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6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
Flag of Minnesota
Active September 29, 1862 to August 19, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that fought in the Union army during the American Civil War.


The 6th Minnesota was mustered into Federal service at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minnesota, between September 29 and November 20, 1862.

It was mustered out in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 19, 1865.


The 6th Minnesota Infantry suffered 12 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 4 officers and 161 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 177 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel William Crooks - August 23, 1862, to October 28, 1864.
  • Colonel John T. Averill - November 22, 1864, to September 30, 1865.


Andrews, General C.C. ed. (1891). Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Pioneer Press. 

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List of Minnesota Civil War Units