N.J. CivilWar Record: Page 267

NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS.

Sixth Regiment - Infantry - Volunteers.

The Sixth Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress, approved July 22, 1861, as set forth in an official letter from the President of the United States, dated Washington, D. C., July 24, '1861, and from War Department, Washington, D. C., dated July 29, 1861. The Regiment was fully organized, equipped and officered by the 19th day of August, at which time it was duly mustered into the service of the United States, for three years, at Camp Olden, Trenton, N. J., by Charles H. Brightly, 1st Lieutenant 4th Infantry, U. S. Army. It left the State, September 10, 1861, with a full complement of men. Officers, 38; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 860. Total 898. Upon arrival at Washington, the Regiment went into camp at Meridian Hill, D. C., and there remained until the early part of December, 1861, at which time, in connection with the Fifth, Seventh and Eighth Regiments, they were ordered to report, under command of Colonel Samuel H. Starr, Fifth Regiment, (the senior officer,) to General Joseph Hooker, U. S. Volunteers, near Budd's Ferry, Md., where they were brigaded and designated the Third Brigade, Hooker's Division. Under the provisions of General Orders, No. 191, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 25, 1863, a number of the enlisted men re-enlisted in the field, for three years or during the war. Those who did not re enlist and whose term of service having expired, reported by order at Trenton, N. J., and were mustered out by Captain James W. Long, Second Infantry, U. S. Army, September 7, 1864. During the months of August and September, 1864, a large number of substitutes were forwarded to and joined the Regiment. These men, with those who had re-enlisted and those whose term of service had not expired, were assigned to what was known as Companies A, B and C, Sixth Battalion, and continued their organization until October 12, 1864, at which time they were transferred to and consolidated with the Eighth Regiment, under the provisions of Special Orders, No. 313, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., September 22, 1864, and by reason of such transfer the Regiment as an organization ceased to exist.

This Regiment constituted one of the Four Regiments composing what was generally known as the Second Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers, and was first attached to the Third Brigade, Hooker's Division; afterward to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Third Corps; then to the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Second Corps; then to the Third Brigade, Third Division, Second Corps.

The regiment took part in the following engagements: Siege of Yorktown, Va., April and May, '62; Williamsburg, Va., May 5, '62; Fair Oaks, Va., June 1 and 2, '62; Seven Pines, Va., June 25, '62; Savage Station, Va., June 29, '62; Glendale, Va., June 30, '62; Malvern Hill, Va., July 1, '62; Malvern Hill, Va., August 5, '62; Bristow Station, Va., August 27, '62; Bull Run, Va., August 29 and 30, '62; Chantilly, Va., Sept. 1, '62; Centreville, Va., Sept. 2, '62; Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13 and 14, '62; Chancellorsville, Va., May 3 and 4, '63; Gettysburg, Pa., July 2 and 3, '63; Wapping Heights, Va., July 24, '63; McLean's Ford, Va., Oct. 15, '63; Mine Run, Va., Nov. 29, 30, and Dec. 1, '63; Wilderness, Va., May 5 to 7, '64; Spottsylvania, Va., May 8 to 11, '64; Spottsylvania C. H., Va., May 12 to 18, '64; North Anna River, Va., May 23 and 24, '64; Tolopotomy Creek, Va., May 30 and 31, '64; Cold Harbor, Va., June 1 to 5, '64; Before Petersburg, Va., June 16 to 23, '64; Deep Bottom, Va., July 26 and 27, '64; Mine Explosion, Va., July 30, '64; North Bank of James River, Va., August 14 to 18, '64; Fort Sedgwick, Va., Sept. 10, '64; Poplar Spring Church, Va., Oct. 2, '64.

Field and Staff, Sixth Regiment.

