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Muster In: Organized at Portland and mustered in July 15, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 15, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Maine.2

Commander(s):
Major George Fuller
George Fuller 6th ME3

Captain Theodore Lincoln, Jr.
Commander Image

Commander 3
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4,5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11

  • Commander: Major George Fuller (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Third Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. on July 9 and embarked for Washington, D.C. on July 10, 1864.  The 6th Maine was due to muster out on July 10, 1864 at the expiration of its term, but agreed to volunteer for 30 days’ service in order to meet the emergency at Washington, D. C. as Early’s Confederates approached.13,14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15
  • Note: Mustered out August 15, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Maine.16

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.17

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.19

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.20

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.21

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles22:

  • Before Petersburg June 17-July 10.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Destruction of Weldon Railroad June 30.
  • Ordered to rear for muster out July 10.
  • Volunteered for 30 days’ service in defense of Washington.
  • Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington July 12-13.
  • Mustered out August 15, 1864, expiration of term.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 7th Maine.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. George Fuller image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 107, Page 5503.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 226
      5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 547
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th Maine Entry, Page 76; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 226
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 547
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 547
      10. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th Maine Entry, Page 76; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 257
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 550
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 1 (Serial Number 70), page 271
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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