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.




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



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.,


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


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


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

July 23

Wapping Heights, Va.


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



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


Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8-12


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


At Petersburg, Va.

August 24

Mustered out near Washington, D.C.

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