6th Kansas Militia Infantry Regiment

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6th Kansas Militia Infantry Regiment
Active October 9–October 29, 1864
Country  United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Type Militia
Size Regiment
Engagements

American Civil War

Disbanded October 29, 1864

The 6th Kansas Militia Infantry was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 6th Kansas Militia Infantry was called into service on October 9, 1864. The regiment was commanded by Colonel James Montgomery after the arrest of the regiment's first commander, Colonel James D. Snoddy, on October 16, 1864. It was disbanded on October 29, 1864.

Detailed service[edit]

The unit was called into service to defend Kansas against Major General Sterling Price's raid. The regiment saw action at Byram's Ford, Big Blue, October 22. Westport October 23. Mine Creek, Little Osage River, Marias des Cygnes, October 25.

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel James D. Snoddy
  • Colonel James Montgomery

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. (1959). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York and London. Thomas Yoseloff, Publisher. LCCN 59-12963.