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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the war of 1861-1865, vol. 1, Condensed history of regiments., Sixth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), 3 months, 9 months and 100 days service. (search)
f service Aug. 2, 1861. In response to the call for troops in 1862, the regiment was mustered in for its nine months service, under Col Albert S. Follansbee, on varying dates from August 31 to Sept. 8, 1862. Twenty-seven of tie commissioned officers had served under the three months enlistment and seven companies remained the same. The command proceeded to Fortress Monroe September 13 and spent its term of service in the vicinity, engaging in action at Deserted House, Va., Jan. 30, 1863, and in the siege of Suffolk in May. It was mustered out at Lowell, Mass., June 3, 1863. The 6th regiment was mustered in for its one hundred days service from July 14 to 19, 1864, under Col. Albert S. Follansbee, with but few chances among the field and staff officers; the regiment left Readville for Washington July 20, 1864, and remained on duty at Arlington Heights until August 21, going from that place to Fort Delaware, Del. It was mustered out of service at Readville, Mass., Oct. 27, 1864.