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156th Regiment, New York Infantry

Organized at Kingston, N. Y., and mustered 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.

Camp at Carrollton, La., till February 11, 1863. Expedition to Plaquemines February 11-19. At Carrollton till 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. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland near Centreville, April 12-13. Bayou Vermillion 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 till August 15. At Baton Rouge till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 23-May 22. At Alexandria March 25-April 12. Cane River April 23-24. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Actions at Alexandria May 2 and 9. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. At Morganza till 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 till January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there till March 5. Moved to Wilmington, N. C., March 5, thence to Morehead City March 10, and duty there till April 8. Moved to Goldsboro April 8, thence to Savannah May 2. Duty at Savannah, Ga., and in the Dept. of Georgia till October. Mustered out at Augusta, Ga., October 23, 1865.

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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