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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Madison, Indiana, and mustered in September 20, 1861. They mustered out September 22, 1864 at expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits were transferred to 68th Indiana Infantry[1].

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


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.

  • Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
  • Reorganized Officer - see Roster

The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 6th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry on CIVIL WAR INDEX  web site.

Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • 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 'Indiana 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.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861-1865 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.
  • Wikipedia, (accessed 28 Dec 2010). Article on the 6th Regiment, Indiana Infantry.
  • Fletcher, William B., "The Civil War Journal of William B. Fletcher" (ed. Loriman S. Brigham, Indiana Magazine of History 57, no. 1 (March 1961): 43-76.) 1861, Marion County (Indianapolis), 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Abstract and Bibliographic Information, article PDF, (accessed 6 Apr 2011)

BOOKS and FILMS

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. 6th Regiment Indiana Infantry - Company D(accessed 28 Dec 2010) Roster ( Howard Country)that has been alphabetized for easy reference.