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6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

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6th Regiment, Kansas Cavalry

Organized at Fort Scott July, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1864. District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE - Duty at Fort Scott till March, 1862. Drywood Creek, Fort Scott, September 1, 1861. Morristown September 17. Osccola September 20, 21 and 22. (The 3 original Cos. march to Fort Lincoln September 1, 1861; thence return to Fort Scott.) Little Santa Fe, Mo., November 6. Regiment reorganized March 27, 1862, and "A," "B" and "C," original Companies, mustered out. Duty at Fort Scott till May. Carthage, Mo., March 23. Diamond Grove April 14. Lost Creek April 15. Companies "C," "H" and "K" moved to Carthage, Mo., with 15th Kansas, rejoining May. Regiment stationed at various points on southern line of Kansas; Headquarters at Paoli till June. Concentrated at Fort Scott. Expedition into Indian Territory May 25-July 8 (Cos. "C," "H" and "K"). Reconnoissance from Grand River to Fort Gibson, Tahliquah and Park Hill, and skirmishes June 14-17. Regiment joined June 20. Expedition into Cherokee Country July 2-August 1. Stan Wattie's Mill July 4 (2 Cos.). Expedition from Fort Leavenworth to Independence August 12-14 (1 Co.). Clear Creek August 19. Taboursville August 20. Osage River August 21. Coon Creek, near Lamar, and Lamar, August 24. Operations in Southwest Missouri September to December. Expedition through Jackson, Cass, Johnson and Lafayette Counties, Mo., September 8-23 (1 Co.). Hickory Grove September 19. Granby September 24. Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Old Fort Wayne or Beattie's Prairie, near Maysville, October 22. Operations in Jackson County against Quantrell November 1-5. Drywood, Boston Mountains, November 9. Reconnoissance toward Van Buren and Fort Smith November 20. Near Cane Hill November 25. Cane Hill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-29. Dripping Springs December 29. (1st Battalion, Cos. "A," "C," "F" and "H" camp on Crane Creek, near Springfield, Mo., till March, 1863.) Operations in Newton and Jasper Counties March 5-13 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Near Sherwood March 9 (Cos. "A" and "C"). Companies "F" and "H" march from Westbrook to Salem, thence to Rolla May 7; thence to Fort Scott June 21-July 4. Webber Falls, Cherokee Nation, April 21-23 (3rd Battalion). Big Creek, near Pleasant Hill, May 15 (Co. "E"). Fort Gibson May 22 and 25. Greenleaf Prairie June 16. Cabin Creek July 1-2. Elk Creek, near Honey Springs, July 17. Perryville August 26. Operations in Cherokee Nation September 11-25. Webber Falls October 12. Moved to Fort Smith November 13-18 and duty there till March, 1864. Scout to Baker's Springs January 21-25. Baker's Springs, Caddo Gap, January 24. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 31-May 3 (Cos. "A," "C, "G," "K" and "M"). Roseville April 4-5 (Detachment). Stone's Ferry April 5 (Detachment). Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Moscow April 13. Dutch Mills April 14. Camden April 16-18. Poison Spring April 18 (Detachment). Saline Bottom April 29. Jenkins Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Moved to Dardanelle, thence to Fort Smith May 6-16. Dardanelle May 10. Clarksville May 18. Fayetteville May 19. Roseville June 4-5 (Detachment). Hahn's Farm, near Waldron, and Iron Bridge June 19. Balance of Regiment near Fort Smith and duty there till September. Mazzard's Prairie July 27 (Cos. "B," "D," "E" and "H"). Near Fort Smith July 31. Lee's Creek August 1 (Detachment). Van Buren August 12. Fort Smith August 27. March to Cabin Creek, Cherokee Nation, September 14-19. Fort Scott October 22. Cow Creek October 23 (Detachment. Non-Veterans') Training Post October 24. Moved from Fort Smith to Clarksville December 29 and duty there till February 16, 1865. Moved to Little Rock and duty there till June. Consolidated to a Battalion April 18, 1865. Moved to Duvall's Bluffs June 5, thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, July 27-August 11. Mustered out August 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 81 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 228.

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Engagements

	
  • First Battle of Newtonia
  • Battle of Old Fort Wayne
  • Battle of Prairie Grove
  • Camden Expedition
  • Battle of Honey Springs
  • Battle of Massard Prairie

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6th Kansas Cavalry History

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