the regiment were commanded by Captains H. B. Grace
, L. Y. Finley
, S. B Love, R. H. Davidson
Soon after the organization of the regiment it was transferred to the service of the Confederate States
Before this was effected Colonel Finley
was assigned by the governor of the State
to the command of the troops stationed on the river from Chattahoochee
, but very soon after the organization of the regiment it was ordered to report to Maj.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith
at Knoxville, Tenn.
Upon its arrival at Chattanooga
it was ordered to report temporarily to General Leadbetter
, who had planned an expedition across the Tennessee river
at Shell mound
, but this expedition being abandoned, the Sixth proceeded to Knoxville
and remained there until General Smith
was ordered to move into Kentucky
During the battle of Richmond
, the Sixth regiment was on a detached expedition to Williamsburg, Ky.
, to break up and prevent the reported organization of a Federal regiment of Kentuckians.
On their return from this duty the Sixth and Seventh Florida regiments, with a section of artillery, under command of Colonel Finley
, rejoined the army.
, the Sixth, with a large portion of General Bragg
's army, was ordered to Frankfort, Ky.
, where it remained until General Smith
made his forced march to form a junction with Bragg
After General Smith
returned to Knoxville, Tenn.
, with his army, Colonel Finley
was assigned to the command of the troops that were left at Cumberland Gap
The Sixth Florida remained at the Gap
until Colonel Finley
was relieved by General Gracie
, and was then ordered to report to General Smith
, where the army went into winter quarters in 1862-63.
In the summer of 1863 General Smith
's command formed a junction with General Bragg
at Tullahoma, Tenn.
, where a battle was expected.
's retreat General Smith
returned to Knoxville
with his command.
In the battle of Chickamauga