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New York 161st Infantry (Union)

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Regiment mustered in on August 1st, 1862 at Elmira, Chemung County, New York. Regiment mustered out of service on November 12th, 1865 at Tallahassee, Florida.

Notable Battles:

  • Port Hudson fought on May 21st, 1863 - July 9th, 1863 near East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana; East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
  • Plains Store fought on May 21st, 1863 near East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
  • Kock's Plantation fought on July 12th, 1863 - July 13th, 1863 near Acension Parish, Louisiana
  • Second Sabine Pass fought on September 8th, 1863 near Jefferson County, Texas
  • Sabine Pass fought on September 8th, 1863 near Sabine Pass, Texas
  • Mansfield fought on April 8th, 1864 near DeSoto Parish
  • Pleasant Hill fought on April 9th, 1864 near Desoto Parish, Louisiana; Sabine Parish, Louisiana
  • Mobile Bay fought on August 2nd, 1864 - August 23rd, 1864 near Mobile Bay, Alabama
  • Spanish Fort fought on March 27th, 1865 - April 8th, 1865 near Baldwin, Alabama
  • Fort Blakeley fought on April 9th, 1865 near Baldwin County, Alabama

Regiment was made up of:

  • Company A
  • Company B
  • Company C
  • Company D
  • Company E
  • Company F
  • Company G
  • Company H
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company F&S (Field and Staff)

Commander List: (#Prisoner Of War, ^Wounded, %=Died during war)

  • Alderman, Rufus L (Corporal, October 1862 - July 1863; First Lieutenant, July 1863 - December 1863)
  • Beach, Philip L. (%Sergeant Major, October 1862 - April 1863)
  • Beard, George N (Hospital Steward, October 1862 - September 1865)
  • Beeman, Judson C (Quatermaster Sergeant/Quartermaster Sergeant, October 1862 - May 1863)
  • Brown, Marcus E. (First Lieutenant/Regimental Quartermaster, September 1862 - July 1863)
  • Craig, William (Major, September 1863 - September 1863)
  • Darling, Lewis (Surgeon, September 1862 - April 1864)
  • Dolson, Joseph S (Assistant Surgeon/Surgeon, October 1862 - July 1863)
  • Guion, Richard L (Sergeant Major, April 1863 - May 1863)
  • Harrower, Gabriel J (Colonel, September 1862 - November 1862; Colonel, November 1862 - November 1863)
  • Harrower, Henry J G (Colonel, March 1864 - October 1864)
  • Kinsey, William Baker (Lieutenant/adjutant, 1862 - September 1862; First Lieutenant, September 1862 - April 1863; Full Private/Lieutenant Colonel, April 1863 - March 1865; Brevet Brig-gen/Brevet Colonel/Brigadier General/Colonel/First Sergeant/Full 1st Lieutenant/Full 1st Sergt/Full Corpl/Full Lieutenant Colonel/Full Sergeant/Lieutenant Colonel, March 1865 - September 1865)
  • Mulligan, Samuel Scott (Principal Musician, October 1862 - March 1863)
  • Murray, William D. (Assistant Surgeon/Surgeon, November 1861 - 1864; Surgeon, April 1864 - July 1864; Surgeon, July 1864 - September 1865)
  • Nash, Murray (Second W Sergeant, September 1862 - June 1863; First Lieutenant/Quartermaster Sergeant, June 1863 - September 1865)
  • Peters, Ezra M. (Comm Sergeant, December 1863 - January 1864)
  • Pierce, Charles M (Second Assistant Surgeon, November 1862 - October 1863)
  • Sanderson, John (Sorg Mag, August 1862 - August 1862; Sergeant Major, November 1864 - September 1865)
  • Stoddard, Philo Kelly (Assistant Surgeon, September 1863 - September 1863; First Assistant Surgeon, September 1863 - September 1865)
  • Strawn, Charles (Major, September 1862 - November 1862; Major, November 1862 - July 1863)
  • Wooden, Thomas J O (Chaplain, September 1862 - February 1863)