6th Regiment, Maine Infantry

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Brief History

The 6th Regiment, Maine Infantry was organized at Portland.  They mustered in July 15, 1861, and mustered out August 15, 1864.[1] 

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

It organized at Portland and mustered in July 15, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., July 17. Attached to W. F. Smith's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. 2nd Brigade, Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Light Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, to August, 1864[2].

6th Regiment, Maine Infantry timeline from organization to discharge.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Index of soldiers, 6th Regiment, Maine Infantry at Ancestry.com $.  Includes soldier's company.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,819 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maine in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maine in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maine, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Ambler, I. W. (Isaac W.). The life of Sergeant I. W. Ambler : embracing his nativity, poverty, and toil when but a child in the coal- mines of England; his connection with the British Army, sufferings and dissipation; his escape to the United States, and dissipation continued; his conversion in Newburyport, Mass., under the labors of Rev. Daniel Pike; his labors in the cause of temperance and as city missionary in Biddeford, Me.; and efforts, sacrifices, and slufferings for his adopted country during the late great rebellion. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991) FHL Fiche 6082992
  • Clark, Charles A. (Charles Amory). Campaigning with the Sixth Maine : a paper read before The Iowa Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL Fiche 6082993.
  • Forsyth, William. A sprig of Myrtle for the Old Sixth Maine : address of welcome. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082994.
  • Mundy, James H. No rich men's sons : the Sixth Maine Volunteer Infantry (Cape Elizabeth, Maine : Harp Publications, c1994), FHL book 974.1 M2mj.
  • Sixth Maine Regiment Association (Ellsworth, Maine). Fiftieth anniversary, Sixth Maine Regiment Association -- Hancock Hall, Ellsworth Maine, Friday, July 14, 1911. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991), FHL fiche 6082991.
  • Stanley, Ruel H,. Eastern Maine and the Rebellion : being an account of the principal local events in eastern Maine during the war and brief histories of eastern Maine regiments. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2002), FHL book 974.1 H2srh.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. The Civil War Archives-Union Regimental Histories[1]