The Civil War in the East

170th New York Infantry Regiment "4th Corcoran Legion"

The 170th New York lost 10 officers and 119 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 96 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1862

 

Organized at New York City under Colonel Peter McDermott, former major of the 71st New York Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel James McIvor

October 7

Mustered in at Staten Island, N.Y.

October 16

Left State for Washington, D.C. then moved to Newport News, Va. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia

December

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

1863

January 4

Colonel McDermott discharged and Lt. Colonel McIvor promoted to colonel

January 30

Action at Deserted House

February 28

Captain Michael Murphy of Company C promoted to lieutenant colonel

April

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

April 8

Captain John Donnelly of Company I promoted to major

April 12-May 4

Siege of Suffolk

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded

April 15

Edenton Road

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded

April 24

Attack on Suffolk

May 3

Providence Church Road, Nansemond River

May 4

Siege of Suffolk raised

May 12-26

Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad

May 12

Blackwater

May 15-16

Holland House, Carrsville

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 9 men wounded

May 18

Carrsville

June 24-July 7

Dix's Peninsula Campaign

July 12

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

November

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

December

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

1864

May

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

Lieutenant John Fitzmaurice and 10 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 13 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 men missing

May 23-26

North Anna River

Captains Jeremiah Lynch and Patrick McCarthy, Lieutenants John Griffin and Patrick Logue and 40 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captain Joseph Scully and 36 enlisted men were wounded, and Captains Lynch and McCarthy and 17 men were captured.

 

Lt. Colonel Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for keeping the regiment in the field for three hours after its ammunition had been exhausted

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed and Lieutenant James O'Connell and 10 enlisted men wounded

June

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

June 4

Lt. Colonel Murhpy dismissed

June 16-18

Assault on Petersburg

Lieutenant Michael Egan and 34 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Thomas Norris and Hugh Olone, Lieutenant Thomas McHale and 89 enlisted men were wounded

June 16-April 2

Siege of Petersburg

The regiment lost 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 49 enlisted men wounded during the nine months of the siege, not counting the casualties in the battles listed below

June 22-23

Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

Lieutenant Michael Maguire and 5 enlisted men were mortally wounded and Lieutenant Michael Reily and 2 enlisted men captured

June 27

Lieutenant Francis Seely was killed before Petersburg

July 27-29

Demonstration on north side of the James

July 27-28

Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

August 13-20

Demonstration north of the James

August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

Captain John Connery and 3 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 4 enlisted men wounded

August 25

Ream's Station

Major Donnelly, Captain James Keeley and 14 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Thomas Montgomery and 5 enlisted men were wounded, and Captain Michael Quigley, Lieutenant James Freelan and 60 enlisted men missing

October 27-28

Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run

Lieutenant John Cunningham and 3 enlisted men were wounded and Lt. Cunningham and 7 men were captured

December 5

Captain Charles Hagan of Company H promoted to major

1865

February 5-7

Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run

March 25

Watkins' House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted men mortally wounded and 9 enlisted men wounded

March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 30-31

Boydton and White Oak Roads

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.

April

At Burkesville

May 2-12

March to Washington, D. C.

May 18

Lieutenant John Goewey died of disease at Division Hospital at Bailey's Cross Roads, Virginia

May 23

Grand Review

June - July

Duty at Washington, D.C.

July 15, 1865

Mustered out under Colonel McIvor, Major Charles Hagan




 
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