The 6th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 12 officers and 191 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 212 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored on the Old Vermont Brigade monument at Antietam, the 1st Vermont Brigade monument at Gettysburg, and the Vermont Brigade monument at The Wilderness.
|Organized at Montpelier|
|October 15||Mustered in under Colonel Nathan Lord, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Asa P. Blunt and Major Oscar S. Tuttle.|
|October 21||Joined with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th Vermont Regiments to form Brooks’ Brigade, Smith’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|November||Duty in the Defences of Washington at Camp Griffin.|
|March||Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|March 10||Moved to Alexandria|
|March 23-24||Moved by ship to the Virginia Peninsula, landing near Fort Monroe and moving to Newport News.|
|March 30||Reconnoissance to Warwick River|
|April 2||Began the march up the Peninsula.|
|April 5-May 4||
Siege of Yorktown
|April 16||Lee’s Mills|
Battle of Williamsburg
|May 13||The 6th Vermont was attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. It would remain with this organization until the end of the war.|
|May 19||Marched from White House Landing to the Chickahominy River, going into camp at Golding’s Farm|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven days before Richmond
|June 27||Garnett’s Farm|
|June 29||Savage Station|
|June 30||White Oak Swamp Bridge|
|July 1||Malvern Hill|
|July – August||At Harrison’s Landing|
|August 16-24||Moved to Fortress Monroe, then to Alexandria|
|August 30||Reached the Bull Run battlefield on the evening after the fighting.|
|September 1||Ordered back to Chantilly|
Captain Elisha L. Barney of Company K was wounded in the head.
Commanded by Major Oscar S. Tuttle. The regiment was not heavily engaged at Antietam and suffered only light losses.
From the War Department marker for Brooks’ brigade on the Antietam battlefield:
Brooks’ Brigade left its camp in Pleasant Valley at 6 A.M. of the 17th, crossed the Antietam at Pry’s Ford and reached the field about noon. It was ordered to the support of Sedgwick’s Division, Second Corps, on the Union right but, before getting into position, was ordered to the support of French’s Division and formed in Mumma’s Cornfield, on ground vacated by the 14th Connecticut, its left connecting with French, its right resting on Mumma’s Lane, facing south parallel to and about 170 yards from the Bloody Lane.
It was subjected to a galling fire of both Artillery and Sharpshooters, causing some loss.
It remained in this position until the morning of the 19th.
|September 19||Major Tuttle was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|October 15||Captain Elisha L. Barney of Company K was promoted to major.|
|October 29||At Hagerstown, Md.|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
|December 18||Colonel Lord resigned for disability due to chronic dysentery. Lieutenant Colonel Oscar Tuttle was promoted to colonel and Major Barney was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|January 20-24||Burnside’s Second Campaign, “Mud March”|
|March 18||Colonel Tuttle was discharged for disability due to persistant stomach illness. Lieutenant Colonel Elisha L. Barney was promoted to colonel.|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
|May 3||Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg|
|May 3-4||Salem Heights|
|May 4||Banks’ Ford|
|June 5-13||Franklin’s Crossing|
Commanded by Colonel Elisha L. Barney. It brought 362 men to the field and had no casualties.
From the Vermont Brigade monument on the Gettysburg battlefield:
Reaching this field by a forced march of thirty two miles in the evening of July 2, the brigade took position on the left Union flank near this point in anticipation of an attack by the enemy and held the same July 3d and 4th.
|July 10-13||Funkstown, Md.|
|Detached for duty in New York|
|September 23||Rejoined Army at Culpeper Court House|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
|May-June||Campaign from the Rapidan to the James|
Colonel Barney was mortally wounded in the head. Lieutenant Sumner H. Lincoln was wounded in the knee.
|May 10||Colonel Barney died of his wound in Fredericksburg.|
|May 12||Assault on the Salient, Spottsylvania Court House|
|May 23-26||North Anna River|
|May 26-28||Line of the Pamunkey|
|June 18-19||Before Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins.|
|June 22-23||Jerusalem Plank Road|
|July 9-11||Moved to Washington, D.C.|
|July 11-12||Repulse of Early’s attack on Fort Stevens|
|Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign|
|August 21-22||Near Charlestown|
|September 13||Gilbert’s Ford, Opequan Creek|
Third Battle of Winchester (Opequan)
Lieutenant Sumner Lincoln was wounded in the head.
|October 20||At Strasburg. Lieutenant Sumner Lincoln was promoted to major.|
|November 9||At Kernstown|
|December 9-12||Moved to Petersburg, continuing Siege of Petersburg|
|Januar 7||Major Lincloln was promoted to lieutenant colonel.|
|March 25||Fort Fisher, before Petersburg|
|March 28-April 9||Appomattox Campaign|
|April 2||Assault on and fall of Petersburg|
|April 6||Sailor’s Creek|
Surrender of Lee and his army.
|April 10 – 23||At Farmville and Burkesville Station|
|April 23 – 27||March to Danville|
|May 18||Moved to Manchester|
|May 24-June 3||March to Washington, D.C.|
|June 4||Lieutenant Colonel Lincoln was promoted to colonel.|
|June 8||Corps Review|
|June 26||Mustered out|