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[176] the regiment were commanded by Captains H. B. Grace, L. Y. Finley, Hagan, McMillan, Basseth, Attaway, S. B Love, R. H. Davidson, Evans and McLean. 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 to Apalachicola, 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, Ky., 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. From Lexington, 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 at Knoxville, 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. After Bragg's retreat General Smith returned to Knoxville with his command. In the battle of Chickamauga

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