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Faces of the Sixth

The Photographic History of original members of the

6th North Carolina State Troops

Copyright (C) 1999-2013, compiled by Historian, Rick Walton

The following photographs are of original members of the "Bloody Sixth". We are honored to include their images here.

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Corporal Thomas C Barbee

Contributed by descendant William O'Quinn


Corporal Thomas C. Barbee
Company I

Known to family and friends as William

Born: 16 April 1837

Enlisted: May 28, 1861, for the war.

Where: Wake County
Age at enlistment: 24

Mustered in as Private.


Wounded in leg at Gaines' Mill, Virginia, June 27, 1862.

Promoted to Corporal on August 1, 1863.

Present or accounted for until paroled at
Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.


Died in 17 May 1903 and Buried at Mt. Pisgah Church in Chatham County


Sgt. Rufus Barbee (19), Co. I,  his younger brother, survived being  a prisoner at Point Lookout, Md.


Brother private Henry B. Barbee (22), Co I, died of measles in Richmond on April 18, 1862. He enlisted as a substitute for his father who was in poor health.


3rd Lt. Mordecai B. Barbee, Co. I., was a cousin of these brothers.





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