Sixth Michigan Cavalry

The Sixth Michigan Cavalry was organized at Grand Rapids granted to Honorable Francis W. Kellogg by the War Department, approved by the Governor. Its recruitment being completed, it was mustered into service of the United States on 13 October 1862 with twelve hundred twenty-nine officers and men on the rolls. This regiment left its rendezvous, fully mounted and equipped, but not armed, on 10th December 1862, in command of Colonel George Gray and under orders to proceed to Washington, they being attached to the Army of the Potomac and subsequently with Sherman’s command.

November 1, 1864, this command was with the cavalry troops of the Army of the Shenandoah and lay at Camp Russell, near Winchester, VA, making preparations to go into winter quarters, engaged in the usual picket duty and in scouting until 27 February 1865 when it formed a part in the force with which General Sheridan made his movement against General Early’s army and on the rebel communications in the direction of Gordonsville and Richmond, and at that date moved with the cavalry troops toward Staunton. On 8th March, the regiment participated in an engagement with a part of the rebel cavalry under General Rosser near Louisa courthouse, assisted in routing it and in capturing the town in which a great amount of property was stored including the railroad depot with rolling stock and telegraph office. It also helped in taking up the railroad track, destroying the railroad property on the line of the Lynchberg and Gordonsville railroad, and the destruction of the locks, aqueducts and mills on the line of the James river canal.

The regiment having reached White House Landing, 19th March, in time to take part in the final battles of the Potomac, soon after, took positions on the left of the line of that army; on the 13th, the regiment became engaged with the rebel army and assisted in driving them within their works at Five Forks. After the surrender of Lee, the rebel General Pickett, who was taken prisoner in one of the engagements, spoke of a charge made by this regiment, which he witnessed, as being the bravest he had ever seen. After Lee’s surrender, this regiment moved to Petersburg, VA and made an expedition into North Carolina; thence marched via Petersburg, VA and Richmond to Washington and on May 23, took part in the review of the Army of the Potomac. It was then ordered west to Fort Leavenworth and from there across the plains to Fort Laramie and after spending many months fighting the Indians and on the 24th of September, most of the regiment were mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, while those whose enlistments did not expire until 1 Feb 1866 were transferred to the First Michigan Cavalry.

NAME

RANK

CO

DIED

CEMETERY

Almy, William

Pvt

E

Amy, Samuel

Pvt

M

Died

Alaska Cem., Caledonia Tp.

Angel, Heber

Pvt

M

Annis, William

Pvt

H

Arbor, Merritt T.

Qtmr Sgt

A

17 Jun 1889

Arsence, James

Cpl

B

5 Jun 1891

Auble, Isaac E.

Pvt

H

Died

Pine Hill Cem., Kent Co.

Auble, James

Pvt

A

Baker, Thomas N.

Cpl

A

Ballard, Stephen H.

Lieut.

D

Died

Fulton ST. Cem; 6--18

Barclay, Abraham C.

Pvt

M

Barris, Ransom J.

Pvt

M

Barris, William B.

Pvt

M

Baxter, Solon W.

Pvt

B

15 May 1909

S.O.H. A--68

Bentley, Solon M.

Sgt

B

6 Jul 1884

Riverside Cem., Hastings, MI

Birge, Manning D.

Maj

Blanchard, Eber

Pvt

E

Brooks, James A.

Pvt

F

Died

Oakwood Cem., Plainfield Tp.

Bryant, Samuel

Sgt

H

8 Aug 1892

St. Andrews Cem., N 3-2

Buck, Eli S.

Pvt

A

Died

Pine Hill Cem., Kent Co.

Buck, Serapia S.

Qtmr Sgt

A

Bunker, Edwin A.

Pvt

M

Died

Bowne Cem., Bowne Tp.

Button, Charles O.

Pvt

F

Carpenter, Benjamin T.

Cpl

F

Carter, Francis

Pvt

G

Case, Julian

Pvt

M

Died

Whitneyville Cem., Cascade Tp.

Caywood, David G.

Sgt

B

Chapman, Jacob

Commissary

Chipman, Hobart H.

