The 6th Maryland Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 120 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 107 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. “This regiment, in its arduous campaigns, traveled by railroad 575 miles, by boat 577 miles, and on foot 1751 miles, a total distance of 2903 miles.” (History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers 1861-1865, Volunme 1, 1898)
|August 12 –
|Organized at Baltimore, Md. under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John W. Horn and Major William A. McKellip.
Company A – Carroll County – Captain Albert Billingham
|September 20||Moved to join Army of the Potomac in Western Maryland.|
|September 20-21||Defense of Williamsport, Md. Assigned to Kenly’s Brigade, Defences Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department|
|October-November||Duty between Williamsport and Hagerstown, Md.|
|December 11-12||Moved to Maryland Heights.|
|February 21||Captain George Webster of Company C resigned.|
|March 2||First Lieutenant John L. Beaver was promoted to captain of Company C.|
|March 27||Lieutenant Colonel John W. Horn was promoted to colonel. Major William A. McKellip was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Joseph C. Hill of Company B was promoted to major.|
|March 28||Moved to Berryville and attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps.|
|May 31||Captain John S. Christie of Company G resigned.|
|June 1||First Lieutenant John R. Rouzer of Company B was promoted to captain.|
|June 10||Action at Kelly’s Ford|
Opequan Creek and Retreat to Winchester
The regiment was attacked at the ford of Opequon Creek as they withdrew to Winchester and repulsed the Confederate attack “handsomely.”
The regiment successfully defended the Star Fort. It was ordered to withdraw from Winchester with the rest of Milroy’s Division on the evening of the 15th. They avoided the disaster to most of the division in the night battle, escaping around the Confederate flank and retreated to Harpers Ferry almost intact. First Lieutenant John R. King of Company C was wounded. First Lieutenant Ira Tyler of Company C was taken prisoner.
|June 15-16||Retreated to Harper’s Ferry and attached to Elliott’s Command, 8th Army Corps|
|July 1-4||To Washington, D. C.|
|July 5||Join Army of the Potomac assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps|
|July 5-24||Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va|
Wapping Heights, Va.
|July 24-August 15||Duty on line of the Rappahannock|
|September 5||Detached for duty in New York during draft disturbances|
|October 11||Culpeper Court House|
|October 17||Captain Martin Rouzer of Company D was discharged.|
|October 24||Captain Francis A. Crouch of Company E was discharged.|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 8||Brandy Station|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
First Lieutenant John R. King of Company C was wounded.
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan|
|March||Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 3-June 15||
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River (Overland Campaign)
Captain John R. Rouzer of Company B was wounded. First Lieutenant John R. King of Company C was wounded for the third time, and was discharged due to his wounds. Second Lieutenant Alexander F. Meyers of Company C was killed.
Second Lieutenant David G. Orr of Company G was killed on May 10.
Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
North Anna River
|May 26-28||On line of the Pamunkey|
|June 18-July 6||First Assault on Petersburg|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road|
|July 6-8||Moved to Baltimore, Md.|
|July 7||First Lieutenant Henry J. Hawkins was promoted to captain of Company G.|
|July 14-24||Pursuit of Early to Snicker’s Gap|
Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
|August 11||First Lieutenant Charles A. Damuth was promoted to captain of Company D.|
|September 2||First Lieutenant Harry Coggins was promoted to captain of Company E. Sergeant John G. Simpers was promoted to captain of Company K.|
Colonel John W. Horn was wounded. Captain John R. Rouzer of Company B was captured and would remain a prisoner until the end of the war. Captain Henry J. Hawkins of Company G was wounded. First Lieutenant Alexander Leeds of Company H was wounded.
|October 4||Captain John L. Beaver of Company C resigned due to disability.|
Adjutant Melville R. Small was mortally wounded. Captain Albert Billingham of Company A was wounded. First Lieutenant Charles N. Kuhn was badly wounded. Captain Harry Coggins of Company E was wounded. He would be discharged (date unknown) and First Lieutenant Erastus S. Norval would be promoted to captain of Company E. First Lieutenant Demarest A. Smith was wounded. First Lieutenant Albert F. Rittenhouse of Company F was wounded. Captain Adam B. Martin of Company H was mortally wounded. Lieutenant George H. Crawford of Company I was wounded.
|October||Duty at Kernstown|
|November 17||Lieutenant Colonel William A. McKellip resigned and Major Joseph C. Hill was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Clifton K. Prentiss of Company F was promoted to major. First Lieutenant Charles N. Kuhn was promoted to captain of Company C. First Lieutenant Demarest A. Smith was promoted to captain of Company F.|
|December 3-6||Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Petersburg, Va.|
|January 23||Lieutenant Thomas Ocker was promoted to captain of Company A.|
|January 28||Lieutenant William H. Abercrombie was promoted to captain of Company H.|
|February 4||Colonel John W. Horn was discharged due to his wound from The Third Battle of Winchester.|
|March 17||Captain Charles N. Kuhn of Company C was discharged due to his wound from Cedar Creek.|
|March 28-April 9||
Fall of Petersburg
Major Clifton K. Prentiss was mortally wounded, and would die in August. Captain Thomas Ocker of Company A was also mortally wounded and would die on April 18. First Lieutenant Samuel W. Angel of Company C was mortally wounded. Lieutenant Lewis Byers of Company K was wounded.
|April 3-9||Pursuit of Lee|
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 13||Lieutenant Grayson M. Eichelberger was promoted to captain of Company G.|
|April 23-27||March to Danville, Va. Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Hill was promoted to colonel, but was not mustered.|
|May 18||March to Richmond, Va.|
|May 18-June 3||To Washington, D.C.|
|June 3||Lieutenant Lewis Byers of Company K was promoted to captain and given command of Company A.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 20||Mustered out under the command of Colonel Joseph C. Hill.|