The Civil War in the East

6th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment "Anthony Wayne Guard"

The 6th New York Heavy Artillery lost 5 officers and 130 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 6 officers and 275 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1862

 

Organized at Yonkers, N.Y., as the 135th New York Infantry Regiment

September 2

Mustered in

September 5

Left State for Baltimore, Md. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department for duty at Fort McHenry

October 3

Designation changed to 6th Heavy Artillery

1863

January

Companies B, E, F, I, L and M assigned to Defenses, Upper Potomac.

Companies A, C, D, G, H and K at Harper's Ferry, W. Va.,

March

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps

June

Attached to 3rd Provisional Brigade, French's Division, 8th Army Corps

July

Pursuit of Lee, attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps

July 23

Wapping Heights, Va.

August

Attached to Artillery Reserve and Headquarters and ammunition train guard, Army of the Potomac

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

1864

April

Attached to 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac

May-June

Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12

Spottsylvania

May 12-21

Spottsylvania Court House

May 13

Attached to Kitching's Heavy Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

May 19

Harris Farm (or Fredericksburg Road)

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomy

May 30

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 2

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps

June 3

Bethesda Church

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

June 16-July 9

Siege of Petersburg

August

Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city. Attached to 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

September to December

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

September 27

Attached to 1st Brigade, Kitching's Provisional Division, Middle Military Division

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

October

Duty in the Shenandoah Valley

December 3

Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Provisional Division, Army of the James, and 2nd Brigade, Infantry Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Army of the James

1865

January 24

Fort Brady

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign. Assigned to 2nd Brigade, Ferrero's Division, Dept. of Virginia

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April

Duty in the Sub-District of Roanoke, District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia

May

Attached to Sub-District of Roanoke, District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia

June

At Petersburg, Va.

August 24

Mustered out near Washington, D.C.




 
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