The Civil War in the East

6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment

The 6th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 177 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 228 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Keene

November 27

Mustered in

December 25

Left State for Washington, D.C.


January 6-13

Expedition to Hatteras Inlet, N. C. Attached to Williams' 4th Brigade, North Carolina Expedition

March 2

Moved to Roanoke Island

April 7-8

Expedition to Elizabeth City attached to Hawkins' Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina

April 19

Battle of Camden, South Mills

June 18-July 2

Expedition to New Berne

July 2-10

Moved to Newport News, Va. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

August 2-7

Moved to Aquia Creek and Fredericksburg, Va.

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Second Bull Run

September 1



Maryland Campaign

September 14

Battle of South Mountain, Md.

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam


Duty in Pleasant Valley, Md.

October 27-November 19

Movement to Falmouth, Va

November 10

Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville

November 14

Sulphur Springs

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

January 20-24

Burnside's Second Campaign, "Mud March"


February 11

Moved to Newport News, Va.

March 26-April 1

To Lexington, Ky. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio

April 18

To Winchester, thence to Richmond, Ky.

May 3

To Paint Lick Creek

May 10

To Lancaster

June 3-14

Movement to Vicksburg, Miss.

June 14-July 4

Siege of Vicksburg. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee

July 4-10

Advance on Jackson, Miss.

July 10-17

Siege of Jackson


At Milldale

August 5-20

Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio then to Nicholasville, Ky.


Provost duty at Nicholasville, Frankfort and Russellville. Attached to Bixby's Brigade, District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio

October 25

Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., and Provost duty there


January 16

Regiment veterans on furlough. Non-Veterans at Camp Nelson, Ky.

March 10

Ordered to Annapolis, Md. and attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 3-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12


May 12-21

Spotsylvania Court House

May 12

Assault on the Salient at Spotsylvania Court House

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16-19

Before Petersburg

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg

August 18-21

Weldon Railroad

September 29-October 2

Poplar Springs Church

October 27-28

Hatcher's Run


Garrison of Fort Alexander Hays


March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

April 2

Assaults on and fall of Petersburg

April 3

Occupation of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee to Burkesville

April 20-27

Moved to Washington, D.C.


Duty at Alexandria

May 23

Grand Review

July 17

Mustered out

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