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Note: A “detachment” of the 160th New York (Cos. A, B, C, D, and G) was present at the Siege of Petersburg for a brief time at Bermuda Hundred and Deep Bottom in July 1864.

Muster In: Organized at Auburn, N.Y., and mustered in November 21, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out November 1, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Charles C. Dwight (?)
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 20-28?, 1864)7,8,9

  • Commander: Colonel Charles C. Dwight (July 4, 1864)(but was Dwight with the detachment at Bermuda Hundred in late July? It seems equally possible since each detachment contained five companies.  More research is needed.)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of this unit (Cos. A, B, C, D, G) arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 20, 1864 and participated in some of the fighting at Deep Bottom during the First Deep Bottom Campaign, at least on July 25-26, 1864. The unit probably left Bermuda Hundred on July 28 with the rest of the brigade.11,12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • A detachment (Cos. A, B, C, D, G) arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 20, 1864.21,22
  • Deep Bottom July 25-26.23,24
  • Almost certainly left Bermuda Hundred on July 28 with the rest of the brigade.25
  • Arrived in Washington, D. C. on July 29.26

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 160th New York Entry, Page 8; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 160th New York Entry, Page 8; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      13. 160th New York Field and Staff Entry, Page 1004Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M594, Roll 137); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917. Record Group 94; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The detachment at Bermuda Hundred consisted of companies A, B, C, D, and G.
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 358
      22. 160th New York Field and Staff Entry, Page 1004Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M594, Roll 137); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917. Record Group 94; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      23. Roster of the 160th New York shows two men captured at Deep Bottom, one on July 25 and one on July 26.
      24. 160th New York Field and Staff Entry, Page 1004Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M594, Roll 137); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917. Record Group 94; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
      25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 576
      26. 160th New York Field and Staff Entry, Page 1004Compiled Records Showing Service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M594, Roll 137); Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780’s-1917. Record Group 94; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.

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