170th New York Infantry
"4th Corcoran Legion"

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Organized at New York City and mustered in at Staten Island, N.Y., October 7, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 16, 1862; thence moved to Newport News, Va. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to December, 1862. Corcoran's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to April, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Corcoran's Brigade, King's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to November, 1863. 1st Brigade, Corcoran's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Tyler's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Newport News, Va., tall December, 1862, and at Suffolk, Va., until May, 1863. Action at Deserted House January 30, 1863. Siege of Suffolk April 12-May 4. Edenton Road April 15. Attack on Suffolk April 24. Providence Church Road, Nansemond River, May 3. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad May 12-26. Blackwater May 12. Holland House, Carrsville, May 15-16. Carrsville May 18. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 12. Duty in and about that city and guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad until May, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field. Rapidan Campaign May 17-June 15. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. At Burkesville until May 2. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D.C., until July. Mustered out July 15, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 96 Enlisted men by disease. Total 227.

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