6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry was organized at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minnesota on September 29 to November 20, 1862.&nbsp; It mustered out on August 19, 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 11 January 2011)</ref>.  
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The 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry was organized at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minnesota on September 29 to November 20, 1862. It mustered out on August 19, 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] (accessed 11 January 2011)</ref>.  
  
 
For more information about this regiment see the following:  
 
For more information about this regiment see the following:  
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmninf2.htm#6thinf The Civil War Archives]. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) A brief history of the 6th Regiment Infantry.<br>
 
*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmninf2.htm#6thinf The Civil War Archives]. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) A brief history of the 6th Regiment Infantry.<br>
 
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
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Company I - many men from [[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington County]], [[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth County]], [[Nicollet County, Minnesota|Nicollet County]] and other assorted counties - [http://www.archive.org/stream/annualreport01minn#page/310/mode/2up Roster], page 310.  
 
Company I - many men from [[Washington County, Minnesota|Washington County]], [[Blue Earth County, Minnesota|Blue Earth County]], [[Nicollet County, Minnesota|Nicollet County]] and other assorted counties - [http://www.archive.org/stream/annualreport01minn#page/310/mode/2up Roster], page 310.  
  
Company K - many men from&nbsp; [[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County]] and [[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore County]] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/annualreport01minn#page/314/mode/2up Roster], page 314.<br>
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Company K - many men from [[Houston County, Minnesota|Houston County]] and [[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore County]] - [http://www.archive.org/stream/annualreport01minn#page/314/mode/2up Roster], page 314.<br>  
  
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,737 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UMN0006RI Roster].
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,737 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UMN0006RI Roster].  
  
=== Other Sources&nbsp;  ===
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=== Other Sources ===
 
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WEBSITES
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*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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 ‘Minnesota in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
 
*[[Beginning United States Civil War Research|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 ‘Minnesota in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).<br>
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*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Minnesota&B1=Search MilitaryHistoryOnline], (accessed 9 December 2010) has submissions by people about their ancestors who served in the Civil War.
 
*[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Minnesota&B1=Search MilitaryHistoryOnline], (accessed 9 December 2010) has submissions by people about their ancestors who served in the Civil War.
  
BOOKS
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*Carley, Kenneth, and Richard Moe. ''Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History. (Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2000). ''Book of battle histories, photographs, short biographies and a roster of the different regiments with their officers, beginning on page 204. [http://books.google.com/books?id=lVGGlRF5v3wC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Minnesota+in+the+Civil+war&source=bl&ots=MAk4HKW2UF&sig=QYhra4ptXvKD9mefiKi5mAWnRC4&hl=en&ei=he_mTKnkJ4j6sAPlmbmxCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google book] (Not all pages are shown). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minnesota-in-the-civil-war-an-illustrated-history/oclc/144563813&referer=brief_results WorldCat book].<br>
  
 
*Dyer, Frederick H. ''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies&nbsp;: [Minnesota]''. (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1993). {{FHL|676745|item}}. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084700. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compendium-of-the-war-of-the-rebellion-compiled-and-arranged-from-official-records-of-the-federal-and-confederate-armies-minnesota/oclc/36950447&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>
 
*Dyer, Frederick H. ''A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies&nbsp;: [Minnesota]''. (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1993). {{FHL|676745|item}}. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084700. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compendium-of-the-war-of-the-rebellion-compiled-and-arranged-from-official-records-of-the-federal-and-confederate-armies-minnesota/oclc/36950447&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book].<br>
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*Minnesota. ''Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865''. (St. Paul, Minn: Electrotyped and printed for the State by the Pioneer Press Company, 1890).{{FHL|270133|item}}. FHL US/CAN Book 977.6 H2bc. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minnesota-in-the-civil-and-indian-wars-1861-1865/oclc/3561607&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book.] Click on the FHL Collection link to view this book online. It contains detailed histories and rosters of each Minnesota Military Unit. <br>
 
*Minnesota. ''Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865''. (St. Paul, Minn: Electrotyped and printed for the State by the Pioneer Press Company, 1890).{{FHL|270133|item}}. FHL US/CAN Book 977.6 H2bc. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minnesota-in-the-civil-and-indian-wars-1861-1865/oclc/3561607&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this book.] Click on the FHL Collection link to view this book online. It contains detailed histories and rosters of each Minnesota Military Unit. <br>
  
*Carley, Kenneth, and Richard Moe. ''Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History. (Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2000). ''Book of battle histories, photographs, short biographies and a roster of the different regiments with their officers, beginning on page 204. [http://books.google.com/books?id=lVGGlRF5v3wC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Minnesota+in+the+Civil+war&source=bl&ots=MAk4HKW2UF&sig=QYhra4ptXvKD9mefiKi5mAWnRC4&hl=en&ei=he_mTKnkJ4j6sAPlmbmxCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false Google book] (Not all pages are shown). [http://www.worldcat.org/title/minnesota-in-the-civil-war-an-illustrated-history/oclc/144563813&referer=brief_results WorldCat book].<br>
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*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia : The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}} FHL US/CAN Film 1488543. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0091unit Internet Archives]. <br>
 
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*United States. War Department. Record and Pension Office. ''Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations''. (Washington, District of Columbia&nbsp;: The National Archives, c1964).{{FHL|499078|item}}&nbsp;FHL US/CAN Film 1488543. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/compiled-records-showing-service-of-military-units-in-volunteer-union-organizations/oclc/33667366&referer=brief_results Other libraries with this microfilm]. View online at [http://www.archive.org/details/compiledrecordss0091unit Internet Archives]. <br>
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=== References  ===
 
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Brief History

The 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry was organized at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minnesota on September 29 to November 20, 1862. It mustered out on August 19, 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota[1].

For more information about this regiment see the following:

  • Wikipedia, (accessed 9 Dec 2010) article on the 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

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.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. Also see the Dalby Database, a site from Minnesota, searchable by men, counties, regiments and companies.

Company A - many men from - Ramsey County and Dakota County - Roster, page 278.

Company B - many men from Hennepin County - Roster, page 281.

Company C - many men from Rice County, Hennepin County and other assorted counties - Roster, page 286.

Company D - many men from Hennepin County  - Roster, page 290.

Company E - many men from  - Prussia, Germany and Switzerland - Roster, page 294.

Company F - many men from Goodhue County - Roster, page 298.

Company G - many men from Ramsey County and Carver County - Roster, page 302.

Company H - many men from Olmsted County - Roster, page 306.

Company I - many men from Washington County, Blue Earth County, Nicollet County and other assorted counties - Roster, page 310.

Company K - many men from Houston County and Fillmore County - Roster, page 314.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,737 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 ‘Minnesota 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.
  • Minnesota in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Minnesota, 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.
  • Rootsweb. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) 6th Regiment history and a roster of the men from Wabasha county.
  • The Civil War Index. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) Website with detailed Minnesota regimental histories.
  • MilitaryHistoryOnline, (accessed 9 December 2010) has submissions by people about their ancestors who served in the Civil War.
  • Carley, Kenneth, and Richard Moe. Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History. (Minnesota Historical Society Press, c2000). Book of battle histories, photographs, short biographies and a roster of the different regiments with their officers, beginning on page 204. Google book (Not all pages are shown). WorldCat book.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies : [Minnesota]. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084700. Other libraries with this book.
  • Minnesota. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. (St. Paul, Minn: Electrotyped and printed for the State by the Pioneer Press Company, 1890).FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Book 977.6 H2bc. Other libraries with this book. Click on the FHL Collection link to view this book online. It contains detailed histories and rosters of each Minnesota Military Unit.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)