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160th New York Infantry

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160th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 40     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Sixtieth New York Infantry. — Cols., Charles C. Dwight, Henry P. Underbill; Lieut.-Cols., John B. Van Petten, Henry P. Underbill, John B. Burreed; Majs., William M. Sentell, Daniel L. Vaughan. This regiment was recruited by Col. Dwight in the counties of Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, Allegany, Erie and Wyoming. It rendezvoused at Auburn, and was mustered into the U. S. service at New York city Nov. 21, 1862, for three years. It left the state on Dec. 4, 1862, and proceeded to the Department of the Gulf, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, Augur's division, 19th corps. Its first loss was met in the action with the gunboat Cotton in Jan., 1863, where 1 man was killed and 4 wounded; at Pattersonville in March, where Co. F, Capt. Josiah P. Jewett, was on board the gunboat Diana during the action with the Confederate batteries, it lost 6 killed and 16 wounded, Capt. Jewett being mortally wounded. At Fort Bisland its loss was 7 killed and wounded. It was later engaged at Jeanerette and Plain Store, after which it participated with credit in the long siege of Port Hudson, taking part in the general assaults of May 27 and June 14. Its loss in killed and wounded during the siege was 41. A period of post and garrison duty followed the fall of Port Hudson, and in March, 1864, in the 2nd brigade, 1st (Emory's) division, 19th corps, it started on Banks' Red River expedition, engaging with heavy loss at Pleasant Hill, where its casualties were 41 killed, wounded and missing, at Sabine cross-roads, Cane river crossing and Mansura. In July it returned to the north with the first two divisions of the 19th corps and in Dwight's (1st) division, fought under Sheridan in his campaign in the Shenandoah Valley against Early, sustaining severe losses in the battles of the Opequan and Cedar creek. In the former action its casualties were 15 killed, 61 wounded and 1 missing, and in the latter 66 killed, wounded and missing. Lieut. -Col. Van Petten received a bullet through the thigh at Winchester, but continued to bravely lead his men until the battle was over. He was subsequently promoted colonel of the 193d N. Y. infantry. The regiment left the valley in April, 1865; proceeded to Washington, where it took part in the grand review in May; moved to Savannah, Ga., in June; and under command of Col. Underbill was mustered out at Savannah on Nov. 1, 1865. The regiment lost by death during its term of service 6 officers and 47 enlisted men killed and died of wounds received in action; 1 officer and 159 enlisted men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 219.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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