 missing during the Seven Days' Battles and reported 43 casualties at Chancellorsville and 61 at Olustee. The field officers were Colonels Alfred H. Colquitt and John T. Lofton; Lieutenant Colonels Charles D. Anderson, William M. Arnold, Wilde C. Cleveland, Sampron W. Harris, and James M. Newton; and Majors James M. Culpepper and Phil Tracy.

Company "D", 6th Regiment
Butts County
"Butts County Volunteers"
Phillips, Frederick L. -- Private - August 24, 1861. Died in Yorktown, Virginia hospital December 2, 1861.
Phillips, George Washington -- Private - May 13, 1862. Wounded in right hand, resulting in amputation, at Bentonville, North Carolina March 19, 1865. (Born in Monroe County, Georgia March 17, 1837.)
Phillips, Trustin A. -- Private - May 27, 1861. Died in Richmond, Virginia hospital May 22, 1862.

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