UNION KENTUCKY VOLUNTEERS
16th Regiment, Kentucky Infantry
Organized at Camp Kenton in fall of 1861 and mustered in January 27, 1862. Attached to 18th Brigade, Army of Ohio, to March, 1862. Unattached, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. District of West Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.
- Nelson's Expedition into Eastern Kentucky November, 1861. Action at Ivy Mountain November 8. Piketon November 8-9. Returned to Camp Kenton and duty there and near Maysville, Ky., till March 2, 1862. Moved to Piketon March 2 and duty there till June 13. Moved to Prestonburg June 13, thence to Louisa July 15, and duty there till August. Moved to Covington, Louisville and Bowling Green, Ky., August. Duty there, at Shepherdsville, West Point and Munfordsville till December. Operations again Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Duty at Lebanon, Munfordsville and Glasgow, Ky., till August, 1863. Operatioans against Morgan July 2-26. Burnside's march over Cumberland Mountains and Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Loudon September 4 to November 14. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Kingston November 7. Lenoir November 14-15. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Near Kingston November 24-December 4. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. (Regiment re-enlisted at Mossy Creek December 27, 1863.) Moved to Kentucky January, 1864, and Veterans on furlough February and March. Ordered to Camp Nelson, Ky., April 16; thence march to Knoxville, Tenn., and to Red Clay, Ga., and joined Sherman. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vince Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 11-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Creek June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. Moved to Nashville, thence to Pulaski, Tenn. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Smithville, N.C., January 15-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 12-14. Near Smithville February 16. Fort Anderson Feburay 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Eagle Island February 21. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro, N.C., March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Greensburg, N.C., till July. Mustered out July 15, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally and 5 Officers and 131 Enlisted Men by disease. Total 188.
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