The Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment
6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment The 6th Regiment, Minnesota Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that fought in the Union army during the American Civil War. The 6th Minnesota was assembled into Federal service at Camp Release and Fort Snelling, Minnesota, between September 29 and November 20, 1862. From 1862 to 1864, the skirmishes the 6th Minnesota Regiment was involved in were against Native Americans in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Then on the 14th of June, 1864, the whole regiment left Fort Snelling to embark on a journey south. They first landed in Helena, Arkansas; then moved to St. Louis, Missouri. They were dispatched to New Orleans, Louisiana, for several months, then to Alabama for a while before moving back to St. Paul.
During its existence, the 6th Minnesota Infantry suffered 12 enlisted men killed in action or who later died of their wounds, plus another 4 officers and 161 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 177 fatalities. The 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered out in St. Paul on August 19, 1865.