The 6th Maryland Is Mustered Out

Published in the Cecil Whig, June 1865


The 6th Regiment Maryland Volunteers arrived in this city on Thursday, and proceeded to Camp Bradford, where they have since been paid off and discharged. This regiment, for the past two years, has never had any connections with the Maryland Brigade, but has always constituted a part of the Second Brigade, Third Division, of the old Sixth Corps, a corps which has never known defeat, and the only corps in the service which has passed through three successful campaigns in one year. This regiment has seen as much service and done as much hard fighting as any other regiment from the State. Its record is a brilliant one. No regiment now returning home has been more frequently under fire or employed in more difficult or important enterprises than the 6th Maryland. The following is a list of engagements in which this regiment bore a conspicuous part, and which have, by a special order from army headquarters, been inscribed upon their banners.

1863 - Opequon, Winchester, Waping Heights, Brandy Station, Kelley's Ford and Mine Run.

1864 - The memorable battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Laurel Hill, Po River, Ptolapotomy, Cold Harbor and Ream's Station; Sheridan's brilliant campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, where was fought the battles of Winchester, Flint Hill, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, the most decisive victories of the war.

1865 - The series of engagements in front of Petersburg and Sailor's Run, which resulted in the complete overthrow of the Rebel Confederacy and vindication of the Union arms. I would here state, as a Joint compliment to the valor and conspicuous gallantry of this regiment that it was the first to enter the Rebel fortifications in front of Petersburg on the memorable morning of April 2d, which resulted in the downfall of that city and the city of Richmond. Sergeant John E. Buffington received a prize of $100 for gallant conduct, and for being one of the first to enter the rebel works at Petersburg.

The State of Maryland may well be proud of, and congratulate itself upon the efficient service this regiment has rendered the country. The regiment returns home with about three hundred men.

The following is a list of its officers -- Lt. Col. J. C. Hill, commanding regiment; Major C. K. Prentiss; Surgeon, E. K. Foreman; Assistant Surgeon, Hugh A. Maughlin; Adjutant, J. L. Mahan; Quartermaster, J. H. C. Brewer.

Co. A - Capt. L. F. Byers, First Lieut. C. G. Fiechtner
Co. B - Capt. J. R. Rouzer; First Lieutenant Thomas Duff
Co. C - No officers
Co. D - Capt. C. A. Danneth
Co. E - Capt. E. S. Narvell, First Lieutenant F. K. Bryan
Co. F - First Lieut. A. F. Rittenhouse
Co. G - Capt. G. M. Eichlberger, First Lieut. Nelson McDowell
Co. H - Capt. W. H. Abercrombie, First Lieut. A. F. Leeds
Co. I - Capt. J. J. Bradshaw
Co. K - Capt. J. G. Simpers, First Lieut. 0. H. P. Mathias



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