Compiled by Victoria Proctor, ©1996-2014
Marion County men are known to have served in Company "I" of the Sixth Regiment Cavalry.
Sixth Regiment Cavalry
The Sixth Cavalry Regiment, also known as Aiken's Partisan Rangers, Dixie Rangers, was organized by the increase of the 16th Cavalry Battalion Partisan Rangers to a regiment on January 19, 1863. Some of the men were from Columbia and The Citadel Academy. It saw action at Willstown and Pon Pon River in South Carolina, then moved to Virginia with about 1,000 men. Assigned to General Butler's Brigade, the unit participated in The Wilderness and Cold Harbor operations and in various conflicts south of the James River. Later it was engaged in the campaign of the Carolinas assigned to Logan's Brigade. The regiment surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. Its commanders were Colonel Hugh K. Aiken, Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller, and Major T.B. Ferguson.
Surrendered by General Joseph E. Johnson at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.
Battles the 6th Cavalry Regiment fought were:
Willstown Bluff, Pon Pon River (July 10)
The Wilderness (May 5-6)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21)
North Anna (May 23-26)
Haw's Shop (May 28)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
Vaughan Road (October 1)
Carolinas Campaign (February-April)
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