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Connecticut 6th Volunteer Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on September 12th, 1861. Regiment mustered out of service on August 21st, 1865.

Notable Battles:

  • Second Pocotaligo fought on October 22nd, 1862 near Yemassee
  • Fort Pulaski fought on April 10th, 1862 - April 11th, 1862 near Chatham County, Georgia
  • Drewry's Bluff fought on May 15th, 1862 near Chesterfield County, Virginia
  • Secessionville fought on June 16th, 1862 near Charleston, South Carolina
  • Fort Wagner fought on July 10th, 1863 - July 11th, 1863 near Morris Island, South Carolina
  • Second Fort Wagner fought on July 18th, 1863 near Morris Island, South Carolina
  • Skirmish at Morris Island, South Carolina fought on July 25th, 1863
  • Spotsylvania Court House fought on May 8th, 1864 - May 21st, 1864 near Spotsylvania County, Virginia
  • First Petersburg fought on June 9th, 1864 near Petersburg, Virginia
  • Fort Stevens fought on July 11th, 1864 - July 12th, 1864 near District of Columbia
  • Skirmish at Fort Stevens, District of Columbia fought on July 12th, 1864
  • Second Deep Bottom fought on August 14th, 1864 - August 20th, 1864 near Henrico County, VIrginia
  • Chaffin's Farm fought on September 20th, 1864 - September 30th, 1864 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Skirmish at Richmond, Virginia fought on October 1st, 1864
  • Darbytown and New Market Roads fought on October 7th, 1864 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Cedar Creek fought on October 19th, 1864 near Frederick County, Virginia; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Warren County, Virginia
  • Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road fought on October 27th, 1864 - October 28th, 1864 near Henrico County, Virginia
  • Second Fort Fisher fought on January 13th, 1865 - January 15th, 1865 near New Hanover County, North Carolina
  • Skirmish at Fort Fisher, North Carolina fought on January 13th, 1865
  • Wilmington fought on February 22nd, 1865 near Wilmington, North Carolina

