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Regimental Field & Staff - Muster Roll

 

George R. Howard, Colonel, mustered Sept. 3, 1862, mustered out Feb. 5, 1863; Resigned.

John W. Horn, Colonel, mustered Sept. 2, 1862, mustered out Feb. 4, 1865, Entered the service as Lieutenant-Colonel; promoted Colonel, March 27, 1863; Brevet Brigadier-General, October 19, 1864, for gallant and meritorious services in the campaign before Richmond, and in the Shenandoah Valley, Va.; wounded in action, September 19, 1864; discharged. Remarks: Wounded at Opequan Creek in June of 1863 where he was left on the field as dead. He came to Baltimore as a child with his parents from Scotland. Financial difficulties necessitated early employment and a large degree of self education. After becoming a military instructor at Manchester Academy (later Irving College) Carroll County, he opened a recruiting office less than a week after the Pratt Street riot. Following the war he served as a police commissioner in Baltimore and as warden of the state penitentiary. Retiring to Prince Georges County, he played a leading part in founding, and served as the first superintendent of, the House of Refuge for Colored Children at Cheltenham.

Joseph C. Hill, Lieut-Col. mustered Aug. 20, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Entered the service as Captain, Company B; promoted Major, March 27, 1863; Lieutenant-Colonel, November 17, 1864; Colonel, April 25, 1865; mustered out with regiment.

William A. McKellip, Lieut.-Col., mustered Aug. 12, 1862, mustered out Nov. 23, 1863; Entered the service as Captain; promoted Major, September 2, 1862; Lieutenant-Colonel, March 27, 1863; resigned as he was wounded by an exploding magazine at Maryland Heights on 30 June 1863.

Clifton K. Prentiss, Major, mustered Aug. 27, 1862, Entered the service as Captain, Company F, August 27, 1862; promoted Major, November 17, 1864; Lieutenant-Colonel, April 25, 1865; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, and Colonel, April 2, 1865, for gallant and meritorious services before Petersburg, Va.; died, August 20, 1865, of wounds received in action, at Petersburg, Va.

Jos. L. Mahan, 1st Lieut and Adjutant, mustered Aug. 14, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865, Entered the service as Sergeant, Company B; promoted First Lieutenant and Adjutant, November 17, 1864; Brevet Captain, April 2, 1865, for gallant and meritorious conduct before Petersburg, Va; Captain, April 25, 1865

Jacob B. Ash, 1st Lieut. and Adjutant, mustered July 25, 1862 , mustered out Jan. 27, 1863; Discharged

Melville R. Small , lst Lieut and Adjutant, mustered Sept. 5, 1862; Entered the service as First Lieutenant, Company H; promoted Adjutant, February 11, 1863; died October 19, 1864 of wounds received in action at Cedar Creek, Va.

Jas. Touchstone, 1st Lieut and R. Q. M., mustered Aug. 13, 1862, mustered out Oct. 4, 1864; Discharged. Remarks: According to depositions by Col. Horn and Lieut. Col. Hill after the war, the enfebbled health of James Touchstone was caused by the campaign of 1863 during which time the Regiment's equipage was lost and they were without tents until the following December. It was this exposure and great anxiety for the safety of his wagon train which led to a protracted illness, necessitating resignation and subsequently causing his death from consumption.

Jas. H. C. Brewer, 1st Lieut. and R. Q. M., mustered Sept. 5, 1862 , mustered out June 20, 1865; Entered the service as Second Lieutenant, Company H; promoted First Lieutenant, February 11, 1863; First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster, November 17, 1864.

Edwin K. Foreman, Surgeon., mustered Sept. 15, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865, Entered the service as Assistant Surgeon; promoted Surgeon, November 17, 1864

Charles F. M. Nelson, Surgeon, mustered Sept. 12, 1862, mustered out Nov. 5, 1863; Resigned.

Chas. E. Simpers, Surgeon, mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out Oct. 26, 1864; Discharged.

Hugh A. Maughlin, Asst. Surg., mustered Jan. 25, 1865, mustered out June 20, 1865; Appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon, United States Army, May 2, 1864; assigned to the Officers' Hospital, Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.; continued on duty at this hospital until commissioned Assistant Surgeon, Sixth Maryland Infantry Volunteers, February 1, 1865; joined the regiment in front of Petersburg, Va., February 3, 1865; mustered out with the regiment, June 20, 1865, near Washington, D. C.

Jos. T. Brown, Chaplain, mustered Sept. 16, 1862, mustered out Feb. 15, 1864; Resigned. Notes: Methodist; served 10-6-62 to 2-15-64; born January 4, 1810; married Millicent Simpers 1835 in Union, Maryland; enlisted at Union, Maryland; named in the Official Records Volume 27, Part 2 for being one of the "Winchester 8" captured at Winchester during the Gettysburg Campaign who were held four months in Libby prison until October 7, 1863; resigned due to illness; died May 8, 1865 of chronic diarrhea at his home in Cherry Hill MD and buried there.

John M. Martin, Sergt. Maj., mustered Sept. 21, 1862; Deserted, May 20, 1863.

Lewis F. Byers, Sergt. Maj., mustered Aug. 11, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; See Roster, Company A.

Chas. G. Fiechtner, Sergt. Maj., mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865; See Roster, Company A.

Joseph E. Howe, Sergt. Maj., mustered Aug. 11, 1862; Promoted from Sergeant, Company I; killed in action, September 19, 1864, Winchester, Va.

Frederick Boltze, Sergt. Maj., mustered Aug. 19, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865. Remarks: Cited in reports by Bvt. Brig. Gen. J. Warren Keifer, commanding Second Brigade - "I have the honor, as required in orders, to forward the names of enlisted men, who, by their gallantry and good conduct, deserve rewards at the hands of those in authority. The above-named enlisted men of the Sixth Maryland are each reported by their company and regimental commanders as having been conspicuous for bravery in the charge on the 2d instant, and in the battle of the 6th instant at Sailor's Creek, Va." Among those specified was Sergt. Maj. Frederick Boltze.

Alex. F. Myers, Q. M. Sergt., mustered Aug. 9, 1862; See Roster, Company C.

Geo. M. Christie, Q. M. Sergt., mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865

David G. Orr, Com. Sergt., mustered Aug. 18, 1862; See Roster, Company G.

Hazlett F. Owens, Com. Sergt., mustered Sept. 1, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865

George J. Reese, Hos. Stew., mustered Sept. 4, 1862, mustered out May 4, 1865

Wm. J. Hudson, Hos. Stew., mustered Aug. 21, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865

Wm. H. Bennett, Chief Mus., mustered Aug. 11, 1862, mustered out June 20, 1865

Chris. Rooney, Chief Mus., mustered Aug. 18, 1862, mustered out Oct. 3, 1865; Promoted from private, Company C

 

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