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New York 91st Infantry (Union)

01 Sep 1861

New York 91st Infantry organized.

14 Apr 1863

Participated in the Battle of Irish Bend at St Mary Parish, Louisiana.

17 Apr 1863

Participated in the Battle of Vermillion Bayou at Lafayette 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

01 Apr 1865

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Jonathan Tarbell.

01 Apr 1865

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel John Azor Kellogg.

01 Apr 1865

Assigned to the Division led by undefined Bvt MG Samuel W. Crawford.

01 Apr 1865

Participated in the Battle of Five Forks at Five Forks, Virginia.

The Battle of Five Forks
The Battle of Five Forks

The Union victory along the White Oak Road on March 31st threatened to destabilize the entire Confederate line west of Petersburg. General Robert E. Lee ordered Maj. Gen. George Pickett with his infantry division and the cavalry divisions of Col. Thomas Munford, Maj. Gen. W.H.F. Lee, and Maj. Gen Thomas Rosser to hold the vital crossroads of Five Forks, along the White Oak Road five miles west of the previous fighting there. Pickett's defensive line was not well constructed, and much of his cavalry force w… Read More

09 Apr 1865

Participated in the Battle of Appomattox Court House at Appomattox Court House, VA.

The Battle of Appomattox Court House
The Battle of Appomattox Court House

Between 26,000 and 28,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered and were paroled. Read More

03 Jul 1865

New York 91st Infantry mustered out.