United States Regiments & Batteries > Massachusetts > 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

The 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded during its 1861 enlistment, 2 officers and 11 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 enlisted men to disease during its 1862-63 enlistment, and 10 enlisted men to disease during its 1864 service.

January 21 Tendered services to government for three months
April 15 Moved from Lowell to Boston in response to call of the President under the command of Colonel Edward F. Jones
April 17 Left Boston for Washington, D.C. via New York and Philadelphia and to Baltimore
April 19 Attacked in streets of Baltimore, reached Washington and camp in Capitol Buildings. The regiment suffered 3 dead and 40 wounded.
May 5 Moved to Relay House, West of Baltimore.
May 13 To Baltimore
May 16 Returned to Relay House; Guarded railroad
May – July Duty at Baltimore and Relay House in the Department of Annapolis
July 29 Relieved from duty
August 2 Mustered out
August 31 Organized at Camp Wilson, Lowell, and mustered in for nine months service
September 9-12 Moved to Washington, D.C.
September 14-15 Moved to Suffolk, Va.; Duty at Suffolk attached to Foster’s Provisional Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
October 3-4 Expedition to Western Branch Church
October 24-26 Expedition to Blackwater
November 17-19. Expedition to Blackwater
November 17 Skirmish at Lawrence’s Plantation
December 1-3 Expedition to Beaver Dam Church
December 2 Action on the Blackwater near Franklin
December 11-13 Expedition to Zuni
December 11 Action at Zuni
January 30 Action at Deserted House
April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia

May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 12-26 Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
May 15-16 Holland House
May 26-29 Moved to Boston
June 3 Mustered out
July 14-19 Organized at Readville and mustered in for 100 days service
July 20 Left State for Washington, D.C.
July 22 Arrived Washington and assigned to garrison duty at Fort C. F. Smith on Arlington Heights
August 21 Moved to Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch island, relieving 157th Ohio Infantry from guard duty of Rebel prisoners.
October 19 – 21 Moved to Boston
October 27 The 6th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment mustered out