|6th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry|
|Active||November 19, 1861 to November 20, 1865|
|Engagements||Siege of Port Hudson|
Battle of Nashville
The 6th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois on November 19, 1861.
The regiment was mustered out on November 20, 1865.
Total strength and casualties
The regiment suffered 5 officers and 60 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 8 officers and 328 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 401 fatalities.
- Colonel Thomas H. Cavanaugh - resigned March 28, 1862.
- Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson - promoted to brigadier general June 3, 1863.
- Colonel Matthew H. Starr - died of wounds October 1, 1864.
- Colonel John Lynch - mustered out with the regiment.
- List of Illinois Civil War Units
- Illinois in the American Civil War
- http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.htm#6th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav006-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls
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