|6th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry|
Michigan state flag
|Active||August 20, 1861 to June 10, 1863|
|Engagements||Battle of Baton Rouge|
Siege of Port Hudson
The 6th Michigan Infantry was organized by Francis William Kellogg at Kalamazoo, Michigan, and mustered into Federal service for a three-year enlistment on August 20, 1861.
The regiment was converted to the 6th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Heavy Artillery on June 10, 1863, by the order of Major General Nathaniel Banks for distinguished service in the Siege of Port Hudson.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 2 officers and 76 enlisted men who were killed in action or motally wounded and 6 officers and 498 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 582 fatalities.
- List of Michigan Civil War Units
- Michigan in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unmiinf1.htm The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
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