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6th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wis., and mustered in July 16, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., July 28. At Harrisburg, Pa., till August 3, then moved to Washington. Attached to King's Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Camp on Meridian Hill and duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Advance to Falmouth April 9-19. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till August McDowell's advance on Richmond March 25-29. Operations against Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange Court House July 24-27. Reconnoissance to Frederick's Hail Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills (or Massaponax Church) August 5-6. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Action at Gainesville August 28. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly , September 1 (Reserve). Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain , Md., September 14; Antietam, September 16-17. At Sharpsburg till October 30. Advance to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 22. Battle of Fredericksburg, December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Belle Plain till April 27. Expedition to Heathville February 12-14. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2. Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30. Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg , Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap. Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Haymarket October 19. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 4-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness , May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12 Spottsylvania Court House , May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor , June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg, June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad , August 18-21, 1864. Boydton Road , Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Lewis Farm , near Gravelly Run, March 29. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Five Forks , April 1. Fall of Petersburg , April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Courthouse, April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 17. Mustered out July 2, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 228 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 357.

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