165th New York Infantry

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Regimental History and Service Record

"2nd Duryea's Zouaves"

Organized at New York City November, 1862. Left State for New Orleans, La., December 2, 1862. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Guly, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. 3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865. Dwight's Division, Dept. of the South, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition from New Orleans, La., to Ponchatoula March 21-30, 1863. Action at North Pass March 23. Capture of Ponchatoula March 24. Berwick Bay March 26. Expedition to Amite River May 7-19. Moved to Baton Rouge May 20-24. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Moved to Baton Rouge July 22 and duty there until September. Sabine Pass (Texas) Expedition September 4-11. Sabine Pass September 8. Moved from Algiers to Brashear City, thence to Berwick.

Bayou Vermillion October 9-10. Carrion Crow Bayou October 11. Bayou Vermillion November 11. At New Iberia until January 7, 1864. Moved to Franklin January 7, and duty there until March.

Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza until July. Movement to New Orleans, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D.C., July. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Detached with Brigade as Train Guard for the army August 14 to October 27. Duty near Middletown and Newtown until December, 1864, and at Stevenson's Depot and Winchester until April, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty there until June. Grand Review May 23-24. Moved to Savannah, Ga., June 30-July 7. Duty Savannah, Ga., and at Charleston, S.C., until September. Mustered out September 1, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 41 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 79 Enlisted men by disease. Total 124.


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