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160th Regiment - 15th Cavalry - Anderson Troop
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, and Allegheny county, PA
160th PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
15th PA Regiment Companies
160th PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Carlisle, Pa., July to October, 1862.
- Engaged in scout and picket duty near Chambersburg, Pa., during Maryland Campaign, September 6-24, 1862.
- Attached to Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, unassigned, September, 1862.
- A Detachment moved to Greencastle, thence to Hagerstown, Md., September 6-15.
- Skirmish near Hagerstown September 12-13.
- Hagerstown September 15.
- Advance to Jones' Cross Roads September 16, and scouting during battle of Antietam, Md., September 17.
- Led advance of Pennsylvania Militia to Williamsport September 20-21.
- Regiment left State for Louisville, Ky., November 7, 1862,
- thence moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 8.
- Served unattached, Army Cumberland, to December, 1862.
- Reserve, Cavalry Brigade, Army Cumberland, to March, 1863.
- Unattached, Cavalry Corps, Army Cumberland, to June, 1863.
- Headquarters Army Cumberland to October, 1863.
- Unattached Cavalry, Dept. Cumberland, to May, 1864.
- Post and District of Nashville, Dept. Cumberland, to August, 1864.
- Unattached, Dept. Cumberland, to November, 1864.
- 3rd Brigade, 6th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to March, 1865.
- 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District East Tennessee, Dept. Cumberland, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1862
- Skirmish on Hillsboro Pike, near Nashville, Tenn., December 25, 1862.
- Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30.
- Nolensville December 26-27.
- Triune December 27.
- Wilkinson's Cross Roads December 29.
Service & Battles - 1863
- Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863.
- Lavergne December 30, 1862.
- Scout to Woodbury January 4. 1863.
- Lytle's Creek January 5.
- At Murfreesboro till June.
- Scout to Woodbury April 4.
- Near Woodbury April 5-6.
- The Barrens April 7. (Cos. "B," "H" and "K" at Dept. Headquarters.)
- Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7.
- Near Rover June 24.
- Winchester August 1.
- Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
- Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21.
- Duty in Sequatchie Valley till November.
- Near Dunlap October 2.
- Sequatchie Valley October 26.
- March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8.
- Gatlinsburg December 10.
- Near Dandridge Mills December 13.
- Near Morristown December 14.
- Near Dandridge December 22-23.
- Dandridge December 24.
- Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Scout from Dandridge to Clark's Ferry January 10-11, 1864.
- Schultz's Mill, Cosby Creek, January 14 (Detachment).
- Near Wilsonville January 22 (Detachment).
- Indian Creek January 28. Fair Garden January 28-29.
- Fain's Island January 28.
- Expedition from Marysville to Quallatown. N. C., January 31-February 7.
- Quallatown February 5
- Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., arriving February 12.
- Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27.
- Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25.
- Scouting till May.
- Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., May 4, and duty there till September.
- Gillem's Expedition from East Tennessee toward Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17.
- Jonesboro and Watauga River September 29.
- Kingsport October 7.
- Rogersville October 8.
- Scouting about Chattanooga till December.
- Dalton December 13.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Pursuit of Hood's forces and trains December 20, 1864, to January 6, 1865.
- Near Decatur, Ala., December 28.
- Pond Springs December 29.
- Near Leighton December 30.
- Russellville December 31.
- Nauvoo, Ala., January 2.
- Thorn Hill January 3.
- Near Mt. Hope January 5.
- Pursuit of Lyon January 13-16.
- Red Hill January 14.
- Warrenton January 15.
- Paint Rock January 26.
- Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25.
- Demonstration on Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to near Lynchburg, Va., March 26-April 6 (Detachment under Major Wagner).
- Yadkin River March 29. Boone, N. C., April 1.
- Hillsville and Wytheville, Va., April 3. New London, Va., April 8.
- Martinsville April 8.
- Near Greensboro April 11.
- Capture of Saulsbury April 12.
- Jamestown, N. C., April 19.
- Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge Mountains, April 22.
- Pursuit of Jeff Davis May.
- (A Detachment of Regiment was on duty at Headquarters Army Cumberland June 24, 1863, to December, 1864; participated in the Atlanta Campaign and Nashville Campaign.)
- Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 21, 1865.
- Company "A" retained in service till July 18, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 3 Officers, and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 103 Enlisted men by disease. Total 128.
160th PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- ANDERSON, EVERETT W. Sergeant, Company M, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Louisiana. Citation: At Crosbys Creek, Tenn., 14 January 1864, captured, single-handed, Confederate Brig. Gen. Robert B. Vance during a charge upon the enemy. Date of issue: 3 December 1894.
- BETTS, CHARLES M. Lieutenant Colonel, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Birth: Bucks County, Pa. Citation: . With a force of but 75 men, while on a scouting expedition, by a judicious disposition of his men, surprised and captured an entire battalion of the enemy's cavalry at Greensboro, N.C., 19 April 1865. Date of issue: 10 October 1892
- BOURKE, JOHN G. Private, Company E, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. . Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Philadelphia, Pa. Citation: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862-1 January 1863, gallantry in action. Date of Issue: 16 November 1887.
- PALMER, WILLIAM J. Colonel, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at. Philadelphia, Pa. Born. 16 September 1836, Leipsic, Kent County, Del. Citation: With less than 200 men, attacked and defeated a superior force of the enemy, capturing their fieldpiece and about 100 prisoners without losing a man. At Red Hill, Ala., 14 January 1865. Date of Issue: 24 February 1894.
- TAYLOR, ANTHONY First Lieutenant, Company A, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 11 October 1837, Burlington, N.J. Citation: Held out to the last with a small force against the advance of superior numbers of the enemy at Chickamauga, Ga., 20 September 1863.. Date of Issue: 4 December 1893.
- TWEEDALE, JOHN Private, Company B, 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Entered service at: Philadelphia, Pa. Born: 10 June 1841, Frankford, Pa. Citation: Gallantry in action at Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862 -1 January 1863. Date of Issue: 18 November 1887.