160th Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 160th regiment was organized at Auburn, Cayuga County under Colonel Charles C. Dwight, Lieutenant Colonel John Van Petten and Major William Sentell  and mustered in November 21, 1862.
Moved to Savannah, Georgia, and attached to 3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Department of the South, June 30-July 7, 1865. They were mustered out November 1, 1865 under Colonel Henry P. Underhill, Lt. Colonel Burrud and Major Vaughan. [1][2][3]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 160th Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 160th New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from Arcadia, Wayne County and Auburn, Cayuga County 

Company B - principally recruited from Palmyra, Macedon,and Walworth in Wayne County; and Owasco, Cayuga County 

Company C - principally recruited from Auburn, Cayuga County 

Company D - principally recruited from Marion, Sodus and Williamson, all in Wayne County 

Company E - principally recruited from East Bloomfield, Geneva, Bristol and Canandaigua, all in Ontario County;Tyre and Seneca Falls in Seneca County; Owasco and Auburn in Cayuga County

Company F - principally recruited from Auburn, Moravia, Locke, Summer Hill, Sempronius, Sennett, Owasco, Victory, Sterling and Venice, all in Cayuga County

Company G - principally recruited from Attica, Wyoming County; Alfred, Almond, Andover and Wellsville, all in Allegany County

Company H - principally recruited from Independence, West Almond, Alma, Wellsville, Scio, and Wirt, all in  Allegany County; and Auburn, Cayuga County

Company I - principally recruited from Independence, Rushford, Caneadea, Allen, Andover, Belfast and Wellsville, all in Allegany County; Owasco and Auburn in Cayuga County; and Palmyra, Wayne County

Company K - principally recruited from Eden, Hamburg, Marilla, Collins, and Buffalo, all in Erie County; and Persia, Cattaraugus County

Source Material
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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.

Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865. Albany, New York : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Book 974.7 M2p; FHL Film 1486494-6

The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (database on-line) at https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 160th Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/160thInf/160thInfMain.htm (accessed 22 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY160.php (accessed 22 December 2010)