The Civil War in the East

155th New York Infantry Regiment

The 155th New York Infantry Regiment lost 9 officers and 105 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 71 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at New York City under Colonel William McEvily and Lieutenant Colonel James McMAhon

November 10

Left State for Newport News, Va.

November 18

Mustered in at Newport News, Va. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia. Adjutant Hugh Flood promoted to major.


At Suffolk, Va., attached to Corcoran's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


January 8-10

Expedition toward Blackwater

January 30

Action at Deserted House

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded and 3 missing

March 27

Major Hugh promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John Byrne of Company I promoted to major


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

Captain John McNally and 4 enlisted men were wounded

April 15

Edenton Road and Nansemond

April 24

Edenton Road

April 27

Lieutenant Colonel McMahon discharged for promotion to colonel of the 164th New York Infantry Regiment.

May 3

Providence Church Road, Nansemond River

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

June 12-18

Expedition to Blackwater

June 16


June 17


June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 10

Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in the Defenses of that city and guard duty on Orange & Alexandria Railroad. Attached to Corcoran's Brigade, King's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington


Attached to 1st Brigade, Corcoran's Division, 22nd Army Corps

November 3

Colonel McEvily discharged


Attached to 2nd Brigade, Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps

December 15 & 17

Actions at Sangster's Station

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded and 9 missing



Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps

May 17-June 15

Rapidan Campaign

May 17-21

Spottsylvania Court House

The regiment lost 16 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel Flood, Major Byrne, Captain John O'Dwyer and 38 enlisted men wounded, and 2 men missing

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

Captain William Schuyler, Lieutenant Richard Dunphy and 50 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Dennis Carolin and Hugh Mooney, Lieutenant Hugh Duffy and 103 enlisted men wounded, and 5 men missing


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps

June 16-18

Assault on Petersburg

Captain Thomas Hart, Lieutenants John Nolan and Michael O'Connell and 25 enlisted were men killed or mortally wounded and 11 enlisted men wounded

June 16

Siege of Petersburg begins

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 11 enlisted men missing during the nine months of the siege exclusive of those listed below

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

Lieutenant Albert Dwight and 1 enlisted man were killed

July 27-29

Demonstration north of the James

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regment lost 4 enlisted men wounded

August 25

Ream's Station

Captain Edward Pelouze and 4 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captain James McConvey and 3 enlisted men wounded, and Major Byrne, Captains McConvey and Francis Page, Lieutenants John Davis, Walter Hartford and George Quinn and 32 enlisted men captured

October 3

Lieutenant Philip Cronin was mortally wounded at Petersburg. He died on the 6th in the field hospital at City Point.

October 13

Lieutenant Colonel Flood discharged for disability due to his Spottsylvania wound.

October 16

Lieutenant John Davis killed by Confederate prison guard at Salisbury, North Carolina

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

Captain Daniel Purdy and 2 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 4 enlisted men were wounded, and 13 men missing


January 12

Major Byrne promoted to lieutenant colonel

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

February 16

Captain James McConvey of Company K promoted to major

March 25

Watkins' House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 11 wounded

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-31

Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge

March 30

Lt. Colonel Byrne promoted to colonel but not mustered

March 31

Crow's House

April 2

Fall of Petersburg

April 3-9

Pursuit of Lee

April 6

Sailor's Creek

April 7

High Bridge, Farmville

April 9

Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.


At Burkesville

May 2-12

March to Washington

May 15

Major McConvey discharged

May 23

Grand Review


Duty at Washington

June 15

Captain Francis Page of Company C promoted to major

July 15

Mustered out near Washington under Colonel Byrne and Major Page

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