NO. NAME. RANK. COM. OR ENROLLED. MUST'D IN. PERIOD MUST'D OUT. REMARKS.
1 James T. Hatfield Colonel Sept. 2, '61 Sept. 6, '61 3 Yrs    Resigned April 27, '62 - Disability.
2 Gershom Mott Colonel May 7, '62 May 20, '62 3 Yrs    Lieut. Col. 5th Reg., Aug. 23, '61; Col. vice Hatfield resigned; promoted Brig. Gen. U. S. Vols., Sept. 7, '62.
3 George C. Burling Colonel Sept. 10, '62 Jan. 2, '63 3 Yrs    Capt. Co. F, Sept. 9, '61; Maj. March 19, '62; Lieut. Col. May 7, '62; Col. vice Mott promoted; resigned March 4, '64 - Disability; Bvt. Brig. Gen. March 13, '65.
1 Simpson R. Stroud Lieut. Col Sept. 9, '61 Sept. 19, '61 3 Yrs    Died of disease at Camden, N. J., Nov. 3, '61.
2 John P. VanLeer Lieut. Col Nov. 11, '61 Nov. 11, '61 3 Yrs    Maj. Aug. 31, '61; Lieut. Col. vice Stroud died; killed in action at Williamsburg, Va., May 5, '62.
3 Stephen R. Gilkyson Lieut. Col Oct. 11, '62 Jan. 2, '63 3 Yrs Sept. 7, '64 Capt. Co. A, Dec. 9, '61; Maj. July 22, '62; Lieut. Col. vice Burling promoted; Com. Col. June 1, '64; not mustered.
1 Theodore W. Baker Major Oct. 11, '62 Jan. 2, '63 3 Yrs    Capt. Co. G, Sept. 9, '61; Maj. vice Gilkyson promoted; resigned Aug. 19, '63 - Disability.
2 John William Major April 6, '64 April 27, '64 3 Yrs    Capt. Co. C, July 11, '62; Maj. vice Baker resigned; transferred to 8th Reg.
1 Leonard J. Gordon Adjutant Sept. 16, '61 Sept. 16, '61 3 Yrs    Resigned Jan. 27, '62.
2 Aaron Wilks Adjutant Jan. 27, '62 Feb. 25, '62 3 Yrs    1st Lieut. Co. B, Oct. 7, '61; Adj. vice Gordon resigned; killed in action at Williamsburg, Va., May 5, '62; buried at Riverview Cemetery, Trenton, N. J.
3 Charles F. Moore Adjutant Jan. 1, '63 Jan. 2, '63 3 Yrs    1st Lieut. Co. G, Dec. 1, '62; Adj. vice Wilks killed; transferred to Co. E, 8th Reg.
1 Joseph Woodward Qr. Mr Sept. 14, '61 Sept. 14, '61 3 Yrs    Resigned April 6, '63 - Disability.
2 Lewis A. Dunn Qr. Mr April 6, '64 April 27, '64 3 Yrs    Qr. Mr. Serj.; Qr. Mr. vice Woodward resigned; transferred to 8th Reg.
1 John Wiley Surgeon Aug. 17, '61 Aug. 17, '61 3 Yrs Sept. 7, '64   
1 Redford Sharp Asst. Surg. Aug. 23, '61 Aug. 23, '61 3 Yrs    Promoted Surg. 15th Reg., July 19, '62.
2 Bowman Hendry, Sr Asst. Surg. July 19, '62 Aug. 8, '62 3 Yrs Sept. 7, '64 Asst. Surg. vice Sharp promoted.
3 William M. Cooper Asst. Surg. Aug. 20, '62 Aug. 20, '62 3 Yrs    Asst. Surg. to fill original vacancy; dismissed Nov. 20, '62, S. O. 355, A. G. O., Washington, D. C.
4 George Wiley Asst. Surg. Dec. 1, '62          Com. Asst. Surg. vice Cooper dismissed; not mustered.
5 Philip F. Hulsizer Asst. Surg. Dec. 22, '62          Com. Asst. Surg. vice Wiley not mustered; not mustered.
6 Henry M. Fagan Asst. Surg. Feb. 11, '63 Feb. 21, '63 3 Yrs    Asst. Surg. vice Hulsizer not mustered; resigned April 22, '63 - Disability.
1 Samuel T. Moore Chaplain Aug. 23, '61 Sept. 16, '61 3 Yrs    Transferred to 8th Reg.


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