156th New York Infantry

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Regimental History and Service Record

"The Mountain Legion"

Organized at Kingston, N.Y., and mastered in November 17, 1862. Left State for New Orleans, La., December 4, 1862. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division. 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps. Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to May, 1865. District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of Georgia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at Carrollton, La., until February 11, 1863. Expedition to Plaquemine February 11-19. At Carrollton until March 6. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 6. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Algiers April 1, thence to Berwick City April 9. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14.

Fort Bisland near Centreville, April 12-13. Vermillion Bayou April 17. Opelousas April 20. Expedition from Opelousas to Alexandria and Simsport May 5-18. Moved to Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Expedition to Clinton June 3-8. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge, thence to Donaldsonville, July 11-15, and duty there until August 15. At Baton Rouge until March, 1864.

Mansura May 16. At Morganza until July. Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 5. Atchafalaya River June 1. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., July 5-29. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 5-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Winchester until January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there until March 5. Moved to Wilmington, N. C., March 5, thence to Morehead City March 10, and duty there until April 8. Moved to Goldsboro April 8, thence to Savannah May 2. Duty at Savannah, Ga., and in the Dept. of Georgia until October. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga., October 23, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 227.


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