Capt

F

Church, Isaac R.       Oak Hill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

Clay, Henry

Pvt

B

Cobb, Haniford E.

Sgt

F

Cole, Henry A.

Pvt

H

Comstock, Warren C.

Lieut

B

Conklin, Egbert S.

Sgt

B

Connelly, James

Cpl

I

Correll, James

Pvt

F

22 Feb 1894

Old Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI

Cowell, Gideon R.

Cpl

H

Cowell, William K.

Cpl

M

Cranston, Gordon

Cpl

F

Crawford, Francis M.

Sgt

F

Crawford, George W.

Lieut

F

15 Mar 1903

Big Rapids, MI

Crocker, Ulric L.

Cpl

M

Cross, Henry D.

Pvt

I

Davis, James M.

Pvt

A

Davis, Martin

Pvt

A

11 Jun 1903

Hawkins, MI

Dean, George S.

Pvt

A

DeGraw, Isaac

Pvt

A

Dudley, James M. M.

Regt. Com Sgt

Duffy, Jacob

Pvt

A

Eastern, Mathias

Pvt

E

Died

Spencer Mills Cem., Spencer Tp.

Eastman, Charles H.

Pvt

M

Eckler, William J.

Pvt

M

24 Jul 1891

Oakwood Cem., Lowell, MI

Eddie, Thomas A.

Lieut

L

12 May 1864

Meadow Bridge, VA

Emmons, Charles

Cpl

H

Fairchilds, Leil L.

Pvt

M

22 Mar 1898

Merriman Cem., Lowell Tp.

Field, Chauncey B.

Sgt

H

Died

Greenwood Cem., Sparta, MI

Fluent, Andrew

Pvt

F

Died

Sand Lake Cem., Sand Lake, MI

Fountain, Benjamin

Pvt

M

Died

Whitneyville Cem., Cascade Tp.

Fox, Nelson G.

Pvt

M

Gardiner, Charles W.

Blksmith

A

Godfrey, Jefferson M.

Pvt

M

Gooseman, Peter

Saddler

A

Gordon, George C.

Pvt

F

Gould, John T.

Lieut

F

Died

Mich. Soldiers Home, 2-8-9

Grant, John

Pvt

F

Gray, George

Col

Greenman, Martin B.

Pvt

B

Gross, Reuben

Pvt

F

Gross, William

Pvt

A

Hakes, George W.

Pvt

F

Hall, John

Pvt

H

Hallock, Edmund R.

Pvt

E

Hart, Luther

Pvt

E

Died

Horton Cem., Oakfield Tp.

Hartford, Nicholas F.

Cpl

H

Hartley, John

Saddler

M

Died

Merriman Cem., Lowell Tp.

Haywood, James C.

Pvt

K

Haywood, Minor C.

Pvt

M

Died

Wayland Cem., Wayland, MI

Haywood, William C.

Pvt

M

Heisel, John

Pvt

A

Heisel, Philip

Pvt

A

Hendrick, Lewis

Pvt

H

Henshaw, Albert T.

Capt

H

Herrington, Ersin

Pvt

A

18 Apr 1888

Eaton Rapids, MI

Hicks, Frederick W.

Pvt

F

Died

Sand Lake Cem., Sand Lake, MI

Holcomb, Edwin R.

Cpl

A

Holly, Orlando

Pvt

H

Died

Blaine Cem., Gaines Tp.

Hoyt, Barney

Capt

A

20 Apr 1900

Huff, John

Saddler

H

Died

Hersey Tp. Cem., Hersey, MI

Hulett, Allen M.

Lieut

M

4 Nov 1864

Annapolis, MD

Hull, William Erastus Cpl M 10 Mar 1907 Marble Cem., Keene Tp., Ionia Co., MI

Huyser, William

Capt

D

Jacobs, William S.

Pvt

F

22 Jun 1896

Jewell, Reuben W.

Sgt

A

Johnson, Abraham H.

Pvt

A

Died

Chapel Cem., Oakfield Tp.

