|6th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry|
|Active||November 19, 1861 to November 20, 1865|
|Engagements||Siege of Port Hudson|
Battle of Nashville
Service[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
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.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- 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.
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 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
References[edit | edit source]
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