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Sixth regiment Massachusetts Infantry (Militia), 3 months, 9 months and 100 days service.

Field and Staff.Line.companies.Totals.
Killed and died of wounds,—
3 months,—Enlisted men,314
9 months,—
Enlisted men,42118
Died by accident or disease,—
9 months,—Enlisted men,321331114
100 days,—Enlisted men,1112117
Died as prisoners,—
9 months,—Enlisted men,33
Total losses,—
3 months,—Enlisted men,31-4
9 months,—
Enlisted men,36633111125
100 days,—Enlisted men,1112117

Casualties by Engagements.

April 19, Baltimore, Md.,314
Dec. 12, Tanner's Ford, Va.,1-1
Jan. 30, Deserted House, Va.,1416
May 15, Carsville, Va.,213

The services of the 6th Infantry, M. V. M., were tendered to the State of Massachusetts by its officers Jan. 21, 1861, and on the 15th of April, 1861, the regiment was called into service by Governor Andrew. Its members were residents of Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk and Worcester counties, its colonel being Edward F. Jones of Pepperell. The regiment left Boston for Washington via New York and Philadelphia, April 17, 1861, being enthusiastically greeted in these two cities. It arrived at Baltimore on the 19th of April, when its passage across the city was intercepted by a mob, and a detachment, companies C, I, L and D, under Capt. Albert S. Follansbee, had four men killed and thirty-six wounded, the first men to fall in the civil war of 1861-1865. The regiment was the first armed regiment to reach Washington and was mustered into United States service April 22, 1861, and having its headquarters at the Relay House, near Baltimore, took part, in May, in the occupation of Baltimore, and engaged in June in guarding the railroads in the vicinity of Washington. Its term of service expired July 22, 1861, but at the request of General Banks it volunteered for further service and remained on duty until July 29, when it was relieved, and returning to Massachusetts, was mustered out of 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.

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