Johnson, James

Pvt

M

Johnson, James E.

Lieut

B

Johnson, Nelson H.

Lieut

H

Died

Sand Lake, MI, Nelson Tp.

Johnson, Perley W.

Sgt

B

22 Mar 1888

Greenwood, Walker Tp. F--23

Keator, James

Cpl

B

Kellogg, James W.

Capt

H

King, Alvin B.

Pvt

M

Died

Whitneyville Cem., Cascade Tp.

Knowles, Henry

Pvt

G

Konkle, Amos

Bugler

F

Lake, John P.

Sgt

M

Lamberton, Archibald

Pvt

E

Lawrence, Richard W.

Bugler

F

LeClear, Thomas

Pvt

M

Lewis, Josiah

Pvt

H

Lobdell, Abram D.

Cpl

A

Died

Georgetown Tp. Cem., Ottawa Co.

Long, Joseph

Pvt

H

Long, Samuel F.

Pvt

M

Lowell, Don G.

Capt

F

Magoon, Aaron C.

Cpl

A

Marsac, Lewis

Pvt

B

Mastin, Josiah*

Pvt

F

Died

Horton Cem., Oakfield Tp.

Mastenbrook, Cornelius

Farrier

I

Maxfield, John A.

Sgt

B

McClure, Jay

Pvt

H

Died

Spring Lake, MI

McFall, Jacob Pvt F 6 Sep 1864 Winchester, VA (Shenandoah Valley Campaign; died at Bayberry, VA

McFall, Jonathan

Pvt

A

13 Dec 1898

Algoma Cem., Algoma Tp.

McKee, Franklin

Pvt

F

Died

Elmwood Cem., Solon Tp.

McVean, David E.

Sgt

B

29 Apr 1908

Fulton St. Cem., 13-22

Merrill, James H.

Pvt

B

Mills, Samuel

Pvt

A

Molloy, John C.

Liejt

E

Moore, Malcolm M.

Liejt

I

Morris, Edwin

Qtmr Sgt

F

Died

Rockford, MI

Morse, Peter

Sgt

M

8 Sep 1889

Whitneyville Cem., Cascade Tp.

Neal, James R.

Pvt

B

Died

Mill Creek Cem., Comstock Park, MI

Norris, Jonah

Wagoner

F

North, Cyrus

Lieut

E

Odell, Orson B.

Cpl

B

Olds, Edwin

Cpl

E

Palmer, Amos

Pvt

H

Palmer, Sylvester

Pvt

M

Parkinson, Robert W.

Pvt

F

Died

Rockford, MI

Pease, Allen D.

Cpl

B

16 Sep 1921

N. O H. 2--69

Pease, Lester H.

Cpl

M

Perry, James

Pvt

A

Peters, Daniel R.

Teamster

H

Phelps, Count P.

Pvt

A

Died

Elmwood Cem., Solon Tp.

Pollock, John

Saddler Sgt

F

Post, Amos

Pvt

F

Died

Courtland Cem., Courtland Tp.

Powell, Chauncey O.

Pvt

H

Proper, Francis M.

Pvt

F

Purple, Thomas

Pvt

A

Died

Ada Cem., Ada Tp.

Rector, Henry E.

Cpl

F

Died

Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI

Richards, Horace H.

Lieut

H

28 May 1901

N.O.H. 10--33

Robins, John

Pvt

H

Robinson, Caleb W.

Lieut

K.

Robinson, Edwin E.

Sgt

B

Rolf, Edgar F.

Pvt

M

Rosenkrans, Argales

Cpl

H

Died

Rosenkrans, Jeptha

Sgt

H

Rowe, Walter

Pvt

A

Russell, George A.

Pvt

F

Scott, Graham G.

Pvt

M

Sennett, John

Cpl

A

Sharp, George

Pvt

B

Sheldon, Joel S.

Lieut

A.

Sleeth, James

Asst. Surgeon

Smith, Barnhart

Cpl

H

9 Feb 1924

N.O.H. 1--128

Smith, Harvey

Pvt

B

Smith, James K.

