The Civil War in the East

169th New York Infantry Regiment "Troy Regiment"

The 169th New York Infantry Regiment lost 10 officers and 147 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 125 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at Troy and Staten Island, N.Y. under Colonel Clarence Buel, Lieutenant Colonel John McConihe and Major Alonzo Alden

September 25

Companies A - E mustered in at Troy

October 6

Companies F to K mustered at Staten Island

October 9

Left State for Washington, D. C.


Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Provisional Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington



Attached to Military District of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

April 18

Ordered to Suffolk, Va. and attached to Foster's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia

April 20-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

Lieutenant John Hughes and Provate Edwin Brock were killed or mortally wounded and Colonel Buel, 2 other officers and 4 enlisted men wounded

April 24

Edenton Road

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

May 19-22

Expedition into Matthews County

June 4-5

Expedition to Walkerton and Aylett's

June 5


June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign, assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps

July 1-7

Expedition from White House to South Anna River

July 4

South Anna Bridge

July 12

Ordered to Dept. of the South, arriving at Folly Island, S.C. Assigned to Foster's Brigade, Vodges' Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South

July 28

Lieutenant Chales Palmer died of disease at Portsmouth, Virginia

August 12-September 7

Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., and operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston. The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded, 1 mortally.

August 17-23

Bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston

September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg


Operations against Charleston and picket duty on Folly and Black Islands, S. C.



Attached to 1st Brigade, Folly Island, Northern District, Dept. of the South

February 6-14

Expedition to Johns and James Islands attached to 1st Brigade, Vodges' Division, District of Florida

February 20

Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla.

March 2

Expedition to Cedar Creek

March 15

Lt. Colonel McConihe promoted to colonel, Major Alden promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain James Colvin of Company A promoted to major

April 21

Ordered to Yorktown, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina

May 4-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps

May 6-7

Port Walthall Junction, Chester Station

May 10

Chester Station

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded

May 12-16

Operations against Fort Darling

May 14-16

Battle of Drury's Bluff

Lieutenant Walter Birdsall and 7 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded

May 16

Port Walthall Junction

May 16-27

Bermuda Hundred

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded. The regiment also lost 1 officer and 69 enlisted men wounded and 24 men missing since May 5.

May 28-31

Moved to White House, thence to Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Battles about Cold Harbor

Colonel McConihe and 23 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Colonel Alden, Captain Daniel Ferguson, 2 other officers and 53 enilsted men were wounded


Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps

June 15-18

Assault on Petersburg

The regiment lost 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 57 enlisted men wounded and 3 men missing

June 16 to December 7

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond

The regiment lost 35 enlisted men killed and 76 wounded in the nine months in the trenchs exclusive of casualties listed below.

June 16

In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps

June 17

Lt. Colonel Alden promoted to colonel, Major Colvin promoted to lieutenant colonel, both with rank from June 1, and Captain Joseph Allen of Company C promoted to major, with rank from June 3.

July 30

Mine Explosion

Captain Augustus Vaughn and 1 enlisted man were killed, 8 enlisted men wounded and 9 missing

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James

August 13

Dutch Gap

Lieutenant Norman Crippen was killed

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains

6 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 13 enlisted men wounded, and 1 man misisng

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 23 wounded and 6 missing

October 27-28

Battle of Fair Oaks


In trenches before Richmond

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C.


January 3-15

2nd Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

Captain Daniel Ferguson, Lieutenants Samuel Cipperly, Thomas McGregor, Ryan Michael and 12 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Captain Charles Merrill and 37 enlisted men wounded

February 11-13

Cape Fear Entrenchments

February 11

Sugar Loaf Battery

February 18-19

Fort Anderson

February 22

Capture of Wilmington

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina.

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

April 9-13

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.


Duty In North Carolina

July 19, 1865

Mustered out at Raleigh, N. C. under Colonel Alden Lt. Colonel Colvin and Major Allen

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