6th Regiment Infantry (3 months Militia)
Tendered services to government January 21, 1861. Moved from Lowell to Boston in
response to call of the President April 15, 1861. Left Boston for Washington, D.C., April 17
via New York and Philadelphia and to Baltimore April 19. Attacked in streets of Baltimore
April 19. Reached Washington April 19 and camp in Capitol Buildings. Moved to Relay
House May 5 and to Baltimore May 13, returning to Relay House May 16. Guard railroad
until June 13. Duty at Baltimore and Relay House until July 29. Relieved from duty July 29,
and mustered out August 2, 1861.
Lost 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded.
Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
pictures taken in front of the 6th Mass. monument in Massachusetts.
Another picture of the Sixth Mass. Reg.
A period lithograph of the Sixth Mass. Reg. during the riot at President St.
A period engraving of the Sixth Mass. Reg. during the riot at President St.