6th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry
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Flag of the United States, 1863-1865
Active September 20, 1861 to September 22, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Resaca

The 6th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry (3 years) was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. This regiment was the senior Indiana regiment of the Civil War, as it was numbered in sequence after the five Indiana volunteer regiments of the Mexican-American War.


The 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was re-enlisted for three year service from the original 6th Indiana at Madison, Indiana, on September 20, 1861, by Col. Thomas T. Crittenden.

The regiment mustered out of service on September 22, 1864. Soldiers of the regiment who had unexpired enlistments, and those who re-enlisted were transferred to 68th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Total strength and casualties

The regiment suffered nine officers and 116 enlisted men killed in battle or died of wounds, and a further 2 officers and 140 enlisted men men who died of disease, for a total of 267 fatalities.[1]


See also

  • List of Indiana Civil War regiments


  1. 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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