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6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., June 15-July 9, 1861. Attached to Pilot Knob, Mo., to September, 1861. Fremont's Army of the West to January, 1862. Dept. of Missouri to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 5th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1865.

Ordered to Pilot Knob, Mo., July 19, 1861, and duty there till September. Moore's Mills August 29. Moved to Jefferson City, thence to Tipton, Mo. Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October and November. Moved to Tipton and Lamine and guard Pacific Railroad from Syracuse to Jefferson City till April, 1862. Action at Sink Pole Woods March 23, 1862 (Co. "A"). Expedition in Moniteau County and skirznish March 25-28 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Sink Pole Woods April 20. Moved to Pittsburg Landing April, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Coldwater, Miss., May 11. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Lagrangu, Holly Springs and Moscow June 3-July 21. Duty at Memphis till November. Expedition to Coldwater and Hernando, Miss., September 9-13. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November-December. "Tallahatchie March" November 26-December 12. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 13-22, and duty there ttll March. Expedition to Rolling Fork via Muddy Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek March 4-27. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Haines Bluff May 1. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-16. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandin Station July 19. At Big Black till September 25. Moved to Memphis, thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 25-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Brown's Ferry November 23. Foot of Missionary Ridge November 24. Tunnel Hill, Missionary Ridge, November 24-25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 5. Expedition to Tellico Plains December 6-13. March to Chattanooga, Tenn., December 13-17; thence to Bridgeport, Ala., December 19. Garrison duty in Alabama till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Bushy Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel July 28. Hood's 2nd sortie. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. March to tbe sea November 15-December 10. Near Clinton November 21-23. Oconee River November 25. Statesboro December 3. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April. Duck Branch, near Loper's Cross Roads, S. C., February 2. Salkehatchie Swamps February 3-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June -. Duty there and at Little Rock, Ark., till August. Mustered out August 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 182 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.
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