6th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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6th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
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Iowa flag
Active July 17, 1861, to July 21, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Siege of Vicksburg
Battle of Chattanooga
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Jonesborough
March to the Sea
Battle of Bentonville

The 6th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 6th Iowa Infantry was organized at Burlington, Iowa and mustered into Federal forces on July 17, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on July 21, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

Unit strength was 1221. The regiment lost 8 officers and 144 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 2 officers and 126 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 280 fatalities.[1] 353 were wounded.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uniainf1.htm#6th The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. ^ http://iagenweb.org/civilwar/books/logan/mil308.htm Iowa Genweb Iowa in the Civil War Project after Logan, Guy E., Roster and Record of Iowa Troops In the Rebellion, Vol. 1