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“Anthony Wayne Guard”

“135th New York Infantry Regiment”

The 6th New York Heavy Artillery lost 5 officers and 130 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 officers and 275 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment was originally raised as infantry but was quickly converted to heavy artillery.

Organized at Yonkers, New York, as the 135th New York Infantry Regiment.
September 2 Mustered in under the command of Colonel William H. Morris and Lieutenant Colonel J. Howard Kitching.
September 5 Left New York for Baltimore, Maryland. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore,  8th Corps, Middle Department for duty at Fort McHenry
October 3 Designation changed to 6th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment.
January Companies B, E, F, I, L and M assigned to Defenses, Upper Potomac.Companies A, C, D, G, H and K at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.,
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps
June Attached to 3rd Provisional Brigade, French’s Division, 8th Army Corps
July Pursuit of Lee, attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps
July 23
Wapping Heights, Va.
August Attached to Artillery Reserve and Headquarters and ammunition train guard, Army of the Potomac
October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

April Attached to 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac

Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House
May 13 Attached to Kitching’s Heavy Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 19
Harris Farm (or Fredericksburg Road)
May 23-26
North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31
May 30 Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 2 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
June 3 Bethesda Church
June 16-18
Before Petersburg
June 16-July 9

Siege of Petersburg

August Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city. Attached to 1st Brigade, Hardin’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
September to December

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

September 27 Attached to 1st Brigade, Kitching’s Provisional Division, Middle Military Division
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty in the Shenandoah Valley
December 3 Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Army of the James, and 2nd Brigade, Infantry Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James


January 24 Fort Brady
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Ferrero’s Division, Dept. of Virginia

April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April Duty in the Sub-District of Roanoke, District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia
May Attached to Sub-District of Roanoke, District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia
June At Petersburg, Va.
August 24 Mustered out near Washington, D.C.