6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

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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.

Other Sources 


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.


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