Pvt

M

Died

Courtland Cem., Courtland Tp.

Smith, John H.

Pvt

H

Smith, Jonathan C.

Pvt

E

Smith, Maverick

Pvt

E

Smith, Pliny

Comm. Sgt

B

Died

M.S.H. 6-5-6

Spaulding, Ezra

Pvt

H

Spaulding, Orleans

Pvt

H

Died

Elmwood Cem., Solon Tp.

Stage, John J.

Sgt

H

Stanton, Lorenzo

Pvt

H

Stevens, Benjamin F.

Sgt

K

Stevens, Josiah R.

Pvt

E

Died

Algoma Cem., Algoma Tp.

Steward, David

Wagoner

B

Steward, Henry W.

Cpl

B

Steward, William H.

Pvt

M

Died

Bowne Cem., Bowne Tp.

Stone, William H.

Pvt

M

Stout, Ira

Cpl

F

Died

N.O.H. 9--79

Stout, Oscar

Pvt

B

Died

Courtland Cem., Courtland Tp.

Sweetman, Stephen F.

Pvt

A

Teeple, Marquis D.

Sgt

H

Died

Pine Hill Cem.,

Teeple, Perry

Cpl

H

Thompson, Henry E.

Lt. Col

Thurston, Amos B.

Pvt

H

Tobey, Albert

Pvt

M

Tunks, John

Pvt

E

Turk, John W.

Pvt

E

Died

M.S.H. 5-9-20

VanderSluis, Francis O.

Sgt

L

VanOrder, William V.

Cpl

M

Died

Bowne Cem., Bowne Tp.

VanWagoner, John

Pvt

E

VanWagoner, Sidney

Pvt

E

Vinton, Harvey H.

Lt. Col

Wade, Elijah H.

Pvt

K

Died

Mt. Hope Cem., Middleville, MI

Warner, Edgar

Pvt

F

Warner, George W.

Pvt

M

Died

M.S.H. 2-10-8

Washburn, George J.

Sgt

A

Washburn, Wilson N.

Pvt

M

Died

Whitneyville Cem., Cascade Tp.

Waters, Elijah D.

Maj

Watkins, Charles W.

Pvt

B

Webber, Peter A.

Capt

B

14 Jul 1863

Falling Waters, MD

Welch, Cyrus S.

Pvt

K

Wells, George H.

Pvt

F

Died

Fulton St. Cem. 5--28

Wells, Orville G.

Bugler

F

Wheeler, Emory

Pvt

A

Died

Cannonsburg Cem., Cannon Tp.

White, William C.

Pvt

D

21 Jun 1864

Brooklyn, NY

Whitford, Silas

Pvt

A

Whitney, Frank

Farrier

F

Wild, Peter

Pvt

H

Wilkinson, Oliver B.

Pvt

M

Died

Rockford, MI

Williams, Charles

Pvt

H

Wilson, Alvin P.

Pvt

H

Wing, Gideon

Pvt

M

M

Winks, Charles

Sgt

M

M

Died

Bowne Cem., Bowne Tp.

Wise, Henry L.

Capt

H

Wisner, John S.

Cpl

H

Wolvin, Harvey H.

Pvt

H

D

Greenwood Cem. P--33

Wood, Abraham

Pvt

H

Wood, Willson

Pvt

A

Died

Fairplains Cem. 2-220

Wooleven, Lewis D.

Pvt

H

D

Old Rockford Cem., Rockford, MI

Workman, Jeremiah H.

Farrier

H

D

S.O.H. I--31

Yale, William L.

Pvt

H

Young, Newton F.

Pvt

H

*NOTE: (Per family information) The correct name is Josiah Mastin, not Martin.  Pvt, Co. E, 6th Mich Cavalry.
He is buried in Horton Cemetery, Oakfield Tp.  There are no dates on his tombstone. He was born in Canada.  He married Martha Hart, sister of Lorenzo C. Hart, who was a casualty in the 1st Michigan Cavalry at the Battle of the Forks in Virginia.


Transcriber: ES
Created: 16 February 2006
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