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Abbott, Edwin H (%Musician, September 1861 - August 1862)
  • Blakeslee, Dennis (Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Bryan, John (Musician First Class, ? - April 1861; Musician, April 1861 - April 1861; Principal Musician/Band Master, March 1862 - September 1862)
  • Buckbee, Charles J. (^Corporal, December 1862 - December 1863; Comm Sergeant, December 1863 - February 1864; Second Lieutenant, February 1864 - April 1864; First Lieutenant, April 1864 - March 1865; Captain, March 1865 - August 1865)
  • Bulkley, Edward (Assistant Surgeon, August 1861 - September 1864)
  • Callender, Frederick E (Comm Sergeant/Commissary Sergeant, February 1864 - August 1865)
  • Carey, John (Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Churchill, William (Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Cotton, Joseph (Hospital Steward, September 1861 - June 1863; Quartermaster/First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster/Hospital Steward, June 1863 - September 1864)
  • Dana, Gustavus S. (Sergeant Major, January 1862 - March 1862; Second Lieutenant, March 1862 - January 1863; First Lieutenant, January 1863 - January 1864)
  • Dibble, Frederick L. (Surgeon, ? - April 1861; Assistant Surgeon, April 1861 - July 1861; Surgeon/Assistant Surgeon, September 1861 - September 1864)
  • Dorman, Charles A. (Hospital Steward, July 1863 - August 1864)
  • Duryea, Redfield (Lieutenant/adjutant, ? - April 1861; Lieutenant Colonel, September 1863 - December 1863; Colonel/Adjutant, December 1863 - May 1864)
  • Eldridge, Lewis E. (Musician, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Ely, William Grosvenor (#^Lieutenant Colonel; Colonel/Full Lieutenant Colonel, August 1862 - March 1865)
  • Fisher, Peter C. (Musician/Musician First Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Fox, Andrew W. (Musician/Musician Third Class, April 1861 - April 1861)
  • Fromm, Valentine (Musician Third Class, ? - April 1861; Musician, April 1861 - July 1861)
  • Fyfe, John (Principal Musician, ? - April 1861; Musician, April 1861 - April 1861; Principal Musician/Musician, September 1861 - November 1862)
  • Garey, John (Musician Third Class, August 1861 - February 1863)
  • Gilbert, Levi C. (Quatermaster Sergeant, September 1861 - December 1862; Second Lieutenant, December 1862 - April 1863)
  • Grant, Hiram Lewis (^Corporal, August 1861 - December 1863; Sergeant, December 1863 - March 1864; Second Lieutenant, March 1864 - June 1864; First Lieutenant, June 1864 - September 1864; Captain, September 1864 - March 1865; Major, March 1865 - August 1865)
  • Gussman, Henry (Principal Musician/Musician, July 1863 - September 1864)
  • Hammond, Clovis E. (^%Quatermaster Sergeant, March 1862 - December 1863; Second Lieutenant, December 1863 - March 1864; First Lieutenant/Lieutenant, March 1864 - June 1864)
  • Hanford, Horace F. (Comm Sergeant, September 1861 - December 1861; Sergeant, December 1861 - September 1864)
  • Hatfield, John L (^%Colonel, ? - April 1861; Major, April 1861 - May 1861; Lieutenant Colonel, May 1861 - May 1861; Colonel, September 1861 - August 1863)
  • Hicks, Sidney Smith (Principal Musician, September 1861 - November 1862; Musician, November 1862 - February 1863; First Sergeant, February 1863 - March 1864; Second Lieutenant, March 1864 - June 1864; First Lieutenant, June 1864 - August 1865)
  • Hinman, John L. (Musician, April 1861 - April 1861)
  • Hoyt, Henry W. (^Assistant Surgeon, September 1861 - October 1862; Assistant Surgeon, April 1865 - August 1865)
  • Hunt, Frank H. (Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Jacocks, Charles N (Musician Second Class, ? - September 1861; Musician/Musician Second Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Jacocks, Henry R (Musician First Class, ? - September 1861; Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - December 1861)
  • King, Frederick A. (Musician, ? - April 1861)
  • King, John P. (#^First Lieutenant, March 1862 - October 1862; Sergeant Major, October 1862 - March 1864; Captain, March 1864 - June 1864)
  • Kline, Daniel (Major, January 1864 - October 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, October 1864 - August 1865)
  • Leishman, Charles M (Musician, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Meeker, Lorenzo (^Major, July 1862 - January 1864; Lieutenant Colonel, January 1864 - September 1864)
  • Peck, Oliver D. (Principal Musician, July 1863 - September 1864)
  • Pickett, Chauncey J (Musician/Musician Third Class, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Robinson, Myron W. (Assistant Surgeon, ? - August 1862; Assistant Surgeon, May 1863 - December 1864; Surgeon, December 1864 - August 1865)
  • Rockwell, Alfred Perkins (Brevet Brig-gen/Brigadier General/Full Colonel, March 1865 - ?)
  • Speidel, John (^Major, ? - April 1861; Captain, April 1861 - May 1861; Major, May 1861 - June 1861; Lieutenant Colonel, June 1861 - July 1861; Major, September 1861 - July 1862; Lieutenant Colonel, July 1862 - July 1863)
  • St.Clair, John W (Principal Musician, December 1864 - June 1865)
  • Stanley, Henry F. (First Sergeant, October 1863 - May 1864; Adjutant/Corporal/First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/adjutant, October 1864 - November 1864)
  • Sutliff, Charles G. (Musician Second Class, ? - September 1861; Musician, September 1861 - September 1862)
  • Tiffany, Charles Comfort (Chaplain, September 1864 - May 1865)
  • Ward, Henry O. (Quatermaster Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant, December 1864 - June 1865)
  • Wilcox, Jay P (%Sergeant Major, September 1861 - January 1862; Second Lieutenant, January 1862 - March 1862; First Lieutenant, March 1862 - February 1864; Captain/Corporal, February 1864 - May 1864)
  • Williams, Isaac V B (First Lieutenant/quartermaster, ? - April 1861; Qtr Master Serg/Quartermaster Sergeant, April 1861 - July 1861; First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster/Quartermaster Sergeant, September 1861 - May 1863)
  • Woodruff, Curtis T. (Chaplain, September 1861 - November 1862; Chaplain, April 1863 - April 1864)
  • Woodruff, Dwight A. (^%Comm Sergeant, October 1862 - December 1863; Second Lieutenant, December 1863 - March 1864; First Lieutenant, March 1864 - June 1864; Captain, June 1864 - September 1864)
  • Wooster, William H. H. (First Lieutenant/First Lieutenant/regimental Quartermaster, October 1864 - August 1865)