Battle Unit Details


6th Regiment, New York Infantry


Organized at New York City as follows: Companies "A" "B," "C," "D" and "E" April 30, and Companies "F," "G," "H," "I" and "K" May 25, 1861. Left State and moved to Santa Rosa Island, Fla., June 15-23, 1861. Attached to Santa Rosa Island, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to May, 1862. Arnold's Brigade, District of Pensacola, Fla., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. Wilson's Brigade, District of West Florida, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1862. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863.

Duty at Santa Rosa Island, Fla., June 23, 1861, to May 9, 1862. (3 Cos. at Fort Jefferson, Fla., January to March, 1862.) Action at Santa Rosa Island October 9, 1861. Engagement with Confederate works at Pensacola November 22-23. Bombardment of Forts McRae and Barrancas January 1, 1862. Reconnoissance on Santa Rosa Island March 27-31 (Co. "K"). Duty at Pensacola, Fla., May 9 to November, 1862. Expedition to Milton, Fla., June 14-15 (Cos. "B," "C," "E" and "H"). Reconnoissance from Pensacola to Bagdad and Milton, Fla., August 7-10 (Cos. "A" and "E"). Ordered to New Orleans, La., November, 1862. Occupation of Baton Rouge December 17 and duty there till March 13, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 13-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 28. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland April 12-13. Porter's and McWilliams' Plantations at Indian Bend April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. Opelousas April 20. Moved to Barre Landing May 11, thence with trains to Berwick May 21-26. Action at Franklin and Centreville May 25. Ordered home for muster out. Mustered out at New York City June 25, 1863, expiration of term.

Regiment lost during service 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 32 Enlisted men by disease. Total 46.

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