New York 162nd Infantry, Company A (Union)
18 Oct 1862
New York 162nd Infantry, Company A organized at New York.
21 May 1863
Participated in the Battle of Port Hudson at East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.
In cooperation with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's final offensive against Vicksburg, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks's army moved against the Confederate stronghold at Port Hudson on the Mississippi River. Like Vicksburg, Port Hudson was located atop high bluffs at the river bank that commanded the river. On May 11th, Banks learned that some Confederates had been moved from Port Hudson to support the forces defending Vicksburg, so he sought to move upon the garrison before those troops could be replaced. Banks…
09 Apr 1864
Participated in the Battle of Pleasant Hill at Desoto Parish, Louisiana; Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
12 Oct 1865
New York 162nd Infantry, Company A mustered out at New York.