Addison P. Buck was born in Foxboro Maine in 1836. Before he joined the Service he worked at his father's Sash and
Blind company. He mustered out August 1864 as Captain of the 7th Maine after the remaining men were transferred.
Here are some notes from my database resources:

Name: Addison P. Buck
Side: Union  
Regiment State/Origin: Maine  
Regiment Name: 6 Maine Infantry  
Regiment Name Expanded: 6th Regiment, Maine Infantry  
Rank In: Second Lieutenant  
Rank In Expanded: Second Lieutenant  
Rank Out: 1 Lt. & R. Q. M.  
Rank Out Expanded: First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster  
Film Number: M543 roll 3  

The company was very active. The following is information on their battles and forays:

Regimental History
(Three Years)

Sixth Infantry.--Cols., Abner Knowles, Hiram Burnham,
Benjamin F. Harris; Lieut.-Cols., Hiram Burnham, Charles H.
Chandler, Benjamin F. Harris; Majs., George Fuller
(commissioned, but never mustered in), Frank Pierce, Benjamin
F. Harris, Joel A. Hancock, George Fuller, Theo. Lincoln, Jr.
(commissioned, but never mustered in), Frank Pierce, Benjamin
F. Harris, Joel A. Hancock, George Fuller, Theo. Lincoln, Jr.
This regiment was composed principally of the hardy lumbermen
of the Penobscot valley and the eastern portion of the state,
who were quick to respond to the first call to arms. Before
its organization it was made up of two battalions of five
companies each, rendezvousing respectively at the state
arsenal, Bangor, and Fort Sullivan, Eastport. Under a general
order from Adjt.-Gen. Hodsdon, June 28, 1861, both battalions
were removed to Portland and organized into a regiment for
active service. On July 12-15, 1861, it was mustered into the
service of the United States and on the 17th left for
Washington. En route through New York city, the regiment was
presented with a handsome standard by the sons of Maine in that
city. It arrived in Washington on the 19th and was stationed
at Chain Bridge on the Potomac, where it remained until Sept.
3. Through the fall and winter of 1861-62 it occupied Fort
Griffin, and in March, 1862, was put into Hancock's brigade,
Smith's division, and joined in the advance on Manassas. A
little later it was attached to the 4th corps under Gen. E. D.
Keyes, and advanced with the rest of the army on Yorktown on
April 4, 1862. For the remainder of its three years the
regiment saw the most arduous and active service. It
participated in ten general engagements and in a great many
skirmishes. On April 5-7, 1862, it was engaged in skirmishing
and reconnaissances at the siege of Yorktown, and subsequently
took part in the engagements at Lee's mills, Williamsburg,
Garnett's farm, White Oak bridge, Antietam and Fredericksburg.
From Feb. 2 to May 11, 1863, it was with the "Light Division",
and during this period took an honorable part in the battle of
Chancellorsville, where it lost 128 officers and men killed and
wounded. Other important battles in which the 6th was engaged
were Rappahannock Station, where it lost 16 officers and 123
men; Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, where it lost a few
men, and two days later in an attack on the enemy's works on
the right, it lost 125 in killed, wounded and missing. On June
12, 1864, the regiment only numbered 70 men, and was under fire
for eight hours, supporting Gen. Hancock's corps, losing 16
officers and men. The original members of the regiment were
mustered out on Aug. 15, 1864, and the veterans and recruits to
the number of 238 men, were transferred to the 7th Me.
afterwards organized as the 1st regiment veteran volunteers.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 1

Submitted by: Wayne Reuel Bean

03 May, 1863
Private George Brown
Company K, 6th Maine Regiment
Marye's Heights, Fredricksburg
Battle of Chancellorsville

.........The men were informed what was to be done, and
instructed to press on at double quick to the top of the hill
over the meshes of rifle pits and stone walls which intervened.
Above all, they were instructed to rely upon the bayonet and not
to fire a shot until the fortifications were carried. At eleven
o'clock an attacking column consisting of the Sixty-first
Pennsylvania and Forty-third New York, marching by the flank,
moved across the bridge on the immediate right of the Sixth, and
advanced up the plank road to attack the enemy.

This was the signal for a general attack, and as they became
warmly engaged with the enemy, the Sixth was ordered forward.
The instant that the advance commenced all of the enemy's works
in their front, stone wall, rifle pits and redoubts, belched
forth a terrible fire of musketry which did fearful execution in
our ranks. Silent, cool and determined, the men of the Sixth
with closed ranks pushed steadily on, routing the enemy from
behind the stone wall at the point of the bayonet, and pressing
up on the rifle pits without a halt and without firing a shot.
Hotter and hotter waxed the fire of the enemy. Besides this
fearful musketry he poured cannister and spherical case into our
ranks from his guns at the top of the hill, while the right of
the Sixth which was left entirely unprotected by the breaking of
the Sixty-first Pennsylvania, was subjected to a flank fire
before which it seemed that every man must go down.

As they neared the rifle pits the fire of the enemy reached its
greatest fury and did most fearful execution. It was here that
those gallant officers of the Sixth - Captains Young, Ballinger
and Gray - fell fighting like brave and true men as they were.
Scores of men fell too, but nothing could stop the advancing
line which swept steadily on up the hill.

The rifle pits were reached, and then for the first time a shout
of victory went up. In the fierce hand to hand encounter that
ensued many of the enemy were slain by the bayonet alone.
Private George Brown of company K, bayoneted two of the enemy in
succession, and then as the resistance was obstinate he brained
a third with the butt of his musket. At this point the fight was
only waged for a moment.

The enemy's line gave way in wild confusion and dismay, and fled
to the top of the hill, followed so closely by our men that they
never were rallied, but either surrendered in the fort or
continued their flight down the plank road. Rushing on, our men
scaled the earthwork at the top of the hill, capturing many
prisoners and a battery of seven guns from the celebrated
Washington Artillery. In five minutes from the time the Sixth
started on the charge the fort was captured and their colors (*)
were the first to wave in triumph over its parapet.

In this battle the regiment won a reputation that will live with
the history of the rebellion. Their loss was one hundred and
twenty eight officers and men killed and wounded.

(*) the color bearer was Sergeant John A. Gray, Company K, 6th
Maine, # 478 in CWDB Regimental File. He was wounded during this
action. Gray and Brown were both killed in a later, highly
unusual, night bayonet attack at Rappahannock Station, Virginia,
07 November, 1863, fought exactly the same way and, again,

This account calls into question some historians' conclusions
that the bayonet was not used much - usually basing these
conclusions on surgeon's reports. The problem with this is that
surgeons generally saw soldiers who were still alive and had
wounds that could be successfully treated - stretcher bearers
had to prioritize cases and men with abdominal wounds were
considered terminal and left on the field. This might account
for the fact that surgeons actually saw a low percentage of
bayonet wounds. It is obvious that Private Brown inflicted his

Source: Maine in the War ( Adjutant General's Report ), Nelson
Dingley Jr, publisher, Lewiston, Maine, 1865
Note: Wayne Reuel Bean

Battles Fought
Fought on 5 Apr 1862 at Yorktown, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1862 at Yorktown, VA.
Fought on 9 Apr 1862.
Fought on 4 May 1862.
Fought on 5 May 1862 at Williamsburg, VA
Fought on 11 Jun 1862.
Fought on 27 Jun 1862 at Garnett's Farm, VA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1862 at Gaines' Mill, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1862 at White Oak Swamp, VA.
Fought on 31 Aug 1862.
Fought on 2 Sep 1862 at Centreville, VA.
Fought on 17 Sep 1862 at Antietam, MD.
Fought on 28 Sep 1862.
Fought on 22 Nov 1862.
Fought on 3 May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 4 May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 5 May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA.
Fought on 26 May 1863.
Fought on 10 Jun 1863.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863.
Fought on 4 Jul 1863.
Fought on 24 Jul 1863.
Fought on 15 Aug 1863.
Fought on 15 Oct 1863.
Fought on 7 Nov 1863 at Rappahannock Station, VA.
Fought on 5 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 6 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 7 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 8 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 9 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 10 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 11 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 20 May 1864.
Fought on 1 Jun 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA.
Fought on 3 Jun 1864 at Coal Harbor, VA
Fought on 12 Jun 1864.
Fought on 13 Jun 1864.