158th New York Infantry
"1st Empire Brigade"

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Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., and mustered in November 10, 1862, at Norfolk, Va. Left State for Norfolk, Va., September 18, 1862. Attached to Viele's Brigade, Norfolk, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. Spinola's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1863. Jourdan's Independent Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863. Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1863. Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to May, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Norfolk and Suffolk, Va., until January, 1863. Moved to New Berne, N. C., and duty there until December, 1863. Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young's Cross Roads and Swansborough March 6-10, 1863. Action at Deep Gully March 30. Expedition for relief of Little Washington April 7-10. Expedition toward Kinston April 16-21. Expedition to Trenton July 3-7. Quaker Bridge July 6. Expedition to Swift Creek July 17-20. Big Swift Creek July 18. Expedition to Winton July 25-31. Bear Inlet December 25. Destruction of Salt Works. Duty at Newport Barracks and in the District of Beaufort, N. C. until August, 1864. Expedition from Newport Barracks to Young's Cross Roads, Swansborough and Jackson December 27-29. Operations about New Berne against Whiting January 18-February 10, 1864. Reconnaissance toward Swansboro February 9. Expedition to Bogue and Bear Inlet March 25-26. Batchelor's Creek March 26. Expedition from Newport Barracks to Swansborough April 29-30. Expedition against Wilmington and Weldon Railroad June 20-25. Ordered to Petersburg, Va., August, 1864. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., August, 1864, to April, 1865. In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until September 27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Duty in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Department of Virginia until June. Mustered out at Richmond, Va., June 30, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 100th New York Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 83 Enlisted men by disease. Total 130.

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