|April||Organized in Atlanta.|
|May 27||The 6th Georgia was mustered into Confederate service under Colonel Alfred H. Colquitt, Lieutenant Colonel James M. Newton, Major Philemon Tracy and Adjutant James M. Reid.|
|June||Moved to Virginia and assigned to Rains’ Brigade at Yorktown.|
|April||The regiment reported 793 men in the ranks.|
|April 26-July 1||Peninsula Campaign. Assigned to Rains’ Brigade of D.H. Hill’s Division|
|April 26-May 5||
Siege of Yorktown
Battle of Williamsburg
Battle of Seven Pines
Major Tracy was wounded in the head and leg.
|June 16||Colonel Colquitt took over the brigade of D.H. Hill’s Division from General Rains. Lt. Colonel James M. Newton took command of the regiment.|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
The regiment loast 38 men killed, 167 wounded and 3 missing.
Captain William Arnold was wounded
|July-August||Remained in the Richmond area covering McClellan’s army and missed Second Manassas.|
|September 1||Colonel Colquitt was promoted to brigadier general.|
The regiment began the campaign with about 250 men
Commanded by Lt. Colonel Newton, the regiment fought at Turner’s Gap.
The regiment suffered heavy casualties. Lt. Colonel Newton was killed. Major Tracy took command, then he was killed. Captain Charles D. Anderson was wounded and captured, and Captain Arnold and Captain Wilde C. Cleveland were wounded. With all senior officers killed or wounded, Lieutenant Eugene P. Burnett of Company A took command of the 50 or so survivors of the regiment.
After the battle Captain John T. Lofton of Company K was promoted to colonel. Captain Anderson of Company C was promoted to major effective this date, although a prisoner.
Battle of Fredericksburg
|March 26||Major Cleveland was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
The 6th Georgia lost 43 casualties in Jackson’s flank attack. Major Anderson was wounded.
|May||Ordered to Kingston, North Carolina.|
|May 15||Major Anderson was promoted to lieutenant colonel|
|June 16||Major Cleveland resigned due to disability. Captain William M. Arnold of Company A was promoted to major.|
|July 16||Grimball’s Landing (James Island)|
|In defences of and Charleston Harbor at Battery Wagner and Fort Sumter.|
|January 20||Lt. Colonel Anderson resigned due to his wounds from Chancellorsvile and Sharpsburg. Major Arnold was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|February||Moved to Florida|
|February 20||Battle of Olustee, Florida
The regiment lost 5 men killed and 56 wounded fighting on the extreme left of the Confederate line. At one time it ran out of ammunition but stood its ground until it was replenished.
|May||Moved to Virginia|
Battle of Cold Harbor
|June 18||Beginning of the Siege of Petersburg|
|July 7||Lieutenant Colonel Arnold was killed by a morter shell at Petersburg. Captain Sampson W. Harris of Company K was promoted to leutenant colonel.|
|January||Captain James M. Culpepper of Company C was promoted to major.|
Second Battle of Fort Fisher
Colonel Lofton was killed.
|February 14||Lieutenant Colonel Harris was promoted to colonel.|
Battle of Bentonville
Colonel Harris was wounded.
|April 26||Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina|