Battle Unit Details

UNION MINNESOTA VOLUNTEERS

6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

Overview:
Organized at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minn., September 29 to November 20, 1862. Campaign against the Sioux Indians in Minnesota August 20 to November 14, 1862. Sibley's march to relief of Fort Ridgly August 24-28. Engagement at Birch Coolie September 1, 2 and 3 (Co. "A"). Engagement at Wood Lake September 23. At Camp Release September 26. Regiment mustered in at Camp Release. Companies "A," "B," "F" and "G" October 1; Company "C" October 13; Company "D" September 29; Company "E" October 5; Company "I" October 4; Company "K" October 10, and Company "H" at Fort Snelling November 20, 1862. Garrison duty at Fort Snelllng, Companies "A," "B," "G," "H" and "K"; at Glencoe, Companies "C," "F" and "I"; at Forest City, Company "D"; at Kingston, Company "E," till February, 1863. Companies "A," "G" and "K" at Glencoe; Company "B" at Forest City; Companies "C," "D," "F" and "I" at Fort Snelling; Company "E" at Clearwater, and Company "H" at Kingston, till April, 1863. At Camp Pope till June, 1863. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June 16 to September 12, 1863. Action at Big Hills, Dakota Territory, July 24. Dead Buffalo Lake July 26, Stony Lake July 28. Missouri River July 29-30. On frontier duty in Minnesota till June, 1864. Company "A" at Fort Ridgly September, 1863, to June, 1864. Company "B" at Fort Snelling September, 1863; Swan Lake and Fort Ridgly to January, 1864, and at Fort Snelling till June, 1864. Company "C" at Fairmont September, 1863, to June, 1864. Company "D" at Kingston September, 1863; at Fort Snelling to November, 1863. Escort trains to agencies on the Missouri River November 6 to December 29, 1863; at Kingston till June, 1864. Company "E" at Lake Hanska September to November, 1863; escort trains to agencies on the Missouri River November 6-December 29; at Fort Ridg-

Organized at Anoka, Forest City, Stillwater, Lake ly till June, 1864. Company "F" at Fort Ridgly September, 1863; at Lake Hanska till June, 1864. Company "G" at Wautowan River September, 1863, to January, 1864; at Madelia till June, 1864. Company "H" at Buffalo Creek September-October, 1863; at Fort Ridgly to November, 1863; escort supply trains to agencies on the Missouri River November 6-December 29, 1863; at Fort Ridgly till June, 1864. Company "I" at Forest City September, 1863, to June, 1864. Company "K" at Fort Snelling September, 1863, to June, 1864. Regiment concentrated at Fort Snelling June 9, 1864. Moved to Helena, Ark., June 14-23, and duty there till November 4. Attached to District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, June to November, 1864. District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1865, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military District of West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

Service:
Expedition from Helena, Ark., to Buck Island July 13-16, 1864 (Cos. "E" and "F"). Moved to St. Louis, Mo., November 4-11, and Provost duty there till January 29, 1865. Moved to New Orleans January 29-February 7, and duty there till March 5. Moved to Dauphin Island, Mobile Bay, Ala., March 5-8. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its Defences March 8-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there till July. Moved to St. Paul, Minn., and mustered out August 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 161 Enlisted men by disease. Total 177.
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