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The Sixth United States Infantry Regiment, 1855 to Reconstruction
Swanson, Clifford L.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2001]

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x, 414 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
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The Sixth United States Infantry Regiment carried a long legacy into the Civil War. From its inception in 1815, this division was made up of rugged men who fought on the frontier protecting settlers. This work follows the history of the regiment from duty on the prairie and the march to Utah to help the soldiers fighting the Mormon war, to the regiment's time in California, including the Colorado, or Mohave, campaign, to their transportation east to become part of the Army of the Potomac, to participation in Civil War battles through Gettysburg, and then to Reconstruction duties in the South after the war. Also discussed are topics such as life in the camp, hardships in the field, garrison life with families, and information on the fates of some of the men listed on the prewar roster. It ends with a look at the postwar lives of some of the officers who served the regiment during the war.

Author Notes

Clifford L. Swanson is Deputy Public Works Director and City Engineer for Chula Vista, California, and is a living historian with Company G, Sixth United States Infantry Civil War reenactors in San Diego, California.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1. On the Prairiep. 1
Chapter 2. Californiap. 21
Chapter 3. In the Civil Warp. 67
Chapter 4. Out of the Warp. 125
A. Regimental Orders of Battlep. 159
B. Roster of Regimental Officersp. 163
C. Selected Notes from the Regimental Returnsp. 191
D. Locations of Companiesp. 207
E. Muster Roll Summary--Company G, 1858-1866p. 225
F. Muster Roll Summary--Companies H and I, 1863-1865p. 335
Chapter Notesp. 387
Bibliographyp. 397
Indexp. 401