United States Regiments & Batteries > Maine

The 6th Maine Battery lost 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 27 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

January 1 Organized at Augusta and mustered in; Duty at Augusta until March and at Portland, Me.
April 1-3 Moved to Washington, D.C.; Camp at East Capital Hill and at Forts Buffalo and Ramsey, and at Falls Church, Va. Attached to the Military District of Washington
June Ordered to report to General Banks at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.; Attached to 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia; Duty at Harper’s Ferry, Cedar Creek and Little Washington, Va.
August Attached to 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac
August 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16 –
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps
August 20-26 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1 Chantilly
September Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 12th Corps, Army Potomac
September –
Maryland Campaign
September 14
Crampton’s Pass, Battle of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam
September – December Duty at Sandy Hook, Md. and at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
December 2-6 Reconnaissance to Winchester
December 27 Action at Dumfries
January – May Duty at Dumfries
May 27 At Falmouth
June Assigned to the 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
June – July Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at Gettysburg by Lieutenant Edwin B. Dow. It brought 103 men to the field serving four 12-pounded Napoleons, and suffered 13 wounded.

July 7-14 Pursuit to Williamsport, Md.
July 13 Frederick, Maryland
July 18 –
August 2
March to Warrenton Junction, Va. and duty there
September Assigned to the 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve
September 16 At Culpeper
October 12-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 12-13 Culpeper
October 14 Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of Rappahannock
November 26 –
December 2
Mine Run Campaign
November 28-30 Mine Run
April Attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps
May 3 Campaign from the Rapidan to James River
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spottsylvania Court House
May 12 “Bloody Angle,” Spottsylvania C. H.
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-19 First Assault on Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion (Reserve)
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
October 20 Garrison, Fort Davis
October At Fort McGilvrey and Battery 9
November Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
March 15 At Fort Sampson
April 2-3 Assault on and capture of Petersburg
April 3 Ordered to Reserve Artillery at City Point
May 3 Ordered to Alexandria
June 4 Ordered to Augusta, Me.
June 7 Mustered out