The Civil War in the East

165th New York Infantry Regiment "2nd Duryea's Zouaves"

The 165th New York Infantry lost during service 2 officers and 41 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 79 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.




Organized at New York City under Lieutenant Colonel Abel Smith, Major Governeur Carr

December 2

Left State for New Orleans, La. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

March 21-30

Expedition from New Orleans, La., to Ponchatoula

March 23

Action at North Pass

March 24

Capture of Ponchatoula

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded

March 26

Berwick Bay

May 7-19

Expedition to Amite River

May 20-24

Moved to Baton Rouge

May 24-July 9

Siege of Port Hudson

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed and 3 wounded exclusve of the assault on May 27

May 27

Assaults on Port Hudson

Lieutenant Colonel Smith, Lieutenant Charles Carville and 27 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Major Carr, Captains Henry Inwood and Gould Thorp, Lieutenants Matthias Johnston, Nathan Putnam and William Vance and 60 enlisted men were wounded, and 3 men missing

June 14

Assault on Port Hudson

Lieutenant William Walker was wounded

June 23

Lt. Colonel Smith died of his wounds in New Orleans

July 9

Surrender of Port Hudson


Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps

July 22

Moved to Baton Rouge

July 31

Major Carr promoted to lieutenant colonel

August 13

Captain Felix Agnus of Company A promoted to major

September 4-11

Sabine Pass (Texas) Expedition

September 8

Sabine Pass

October 3-November 30

Moved from Algiers to Brashear City, thence to Berwick. Western Louisiana Campaign

October 9-10

Bayou Vermillion

October 11

Carrion Crow Bayou

November 11

Bayou Vermillion

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded


At New Iberia


January 7

Moved to Franklin


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

March 10-May 22

Red River Campaign

March 14-26

Advance from Franklin to Alexandria

April 8

Battle of Sabine Cross Roads

The regiment lost 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel Carr and 4 enlisted men wounded, and 34 men missing

April 9

Pleasant Hill

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed, Lieutenant Andrew Napier and 15 enlisted men wounded, and 26 men missing

April 23

Monett's Ferry, Cane River Crossing

April 26-May 13

At Alexandria

April 30-May 10

Construction of dam at Alexandria

May 13-20

Retreat to Morganza

May 16



Duty at Morganza


Movement to New Orleans, then to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D.C.

July 27

Deep Bottom, Virginia

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

August 7-November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division.

August 14 to October 27

Detached with Brigade as Train Guard for the army

October 19

The regiment lost 3 men captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia


Duty near Middletown and Newtown


At Stevenson's Depot and Winchester



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah


Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty there. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Dept. of Washington

May 23-24

Grand Review

June 30-July 7

Moved to Savannah, Ga. Attached to Dwight's Division, Dept. of the South


Duty Savannah, Ga., and at Charleston, S.C.

July 26

Major Carr discharged for disability

September 1, 1865

Mustered out

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