The 6th was organized at Indianapolis in April, 1861, as a three months regiment, and was mustered in on April 25. It left the state May 30, for West Virginia, and reached Philippi June 2. It participated in the first battle of the war at that place June 3, and was attached to Gen. T. A. Morris’ brigade. It was also in the engagement at Carrick’s ford, and was mustered out at Indianapolis, Aug. 2, 1861. The strength of the three months regiment was 781; and the loss by death 3, by desertion 8.