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New York 16th Cavalry (Union)


Battle - Vienna - Vienna, Virginia


Organized - New York 16th Cavalry - New York


Battle - Lewinsville, Virginia


Battle - Bristoe Station - Prince William County, Virginia

Bristoe Station
Bristoe Station

In early October 1863, the Union army withdrew from its central Virginia pursuit of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, 90 days after the Gettysburg campaign. Lee and the Army of the Potomac under Maj. Gen. George G. Meade maintained close contact with each other as Meade moved north towards Centreville. On October 14th, Lieut. Gen. A.P. Hill's corps stumbled upon two corps of the retreating Union army at Bristoe Station and attacked without proper reconnaissance. Union soldiers of Maj. Gen. Gouver…READ MORE


Battle - Fort Stevens - District of Columbia, DC

Fort Stevens
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


Battle - Culpeper, Virginia


Battle - Flint Hill, Virginia


Mustered Out - New York 16th Cavalry - New York

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