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Maybe it was because he switched his middle and first names around.

Bradford J. Potter
Regiment Name 6th Georgia Infantry
Side Confederate
Company B
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M226 roll 49

Name: Bradford J. Potter
Side: Confederate
Regiment State/Origin: Georgia
Regiment Name: 6 Georgia Infantry
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Private
Rank Out Expanded: Private
Film Number: M226 roll 49

6th Regiment, Georgia Infantry

6th Infantry Regiment was organized at Macon, Georiga, in April, 1861, and soon moved ot Virginia. Its companies were recruited in the counties of Bibb, Crawford, Butts, Baker, Twiggs, Gilmer, Taylor, and Mitchell. Assigned to General Rains' Brigade, the regiment totalled 703 men in April, 1862, and was active at Williamsburg and Seven Pines. Later it transferred to General Colquitt's Brigade and remained under his command for the balance of the war. The 6th served with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Chancellorsville, then was ordered to North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida where it fought at Olustee. During the spring of 1864 it returned to Virginia, participated in the conflicts at Drewry's Bluff and Cold Harbor, and endured the battles and hardships of the trenches at Petersburg. Sent to North Carolina the unit saw action at Bentonville and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee. It lost 38 killed, 167 wounded, and 3 missing during the Seven Days' Battles and reported 43 casualties at Chancellorsville and 61 at Olustee. The field officers were Colonels Alfred H. Colquitt and John T. Lofton; Lieutenant Colonels Charles D. Anderson, William M. Arnold, Wilde C. Cleveland, Sampton W. Harris, and James M.Newton; and Majors James M. Culpeper and Phil Tracy.

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Bradford Potter
Age in 1860: 20
Birth Year: abt 1840
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1860: Georgia Militia District 1129, Dade, Georgia
Gender: Male
Post Office: Rising Fawn
Household Members: Name Age
Keziah Roach 63 f b. Va
Sarah Potter 40 f b. TN{?}
Nancy Potter 17 f b. GA
Elizabeth Potter 19 f b. GA
Bradford Potter 20 m b. GA Farm Laborer
John Potter 16 m b. GA Farm Laborer
Richard Potter 22 m b. GA Farm Laborer


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