Copyright (C) 2016 Frederick Walton
July 21, 1861- First Battle of Manassas
The 6th N. C. S. T. were the ONLY North Carolina Regiment actively engaged at
the Battle of 1st Manassas.
In Honor of Colonel Charles Frederick Fisher and the Volunteers of the 6th North Carolina State Troops
These men answered the call of their state and served bravely and honorably. Let not their sacrifice for North Carolina be forgotten.
President of the North Carolina Railroad and founder of the Sixth North
Killed leading his men of the 6th North Carolina State Troops in a charge
Killed in Action July 21, 1861
Regimental Flag Carried at 1st Manassas. Presented to 6th by Colonel Fishers
Flag Photo courtesy: North Carolina Museum of History Accession Nbr: H.1915.4.5
Scene on the Manassas Battlefield
“When the first battle of Manassas was over and the federal army,
routed, were retreating in great disorder, I beheld a scene I shall never
forget. It was the carrying of the body of Col. Charles F. Fisher, Sixth
North Carolina Regiment, from the battlefield. A rider on horseback bore
the body, cold and stiff in death. He held it carefully and tenderly in
front of his saddle and carried him away from the field of carnage, where
he had fallen while leading his regiment to victory. He was doubtless carried
to his beloved state for interment.”
T.P. Weakley, 2nd Tennessee
In the Confederate Veteran, October 1897
A patriot had made the supreme sacrifice.
The following is a list of casualties as reported in the newspapers after the battle and cross checked against records in the roster. Many of these boys never made it home to North Carolina and should be remembered for their sacrifice. (Click on Image for a larger view)