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New York 162nd Infantry (Union)

22 Aug 1862

New York 162nd Infantry organized.

17 Apr 1863

Participated in the Battle of Vermillion Bayou at Lafayette Parish, Louisiana.

21 May 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Brigadier General Neal S. Dow.

Brigadier General Neal S. Dow

21 May 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel David S. Cowles.

21 May 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Thomas W. Sherman.

Brigadier General Thomas W. Sherman

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.

23 Apr 1864

Participated in the Battle of Monett's Ferry at Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

16 May 1864

Participated in the Battle of Mansura at Mansura, Louisiana.

09 Jul 1864

Participated in the Battle of Monocacy at Frederick County, Maryland.

The Battle of Monocacy
The Battle of Monocacy

After marching north down the Shenandoah Valley from Lynchburg, the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early side-stepped the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry and crossed the Potomac River at Shepherdstown into Maryland on July 5-6th, 1864. On July 9th, a makeshift Union force under Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace attempted to stop Early’s invading Confederate divisions along the Monocacy River, just east of Frederick. The strategic area was near the junction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Georgetown… Read More

19 Oct 1864

Assigned to the Regiment led by Colonel Justus W. Blanchard.

19 Oct 1864

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

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

12 Oct 1865

New York 162nd Infantry mustered out.