New York 160th Infantry (Union)

    21 Nov 1862

    New York 160th Infantry organized at New York.

    12 Apr 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Bisland at St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.

    21 May 1863

    Participated in the Battle of Port Hudson at East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

    The Battle of Port Hudson
    The Battle of Port Hudson

    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… Read More

    08 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Mansfield at DeSoto Parish, LA.

    The Battle of Mansfield
    The Battle of Mansfield

    The Red River Campaign of 1864 was one General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant's initiatives to apply simultaneous pressure on Confederate armies along five separate fronts from Louisiana to Virginia. In addition to defeating the defending Confederate army, the campaign sought to confiscate cotton stores from plantations along the river and to give support to pro-Union governments in Louisiana. By early April, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks' Union army was about 150 miles up the Red River threatening Shreveport. C… Read More

    09 Apr 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Pleasant Hill at Desoto Parish, Louisiana; Sabine Parish, Louisiana.

    11 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Leonard D. H. Currie.

    11 Jul 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General William Dwight.

    Brigadier General William Dwight

    11 Jul 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Fort Stevens at District of Columbia, DC.

    The Battle of Fort Stevens
    The Battle of Fort Stevens

    After his victory over Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy in central Maryland on July 9th, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his advantage and moved south toward the Union capital in Washington, DC. On July 11th, Early's exhausted Confederates reached the outskirts of Washington near Silver Spring. Skirmishers advanced to feel the fortifications that encircled the city, which at the time were manned only by Home Guards, clerks, and convalescent troops. During the night, Union reinfo… Read More

    19 Sep 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Third Winchester at Frederick County, Virginia; Winchester, Virginia.

    The Battle of Third Winchester
    The Battle of Third Winchester

    To clear the Shenandoah River valley of Confederates, Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan moved on Winchester in mid-September 1864. Sheridan's force of over 39,000 men was more than twice the size of Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate army defending the valley. After Brig. Gen. Joseph Kershaw's division left Winchester to rejoin Robert E. Lee's army at Petersburg, Early renewed his raids on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg in the lower valley, dispersing his four remaining infantry divisions. On Septem… Read More

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Captain Henry P. Underhill.

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Stephen Thomas.

    19 Oct 1864

    Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General James W. McMillan.

    Brigadier General James W. McMillan

    19 Oct 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Cedar Creek at Frederick County, Virginia; Shenandoah County, Virginia; Warren County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Cedar Creek
    The Battle of Cedar Creek

    Known As: Cedar Creek, Belle Grove Read More

    01 Nov 1865

    New York 160th Infantry mustered out at New York.