6th Illinois Cavalry Regiment

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6th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
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ActiveNovember 19, 1861, to November 20, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsSiege of Port Hudson
Battle of Nashville

The 6th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 6th Illinois Cavalry was mustered into service at Camp Butler, Illinois, on November 19, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out on November 20, 1865.

Total strength and casualties[edit]

The regiment suffered 5 officers and 60 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 8 officers and 328 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 401 fatalities.[1]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unilcav1.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://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcivilw/f&s/cav006-fs.htm Illinois in the Civil War website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls